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Why HIJ (Hackers In Japan) was an idea which is started by a few Japan fans
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This is the documentation page for the "Hackers In Japan 2010" (HIJ2010) project.


HIJ (Hackers In Japan) was an idea which is started by a few Japan fans. The primary idea is to do a nice trip with hackers from all around the world to Japan. Idea's to visit are: Akihabara, Tokyo trip, Hackerspace Tokyo, etc.

There will probably be two planes leaving, one from the US and one from Europe.

You can add yourself/follow the maillinglist here: http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/hij

Ideas for activities[edit]

Tokyo Area[edit]

Suggested Schedule[edit]

  • Friday Nov 5
    • Leaving for Japan
  • Saturday Nov 6
  • Sunday Nov 7
    • Akihabara tour -- an entire area of Tokyo devoted to DIY electronics
    • Harajuku (Cosplay , Yoyogi Park and Meji shrine)
  • Monday Nov 8
    • Day Trip to Hakone / Mount Fuji led by local hacker Stuart Woodward (From the lake Kawaguchiko) (eat ama-sake at Amazake Chaya) (Visie Sake factory at Kaiyun Sake)
    • Tokyo Metroploitan Government Tower (before 23h)
  • Tuesday Nov 9
    • Roppongi (Hills)
    • Harajuku
    • Shibuya
      • Meiji-jingu sanctuary
      • Naien
      • Aoyama cemetery
      • Tokyo Tower
    • Tokyo Hackerspace Weekly meeting
  • Wednesday Nov 10
  • Thursday Nov 11
    • PacSec security conference
    • Imperial palace
    • Ueno parc
  • Friday Nov 12
  • Saturday Nov 13
  • Sunday Nov 14
    • checkout Hotel Tokyo
    • take Shinkansen to Osaka
    • checkin hotel Osaka
    • Bay of Osaka
    • Umeda sky building
  • Monday Nov 15
    • Visit Kyoto
    • Sanjusangen-do inside temple
    • national museum of Kyoto
    • Kinkaku-ki Temple
    • Imperial house of Katsura
    • Garden of Saiho-ji
    • early morning or night Kiyomizu-dera Unesco view
  • Tuesday Nov 16
    • Visit Nara (Rent a bike)
    • Kofuku-ji (from south)
    • Todai-ji (very big)
    • Naramachi (take gps)
  • Wednesday Nov 17
    • Visit Himeji
    • Castle
    • EC Studio
  • Thursday Nov 18
    • morning Visit Hiroshima Memeorial (Aioi bridge + peace memorial)
    • afternoon Visit Miyajima (Itsukushima) + Daisho-in
  • Friday Nov 19
    • checkout hotel Osaka
    • take Shinkansen to Tokyo
    • TLUG nomikai
  • Saturday Nov 20
    • MAKE: Tokyo Meeting -- the Japan Maker Faire - Autumn Tokyo MAKE Meeting
    • checkin Capsule hotel Tokyo Shinjuku and explore nightlife
  • Sunday Nov 21
    • Plane back home -- Leaving Japan

Usefull tips[edit]

Japanese rental phones[edit]

Do's and don'ts in Japan[edit]

Learning basic Japanes phrases[edit]

Japanese culture[edit]

Perfect spots for souvenir hunting[edit]

Time Out’s guide to the perfect souvenir-hunting

Project members[edit]

List of interested people to join the trip


  1. Nick Farr() US
  2. Mitch Altman (Noisebridge) US
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  1. Xflame (HSB) EU
  2. Bkay (Voidwarranties) EU
  3. Fish (Randomdata) EU


  1. Elliot Lee, Vietnam

List of contacts in Japan[edit]


KyleHase Fumi atomita lhuga

Some details[edit]

Current date is 5 Nov - 21 Nov (arriving on the 6 of November)