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    • Transportation from Osaka airport

      Osaka 10 hours ago

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

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      Soccer World Cup 2014

      Japan Jun 28, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      Any Colombians in Tokyo that want to meet to watch the Colombia-Brasil match this Friday?

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    • Antique Shops

      Shizuoka-ken Jun 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM

      Can you recommend an antique shop in the area?

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      Private Mt. Fuji 1 day Tour

      Japan Jul 20, 2014 at 9:46 PM

      Hi all

      I am looking for a company which operates private Mt. Fuji tour this coming December.

      My choices are limited because we require a different pickup and dropoff point. Furthermore, my pickup point is not in the main Tokyo area. In fact we are pretty near to Mt Fuji

      The Mt. Fuji tour date that we are looking at is 14 Dec 2014

      Pickup:
      Kozantei Ubuya
      富士河口湖温泉郷 湖山亭うぶや
      〒401-0303 山梨県南都留郡富士河口湖町浅川10

      At the end of the trip, we would like to return to:

      http://www.southerntower.co.jp/

      Hotel Century South Tower
      2-2-1 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-8583, Japan
      Tel: +81 3 5354 0111 Fax: +81 3 5354 0100

      Please advise.

      Thank you for all your help!

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    • Gioji temple bicycle parking in Arashiyama?

      Japan Jul 20, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      Hello,
      I plan on renting a bike during my stay in Arashiyama.

      I'm planning on hitting:
      1. bamboo groves
      2.Jojakkoji Temple
      3. Gioji Temple
      4. Bike back to Saga Arashiyama

      I know that Jojakkoji temple has bicycle parking according kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bicyc... , but I didn't see a parking lot indicated for Gioji. And Gioji is so far away, does anyone know if there's a place to legally park my bike near that temple?

      Also, with the bike, about how many hours would I need for this itinerary?
      We're planning at 3-4 hours, is this more than enough?

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    • tourist guide

      Tokyo Jul 20, 2014 at 12:03 AM

      Will be in Tokyo for 2 days in October.Looking for a recommended tourist guide. there will be 4 people in our group.
      Grateful for help. billybull

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    • Japanese Antiques

      Shizuoka Jun 29, 2014 at 5:17 PM

      Hello!

      I'm looking for a Japanese antique store in Shizuoka. Any ideas?

      Thank you!

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      Must see in Tokyo

      Tokyo-to Jun 27, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      Hello everyone,
      We are heading to Thailand next week and we have a layover in Tokyo of 2 days and a half. What suggestions do you have as far as MUST SEES? We will be staying at Sunroute Shinbanshi Hotel. Thanks for your help.

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    • Rail Pass?

      Japan Jul 20, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      Hi! For our itinerary we are using the train as follows:
      Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Osaka - Kyoto - Odawara - Tokyo, as well as local city trains.
      We are a family of five, staying 18 days in Japan.
      My question is, will we benefit from having a JR Rail Pass and if so which one?
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read :-)

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    • Getting to Sagara

      Sagara Jul 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      I'm flying into Narita airport in August to work in Sagara. What's the easiest and most straightforward way of getting there from the airport? I'm so confused!

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    • Kyoto accomodation

      Kyoto Jul 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Reccomend accomodation near kyoto JR station

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    • Current Train service to Sendai 9 July

      Kagoshima Jul 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      What is the status of service? My niece had to get off at Ijuin before lunch. Any kind soul out there know why the line is closed or when it will reopen?

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    • shore tours/excursions from cruise ship

      Japan Jul 6, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      English speaking tours/guides/shore excursions from cruise ship practically every port in japan in Sept/Oct 2014. The ship's excursions are quite expensive. We have been to Japan previously, but not some of the towns. Not interested in a lot of temples. We would appreciate any advice.

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    • location of indian vegitarian food resturents

      Tokyo Jul 4, 2014 at 12:22 AM

      we need information regarding availability indian vegiterian in tokyo at shinjuku location

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    • Bus from Fukuoka

      Hiroshima Jul 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

      Is there a bus service running between Fukuoka and Hiroshima?

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      Universal Studio Japan Express Pass Booklet 7 and Admission Ticket

      Osaka Jul 1, 2014 at 7:19 AM

      Hi all, I will be travelling to Japan this December and will most probably be staying in Swissotel Osaka.

      I would like to know if there is any way that I can get the Express Pass Booklet 7 and Admission Ticket before I head off for the trip either online or around my hotel or even in my home country of Singapore.

      This is because I have children in my group and wish to prepare everything in advance. Am also worried about the express booklets being sold out on that day itself.

      Please advise.

      Thank you!

