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    • labeep's Profile Photo

      Anyone traveling to Kyoto in November?

      Kyoto Aug 11, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      Hello fellow travelers!
      I am going to be traveling solo from USA to Kyoto from November 29th through December 5th (leaf peeping) and I wonder if somebody else is going to be traveling in the area to say hello and share some tea. I already have my hotel booked (that was many hours online, high season in Kyoto) and I am building my itinerary.

      Pleasant trips and arigato!

      Isabella

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    • 4 days in Kyoto - Any Free Onsen Experience, & Which onsen- Kinosaki, Kurama or Yunohana?

      Kyoto Aug 6, 2015 at 6:40 PM

      Hello,

      I've be traveling in Sep 15 to Kyoto & Osaka For an 8-day trip, so i'm pretty confused about which onsen experience to do. Firstly, any free onsen outdoor experience? And should i stay 2 days Kyoto & doing an outward trip to Kinosaki for a 2 nights stay before going to Osaka? Or should i just base in Kyoto Kawaramachi area, then do half day travel to either Kurama or Yunohana? Any suggestions for anywhere else nearby in Kyoto perfecture?

      Thank you! Appreciate your kind advice & tips as i am now planning the itinerary :P

      Leafie

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      Clubbing friends in tokyo?

      Tokyo Aug 7, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Good way to make friends, while clubbing tokyo?

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      how to reach Oak Hostel Zen from JR train station

      Tokyo Aug 27, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      we will take the train from Kyoto (9.33am) arriving at Tokyo at 12:10.
      Any idea at which station we have to get off?
      and how will reach OAK HOSTEL ZEN from there?
      address of the hostel: 110-0003 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-ku, Negishi 3-3-3

      have in mind we will have JR pass.

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      The Icoca prepaid card for Kyoto area and the all day ticket to Arashiyama

      Kyoto Aug 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM

      Hi Kyoto experts !

      What are the benefits of the prepaid Icoca card if I use it while I am in kyoto. ?

      Will it save money on trains going from kyoto to nearby cities? Is it limited in time ?
      Also: What is the all day discounted ticket to Arashiyama ?

      Thanks

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    • mindcrime's Profile Photo

      from Kansai airport to Kyoto by train

      Japan Aug 27, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      we arrive at Kansai aiport at 21.35.
      1)how much time we need to go through customs, take luggage and catch the train to Kyoto.
      2)Will it run at that time? (on saturday night)
      3)will we be able to exchange our JapanRail voucher with the pass at that time? where?

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      where to buy JR pass?

      Japan Aug 27, 2015 at 6:43 AM

      what is the official site for buing the JR pass?
      or buing it from other online sellers is the same? (same price? are all of them reliable?)

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    • How much money will i need to bring for 25days?

      Japan Aug 21, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      Hi, i'll be in Japan mid December -

      I'll be in Osaka 7 days, Kyoto 3 days, Tokyo 7 and Yuzawa 3. We are still deciding on our last location. Everything else has been booked and paid for.

      I was just wondering how much i may spend each day on food and transportation. A friend of mine lived in Tokyo for a year and she said i could survive on $20aud a day but i'll be most likely looking at $60-$100.

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    • Tenguyama Ropeway in the Nov/Dec period

      Otaru Aug 6, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      Hey, I will be in Hokkaido for the period 26 Nov to 3 Dec. I'm planning to visit Otaru and thereafter go to Mount Tengu via the ropeway on Sunday, 29 Nov. Just wondering whether the ropeway is available for service and the opening hours.

      Thank you very much.

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      A day in Takao Japan

      Kyoto Aug 5, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hi Kyoto experts
      I will be spending a month in Kyoto in November this year.
      Would like to make a day trip to Takao and visit these 3 temples :
      高山寺石水院 - Kozanji Sekisuiin
      Jingoji Temple - 神護寺, じんごじ
      and 京都 高雄)西明寺Saimyoji Temple
      I saw on Google map that there is a walking distance between temples but I wonder about public transportation between them.It looks on the map like I will have to walk on the main road, not very comfortable.
      Any ideas or tips for this day, where to start and how to make this trip easy

      Thank you

      Naomi.

