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    • Hakone Free Pass... to buy or not to buy

      Hakone Apr 13, 2015 at 10:51 PM

      I am coming to Hakone in an all inclusive bus tour from Tokyo with my family of 4. After that I will be staying at the Gora Onsen Karakara for two nights. Do I still need to purchase a Hakone Free Pass?

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    • From cruise port to monorail station

      Okinawa Apr 10, 2015 at 2:15 AM

      What is the nearest monorail station from the cruise port? Is taxi the best way to get there?

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    • Looking for a cat in Tokyo

      Tokyo 6 hours ago

      Where can I buy a reasonable cat or kitten in Tokyo?

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    • Tokyo-Hakone-Disney

      Tokyo Apr 24, 2015 at 3:26 AM

      Hi, I will be travelling to Tokyo with young kids. Is it too adventurous to try to go to Hakone and stay a night in a ryokan from Tokyo then come back the next day to check in to a Disney hotel? this is assuming I use Takuhaibin to send our baggage from the Tokyo hotel to Disney and then travel light to Hakone. Will it still be challenging with young kids?

      Thanks for any advice!

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    • Where to stay in Hakone?

      Hakone Apr 20, 2015 at 4:43 PM

      Hi i will be travelling from Tokyo to Fukui with some friends in November and would be staying overnight in Hakone. Would love to experience the ryokan/onsen with a private option if available. Any recommendations ? Somewhere easy to get to and easy to get back to the train station to continue our journey

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      Travelling to sightseeing spots around Fukui

      Fukui-ken Apr 17, 2015 at 6:46 PM

      I am planning on visiting Fukui prefecture next month and it seems that there are many interesting places however they are quite dispersed from each other. How easy is it to travel in Fukui? Is there a sight-seeing bus or something similar? Thanks.

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      Superstores & Discount stores in Tokyo

      Tokyo Apr 20, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Hi,
      Are there any large supermarket style superstores in Tokyo that sell a varied range of goods - I'm thinking of stores similar to Walmart in the US or Tesco in the UK, I realise that these type of stores might be on the outskirts of the city, but If it is close to a subway or train station that would be great
      I'm not looking for anything in particular, I just wan't to have a look around at the different products available in Japan.
      Also, are there any other large discount style shops - similar to the large Don Quijote store in Asakusa.
      Thanks for any advice
      Tony

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      my next country on my list would be JAPAN 2016

      Japan Apr 22, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      Who wants to join?
      Preferably by April 2016
      Been reading alot lately, but still havent decide on how to start with the itineraries ... since all the prefectures are worth to see ... i know too that, multiple visits should be done and not just a 10 days visit is enough ... urrggghh ...
      Anyhow, please --- do suggest anything not so- expensive ways to enjoy Japan.
      I enjoyed my first ever guesthouse stay in Seoul, so guesthouse wont be a problem from now on ...
      Tentative dates would be April 4 - 16, 2016.
      Thanks :)

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      Kyoto - Night time photo opportunities

      Kyoto Apr 10, 2015 at 3:38 AM

      Hi,
      Will be visiting Kyoto soon for five days and would appreciate it if anyone could recommend some good buildings, temples or scenes that would be good subjects for some night time photo shots.
      Many thanks
      Tony

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      Asakusa Accommodations

      Tokyo Apr 9, 2015 at 3:59 AM

      Will be visiting Tokyo on May17 and I would like to stay in Asakusa district. But I am having a hard time finding a non-smoking twin room. I am ok with a budget hotel as long as it is clean and in a safe area.

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    • 8 days in japan

      Japan Apr 21, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      Is it worth my my while to visit Osaka from tokyo for a couple days when I have to get back to tokyo anyway for my return flight? What will be prices and how long on a bus? Also I want to know about doing a day trip to mt Fuji? Should I go with an organised group or is there someway to get there ourselves?

