hello: we will be staying at the New Otani Makuhari while my husband is on a business trip. Two questions: 1. how do we get from there (the JR stop is Kaihin Makuhari) to central tokyo, I guess what is the route? and 2. how do we get from the hotel to Narita? I tried looking at the JR map but it was too confusing!!! fortunately my husband knows japanese, so when we get there it won't be a problem, I just wanted to have the routes/stops noted in advance! Thanks
My family and I would like to relocate for a month, sometime in the next 1yr, to Tokyo. No major reason except to expose our kids to cultures other than US. Any recommendations on apartments or hotels or other living spaces while we're there?
Hi All, I am planning a trip to Japan and my travel agent, Flight Centre HK suggested that I get the Japan Rail Pass. As I am flexible with cities and time, what would be the best option if I am starting off in Tokyo. This will be my first time in Japan and budget isn't a big thing. I am just very interested to do train travel. Will likely be going in June. Looking forward to your insight!
Hi I know I have too many questions..
Does anyone know what the Odaiba Island will be exhibiting this August? I know two years ago it had the ship from Onepiece, Thousand Sunny. Does anyone have any idea where this ship exhibition has gone??
Also, 'cos I don't want to keep making new threads, does anyone know if any Jrockers are touring Tokyo this August? (Or Osaka)?
I've been finding it hard to find any centralised activities going on for the Bon Festival this August. And any I do find, is in Japanese :( Can someone tell me any precise locations and times for the Bon Festival in Tokyo this year? Would be much appreciated!
I'm in Tokyo Narita Airport right now, & thinking of buying back this confection called "Tokyo Banana".
Our daily temperature here in Singapore hovers at 34°C; once I'm back home, must "Tokyo Banana" be kept refrigerated, or is it safe if kept in the open for a few days ?
I ask 'cos I wanna buy for my friends to enjoy, but I'm afraid of it going bad if kept at room temperature (34°C) for 3 days b4 I see my friends. Unfortunately, everything on the box is written in Japanese, & the staff hete don't seem to understand my question.
Thanks in advance for any information.
Hi, I will be travelling to Japan from 26th Jul for 10 days with my wife and a 7 yr old son. If you can pls let me know:
(i) Is the summertime very hot ? I have read weather charts but it's difficult to gauge the actual feel just looking at the temperature. Is it very humid ? Does it also rain a lot and does that spoil your sightseeing ?
(ii) I will stay probably 5 days in Tokyo and 4 days in Kyoto and the last day back to Tokyo. I will most likely travel by Shinkasen. Do these trains allow big pieces of luggage (I mean tourist size suitcases) to be carried onboard ?
(iii) Are taxis easily available from Shinkasen stations to hotels in Kyoto ?
So I am currently staying at a hotel in Itabashi off of the train station, and am a bit stuck. I got 20,000 yen out at the airport when I arrived, but now after arriving at my hotel I realized that none of the ATMs around here accept my debit card. I tried the 2 nearest banks off of the Ikebukuro stop, but they did not accept my card either. Right now I have 4,000 yen left of my 20,000 and I am saving it for a train ticket to wherever I can get some more cash. Can someone tell me a place to go where I can get some money out? I can't even afford the train back to the airport right now. I know that my card works and is active because I have been using it at the 7-11 to buy rice balls and beer. Thanks!
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