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    • Unagi Restaurants

      Hamamatsu Sep 10, 2015 at 4:41 AM

      Can somebody please recommend a good unagi restaurant in Hamamatsu?

    • souveneir

      Tokyo Oct 4, 2015 at 2:12 AM

      Best place to buy a sovewneir in Akihabara?

    • Bus from Narita airport to Utsunomiya-shi

      Utsunomiya Sep 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM

      I want to reach 321-0945, Tochigi Ken, Utsunomiya-shi, shukugo 2-3-4, Itos from Narita airport. What are the bus timings after 10am and fare

    • how to apply wifi in the osaka?

      Osaka Sep 13, 2015 at 7:18 PM

      1. osaka sim card 如何申请?网路数据是不是一直都有开的? 需要验证密码?是怎么验证?

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      Tavelling with big luggage by public transport

      Okinawa Sep 8, 2015 at 8:20 AM

      Here's my travel plan:
      From Naha airport to hotel in Mihama American Village (stay for 1 night), from Mihama American Village to hotel near Nago bus terminal (stay for 2 nights) and back to Naha (3 nights). May I know if I can travel with my big luggage by public bus? I think taxi will be too costly?

    • Tour of Hakone despite volcanic activity reported

      Hakone 6 hours ago

      Since there was a volcanic activity detected sometime in May of this year in the Hakone area, I would like to ask if it is safe to take a two-day tour of the Hakone area, which includes the Hakone Ropeway, Lake Ashi tour, and an overnight stay in a hotel resort with hot spring on November 28, 2015. There was an available tour that we can avail of but I am hesitant to book for that tour because of the warning message to tourists that I read recently.

    • Airport currency exchange

      Nagoya Sep 28, 2015 at 1:27 AM

      I plan to encash USD travellers cheques on arrival at Nagoya International Airport. Does the bank at the arrival hall provide this service? Does it open on a Sat morning?

    • First time to Japan, Tokyo (mid December 2015, 5 nights itinerary)

      Japan Sep 20, 2015 at 7:26 AM

      This is my first time visiting Tokyo.

      Anyone with suggestions on the 5 nights itinerary?

      Would be appreciated! :)

      Shopping (for male), sight-seeing perhaps will be top priorities..


    • inexpensive (cheap) shopping

      Yokohama Sep 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM

      Can anyone tell me where can I find inexpensive clothes and shoes in Yoko?

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      JR train to Inari and then to Nara

      Kyoto Sep 17, 2015 at 8:56 PM

      1)is there a JR train on JR Nara line at about 8.00am?
      2)From there is there any JR train on the same line to Nara at about 10.00am?

    • planning below is it rush for us? And 路线可否请你帮忙我们做修改?

      Osaka Sep 13, 2015 at 7:24 PM

      First Day:

      Second Day:
      4.大阪水上巴士 Aqua-Liner
      7.HEP FIVE 摩天轮

    • Getting around with Japan Transportation

      Japan Sep 12, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      Hi i'm visiting Japan in Oct.

      I need some advise on how to getting around with Japan transportation for few location :

      1. From Osaka to Narita Airport - Which is the station from Osaka airport ? How much is the cost for Train?
      2. From Narita Airport to Tokyo central - How much is the bus ride from Narita to T-cat station ? 1,900 yen (Adult) ?
      3. From Tokyo Central to Haneda Airport - Where to catch the bus and how much is the cost ?
      4. If i want to travel from Tokyo to Mount Fuji, any good recommendation ?

      Thank you.

    • 2 weeks in Japan (18Dec - 3Jan)

      Japan Yesterday

      I am planning my (solo) Japan trip 6-7 days (18-23Dec) and then join up with some friends on my 2nd week (24Dec-3Jan - Tokyo/Hakane/Kyoto/Osaka) in Japan. Here is the tough part, I can't decide where to go for the first 6 days. My fly-in flight will be dependent on my itinerary and will fly-off from Tokyo. Hope to get some ideas from veteran travallers and locals. Interest: sightseeing (more on local town/village/farmstay), walk/hike up 1 volcano/Mt (regular fitness), onsen and etc.... Also troubled if I need to get JR pass for my 1st week (will purchase JR pass for 2nd week), hope not.. pretty expensive

      I am considering between Nagoya or Fukuoka for my first 6 days. Some places that catches my eyes below but unsure about the distance nor the transport yet. If it is too far-stretched/too expensive (hope to stay budget to spurge on food) please let me know. I am open to all suggestions (eg. festivals at some areas etc), I will only need to be in (Tokyo) Shinjuku on the 24th night to meet my friends.