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      First Day Itinerary

      Tokyo Apr 12, 2015 at 5:23 AM

      I will be in Tokyo on a Sunday and will be coming in from Narita airport around 2pm. I would like to maximize my day so after check in I am thinking of going to:

      1) Meiji Shrine - I have read somewhere that it's closed on Mondays but the shrine's website says it's open daily. I also know that I can reach either via Metro (Shinjuku-sanchome station- Meijijingumae station) or JR Line (Shinjuku-Harajuku station). I'm confused on how to reach the shrine after I exit either of the 2 stations. Google shows that it will be a 25 min walk from either stations to the entrance of the Shrine. The website of Meiji Shrine says it will be a 1min walk to the South gate. Which is which? Also, is an hour enough to really enjoy Meiji shrine?

      2) Harajuku/Takeshita Dori - After I exit Meiji Shrine
      3) Omotesando- for Number Sugar/Omotesando Koffee/Crayon House (have their vegetarian buffet for dinner) Japanese food is my favorite! : )

      4) Shibuya - do I still have time? If I don't I can do this the next day.

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    • Where to shop and best buy for rolex watches

      Shinjuku Apr 6, 2015 at 1:06 AM

      What and where store we can find best rolex watches that is authentic and cheap prices? I will be in shinjuku this april 9 to 14, 2015.
      Please reply

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      10 hour at the airport - What would you do

      Osaka Apr 20, 2015 at 8:18 PM

      Long layover at the airport and wanted to see something around the area. What would you suggest to do.

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      Onsen In Japan

      Japan Mar 31, 2015 at 4:06 PM

      Hi - where do you guys look for booking an onsen (the Japanese Hot Spring)? Do you book in advance? Thank you so much!

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    • Which district to stay in?

      Japan Apr 21, 2015 at 12:13 AM

      Hi, I'm going to tokyo soon for 8 days. I will be on backpackers budget of about au$100 per day so wondering if anyone can recommend a good hostel in a good area with lots of things to see/do and a good nightlife around. Also what would be some good affordable things to see and do in tokyo? how to get around? And what would be the cheapest/easiest way getting from the airport to the city?

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      Narita Airport to Tokyu Stay Shinjuku

      Tokyo Apr 11, 2015 at 1:11 AM

      To reach Tokyu Stay Shinjuku I will take the NEX to:
      1) Tokyo Station - transfer to Metro (Marunouchi line) - Shinjuku-Sanchome station - exit and reach hotel on 1 min walk.

      2) Shinjuku station which I believe is connected to Shinjuku-Sanchome. I am not sure how far a walk this will be. I will be bringing a luggage although wheeled and small size. Tokyo station seems daunting to a first-timer like me.

      Which is the better way?

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      2 Weeks in Japan

      Japan Apr 17, 2015 at 3:22 AM

      Japan has never been on my travel radar so I've never really researched specifics. With 2 weeks to explore, what cities would you recommend exploring? Train travel a must. :-)

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      Is this how Japanese people address eachother?

      Japan Mar 29, 2015 at 1:45 PM

      I was watching "You Only Live Twice" and this Japanese agent kept calling Bond, "Bond Son". Is that considered respectful in Japan to address someone that way? What is the meaning of it?

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    • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

      Kobe Oct 18, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      Hello: I'd like to know if there are any buses that get across the Kaikyo Bridge from JR Maiko Station.Thanks in advance for any info !

      2 Answers Oct 20, 2014 at 6:43 AM
    • Kobe´s port to principal atractions transport?

      Kobe Mar 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      Are there in Kobe Hop on Hop off bus from Kobe´s Port to principal city atractions or other transport for a few hours visit?

      3 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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      G shocks shop in Hyogo Ken

      Hyogo-ken Mar 5, 2014 at 5:46 AM

      Where can i buy good price G shocks or sale?

      5 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM
    • Nishinomiya Central Choir

      Nishinomiya Feb 8, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      The Nishinomiya Central Choir will have a performance in the Netherlands on July 5, 2014.
      I need their e-mail address. Any suggestions? Thank you!

      Hans Teijgeler
      e-mail: hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl

      2 Answers Feb 9, 2014 at 8:37 AM
    • port or starboard

      Kobe Dec 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      which side of ship is best view when arriving on Volendam

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM
    • guesthouse or motel in nishinomiya

      Nishinomiya Oct 27, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      hi
      i will be travelling in osaka-hiroshima-yamuguchi for 14 days and hence cant afford too expensive accomodation. Have to meet a long time friend in nishinomiya n to my horror i cant find any budget accomodation there. can anyone advise?

