My wife and I are visiting Yokohama by cruise ship, arriving from China and docking at the Osanbashi pier in the late afternoon on Tuesday, April 30th and leaving the next day in the late afternoon. We would like to eat dinner Tuesday evening and lunch on Wednesday and would appreciate recommendations. We do not want a western meal - we are in Japan and want a Japanese meal. I realize that Osanbashi Terminal is close to Chinatown and that Yokohama's Chinatown is large but we will have been in China the previous week and would also like to avoid Chinese since we will have eaten many Chinese meals the previous week.
I am a Canadian tourist going to Japan (Yokohama region) during the summer for the very first time and I was wondering, what kind of food is common there and is there any certain etiquette that i should follow/know about while I am there? Thank you :)
I make somewhat of a living taking photos of scenery (no people) and selling at my local market back in Canada. The last time I was in the Yokohama area I went to Hasedera, Kamakura, Hakone, and Ofuna and took some awesome pics of the shrines and buddha statues, fall colors, etc. This time I am going to be at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in November (night concert) and have most of the day to browse some more ideal spots for photos (no people in them). If I've already done the sites mentioned, what other places can I go to to shoot some photos? I thought about Hakkeijima Aquarium but that might be a little far to go? I'm coming from Ueno. I'd like to feature fall colors and perhaps a night skyline before the concert if it's possible? Any other shrines with interesting buddhas or scenery?
Hi, I've booked Afew days at hotel New Yokosuka, but my trips been cancelled and was wondering if anyone knows if they give refunds!!!?? I cant get through on the contacts provided on the website, as I am from AUS. Please let me know :)
Am I the only sucker who fell for the 'Hakone Free Pass' and felt taken for a ride when my 3day 'free pass' ticket was swallowed by the exit machine at Sinjuku Station,, to my disbelief?? Coz I thot I had bought a 3day pass that would allow me to go back to Hakone tomorrow (the third day) since I had to go to the CA Embassy in Tokyo today! The lady did protest to the station official, just to be told that the 2-3day passes are meant tof 2-3 day stays in Hakone! And only entitled me to go from Shinjuku to Odawara once! So, when I came back yesterday I've used that trip and my next 2days' 'free pass' went down the drain! They even showed me an English translation to demonstrate they were right! But I was never told this by the Tourist Information lady at NRT! Anyone else fell for the same trick? Or was I the only fool? :(
Where is this restaurant is situated now? The address was at 1F Bell Plaza 3-12-33,Hongkugenuma,Fujisawa city,Kanagawa Pref,Japan251 about 10 yrs ago. The owner is Emi Nagata.Thank you.
Hi fellow VTs, Have anyone used these 2 passes in Hakone before? What's the difference & which is better? I would also be travelling from tokyo to hakone, & then to hamamatsu to visit my friend. So I will only need 1 way transportation from Tokyo to Hakone. Does anyone know whether it will be worthwhile to buy the pass?
Does anyone have any information regarding the exact location of the old Tokogawa era execution ground in Yokohama? A very macabre question I know, but perhaps apropos for the Halloween season. In a book I was reading, "Young Japan: Yokohama and Yedo" by John R. Black, the author writes about witnessing an execution sometime in the 1860`s in the Tobe area of Yokohama. Also a journalist in Japan in 1880 wrote a story about the execution ground. You can see the story here: query.nytimes.com/gst/abstra... I have been living in Yokohama for 4 years and was quite surprised to hear about this rather bleak part of Yokohama`s past. I figure there must be some kind of memorial, shrine or, at least a sign marking the site - but, thus far, no luck at all in finding it. Thanks. James
Hi all again A follow up on our previous question regarding the Hotel Orange. We have also found the following hotels that are within our budget, but cant find their email addresses either. We dont really want to ring them as it will be to costly, so at least if we could get an email address it might be a start. The hotels are: a)Hotel Orange http://www.orange-build.com/ b)Hotel Tozan hakone-tozan.co.jp/hotel/oda... c)Odawara Terminal Hotel http://www.minoya450.co.jp/t-hotel/ If anybody could supply email addresses for these it would be really appreciated as we are really struggling to find a hotel in Odawara. Many thanks in advance
Hello We are really struggling to find any accomodation in Odawara. But we have found a place called the Orange Hotel near the JR station. As their reservation page is in Japanese it makes it pretty hard for us. Would anybody be able to find us a contact email address for this hotel. Many Thanks in advance
Hi We think we have decided to have a couple of nights in Odawara. But we are having a nightmare trying to find budget accomodation in Odawara. All the websites are in Japanese. Does anybody know of any budget accomodation near the Odawara JR Station or a good English Website that has Odawara accomodation. We also have a similar question for Nikko. Many Thanks
Hi, I was wondering if anyone stayed at any of these Ryokans before? I can't make up my mind between these two. This one japaneseguesthouses.com/db/h... seems to have a better access for doing Hakone circle. This one http://www.hoeiso.jp/englishhyousi.html looks like a real traditional Japanese style but someone from tripadvisor said that the food is a bit sweet and the rooms are dated.