      1) Nagoya - Shirakawa-go (Gifu), Takayama, Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village (same place?), Nagoya City tour (Manekineko street), onsen with monkeys?
      2) Fukuoka - City tour (Daizaifu/Tenjin/Nakasu/Fukuoka tower), Kumamoto (castle+Mt Aso), Beppu (budget ryokan)

      Thanks in advance,

    • Narita Airport

      Japan Sep 28, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      The access walkway from terminal 2 to terminal 3 is by moving walks?

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      Autumn foliage

      Sapporo Sep 23, 2015 at 7:23 PM

      Will be in Sapporo on the first week of November. May I know where could I go to photograph spectacular autumn foliage that's accessible by public transport.

      Thanks for any info!

    • 13 Days itinerary advice and suggestions

      Japan Sep 7, 2015 at 1:52 AM

      My sis and I are planning to travel to Japan next May for 13 days (after GW). This is our first trip so this is our plan:

      Day1 (May 8 - Sunday): Arrive late at Haneda (overnight at airport)
      Day2: Tokyo
      Day3 (ACTIVATE JR): early morning to MATSUMOTO? (Eve-head back to Tokyo for Sunrise seto to Himeji)
      Day4: Himeji Castle (morning), Kyoto
      Day5: Kyoto
      Day6: Hikone (morning), Kyoto, Osaka (at night)
      Day7: USJ
      Day8: Hiroshima + Miyajima
      Day9: Early Morning to Matsue >> Eve in Kurashiki (Sunrise Izumo to Tokyo)
      Day10: Tokyo
      Day 11: Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko spend the day by sightseeing (Retro Bus).
      Day 12: Fuji Q and head back to Tokyo
      Day13: Odaiba >> Hnd (flight back at night)

      My questions are:

      1) Is my itinerary doable?
      2) Not sure where to go for DAY 3 where i can start using my jr pass
      3) Will Day9 be possible?

      I've heard about Toku Q-pack (Return Bus tickets + Fuji Q Ticket) and was thinking of buying it.
      4) Is it cheaper to get this Q-Pack?
      5) Does this Q-Pack include both Admission Ticket + Tickets for rides?
      6) Can I use this Fuji Q Ticket on my 2nd day there?
      7) Will it be packed in May?

      Hopefully u guys can help me
      Thank you.. =)

    • What to do for 1 day on the way from Osaka to Tokyo?

      Japan 19 hours ago

      Hi all,

      We have realised that we have 1 extra day/night to explore in Japan (very exciting)! We would love to go somewhere scenic that is easily accessible by the JR line as we have JR passes. Does anyone have any suggestions on what city/town we should see for 24 hours on the way from Osaka to Tokyo?

      Many thanks!

    • Any Recommendation for Autumn Leaves?

      Japan Sep 17, 2015 at 8:05 PM


      I like to go see the Autumn Leaves during this Silver week in Japan.
      I am planing to go to Kawaguchi Lake

      But is there any other recommendation?
      Please share your thoughts.

      Thank you.

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      Tokyo 1 1/2 day layover

      Tokyo Yesterday

      We're considering going to Singapore in late January and there are no direct flights so one of the places I can change planes is Tokyo and since we've never been, I thought we might do a short layover. It looks like I can get a flight that arrives mid to late day on Friday, we could spend all day Saturday and fly to Singapore the next day midday. I will guess that we will be quite tired from the 13 hour flight so probably looking for the following:

      hotel for 2 nights for 2 people that won't make my pocketbook cry too loudly, I am fine with anything clean that has a bed and a private shower in a safe neighborhood (no hostels or shared facilities), easy access to transit to the airport a plus

      dinner on Friday night, then off to sleep

      what to see on Saturday to get a feel for the city, I know it's too short of a visit to see everything but we're interested in history and enjoy visiting markets

      lunch and dinner on Saturday

      I've had a look at the average weather and it says 38/50F low/high, that will be warm for us at that time of year since we live in Chicago :-)

      Thanks for any help!

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      Kanto or Kyoto?

      Japan Sep 23, 2015 at 7:43 AM

      Me and my wife will go to Japan on Jan 2016 for 7 day trip. Our trip will start and end in Tokyo (Narita) and we plan not to buy JR Pass (we are on a tight budget).

      Our initial plan is to go straight to Kyoto from Tokyo using overnight bus,
      Stay in Kyoto for 3 days and explore surrounding area before going back to Tokyo.