      Thks

      4 Answers Nov 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM
    • guesthouse or budget accomodation in nishinomiya?

      Nishinomiya Oct 27, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      is there any guesthouse or motel in nishinomiya? Hotel is too expensive for us as we are travelling for 14 days.

      1 Answer Oct 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM
    • kobe to Iwakuni (Kintai Bridge)

      Kobe Sep 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Hello: I'd like to visit Kintai Bridge from Kobe any suggestions will be appreciated also I'd like to know where exactly is
      Kobe (Hiogo) Station.Thanks in advance for any tips.

      3 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 6:34 PM
    • Kobe Cruise Terminal to Kansai Airport Internation departures

      Kobe Aug 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      Wow, Taxi's are too expensive in Japan, the fare would be over $250, is there a better and cheaper way? Please help, any ideas welcome! Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM
    • Himeji Castle under construction

      Himeji Jul 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      Hello: I'm planning to visit Himeji in October and I'd like to know if it's possible to see part of the Castle.
      Thanks in advance.

      6 Answers Jul 29, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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      taxi fare to Osaka Airport

      Higashi-futami Jun 17, 2013 at 4:25 AM

      Does anyone know about how much it would cost to take a taxi from the Higashi Futami train station to the Osaka Itami Airport?

      4 Answers Jun 18, 2013 at 1:04 AM
    • Dorm/Hostels in Nishinomiya

      Nishinomiya May 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      Hi! I am going to Kobe College this coming July. Can you recommend a hostel/dorm within the area? Thanks!

      2 Answers May 28, 2013 at 5:35 AM
    • Kobe cruiseport to Osaka Itami airport

      Kobe Mar 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      What is the best way to get from the Kobe cruise port to the Osaka Itami airport? What is the approximate taxi fare?

      2 Answers Mar 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM
    • Which Terminal in Kobe Japan does the Volendam (Holalnd AmericaLine) use

      Kobe Mar 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      We are spending a few days in Oaska before a cruise on the Volendam departing Kobe Port on April 1, and will be making our way to the port on our own -. I need to know which terminal to show up at. David

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 2:28 AM
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      Port to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden & Ropeway

      Kobe Mar 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM

      I will arrive into Kobe on April 28, 2013 aboard the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship. I believe that we will dock at pier 4 (where the Port Liner runs) but I have not been able to confirm this. Our first destination is the Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden & Ropeway (my wife is an herb Gardner). What is the best way to get from the port to Nunobiki Herb Garden? Train? Taxi? what?

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM
    • Suitcase storage

      Kobe Sep 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      I am flying to Osaka in March for a one month visit to Japan. I am leaving by ship from Kobe and would like to store a suitcase with dress clothes in the Osaka/Kobe region that I can retrieve for my trip home. Does the port passenger terminal offer long term baggage storage? Or train station beyond a few days? I don't really care where, I just don't want to haul around a large unneeded suitcase for one month.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Sep 4, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    • Best beaches..

      Kobe Jun 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      H there!
      I would love some advise about Kobe/Osaka beaches.
      I am looking for a beach front ryokan/hotel for about 5 days at the end of a Japan trip.
      Any advice would be great - suma? shirohama?

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM
    • Kobe hotel and transportation to cruise line

      Kobe Jul 1, 2010 at 8:49 AM

      My wife and I are planning to fly from Canada and get on the Holland America cruise line Volendam at Kobe. My question is since our flight ends up in Osaka (ITM)and we plan to get to Kobe, which is closer to our cruise ship, for a few days (and sight see), what is a good hotel in Kobe to take and what kind of transportation from the hotel to the cruise ship is the best and easiest. Also, what is the best and easiset transportation from the Osaka airport to the kobe hotel. My wife will be using a collapsable wheelchair. We are both older and retired.

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    • leave luggage

      Kobe Jun 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM

      I would like to know where I can leave my luggage at Shin Kobe or Kobe Station. And could you pls. tell me exacly which floor of the station that I can find the luggage deposit. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2010 at 11:33 PM
    • The most luxurious Ryokan around Kobe

      Kobe May 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM

      Hashinoya Bekkan Ransui the most kuxurious Ryokan in the area? There is also another known as the annex. What is the difference. Are there others that are superior than this offering? Also how far is that from the Kobe Port that Cruises arrive in. What is ideal, spending one night or two nights there.
      Best,
      YY

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      Getting to Portopia Hotel

      Kobe May 12, 2010 at 1:21 PM

      Could anyone tell me how can I get to Portopia hotel in Port-Island from Sannomiya station in Kobe?