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    • 3 weeks in october

      Japan Jun 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      hi, i am traveling in japan in october and not sure the best/cheapest/fastest way to travel to cities i would like ot visit. Below is my itinerary: PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND

      5oct arrive in NRT at 9pm
      6oct from tokyo to kanazawa
      8oct kanazawa to shirakawago
      9oct shirakawago to takayama
      11oct takayama to either kamikochi or matsumoto for stopver to see castle for few hours and move on.. i can sleep in either city or in tokyo depending on what route is best
      12-16oct tokyo
      17oct day trip to nikko and then evening train to kyoto
      18-22kyoto
      23kyoto to osaka
      25 osaka to KIX to fly home in morning

      please help me understand what is best mode of transport. i can buy a one week pass for my week in tokyo (start jr pass on 10th and end on 17th when i take train from nikko to kyoto),. or i can do a 2 week pass from 5th to 18th. i understand jr pass might not be fastest in takayama/matsumoto region. and i was considering taking Nohi bus in that area if its better.

      any/all advise and help is appreciated greatly!!!!!
      alan

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      Cheap Shinkansen Ticket

      Tokyo-to Jul 15, 2014 at 10:50 PM

      Hi I would like to travel from Tokyo to Nagoya using shinkansen. I read the normal price if i was to buy on the spot is about 10,300 yen.

      I read that i can get a cheaper one by
      1) Buying from travel agent such as JTB a day before. How much discount can i get for a tourist? and is there any JTB or travel agent shop inside Tokyo station?

      2) Buying from vending machine at Ticket shops. I just know the type of tickets available are limited. Is there any further info on this?

      I hope you can advice me.

      Thanks.

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    • 3 days in tokyo..

      Japan Jul 7, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      I have a 3 day layover in Japan and would like some advice on what to do/ where to stay. I enjoy temples and would like to see some. I also would like to buy some anime(if any has english subtitles).The other thing I would like to do is eat horse shashimi. I love seeing temples and religious places as well. I also would love. to see mt. Fuji, but i dont think i am in japan long enough. I do not know anything about japan nor do i speak japanese, but i dont want to miss the chance to explore the cith some. i also would like to know how the trains and where i can buy a pass. Any advice/recommendations on must see places would be great! Thanks.

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    • Bus to Hiroshima

      Fukuoka Jul 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Is there a bus service that runs between Fukuoka and Hiroshima?

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      Night life

      Tokyo-to Jun 27, 2014 at 6:50 AM

      What would be a cool and safe area to have a nice not too expensive dinner and some drinks at a bar? Your recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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      Cash and ATMs

      Tokyo Jun 27, 2014 at 6:49 AM

      I would like to know whether it is easy to get cash from ATMs in Tokyo or not. We will be traveling from the US next week so we are not quite sure about bringing a lot of cash or being able to get money at ATM/s

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    • interesting places to visit

      Osaka Jun 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM

      Interesting laces to visit in and around Osaka

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      the weather

      Fukuoka Jul 7, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Hi, I will go to Fukuoka this August. Can anyone tell me about the weather?

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      MUST SEES in two days and a half

      Tokyo Jun 27, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      Hello everyone,
      We are heading to Thailand next week and we have a layover in Tokyo of 2 days and a half. What suggestions do you have as far as MUST SEES? We will be staying at Sunroute Shinbanshi Hotel. Thanks for your help.

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    Popular Tochigi-ken Travel Answer Locations

    • Daytrip to Nikko

      Nikko Oct 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Hello:I'm visiting Nikko October 30, I'd like to know if it's possible to cover Riuzu Waterfall,Toshogu Shrine,Shinkyo Bridge
      in one day and perhaps another place as well.Thanks in advance for any info.

      6 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM
    • Non expressway roads from Utsunomiya to Motegi Twin Ring

      Tochigi-ken Sep 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      We are going to MotoGP Oct 2013. Staying in Utsunomiya and hiring a car. Instead of travelling on expressway what is the best non expressway route to and from.
      Also, instead of hiring a car would it be best to hire a driver service/chauffeur service. What would be the cost if this is available. Do you have any contact details you can advise. Thank you

      3 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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      Nikko for new year's eve.. Any authentic restaurant to suggest?

      Nikko Nov 3, 2012 at 6:14 AM

      Ciao! My husband and I will spend new year's eve in Nikko. We would like to spend it in an authentic japanese restaurant, looking for great food, not looking for parties or fashionabe places. Something real, real japanese style and food. We fear tourist traps by looking at the usual websites... Any suggestion? Grazie, thanks! Mary

      1 Answer Nov 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM
    • First visit Tochigi-ken

      Tochigi Oct 17, 2011 at 8:13 AM

      We are planning to visit Tochigi-ken very first time.
      We have no idea about this prefectur and how tranceptation conect with Tokyo.
      We also looking for the children friendly spot.
      If anyone responded our question, we apreciate.

