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      Luggage lockers at Tokyo Station

      Tokyo Mar 25, 2015 at 6:44 AM

      Can anyone please tell me if I can store a small bag in the luggage lockers at Tokyo Station for 7 days, and if so how much could this cost.
      Thanks
      Graham

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    • Japan away from the big cities

      Japan Mar 25, 2015 at 9:26 AM

      Hello,
      We are going to Japan soon and want to experience some of the countryside. We have planned for two nights in Yufuin, Oita prefecture and one night in Hakone.
      We like mountains and hot springs, but I´m wondering if Yufuin and Hakone are very much like one another?
      Are both places just crowded with tourists?
      Does anybody have another suggestion if we want to experience some countryside living, preferrably between Kyoto and Tokyo or somewhere south of Hiroshima?
      Thanks for any advice!
      Eva

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    • To Otsu from Koju Station, Kyoto

      Kyoto Mar 22, 2015 at 11:20 AM

      Can I use the JR Pass to go from the Koju Station in Kyoto to Otsu Station?
      Thank you.

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      Electronic cigarettes

      Tokyo Mar 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM

      Would anyone know if electronic cigarettes are allowed in Tokyo indoors and out? I'm going in the summer and don't really want to stat smoking again. Cheers

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    • What to see - 5 days in Kyoto by bicycle?

      Kyoto Mar 14, 2015 at 1:28 AM

      Hi, me and my husband will be spending 5 days in the city of Kyoto (it will be our first time in Japan).
      Our BnB is in Minami-ku, Kyoto Prefecture. They offer us two bicycles to drive around.
      Are there any bike tours that we can plan ahead and which places can we reach in a day ride?
      Are there some rules that we have to consider when riding bicycles?
      What about finding repair stores and parking lots?
      Thanks for your advice...

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    • How to take train to Gotemba outlet?

      Osaka Mar 12, 2015 at 7:36 PM

      Hi! We are planning to go osaka for 8 days. In between would like to go Gotemba Factory outlet. But I would like to know how far it is to travel there by train from osaka? Is it worth going there? As I have read up that it is bigger outlet than the rest. Thanks

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    • Cell phone

      Okinawa Mar 8, 2015 at 12:07 PM

      I will be moving to Okinawa next month, for studying. I have a 3G phone with dual mode network working on GSM and WCDMA/UTMS 2100 MHz frequency. Though I have read that this network works in major cities, I am not sure about Okinawa.
      I am planning to buy a new phone in Japan later, but I need a cell phone for first few days to make calls/texts back home,is that possible if I activate international roaming on my current phone?
      Thanks

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    • CYCLE JAPAN 2015

      Japan Mar 15, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      I am catching a ferry to Shibushi on Kyushu in June. I want to travel to Nagasaki to begin my South to North cycling. Is there a way to get my bike and me to Nagasaki, without having to ride it?
      Thanks, Mike

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    • What area / street in Tokyo is this? (see image)

      Tokyo Mar 3, 2015 at 2:50 AM

      Hi,

      I went to Tokyo a couple of years ago and took this photo (attached). I've now made a big acrylic painting of it and now I want to know the name of the street, or at least the area.

      Can somebody help me? I remember there was an indoor food market quite close to this and I think I bought some good sake bottles in this area as well.

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    • airport to hotel

      Kyoto Mar 20, 2015 at 5:57 AM

      How far is it from airport kansai terminal 1 kix osaka to mitsui garden hotel sanjo and what is the best way to get there.

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      Hokkaido in July ?

      Hokkaido Mar 17, 2015 at 2:08 AM

      I have a few off days in July, my wife suggest Hokkaido. I think there are more to see Hokkaido in winter compare to summer, what is your opinion ?

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    • How to take train to Gotemba outlet?