      3 Answers May 16, 2010 at 9:57 AM
    • Free English Tour

      Himeji Dec 9, 2009 at 8:42 PM

      I'm planning to join a English Guided Tour for the Himeji Castle.
      Does anyone join the "Himeji Goodwill Guide Kashinoki kai" before? Is it good? If not, any other good suggestions?

      1 Answer Dec 10, 2009 at 3:22 AM
    • Accomadation

      Himeji Jul 27, 2009 at 6:47 PM

      Hi just wondering if anyone can suggest a hotel here for 7 nights with a toddler we are looking at the Washington Hotel or the Hotel Himeji Plaza. thanks

      1 Answer Jul 28, 2009 at 12:48 AM
    • Kobe - Hotel Kitano Plaza Rokkoso

      Hyogo-ken Feb 28, 2009 at 3:58 PM

      Hello,
      Has anyone stayed at this hotel? We are considering staying there and would like to know if people were pleased with it. If you did stay there, do you know if rooms can be booked from the USA? Their website does not appear to offer English. Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 2, 2009 at 8:58 AM
    • TRANSFERRING from KYOTO to KOBE CRUISE Passenger Terminal

      Kobe Feb 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM

      Hi, WE (2) need to transfer from hotel MITSUI Garden hotel in KYOTO to the HAL Cruise line Passenger (Cruise) TERMINAL in KOBE, Japan. DO NOT WANT TO TAKE A TAXI & DO HAVE TWO BAGS EACH OF LUGGAGE. Need to make transfer in a 6 to 8 hour time frame and at most reasonable cost.

      ((( FYI: We will have been in Kyoto for 3 nights & if possible would like to make transfer in AM so as to have a few hours to see whatever possible sites in KOBE OR OSAKA.......IF POSSIBLE)))

      Many thanks for any responses or information...comments welcomed. Larry D.

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2009 at 4:00 AM
    • Are tattoos okay in the Onsen?

      Kinosaki Oct 22, 2008 at 7:37 PM

      My friend has a tattoo that's too big to cover up. We were warned that certain onsen throughout Japan will prohibit his entrance. Have any of you had experience with this in Kinosaki? I really want to go there but if he's not allowed in the Onsen, there's no point.

      2 Answers Oct 23, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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      Nada no Kenka Matsuri (Nada Fight Festival) 灘のけんか祭り

      Hyogo-ken Aug 2, 2008 at 12:40 PM

      Hi all,

      I intend to vist the Nada Fight Festival in Himeiji in Oct 14, 15. I'd like to know if anyone here is PARTICIPATING in this festival, or knows of someone who does??

      Also, any information on the festival, its duration, would be very much appreciated. Travel information to Himeiji would be great too! I assume I would have to land in Osaka, then catch a train / bus to Himeiji?

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      Osaka Airport

      Kobe Mar 12, 2008 at 8:55 AM

      If you land in KIX are you able to take a ferry to Kobe?
      Also, I want to obtain a japan travel tour guide.
      do you have a link to order ingformation.
      thanks for any help.

      Jude

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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      Food

      Kobe Jan 19, 2008 at 12:59 PM

      I will be traveling to Kobe in the fall and I am a very picky eater.
      I really do not care for fish nor rice.
      Should I send or are you allowed to send non-perishable food to
      Japan?
      Do they have restauant's like the outback in the U.S?
      Is the food at McDonald's the same food we have here?

      Thank You

      Jude

      5 Answers Mar 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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      Hotel in Kobe

      Kobe Dec 16, 2007 at 7:59 AM

      Has anyone stayed in a Kobe Hotel?
      Just wondered if they are simiar to American hotels
      and which you would consider the nicest.

      Also, do they have casino's in Kobe or Japan at all.

      Thanks Once again.

      Jude

      3 Answers Dec 17, 2007 at 12:55 PM