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    • Unagi Restaurants

      Hamamatsu Sep 10, 2015 at 4:41 AM

      Can somebody please recommend a good unagi restaurant in Hamamatsu?

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      Tokyo 1 1/2 day layover

      Tokyo 1 hours ago

      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!

    • souveneir

      Tokyo Yesterday

      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?

    • 2 weeks in Japan (18Dec - 3Jan)

      Japan 7 hours ago

      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,

    • 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.

    • transportation pass

      Osaka Sep 6, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      hi..i would like to ask about transportation pass. My schedule will be :

      • 1st day : kansai - namba ( my hotel is in shin saibashi ). Go to Osaka castle, umeda sky building, hep5 ferris wheel and dotonburi, shinsaibahi and namba area
      • 2nd day : universal studio
      • 3rd day : check out from osaka and go to nara a whole day. go to kyoto at around 5 or 6 p.m.
      • 4 - 6th day : 3 days in Kyoto. Take the willer bus at the 6th day
      • 7th - 9th day : 3 days in Tokyo

      Could you please advise which one is more suitable, is it Kansai Thru pass or Osaka Amazing Pass or Nankai - Kansai Airport edition ( i read that Nankai-Kansai Airport edition includes unlimited rides for 1 day on all Nankai Electric Railway lines within Osaka Prefecture added to the valid area for the Osaka Amazing Pass area edition for 1 day.)

      How about for 2nd day as i plan to spend my whole day in universal studio ?

      Thank you in advance for your help

      Best Regards,

    • 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.. =)

    • 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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      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 :)

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      3 hours in Osaka, what do do?

      Osaka Sep 6, 2015 at 2:26 AM

      heading back to Kyoto from Hiroshima (or Himeji the second day) we may stop in Osaka for 3 hours.
      1)which is a convinient JR station to stop? (I've heard there are many stations in Osasa, have in mind we will use JR Pass)
      2)any suggested itinerary to follow? is the station a good starting point or do we have to deal with local transportation? (I'd prefer to avoid this)

    • 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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