      Our questions:
      - shall we still go to Kyoto? or stick to Kanto area (Tokyo, Nikko, Kawaguchiko)?
      - Are there enough time to explore Kyoto and Nara?


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      is monday october 12 a national holiday?

      Tokyo Oct 1, 2015 at 12:52 PM

      is monday october 12 a national holiday?
      if so:
      1)does this affect public transport in Tokyo?
      2)are some atractions closed? the East Imperial Gardens will be open? (they are closed on mondays but when monday is holiday they close the next day, right?)
      3)I was thinking to start from Hama Rikyu gardens in the morning, then take the train to Tokyo Station and walk to East Imperial Gardens but the rest of the day will be free. any suggestions considering we will cover the following the rest of our days in Tokyo:
      Meiji Shrine, Takeshita Dori, Shibuya Crossing, Shinjuku, Tsukiji Fish Market, Hamarikyu Gardens, Akihabara / Ginza, Asakusa, Sensoji temple, Ueno Park

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      daytrip to hiroshima and Miyajima

      Hiroshima Sep 28, 2015 at 9:19 AM

      we plan to do a daytrip by JR train from Kyoto to Hiroshima arriving there at 10.00am
      1)is it wise to walk to Peace Park or take the tram?
      2)how much time the park will take (without a visit to the museum)?
      3)is there a tram line near the park for the port (Miyajima-guchi) to catch the ferry to Miyajima? which tram line? what's the ticket cost?
      4)should we buy One-day pass from the tourist office (is it at ¥600?) as we may need at least 3 tickets in total for trams? (1 to the park, 1 to the port, 1 back to the station)
      5)will it be easier to do the Miyajima first and then the Peace Park? if so which tram lines should we take?

    • 10 days in Japan in October

      Japan Sep 7, 2015 at 3:52 AM

      Hi all,

      We'll be Japan (flying into Tokyo) for 10 days at the beginning of October. The country is so beautiful I'm overwhelmed with what to do in so little time. Any suggestions would be incredibly appreciated!

      We're planning on seeing:

      -Tokyo (sega world, great food, would be nice to see some leaves changing colour)
      -Yokohama (hot springs, view of mont fuji, zen gardens)
      ^basically do a loop. We won't be renting a car, we're getting a train pass. I've been told about a high speed train that will take you around the country, but does it go in this loop?

      Thanks so much in advance for any ideas!!

      Rachel :)

    • Haneda; Tokyo; Hakone; Miyajima

      Tokyo Sep 7, 2015 at 2:43 AM

      Hi all,

      I'll be going Tokyo, and thinking of going Hakone to view Mt Fuji & Hiroshima (Miyajima). I've been to Kyoto & Osaka last year.

      I'm stuck on planning on the transport arrangements..(which is more difficult as I thought compared to Kansai Region), especially Haneda airport to Tokyo town on our arrival. =(

      firstly, we will be there for 9D8N, I'm planning to get 7 days JR Pass. how can i get additional 1-2 days JR pass for the additional day usage?

      I'm planning to use the JR pass on 3rd day onwards till my return so that we can use the JR Pass on N'EX train as we will be departing from Narita Airport.

      If i can't get additional 1-2 days JR pass, what will be the best transport / route from haneda to Shinjuku area? If I purchase ad-hoc monorail ticket from Haneda airport to Shinjuku? We will be renting apartment near shinjuku area. is there any metro / subway we can hop on from Hamamatsucho or Shinagawa station after taking monorail from Haneda airport?

      Secondly, in order to see mt. Fuji, understand Hakone will be one of the best options. what will be the best way to get there? Should we stay overnight or it can be day trip?

      lastly, visiting Miyajima will be in my plan too.. I know we can make use of JR Pass on shinkansen and even JR ferry.. I'd like to seek advise on accommodation. Is it worth spending a night stay at Hiroshima / Miyajima?

      Thank you

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      Places to stay near Sendai

      by acloud Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      My mother is originally from the Sendai area (Shiogama) and the area was ravaged by the tsunami. She would like to visit her sister in the next year. I've heard that finding a place to stay is difficult/expensive because of the rebuilding. Staying with her sister is not a possibility. Any ideas of longterm apts or rentals?