      4 Answers Oct 19, 2011 at 4:58 AM
    • Trains to Nikko

      Nikko May 20, 2011 at 11:15 PM

      I find the trains in Japan to be very confusing. I have found an English schedule link online, but it seems to have all the names wrong. Does anyone know (have heard of) the "Nasuno line" that runs between Saitama and Utsunomiya? I think it's the "Bullet" train, but I'm not sure. Also, there is (according to my link) a train that covers 80KM in 12 minutes. Is that for real?

      2 Answers May 21, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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      Nikko mini pass

      Nikko Feb 13, 2011 at 7:04 AM

      Hi fellow VTs,

      Does anyone know much about the Nikko free pass?

      If I purchase a 2 day pass(which include round trip from tokyo), can I stay in Nikko for 2 nights & use the pass for 2 days, & only return to tokyo on the 3rd day?

      6 Answers Feb 14, 2011 at 8:15 AM
    • travel tomorrow

      Tochigi-ken Feb 6, 2011 at 5:37 PM

      how do i get to narita airport from tochigi ken in the most cheapest way?

      2 Answers Feb 6, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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      Nasu-Shiobara Scenic Area VS Ryuokyo Scenic Area

      Tochigi-ken Nov 1, 2010 at 1:42 PM

      I will be in Utsunomiya on November 13 and I have about 8 hrs to explore. I've already been to Nikko in the past, so I was contemplating either of those two scenic areas listed above. My plan is to leave Tokyo in the morning on the train, explore ONE of those sites, then take the train to Utsunomiya by 5pm. So, looking at the train schedules, it seems easy enough to get to each station, but how is the scenic areas from each one? Also, on November 13, will there still be enough autumn color to enjoy at each of these places? I plan to photograph some waterfalls and pathways, so which is better? Thanks!

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      Nikko travel in 1 day

      Nikko Oct 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM

      I plan to travel in Nikko only one day(3-jan-11).Departure from Asasuka and return arond 19:00.I will purchase Nikko all day pass(4400 yen) ...
      1.There is a train to return at 19:00?
      2.Is it not worth and too short time to travel there only 1 day if I purchase this pass?
      3.I'm from thailand and hope to touch some snow.Is it high possible to see the snow at that time(3-jan).
      Jakkrit

      5 Answers Oct 28, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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      Tobu Bus Schedules

      Nikko Sep 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

      I`m trying to locate the bus schedule for the bus from the JR train station to Ryuzu Falls for November, and back again to the train station. Can someone assist in locating an english website for the schedules, or (if you can read Japanese) find the information on the tobu-bus.com website? thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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      Tobu World/ monkey mountains bus service

      Nikko May 12, 2010 at 3:10 AM

      Hi

      The Nikko part of our Japan trip is coming together,

      but we were looking at doing Tobu World and the kinugawa hot springs ropeway/monkey mountains.
      The only information that we can find is that monkey mountain is about a 30 minute walk from kinugawa Onsen Station. If we do Tobu World first this will make it a 45 minute walk, which could be painful with a 3 year old.
      We cannot find any bus information to get between the two places.

      Any information will be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance

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      accomodation in Nikko

      Nikko May 10, 2010 at 3:10 AM

      Hi

      We think we have decided to have a couple of nights in Nikko. But we are having a nightmare trying to find budget accomodation in Nikko. All the websites are in Japanese. Does anybody know of any budget accomodation near the JR Station or a good English Website that has Nikko accomodation.

      We also have a similar question for Odawara/Hakone.

      Many Thanks

      4 Answers May 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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      Tobu World Square?

      Nikko May 9, 2010 at 3:07 AM

      Hello,
      Has anyone visited Tobu World Square? If so approx how long does it take to venture around and look at all the sights?

      We are wanting to do Nikko in a day trip from Tokyo, but not sure if we will have enough time to do this as well as the temples and waterfalls.

      Any suggestions will be appreciated.

      Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers May 10, 2010 at 3:23 AM
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      Nikko to Nagano

      Nikko Oct 30, 2009 at 1:42 AM

      Hi!

      appreciate if someone could provide info on travelling between Nikko and Nagano (the Monkey hot springs)... I've looked thru the JR East shinkansen and rail maps, can't find any good/convenient way to get from Nikko to Nagano... any direct trains/buses between these 2 places?

      thanks! :)

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2009 at 4:21 AM
    • Question about the Tobu passes

      Nikko Oct 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM

      I'm arriving in Nikko for 4 days in late October from Utsunomiya, not Tokyo. Can I get an All-Nikko pass to use the unlimited bus rides and just the one-way train back to Tokyo, or would Tobu invalidate my pass if I don't start out from their Asakusa station?

      If I can do this, can I obtain all the necessary pass validations either over the internet or IN Nikko, since I will NOT be going to Tokyo before Nikko. (Am going straight from Narita by bus to Utsunomiya.)
      Mele
      Hawaii, USA

    • Getting there and moving around.

