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      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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    • Hokkaido in late october

      Hokkaido Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58 PM

      Which places should I visit in the Hokkaido/Sapporo area during the last week of October? I have a week.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Ekiben sold at New Chitose Airport?

      Hokkaido Aug 2, 2015 at 8:41 AM

      We are arriving into New Chitose Airport at 8:20am and hoping to catch the 10:33am train to Shintoku. Where in the airport can we buy ekiben to have as lunch on the train? Would prefer to get here rather than at Minami Chitose Station since the transit time is only 10 minutes.

      Tq, Mel

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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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    • Tere Ceballos

      by terhelena Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      how long will take to transfer from airport to Yokohama cruise terminal?

      1 Answer Apr 28, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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      Dinner and Lunch Recommendations

      by celem Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 9:30 AM

      My wife and I are visiting Yokohama by cruise ship, arriving from China and docking at the Osanbashi pier in the late afternoon on Tuesday, April 30th and leaving the next day in the late afternoon. We would like to eat dinner Tuesday evening and lunch on Wednesday and would appreciate recommendations. We do not want a western meal - we are in Japan and want a Japanese meal. I realize that Osanbashi Terminal is close to Chinatown and that Yokohama's Chinatown is large but we will have been in China the previous week and would also like to avoid Chinese since we will have eaten many Chinese meals the previous week.

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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      Ideal spots for photography

      by SandiM Online Now Aug 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      I make somewhat of a living taking photos of scenery (no people) and selling at my local market back in Canada. The last time I was in the Yokohama area I went to Hasedera, Kamakura, Hakone, and Ofuna and took some awesome pics of the shrines and buddha statues, fall colors, etc. This time I am going to be at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall in November (night concert) and have most of the day to browse some more ideal spots for photos (no people in them). If I've already done the sites mentioned, what other places can I go to to shoot some photos? I thought about Hakkeijima Aquarium but that might be a little far to go? I'm coming from Ueno. I'd like to feature fall colors and perhaps a night skyline before the concert if it's possible? Any other shrines with interesting buddhas or scenery?

      2 Answers Aug 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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      Seeking info regarding site of old Tokugawa era execution ground in Yokohama

      by owenfinn Online Now Oct 19, 2010 at 3:33 AM

      Does anyone have any information regarding the exact location of the old Tokogawa era execution ground in Yokohama? A very macabre question I know, but perhaps apropos for the Halloween season. In a book I was reading, "Young Japan: Yokohama and Yedo" by John R. Black, the author writes about witnessing an execution sometime in the 1860`s in the Tobe area of Yokohama. Also a journalist in Japan in 1880 wrote a story about the execution ground. You can see the story here:

      query.nytimes.com/gst/abstra...

      I have been living in Yokohama for 4 years and was quite surprised to hear about this rather bleak part of Yokohama`s past. I figure there must be some kind of memorial, shrine or, at least a sign marking the site - but, thus far, no luck at all in finding it.

      Thanks.

      James

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2011 at 12:51 AM
    • train from yokohama to yokosuka

      by citymouse22 Online Now Mar 21, 2010 at 6:28 AM

      Hello. I will be staying with my daughter-in law's parents in yokohama for 4 days this week. I want to be able to take the train into yokosuka, which I'm very familiar with. My japanese is very, very limited. I will be staying at Honmuracho Asahi-Ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa. My daughter in law tells me that I will need to take one train, close to her house, to the main station and from there to Yokosuka. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance.........
      citymouse315@sprint.blackberry.com

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2013 at 3:03 AM
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      From Yokohama to Kumagawa?

      by nuppe Online Now Nov 19, 2009 at 3:38 PM

      And now a real travel question: Is it possible to go from Yokohama to Fussa City in Kumagawa (or Haijima station) by public transportation. Or should I travel from Tokyo?

      (I want to visit Ishikawa brewery)

      2 Answers Nov 21, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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      Beer and language

      by nuppe Online Now Nov 19, 2009 at 1:45 AM

      One more from me: I will go to Tokyo and Yokohama early December. Besides looking around I will start doring a little research related to Japanese beer history. I will also have a meeting at the Kirin (beer company) factory in Yokohama. Then I should need some kind of language support, but I don't think I can afford a proffesional interpreter at this stage. Does anyone know volunteer interpretor services that could be used for such a purpose. ( I realize I maybe will have to do this more properly)

      3 Answers Nov 24, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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      Day trip, maybe overnight trip

      by nuppe Online Now Oct 28, 2009 at 2:46 PM

      I will go from Norway to Tokyo medio Decembre this year. The trip will include a visit to Kirin, the foreigners graveyard and Yokohama Archives of hitory. Maybe the Ramen Museum as well. I am interested in food and drink history and the early Yokohama history.