      I am not sure about the Japanese names - Can you correct them ?

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    • What should i pack for a 25 day trip in winter Osaka, Tokyo and Yuzawa

      Tokyo Aug 21, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      Hi, i'll be in Japan mid December - January and have no idea what to pack. I'm a girl from Australia, so i've never really been in cold weather before.

      I'll be in Osaka 7 days, Kyoto 3 days, Tokyo 7 and Yuzawa 3.
      I'm hoping to start buying clothing soon so and i have no idea where to start.

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      prices for electronics

      Japan Yesterday

      are electronics cheaper in Japan than in USA or europe?
      I'm asking about items from japanese companies (eg.FUJI lenses)

      is there any ONLINE site where I can check prices of specific products on specific stores in Tokyo or Kyoto?

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      4 day itinerary

      Tokyo Aug 31, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      day1:
      arriving from Kyoto, check in at 13.30 (we're near Uguisudani Station) and then:
      Meiji Shrine > Takeshita Dori > Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko Statue > Shinjuku

      day2:
      Tsukiji Fish Market > Hamarikyu Gardens > Akihabara / Ginza

      day3:
      Asakusa > Sensoji temple > Ueno Park

      day4:
      ????

      day5:
      flying back home

      1)what do you think about the itinerary? should we skip something or add more?
      2)should we use single tickets, day pass or Suica card? the first day we will use JR line as our JR pass will still be valid, but what about the 3 days after?
      3)any suggestions for 4th day? no long day trips as we will do a lot of them the previous days around Kyoto

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      cost for budget traveller

      Japan Aug 31, 2015 at 9:12 AM

      what prices should I expect in Kyoto & Tokeyo on daily base?
      how much is coffee/cappucino/beer in a regular cafe

      some food prices on budget eateries? fast food options? bakeries? anything on supermarket maybe? I've heard about some nuddle cups, any idea what's the cost for them?

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    • Help with 3.5 day Tokyo/Kyoto itinerary

      Japan Aug 23, 2015 at 3:56 AM

      Hello

      I have an upcoming 3 and a half day trip to Japan, and it will be mu first trip to Japan. I am flying into Tokyo, though am flying out of Osaka three days later.

      Day 1 - (Arrive Tokyo 4.05am)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Day 4 - (Depart Osaka 4.20pm)

      I am trying to put together an itinerary. I would like to see Tokyo, and so envisaged spending day 1/evening 1 in Tokyo. However, I feel that I would like to spend the remaining time in Kyoto (the reason I booked the return flight from Osaka). I realise that this is a very short trip and that it is going to be very on-the-go. I envisaged catching one of the early bullet trains from Tokyo to Kyoto on the morning of Day 2, and then spending the rest of day 2, day 3 and the morning of day 4 exploring Kyoto. Does this seem feasible? I realise that the one day in Tokyo is a push, but as I won't have another opportunity to visit Japan for a very long time, I'm wanting to try fit in both cities.

      I would really appreciate some thoughts on this itinerary. I also have a few questions regarding the logistics of the itinerary. As I will be flying out of Osaka, it does not make sense to get a Japan Rail Card as I will only be taking the bullet train one way. What is the best way to arrange this one-way train ticket? Is it worth booking the JapanICan 3-day Kyoto train + hotel package from Tokyo, or is it preferable to book the accommodation in Kyoto independently and then purchase a one-way bullet train ticket by other means? Is it possible to buy a one-way bullet train ticket online?

      I look forward to receiving some thoughts on this, and thanks in advance for your time!

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      Train Travel to Tokyo from Osaka

      by mydreamquest Online Now 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?