      Osaka Mar 13, 2015 at 12:52 AM

      Hi! We are planning to go osaka for 8 days. In between would like to go Gotemba Factory outlet. But I would like to know how far it is to travel there by train from osaka? Is it worth going there? As I have read up that it is bigger outlet than the rest. Thanks

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    • Japan Return 10 Days

      Japan Mar 4, 2015 at 6:10 AM

      I have been Japan before. I went Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka 8 days. It was a bit of a whistle stop tour. Would like to do similar tour plus other places not been to before. I can miss out Hiroshima. Thinking of Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Himeji, Nagoya. Tours, sights, bars restaurants etc. Can't read japanese so got lost everywhere i went. Any suggestions please. Probably get bullet train pass again. Last thing fly into Osaka KIX and out of Tokyo Narita middle Decemver

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      Suggestion On 6-Day Itinerary

      Osaka Mar 15, 2015 at 10:38 AM

      Would anyone be kind enough to suggest a 6-day itinerary in Osaka for me. Any suggestion will do without prejudice to any interests in particular. Travel date would be from 14-21 Nov 2015. I had Kyoto covered, so I will pass on any adjacent town/city such as Kyoto/Nara/Kobe and such. Just strictly on Osaka.

      Cheers now :')

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    • lingerie shops

      Tokyo Mar 11, 2015 at 6:32 AM

      Does anyone know where to buy cute and affordable lingerie in Tokyo?

      Arigatou gozaimasu!

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    • Direct train to Millenium Mitsui Garden hotel Ginza from Haneda Airport?

      Tokyo Mar 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

      Is there a direct train that goes there?

      Also, what will be the easiest method?

      We are travelling as a couple to Tokyo for the first time for a 3 day and a half trip. We are staying in Ginza. Could anyone suggest things to do and places to go? Like make an itinerary for us please?

      We would like to go to Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harujuku, Asakusa.
      Cool themed cafes, places to shop and buy make-up and we love anime.

      Look forward to your replies! Thanks!

      PS. Does the subway have English?

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      train tickets

      Tokyo Mar 4, 2015 at 6:31 AM

      hi! is there a train ticket for tourists that can be used around tokyo for 7 days?
      thanks

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    • Events in May

      Nara May 10, 2014 at 4:29 AM

      I am planning a trip to Nara next week sunday (19th).. I was informed there will be a few things going there at Kofukuji-temple.
      1) at around 4pm
      2) at night

      My question is, what are the events going on there? do we need to pay entrance fee to see it? At night, what time would it start? Would it be better to stay a night in nara?

      Thanks in advance.

      1 Answer May 10, 2014 at 4:55 AM
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      How to go to Shirakawago from Kyoto

      Shirakawa Mar 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      Hi everyone! For the first time, I am going to Japan. I only have 4 days to spend and my IT would include:

      Day 1 and 2: Kyoto
      Day 3: Shirikawa
      Day 3: Osaka

      How to go to Shirakawa-go from Kyoto? Is it cheaper to take a bus? I am a budget traveler and would love your suggestions! I found a tour from J-Hoppers for 11, 900 Yen for 1 night and 2 days tour from Kyoto to Shirawaka-go. Is it expensive or should I do it myself and instead spend half day in Shirakawa and stay the night back in Kyoto.

      Thank you!

      Haydee

      2 Answers Mar 29, 2014 at 2:39 AM
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      taxi to Horyuji

      Nara Jun 25, 2013 at 1:59 AM

      I don't have much time in Nara so i wonder if a taxi to Horyuji is time effective. What do people think please

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM
    • How long roughly should I be spending here?

      Nara Mar 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM

      Hi, just wondering by looking at the following how many days should I spend here? Also, could anyone help me out on finding some cheap hostel accommadation?

      Todaiji Temple
      Isuien Garden
      Kasuga Taisha

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM
    • Nara English Guided Tour

      Nara Dec 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM

      Any suggestions for goodwill English guided tour in Nara?
      I only have half a day (in the morning) to spend there, should I join a tour or tour by myself?

      2 Answers Dec 10, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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      Transportation from Kyoto to Nara and distances once in Nara

      Nara Aug 19, 2009 at 6:43 AM

      I was looking in the keihan train page and saw that there is a train that goes from Kyoto to Nara, however, it seems you need to take a bus after the train drops you off.

      Is there any other transportation from Kyoto to Nara that does not involve a transfer?

