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      Interested in attending a basic workshop on Shibori tye n dye

      Japan Jul 22, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      Hello,

      Will be traveling to Japan in Nov'15. I will be at Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto, I was interested in attending a basic course in Shibori tie n dye. A few hours utmost.

      Do let me have details on these workshops.

      Thanks

      Amar

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    • sappor tapas festival

      Sapporo Jul 9, 2015 at 1:17 PM

      any suggestions for this coming festival next month?

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      Please Need Advice accommodation - Tokyo for 30 days starting second week of August

      Tokyo Yesterday

      1. In Spain many homes rent rooms to tourists guests by the month. Would there be something like this for 2 tourists visiting Tokyo, preferably in Shinjuku or near Shinjuku.
      2.Is there a monthly budget train ticket and discount for senior travelers.
      3. We are non-smokers so we hope it will not be difficult non-smokers accommodation.
      thank you for any advice given.

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      JAPAN VISIT NAGOYA, TOKYO

      Japan Jul 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM

      I am planning to visit Japan from Sep 11 to Sep 22, 2015. Most of the stay is in Nagoya for official meeitngs. I have free days 13,20&21 .
      Can anyone reocmmend to visit cities for these free days?
      Is there places to visit in Nagoya in evening. we can plan free time after meetings?
      what about weather in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo in Mid Sep

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    • best way from airport to hotel

      Niigata-ken Jul 22, 2015 at 9:24 AM

      Hi, I'm headed to Niigata city and am wondering if there is an airport shuttle or if a taxi would be our best option. We will have four adults and all our luggage. Thank you. Carla

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      Train Travel to Tokyo from Osaka

      Osaka Jul 27, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      I'll be in Japan for 11 days. Will arrive in Tokyo, train to Kyoto, and then train to Osaka and then return to Tokyo.

      Using high speed train, what's the most cost effective solution?

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    • Airport shuttle

      Niigata Jul 22, 2015 at 8:54 AM

      Is there an airport shuttle to area hotels in Niigata city? We will be staying at the Hotel Route Inn, Kencho-minami.

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    • April 2016 Trip planning for Japan

      Japan Jul 16, 2015 at 3:18 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Japan for April 2016 and would really appreciate some advice. To be clear, I went to Japan in November 2014 so this trip is to explore more (we loved it). My current plan is:

      1: Day 1 Arrive Narita 31/March
      2: Day 1 Fly from Narita to Fukuoka
      3: Day 2 Six days on Kyushu
      4: Day 8 travel to Shikoku
      5: Day 9 Four days on Shikoku
      6: Day 13 travel to Koya-san via Tokushima to Wakayama ferry then train
      7: Day 14 One day Koyasan
      8: Day 15 travel to yyyy.
      9: Day 16 3 days in yyyy
      10: Day 19 Travel to Narita (stay in Narita to be near Narita Airport for departure next day)
      11: Day 20 Fly from Narita.

      We will use JRPass and trains as much as possible. In each travel day I've blocked the whole day out for travel, that way if we take less it is a bonus.

      So, my questions are probably simple...
      1: Looks like Usuki (Kyushu) to Yawatahama (Shikoku) ferry is about 3 hours, is that correct?
      2: Looks like Tokushima (Shikoku) to Wakayama (Honshu) ferry is about 2h10m, is that correct?
      Are these reasonable routes to use or is there better?

      The destination yyy could be a return to Kyoto or to go to Fuji-san. Which would be best, possibly seeing Cherry Blossom? Really liked Kyoto but would like to visit the Fuji area, instead of seeing it whizzing past on Shinkansen.

      Many thanks for reading this and any comments really appreciated.

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      Tarveling date

      Japan Jul 15, 2015 at 10:56 PM

      Hi I heard there will be a Golden week in Japan somewhere in April / May . Is it better to avoid that period of time , I am planning to go somewhere in mid April - end April , 29 . I google the date on 29 April 2016 will be Showa . Will it be crowded if I travel back on this date ? Will it be good to travel in Mid of April for weather and to avoid crowd, price increase.

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      best location

      Kyoto Jul 8, 2015 at 6:18 AM

      hi where is it better to stay? around central tokyo or around kyoto station?
      thanks

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    • Weather in November

      Okinawa Jul 1, 2015 at 4:41 AM

      Hi,

      I´m going to HongKong in Novermber and was thinking about doing a trip to Okinawa. My questions is if it is easy to travel between HK and Okinawa and how is the weather in mid November? What can I expect? Is it a good time to visit?