      5 Answers Jan 24, 2014 at 5:53 AM
    • Map of bus routes throughout Sendai

      by Fredbel6 Online Now Aug 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM


      I am trying to figure out the bus system in Sendai. There are a few places that have a website describing how you can get there from Sendai station, but it would be much easier for me if I would simply see all routes on a map of Sendai, to have som idea which routes are best to get from A to B (I can't read Japanese so that is probably why I can't find it)

      I plan on using busses for commuting so I can't always take the Loople,and it seems the subway won't be of much use to me.

      So does anyone know where I can find such a map?

      Many thanks!

      5 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    • Autumn leaves season in Sendai

      by jnogen Online Now Aug 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Hello:I'd like to know when the season of Autumn Leaves starts in Sendai.Is late October too early? Thanks a lot for any

      4 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 9:51 AM
    • Is it possible to rent a bicycle for a few weeks in Sendai, Japan?

      by Fredbel6 Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Hello everyone I am planning to spend a few weeks in Sendai, Miyagi-ken, in Japan, and I was wondering if it is possible to rent a bicycle, which would give me some more freedom to explore the city and its surroundings. Is it also true that you cannot just park your bicycle wherever you want, that you need to use designated parking lots for bicycles? (I am used to riding bicycles in cities, but I am a (continental) European so I'm used to driving on the right side.) All suggestions or ideas are welcome!

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 7:19 AM
    • Bus to Oritate

      by IbizaDave Online Now Feb 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      I am arriving in Sendai on Saturday morning on the Willer Express. I need t get to Oritate to see a friend. Am I right in thinking its bus bay 10 and that there are quite a few buses that head that way? Like the 840, 843, 844, etc. I can't find any useful info online and I have been looking for HOURS. Thanks.

      4 Answers Feb 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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      Lake Kawaguchiko to Miyagi, Yamoto town

      by moonbead Online Now Sep 18, 2012 at 4:58 AM

      Hi, what is the fastest / easiest way to travel from Lake Kawaguchiko to Miyagi, Yamoto town.

      Travelling with children - preference for trains.

      Thanks in advance for your replies!

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2012 at 6:15 AM
    • Sendai to Ishinomaki transport

      by heberer Online Now Dec 11, 2011 at 7:21 AM

      I heard that the trains are still not running between Sendai and Ishinomaki. Can anyone send me bus information (Company & contact info)
      Thanks! (in Japanese is OK)

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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      Craft and Fabric Stores in Sendai

      by onaquest Online Now Jul 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM

      Hi there everybody~~
      Im looking for fabric and craft stores in Sendai, does anyone have any suggestions?
      Thanks, Doomo, Gracias!!

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2011 at 12:59 AM
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      Sendai's Jozenji Street Jazz Festival Sept 2011

      by onaquest Online Now Jul 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM

      Hi there everyone~~
      Im looking for the band/stage schedule for the Jazz fest.
      I have looked all over the internet, and the festival website is not well manicured.
      Does anyone know anything about ticket prices, band schedules, etc?
      Thanks for your help!

      2 Answers Jul 26, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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      by onaquest Online Now Jan 12, 2011 at 2:26 PM

      Im looking for a place to go salsa dancing in Sendai.
      If anyone knows of a salsa club, latin jazz club, please let me know.
      Thankyou in advance!!

    • What's it like?

      by russ_jones2k Online Now May 22, 2005 at 12:24 PM

      Okay, so I know it's a broad question, but what is Sendai like to live in? I'm moving there for a year or more in July and don't have any insider information as such. Particularly just whether people enjoy it there? What's the general standard of living etc? Sorry for being so broad but i'm asking as a total Sendai novice!

      7 Answers May 10, 2006 at 10:14 PM
    • Jazz Clubs in Sendai

      by tonytong Online Now Oct 11, 2004 at 7:21 PM

      We will be in Sendai in mid November staying at the Holdiay Inn, please recommend nice cosy place to enjoy JAZZ near the Holiday Inn. Thank You. Tony

      2 Answers Oct 16, 2004 at 12:48 AM
    • Advice before going to Sendai.

      by BlueIce21 Online Now May 25, 2004 at 2:54 PM

      I'll be visiting a special friend of mine, and before I go I would like any advice that may be useful to me. I will be traveling alone, this is my first time out of the country, and my first time flying. I am twenty years old.

      9 Answers May 10, 2006 at 10:20 PM
    • chitra restaurant

      by whatdoyouwant Online Now Mar 9, 2004 at 7:59 PM

      Can you tell me the location of Chitra restaurant in sendai and how to there from the sendai station. Any other indian/pakastani/nepali restaurant in Sendai?

      4 Answers May 12, 2006 at 6:39 AM