      3 Answers Jul 28, 2015 at 12:47 AM
    • Getting around Osaka

      by littledevils326 Online Now Jun 6, 2015 at 5:50 PM

      Hi
      I will travelling to Osaka on 18 June and returning 23 June (5 days). This is my first time travelling to Osaka and but sure how to get around. I read about the 1 and 2 day passes which I am think of getting one. Is this a good idea? If so, where can I get one? Are they available at all stations? I read you can get one at airport, however I don't arrive until around 10pm and the info centre will be shut.
      Also the the rails run 24 hours? If not, when is their last run usually?

      4 Answers Jun 13, 2015 at 6:20 AM
    • osaka - kyoto - nara - kyoto

      by audz Online Now May 29, 2015 at 11:45 AM

      Hi!
      I am planning my itinerary for travels from tokyo - osaka - kyoto - nara - kyoto - tokyo.
      As of now, i am considering the overnight express bus from tokyo to osaka and from kyoto to tokyo as i dont mind the long travelling hours and it will save me alot more than getting the JR pass.
      I'm just wondering for travelling within osaka to kyoto/nara, should i get the kansai pass or any other passes?

      places i might want to visit in osaka (2 days):

      - Tenjinbashisuji Shoping arcade
      - Sennichimae Donguyasuji Shopping Arcade
      - Kuromon Market

      the places i might want to visit in kyoto (1.5 days):
      - Fushimi Inari
      - Kinkaku-ji Temple
      - Nishiki Market Alley
      - Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (maybe)
      - Gion

      the places i might want to visit in nara (day trip):
      - Nara park
      -Todai-ji Temple

      Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Jul 1, 2015 at 5:57 AM
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      6-day Osaka, Kyoto, Nara itinerary

      by 3tt3n3n Online Now Apr 28, 2015 at 12:35 AM

      Good day everyone!
      Me and my 2 friends will be spending 6 days vacation in Osaka. A suggestion for a 6-day Osaka, Kyoto, Nara itinerary for late Nov to early Dec 2015 will be highly appreciated taking into consideration the best autumn colors.
      Thanks! And God bless!

      5 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 7:55 PM
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      10 hour at the airport - What would you do

      by Straggler Online Now 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.

      5 Answers Apr 22, 2015 at 1:32 AM
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      Suggestion On 6-Day Itinerary

      by kahar Online Now 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 :')

      7 Answers Mar 18, 2015 at 12:50 AM
    • How to take train to Gotemba outlet?

      by ahyi72 Online Now 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

      5 Answers Mar 13, 2015 at 9:27 PM
    • How to take train to Gotemba outlet?

      by ahyi72 Online Now 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

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2015 at 9:27 PM
    • 2/3 Nights in Osaka

      by DavidW106 Online Now Feb 13, 2015 at 5:33 AM

      I was in Osaka two years ago, only one day day so did not see it. This time im in Osaka for probably 2/3 nights. What do i need to see and do and eat and drink restaurants sights bars etc. That goes the same for Kyoto, Tokyo and maybe a few other cites too. I fly into Osaka and out of Tokyo 10 nights in total. I will probably get another bullet train pass

      4 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 8:07 AM
    • Places of interest in Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe

      by TenzinD Online Now Jan 23, 2015 at 1:17 AM

      Hey, I am planning a trip to Osaka in November and we have 8 full days to spend. I have seen some of the reviews and concluded the following places of interest are:
      (1) Osaka - (a) business commerical city (b) nothing fantastic except Universal Studio © not much attractions
      (2) Kyoto to visit (a) Kinkakuyi Gold Pavilion (b) Heian shrine © Kiyomizudera Temple (d) Nijo-Jocastle (e) Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (f) Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine
      (3) Nara to visit (a) Todai-ji for the Great Buddha and wondering deer.
      (4) Kobe?

      - Could someone please tell me what other places of interest to visit beside those stated above and also what to see in Kobe?
      - Can recommend reasonable hotel to stay at easily accessible location?
      - Any reasonable onsen to recommend?
      - How many nights at each places? Ie, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe.