      Nikko Aug 19, 2009 at 1:48 PM

      Is it possible to get to Nikko from Narita Airport without going through Tokyo?
      Is there, perhaps, a direct bus?

      If I rent a car in Narita, how long it will take me to reach Nikko?

      Does it make sense to rent a car for a day or two in Nikko instead of going by buses to onsens and places to see? Will I have to pay for parking at each place? How much?

      How much does bus cost? Is there such thing as an unlimited day bus pass?

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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      Where to buy a real Japanese Katana?

      Utsunomiya Mar 17, 2009 at 12:12 PM

      I will be visiting Utsunomiya again in the fall and I have always wanted to get a real Japanese Katana, but with so many cute shops to explore, I have not found one yet that sells them and/or i run out of time to look. Also how much can I expect to send - I imagine it depends on the katana and do any of the place offer shipping, as in shipping it back home to the States?

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2009 at 5:00 AM
    • regarding accomodation

      Utsunomiya Dec 3, 2008 at 10:49 PM

      i want to know about having accomodations in weekly mansion kind of rooms. r they sufficient and safe to live there with family? And also if u can suggest any furnished accomodation inutsonomiya, i will be thankful to you.

    • PRIVATE hot spring bath in nikko?

      Nikko Oct 18, 2008 at 6:02 PM

      Does anyone know any place in Nikko where they have a PRIVATE hot spring bath in the room? Somewhere with a nice view. Can be good for honeymooners too? And if you have any other recommendations for a private hot spring bath not in Nikko, that is also fine with me. Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Nov 24, 2008 at 3:56 PM
    • Backpacking/Camping/Hiking Opportunities in Nikko

      Nikko Sep 16, 2008 at 10:49 AM

      Was curious about the possibility of tent camping and or trails in the park or anywhere else in Nikko?

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2008 at 1:04 PM
    • From place to place

      Nikko May 1, 2008 at 4:37 AM

      How difficult is it to see all the tourist sights in Nikko without a car and what is the best way to see everything? Also, how can you get to the Teddy Bear House?

      4 Answers May 4, 2008 at 9:55 AM
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      Hiking in Nikko National Park

      Nikko Mar 3, 2008 at 8:39 PM

      Hi,

      Is is safe to go hiking in Nikko national park by myself. Are there usually a lot of people around? Is it possible or better to book an organised hiking group in the town?

      Thanks Josilver

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2008 at 2:49 AM
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      Mt Nantai...

      Nikko Jan 31, 2008 at 5:24 PM

      How do you get out to the foot of the mountain from Nikko?
      Thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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      Tobu World Square

      Nikko Jan 31, 2008 at 5:04 PM

      my guide book doesn't mention anything about it, neither have i found any info about it on VT...
      how do you get there from Nikko? Is it worth it? Is it doable in a day?
      Any info is highly appreciated!
      thanks

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2008 at 5:36 PM
    • Nikko accommodation.

      Nikko Oct 23, 2007 at 7:09 AM

      Could anyone please recommend a hotel or ryokan in a convenient location in Nikko, around 15000 yens for 2 people.
      Many thanks in advance .
      Bob

      2 Answers Nov 9, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    • One More Time Pension

      Nikko Jun 23, 2007 at 6:43 PM

      Hi,

      Can someone who had been One More Time Pension - Nikko tell me how far it is from JR station and the temples?
      Can we take a bus from JR station to this pension or do we have to take taxi? If so, any idea about the cost?
      Also, how can we access to the temple area from this pension?
      By viewing their web-site, we like their rooms but need to know how we can access to and from JR station and the temple area.
      Thank you so much for your advise.
      Shadow

      2 Answers May 4, 2008 at 9:46 PM
    • World Heritage Pass

      Nikko Mar 24, 2007 at 5:59 PM

      I will be getting a Japan Rail Pass and I was just wondering if it would be better to buy the World Heritage Pass for Nikko, or do it on your own using the Japan Railpass to get there and paying for individual tickets at sites?

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      hey hey

      Utsunomiya Jun 3, 2006 at 12:38 AM

      Just moved to utsunomiya to teach english. Looking for people who are into the nightlife and like to party.

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      about "dargon falls"?

      Nikko Apr 1, 2006 at 1:38 PM

      i am looking for some information about "dragon falls" near nikko/

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2006 at 9:42 PM
    • Nikko Ice festival

      Nikko Jan 26, 2006 at 5:56 PM

      Hello all,

      Can anyone provide information on Nikko Ice festival? we would like to make it in a day from Nishinasuno. I mean Does the festival actually enjoyed in night? what are the activities.

      One more festival starts in Early Feb. in Nikko please provide info on that as well.

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Mar 12, 2007 at 9:35 PM