Hi, Does anyone know the traveling time and how to get from Hakone to Kyoto? I will have a JR pass. Is it worth while getting a Hakone free pass when you already have a JR pass? Where can you buy a Hakone pass when staying in Shibuya or Ginza area? Thank you
Hello. I will be staying with my daughter-in law's parents in yokohama for 4 days this week. I want to be able to take the train into yokosuka, which I'm very familiar with. My japanese is very, very limited. I will be staying at Honmuracho Asahi-Ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa. My daughter in law tells me that I will need to take one train, close to her house, to the main station and from there to Yokosuka. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance......... email@example.com
And now a real travel question: Is it possible to go from Yokohama to Fussa City in Kumagawa (or Haijima station) by public transportation. Or should I travel from Tokyo? (I want to visit Ishikawa brewery)
One more from me: I will go to Tokyo and Yokohama early December. Besides looking around I will start doring a little research related to Japanese beer history. I will also have a meeting at the Kirin (beer company) factory in Yokohama. Then I should need some kind of language support, but I don't think I can afford a proffesional interpreter at this stage. Does anyone know volunteer interpretor services that could be used for such a purpose. ( I realize I maybe will have to do this more properly)
I will go from Norway to Tokyo medio Decembre this year. The trip will include a visit to Kirin, the foreigners graveyard and Yokohama Archives of hitory. Maybe the Ramen Museum as well. I am interested in food and drink history and the early Yokohama history. Are there other places I should consider to visit. Can I spend the evening in Yokohama and get back to Ueno rather late or should I try to get a place to stay in Yokohama. (I know one day in Y. is little, but will hopefully get back.)
hi. can I use the Tokyo Frii Kippu pass for my ride to odawara station. and pls. furnish me with the train schedule from odawara station to kyoto station. thanks
My wife and I will attend a Kanagawa wedding in September. What is the easiest way to get to Matsumoto from Yokohama?
Is there a bar or club in Yokosuka named "Carnival Princess?" If not, cud u locate for me what this place is in Kanagawa, Japan? I'll appreciate it.
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could help me with the following: My visit to Tokyo is planned during the national holiday period (staying from 2 - 6 May) and during that time I would love to visit Kamakura. There are no tours available during the holiday period and I was wondering if anyone knows if the sights (temples, shrines, etc) will be open during this period. If so, I probably head over there myself and do some wondering around. Hope that someone can help me out with this issue. Thanks in advance!
Hi all, never been to japan so would like to know in detail how to (1) Visit Kamakura from Shin Yokohama area...i would like to see the great buddlha and see some temples, (walk-able?) between the kita kamakura and kamakura stations? Any idea it can be done in a day? How much is the train fees etc? (2)Visit toyko Imperial palace and Asakusa Kannon Temple from Shin Yokohama? If i take the JR tokaido or Yokosuka Line, where should i stop? Or any better way? (3) To Shibuya from Shin Yokohama...do i use JR tokaido or Yokosuka Line? Worth visiting? hope someone can help..Thanks all in advance... :-)
How can we go to disney sea by riding a train from sakuragicho station? We are planning to head on Saturday and we want to check the convenient and cheapest way in going to disney sea. Please help us. Thanks.
I was born here in 1977. I would love to come and visit my birth place. So i am hopeing there is someone there that can tell me about my birth place and how it looks today and how much it has changed since 1977. Can someone help me?
anyone know of any cheap places to live in or around yokohama? i don't care how small or crappy it is. thanks for your help
I am looking for a florist in Kawasaki who candeliver flowers on 30 August 2007.
Hi. Im travelling to tokyo 2nd week of May, and would like to go to Hakone and spend a night there. Would you have any recommendations on where to stay? I just need clean, private toilet and bath in my room, and would like to stay in a typical japanese inn. I hope to get a nice view of mount fuji, and the lake. im willing to spend 15-20 thousand yen for the overnight stay. Thanks in advance!
I am arranging a 2-day package trip through JTB Sunrise agency and trying to decide between the Hakone Hotel Kowakien ($263) and Yumoto Fujiya Hotel ($408). The latter is more expensive since dinner and breakfast is included. Both hotels offer onsen, but I am not sure which one to stay at. Your comments and guidance would be much appreciated. Food, location, quality are all considerations.
Any info on the Shizen guesthouse in Manazuru? TIA
have u ever tried going on cruises in minato mirai??? im planning to go but i dont know wat to take.. thanks