      Thank you in advance. :-)

      8 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 6:11 AM
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      First time to visit Osaka for 5 days and 4 nights... Itinerary please :-)

      by annamarisdiga9477 Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 7:10 PM

      Hubby & I with our 3 kids will visit Osaka for the first time this coming March 24-28. Can you help us with our itinerary. Where to go...How to go to...What to do... etc... From airport we have booked a hotel near Osaka Castle. How can we squeezed in - making our trip memorable with limited time. Thanks :-)

       

      9 Answers Jan 26, 2015 at 6:53 PM
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      Osaka in April 2015

      by Meeriah Online Now Jan 7, 2015 at 7:44 PM

      It's my first time to travel to Osaka with my daughter, and I have no clue how to begin this 6 day tour.

      1. Which area should we get a hotel to check in to? (I already have a reservation at Hotel Shin Imamiya Address: 1-2-20 Haignochaya, Nishinari-ku 557-0004; Area/City/Country: Tennoji/Uehonmachi/Osaka/Japan) Is this a good place and is the area convenient to most parks visited by tourists?

      2. We intend to visit Kyoto / Nara, should we stay 1 night in this area too? Or is it convenient to go back to our reserved hotel for the night if we will be visiting Universal Studios the next day?

      3. If we stay in that said area (Nishinari-ku) which should we visit first? Universal Studios or Kyoto/Nara?

      Your feedback would really help us decide a big bulk of our tour questions :) Thank you in advance!

       

      9 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM
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      How to keep feet warm

      by Poling Online Now Dec 18, 2014 at 12:58 AM

      Will be departing to Osaka/Kyoto next week. Knowing that the it will be pretty cold, what should I wear to keep my feet warm? thanks.

      4 Answers Dec 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM
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      to Osaka Castle

      by fridz Online Now Dec 11, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      Hi!

      From Namba Subway Station how to go to Osaka Castle?

      thanks

      2 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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      Kansai Airport to Namba Oriental Hotel

      by fridz Online Now Dec 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Hi!

      How to go to Namba Oriental Hotel (near Namba Subway Station) from Kansai Airport? What are the options? thanks much

      3 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM
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      Osaka basics

      by stiig Online Now Nov 12, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Hi everyone, on 15.11.2014 am arriving to Osaka for a few days. Need some help with having fun and sightseeing not looking every spot by hours. Anyone give me some advices while having a dinner? Greetings from Poland. Stig

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2014 at 6:07 PM
    • Hobby shop near Dotonbori

      by MohammadNoor Online Now Nov 3, 2014 at 7:38 AM

      Hi folks,

      My wife and I will be coming for a vacation this December. While at the same time I will be looking to get some hobby merchandise from Japan. Can anyone please help me to locate nearby hobby shop/store around Dotonbori district? Really appreciate it. Thanks.

      1 Answer Nov 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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      Icoca & Haruka roundtrip version

      by nizora Online Now Oct 27, 2014 at 3:50 AM

      From Kyoto I will be taking LTD. EXP HARUKA bound for KIX, and LTD. EXP HARUKA stops at Tennoji station. Using the Icoca & Haruka ticket , could I exit at Tennoji station ?

      9 Answers Nov 7, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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      ECONOMICAL MOBIL PHONE

      by listenandlearn Online Now Oct 18, 2014 at 12:31 AM

      Our friend from the Philippines will be going to Osaka for about two weeks. While in Osaka, he will need to constantly contact his Philippine office. While mobile phone and sim card would be economically more advisable to purchase and where would he need to purchase this ? Any helpful advise will be greatly appreciated. thank you.

      5 Answers Feb 2, 2015 at 7:39 PM
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      weather in november

      by faffy Online Now Sep 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      what is the weather during november? what to wear.
      thanks.

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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      Cheap but decent hotels near the subway

      by faffy Online Now Sep 20, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      Hi! Any recommended cheap but decent hotels near the train stations?

      thanks.

      5 Answers Sep 21, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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      what to expect in weather

      by fridz Online Now Sep 7, 2014 at 7:15 AM

      hi!