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      Tattoo onsen?

      Hokkaido Jun 30, 2015 at 11:30 AM

      Hi All, I have a sizeable back tattoo but would still like to onsen (preferably outdoor) on our trip around Hokkaido during the next two weeks. Does anyone know any onsen (anywhere in Hokkaido) that don't care and will let me bathe? From previous experience years ago I know most places have signs up prohibiting entry to tattooed folk. Have the times changed? I was last there about 4yrs ago and was able to hide a smaller tattoo under strapping tape, but I won't be able to hide this new back one. We have a car and no set itinerary - will just end our trip in Kushiro, so any recommendations, anywhere at all, would be appreciated. Thanks, Terry

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    • Name in itinerary (Expedia)

      Tokyo Jul 18, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      Hello!

      I just booked a fligth by Expedia, and in my itinerary my name is like "Mr. -Given Name- -Surname-". The correct shouldn't be "Mr. -Surname- -Given Name-"? Do I have to ask for name change?

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      Tokyo-Osaka or Osaka -Tokyo

      Japan Jul 15, 2015 at 1:03 AM

      I would like to know I am planning of going these 2 places , I would like o know which would be better I will be flying from Kuala Lumpur , Flying KL- Osaka-Tokyo-KL or Kl- Tokyo- Osaka-KL , in Osaka I planning to go to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe

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    • Mt.Fuji or Nagana

      Nagano Sep 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      My husband, 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son are going to japan for a 12 day holiday from 24th of November on. We are from Cairns, Australia and our children have never traveled or experienced snow. We have a Mt. Fuji tour booked but i don't know if you can touch snow or only see it from afar (we are going to the fifth station). My question is should we take them to Nagana and go see the Snow monkeys instead? We only have 4 days in Tokyo and one of those is for Disneyland and we want to experience other parts of Tokyo so i don't think we have time to do both of the above. Any advice would be appreciated.

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2013 at 1:55 AM
    • Shiraito Falls bus route. possible round trip around Mt. fuji?

      Nagano Apr 4, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      Hello,

      I am travelling to japan late august (yes i'm a little afraid for the hot weather, but i couldn't plan another date because of my job).

      First of all, my trip will be mostly based on photography. Culture/Architecture both old and modern/landscapes/nature. I'm taking with me a 5dII and 50d with 50 1.8 and 24 ts-e 3.5 and 70-200 F4 with compact tripod.

      First i will be visiting Kyoto for 4 days, photographing culture/temples/geishas in gion etc. I planned to visit Osaka for one (one of those 4) day because someone recommended me.

      Then after 4 days, i have one day before my 5 day stay in Tokyo, which will be completely dedicated to modern architecture (nightscapes/long exposures) and markets (fish). Ofcourse there's also time reserved for some shopping there.

      Anyway, to get back to that one day. I love to photograph some landscapes as well. And the ***aito falls attracted me as Lake Yamanaka to photograph Mt. Fuji. Now to visit the Shiraito falls there's only documentation on a bus travelling from Karuizawa St. which takes 30 minutes. That's not so long but when i check google maps, it's quite a distance. I was wondering if i could stay at a hotel close to the lake mentioned (Lake Yamanaka) and travel from there by bus to the Shiraito Falls. (i know there is a road going from the lake to the falls, the 138 and 139 called the fuji panorama line) I don't know if there's a direct connection between those POI, but i sure hope so. I would really like to spend that one day photographing both the waterfalls and Mt. Fuji from a lake with a great view, together with an easy accessible hotel nearby. I don't want to hike for hours! After that i hope my batteries are fully charged to visit Tokyo (which isn't that far from Mt. fuji anymore).

      If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. I would really love to hear your suggestions.

      Thanks in advance,

      Marcus

      p.s. I have absolutely no skills in japanese language.

      20 Answers Apr 6, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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      monkeys in summer?

      Nagano Nov 18, 2009 at 3:20 AM

      Is it also possible to see the monkeys in the summer or is it a waste of time to go to this area in June/July?

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    • Go from Nagano to Kanazawa

      Nagano Apr 20, 2008 at 1:15 AM

      How to reach Kanazawa from Nagano by bus if possible?

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2008 at 3:02 AM
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      Real Estate Advice

      Nagano Dec 20, 2002 at 7:34 PM

      Hello I expect to move to Matsumoto/Nagano in March. Any advice on choosing a real estate agent would be greatly appreciated! And is there any way to get around the agent fees/key money???

      2 Answers Jan 7, 2003 at 3:57 PM