      Once in Nara, is the area walkable - so would this make a good day trip from Kyoto?

      5 Answers Aug 19, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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      Shrine sales/ Flea markets

      Nara Jun 18, 2009 at 2:26 PM

      Are ther any Shrine Sales or Flea markets in Nara in July or August please?

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      Bus or other transport ?

      Nara-ken Oct 24, 2008 at 9:38 PM

      Is there a bus service from Kansai airport to Nara directly ? and how much for the fare ? if no, what else can i choose ? thanks.

      2 Answers Oct 31, 2008 at 11:20 AM
    • shukubo?

      Nara Feb 17, 2008 at 12:05 PM

      I am looking for Shukubo within close distance to Kyoto or Nara that does not object to americans,we plan to learn whatever we can so as not to offend by our ignorance. We really want to experience the prayers & meditations as well as shojin ryori.
      Because of our itinerary;(we have one day available before we go to Nara -for one night- via Kyoto, and then back to Kyoto for a few nights before returning to Tokyo)
      Nara would be best but I cannot find mention of any temples offering shukubo either in Nara (or Uji, I don't know other areas between to search)
      In Kyoto I've found only names of a few places but no real information, reviews or contact details.
      I find copious amounts of information about Koyasan- However, we don't really have enough time to make it worthwile.

      2 Answers Feb 18, 2008 at 6:31 AM
    • From nara to himeji

      Nara Nov 15, 2007 at 8:29 PM

      Hi, is there any available transportation from Nara to Himeji or vice versa?. Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 17, 2007 at 8:45 PM
    • Camping in Nara

      Nara Aug 3, 2006 at 7:37 AM

      I am traveling with my partner to Nara next week, and our accommodations backed out on us at the last minute -- so, we thought it'd be nice to go camping. We have our own gear, and would like your info about the places to camp! We will also have JR Rail passes, so places we could access without extra travel costs are preferable.

      Thanks!
      Millie

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      Big BBQ in Nara

      Nara Apr 21, 2006 at 7:53 AM

      Hi,

      This is a shot in the dark, but has anyone heard of a huge barbecue that's held every once in awhile somewhere in the countryside of Nara-ken? Apparently it's a huge bash where you pay one lump sum and eat as much as you like. If anyone has any information on this or knows where I can find some information, please leave a reply here. Thanks!

      Moogs

    • Please I need some help if possible

      Nara Sep 19, 2005 at 1:19 PM

      Hi I'm going to Nara for 5 days in October,
      and I have some question, which I hope some of you can help me with.

      a) I have heard that there is a temple where you can stay in the city of Kamo close to Nara. Can you get me a telephone number for this place?

      b) There should be a bus from Nara to Osaka airport. At what time does it depart from in the morning?

      c) Can you recomend a one day hike in the Nara area. Maybe where you both see nature and temples?

      And finaly I have heard that there in Japan should be some gigant mazes (see my question in the Kyoto forum). Do you know of one of these in the kyoto / Nara area?

      I know it is a lot of questions but I hope you can help me. Or maybe you have an email adress for the yourist information?

      Yours sincerely

      Mads Blom

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2005 at 3:56 AM
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      Travel from Nara to Kobe

      Nara Jun 27, 2005 at 5:31 PM

      Hi
      I am planning a day trip to Nara, but need to get to Kobe from Nara that evening. Could anyone tell me the best way to do this?
      Is there a direct train or bus? And how much would it cost?
      Many thanks in advance!
      Sally

      3 Answers Jul 4, 2005 at 9:19 PM
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      accommodation in nara

      Nara May 17, 2005 at 2:03 PM

      Planning to visit Kyoto in July/August. Have heard that Nara is just as interesting but less touristy. Can anyone recommend fairly cheap places to stay, preferably Japanese style in a good location? Any other advice/information greatfully received.
      Thanks
      Ellen

      2 Answers May 31, 2005 at 5:01 AM
    • Things to do in Kawai

      Kawai Jan 7, 2005 at 7:51 AM

      We like to hike and are big into geocaching. We are staying for 9 days. Will be have enough things to do? Suggestions are greatly appreciated.