      I just want to ask those locals or been to Osaka/Kyoto, how was it during mid January? I know it's still winter, but can you advised me about the expected weather when we get there... the temperature approximately, the snow fall, can we still enjoy going around during that period...

      thanks much

      5 Answers Sep 20, 2014 at 10:14 PM
    • Travelling to Asahi Beer Factory and Nissin Noodle Museum in Osaka

      by jennykuan Online Now Aug 25, 2014 at 7:33 AM

      Please advise how should I go about to the two places from Kansai Airport. Should I go Asahi first then Nissin or the other way round. Planning to go upon arrival on 24/12 ( I will make online reservations first for Asahi as being told)

      Thank You.

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2014 at 6:21 PM
    • 01/01/2015 Osaka

      by jennykuan Online Now Aug 22, 2014 at 12:28 AM

      Please advise if the shops and the big departmental store like Takashimay, Hankyu Hands etc will be closed on 31/12/14 and 01/01/15?

      Thank You.

      3 Answers Aug 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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      itinerary for osaka, kyto, nara and tokyo

      by faffy Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 9:20 PM

      hi. i am travelling with my husband to osaka on nov 6-12. we want to include tokyo, kyoto and nara to our sidetrips. can anybody here could help me on our itineary?

      thanks in advance.

      9 Answers Jan 7, 2015 at 8:05 PM
    • mk taxi osaka

      by wanjini Online Now Aug 16, 2014 at 4:03 AM

      I wish to know wether mk taxi in osaka is really cheap and how much roughly the mk taxi fare from hotel new hankyu to shinsaibashi arcades..thank you

      1 Answer Aug 16, 2014 at 10:09 AM
    • 24/12-03/1/15, Itinerary help needed

      by jennykuan Online Now Aug 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      We will be travelling to Saka with 2 teeagers 12 and 14 ( 24/12/14-3/1/15). We have confirmed our hotel near Universal and plans for the first three days - 24 Aquarium, 25 Universal, 26 Rinku Outlet.

      26-27 Stay at Wakayama ( go to watch the tuna cutting session, sample oranges, and visit amusement park, )

      Plan A

      Stay at Ehime , cultured pearls and sample more local food like Tai ( Is it worth a visit and safe to go as KOchi just had a flood recently?)

      Should we stay at Kobe, my family loves beef. My friend also recommended me to visit a Sake museum there. Or I can still revisit Kobe another day since it is a short train ride and my family will be getting the Kansai JR pass

      Plan B 27/12-3/1? Just stay at a hotel Osaka Shinbashi area. Do day trips to Naran Kyoto , Kobe

      Finally, where is a good place to go/hotel to stay for 31 to see the fireworks . Or should we go Ehime, to avoid the crowd?

      We will be including Osaka Castle, Asahi Beer Factoy and Nissin Museum in our trip.

      We place food as our first priority, we love sashimi , soba, barbecue skewers. Please advise a good okonomiyaki restaurant too.

      What will the weather be like usually?

      Thank you.

      Jen

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2014 at 9:38 AM
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      first timer

      by fridz Online Now Aug 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM

      Hi!
      We're about to visit osaka mid-january next year, i just want to ask what's the best thing to do or visit there? and any suggestions and advise... thanks much

      3 Answers Aug 13, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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      17 Days in Japan

      by autumn918 Online Now Aug 4, 2014 at 6:24 AM

      Hi guys, I will be travelling to Japan from 23 Nov to 10 Dec, arriving in Osaka, & departing from Nagoya.
      I am thinking of travelling Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Kyoto, & lastly Nagoya.
      How should I plan my 17 days, & is it too many days for these 5 places?

      Cheers,
      Rebekah

      7 Answers Aug 10, 2014 at 3:23 AM
    • Transportation from Osaka airport

      by Louison Online Now Jul 23, 2014 at 8:55 AM

      Hi! What is the best way to get to Tempozan cruise terminal to reach our ship. Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 24, 2014 at 5:32 AM