      Are there other places I should consider to visit. Can I spend the evening in Yokohama and get back to Ueno rather late or should I try to get a place to stay in Yokohama. (I know one day in Y. is little, but will hopefully get back.)

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2009 at 4:52 AM
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      Yokohama to Matsumoto

      by dlandt Online Now Apr 19, 2009 at 1:01 PM

      My wife and I will attend a Kanagawa wedding in September. What is the easiest way to get to Matsumoto from Yokohama?

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2009 at 9:35 AM
    • Directions from Shin Yokohama to Kamakura, Toyko ....

      by cm4 Online Now Oct 28, 2008 at 8:52 AM

      Hi all, never been to japan so would like to know in detail how to

      (1) Visit Kamakura from Shin Yokohama area...i would like to see the great buddlha and see some temples, (walk-able?) between the kita kamakura and kamakura stations? Any idea it can be done in a day? How much is the train fees etc?

      (2)Visit toyko Imperial palace and Asakusa Kannon Temple from Shin Yokohama? If i take the JR tokaido or Yokosuka Line, where should i stop? Or any better way?

      (3) To Shibuya from Shin Yokohama...do i use JR tokaido or Yokosuka Line? Worth visiting?

      hope someone can help..Thanks all in advance... :-)

      4 Answers Oct 31, 2008 at 4:43 PM
    • Disney Sea Ride

      by jhealaines Online Now May 21, 2008 at 2:00 AM

      How can we go to disney sea by riding a train from sakuragicho station? We are planning to head on Saturday and we want to check the convenient and cheapest way in going to disney sea.

      Please help us.

      Thanks.

    • cheap apartments?

      by raretrick Online Now Aug 30, 2007 at 10:10 PM

      anyone know of any cheap places to live in or around yokohama? i don't care how small or crappy it is.

      thanks for your help

    • hey

      by Makee Online Now Feb 13, 2007 at 4:53 AM

      have u ever tried going on cruises in minato mirai??? im planning to go but i dont know wat to take.. thanks

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2007 at 6:14 PM
    • Hotels near the Yokohama Train Station

      by sunnysam Online Now Jun 7, 2006 at 5:36 PM

      Hello to my Yokohama friends-
      Wanted to find out if anyone has recommendations for hotels near the train station (10 min. by cab. Only requirement is private bathrooms.
      Thank you!

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2006 at 9:09 PM
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      Travel into Tokyo from the Port

      by PavlH Online Now May 17, 2006 at 3:10 AM

      How easy is it to get from the port at Yokohama into central Tokyo and back?
      I will only have about 10 hours from the time I disembark to the time I have to get back on to the ship so how easy will it be to see at least something of Tokyo?
      Many thanks

      2 Answers May 17, 2006 at 9:22 AM
    • You will never walk alone

      by timonhols Online Now Dec 12, 2005 at 8:55 PM

      Does anyone know where the squad is staying in Yokohama?Much appreciated

    • Weather next week plus Bars

      by g.hayes Online Now Dec 10, 2005 at 2:02 AM

      Arriving Wednesday 14th december for 5 days watching Liverpool staying in Yokohama
      Weather forecast looks good - how cold is it at night time !!
      No point taking a big coat if not needed
      plus......good places to eat and drink, good Bars, Karioke !! etc etc
      nice and cheap....any advice much appreciated
      Gary

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      Hakugan shumai

      by NedHopkins Online Now May 11, 2005 at 12:35 AM

      Half a century ago the very best shumai in Yokohama -- or anywhere else I visited in Japan -- was at Hakugan, a Chinese restaurant that specialized in that delicacy. It was located on Isezaki-cho. Does anyone know if it's still there?

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2007 at 8:10 PM
    • JR Rail pass

      by Danichan Online Now Jun 8, 2003 at 1:48 PM

      Hi, I just would like to know your opinion about the JR Rail pass. How was your experience? Also, can it be used to take the Narita Express to Ofuna? Please, let me know anything you know about the JR Rail pass! Thanks. Daniel

      3 Answers Jul 19, 2004 at 8:18 PM
    • Yokohama&surroundings...

      by Kenny_o.o Online Now Jun 6, 2003 at 7:31 AM

      I have a free weekend here - what should I do?

      4 Answers Jul 21, 2003 at 5:47 AM