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    • Melanie_Putra's Profile Photo

      Later dinner at Otaru during Snow Light Path Festival

      Otaru Dec 20, 2016 at 6:38 PM

      During the Otaru Light Festival We will only get into Otaru around 6pm since we will be skiing Mt Teine in the day. Upon arrival we would like to see the festival at both the canal and old railway track areas. I know light-up is until 9pm. Is there any dinner place which stay open late? So we can have something to eat after the visiting the light-up sites? Near the canal or the Otaru Station would be ideal...
      Don't want to waste time eating before seeing the light-up..

      Tq, Mel

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      Are Suica cards available for sale at Haneda Airport?

      Tokyo Dec 31, 2016 at 4:24 PM

      May i know whether Suica cards are available for sale at Haneda Airport? Which train operator sells these cards, Tokyo Monorail or Keikyu Line? I plan to fly non-stop to Haneda from Singapore on 20 September and from there travel to Odaiba or Shimbashi by train.

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      Mt. Fuji ascent

      by stamporama Online Now Jun 10, 2014 at 12:48 AM

      I plan to climb Mt. Fuji on the 4th week this July. As I'll arrive from Kyoto, I read that the closest jump off point is the Fujinomiya 5th station. Just a few questions for those who've climbed from here:

      1. I read that there are stores that rent out any gear (raincoat, walking poles, etc.) that you might need for the climb. Where exactly are they -- at the 5th station, or near the bus/train station?
      2. The Fujinomiya trail is said to be the shortest but steepest route. How steep -- the approximate grade or angle?
      3. After descending, I suppose anyone would be tired and dirty. Since none of the stations or huts have baths, where would be the nearest place to take a shower before riding back on the train? Or is there an onsen in the vicinity?

      Thanks for any replies!

      1 Answer Jun 12, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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      Fuji five lakes / Mount Fuji in five days

      by matjung Online Now Mar 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM

      I would like to explore Fuji five lakes / Mount Fuji area for about five days in July or August.
      Most travel companies offer one, two or three day trips from Tokyo to Fuji and back.
      I am looking for an itinerary that spends some more time in that area.
      What are your ideas to spend five days in that area?
      Do you remember any budhist temples in that area where one can stay over?
      Are there any good will guides available in that area?

      3 Answers Jun 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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      January is it possible to visit Mt.Fuji

      by drsivakumark Online Now Dec 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM

      Hi friends,we are planning to visit Tokyo and Mt.Fuji in the third week of january12.Is it possible to go up to Kawaguchiko station or 5th station?Planning to take JR KANTO pass to travel to fuji.Please give some information regarding transport,local sight seeing during that period.Thanks in advance.---drsivakumark

      11 Answers Jan 2, 2012 at 5:37 AM
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      FUJI HAKONE PASS

      by jkmalison Online Now Nov 12, 2010 at 12:06 AM

      I plan to go to mount Fuji by use "FUJI-HAKONE PASS". I've book hostel at "K's house mt Fuji hostel" at Kawaguchiko lake.The question is..
      1."FUJI-HAKONE PASS" cover unlimitted bus such Retro bus around the lake Kawaguchigo.? Or I have to buy 2-day pass of Retro bus also.?
      2.From Gotemba Station to Kawaguchiko lake.I have to take a bus from Gotemba to Fujiyoshida station first and then take a fujikyu train to Kawaguchiko.Is that right?

      Thank you so much

    • Mt Fuji

      by agentpp Online Now Jul 16, 2010 at 6:44 PM

      What is the best way to get from Mt Fuji area to Osaka? Any suggestions please?

      5 Answers Jun 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM
    • Mt Fuji

      by agentpp Online Now Jul 16, 2010 at 5:32 AM

      What's the best way to get from Tokyo(Shinjuku) to Mt Fuji 5th Station. Would a day trip be sufficient for sightseeing?

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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      accommodation/food help please !

      by Dean&Vanessa Online Now May 7, 2010 at 1:59 AM

      We are 2 adults and a 4yr old travelling to Hakone for 2 nights. Can anyone suggest budget accommodation that is close to the JR station?
      We also want to do the Hakone round course.

      We are also worried we will not have a selection of places to eat in Hakone. Will this be a problem, especially for the 4yr old?

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      transportation in mt fuji area

      by fostera Online Now Mar 27, 2010 at 7:36 AM

      Hi,

      My cousin and I will be traveling to Japan from August 12-22, 2010. We are staying in Tokyo for the first 4 nights and then heading to the Mt Fuji area for a few nights. We plan on climbing to the top via the Kawaguchiko 5th station. After the climb, we are looking into staying in Hakone for a night to rest our sore legs in a nice hot spring. Can anyone provide me with information on how to get from the Kawaguchiko 5th station to Hakone? In addition, any recommendations you may have on places to stay in the Hakone area are welcomed.

      Thank you for your help!

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      Hakone 2days trip

      by blossom28 Online Now Feb 15, 2010 at 3:40 PM

      Hi travelers,

      I will be traveling alone in Japan and would like to stay 2 days in Hakone on March 24th or 25th 2010. Any female travelers interested to join booking a package deal together (Hakone freepass & accomodation), traveling from Tokyo to Hakone vv?

      Or does anyone has any advise to get a good deal for accomodation with hotspring at an inn/hotel?

      Thanks!
      B28

      4 Answers Feb 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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      fuji san off season

      by thegerald Online Now Apr 26, 2008 at 12:03 PM

      i d like to ask if it is very dangerous to climb on mt. fuji in mid-may. in lonely planet it is said, that the paths are not open and the mountain huts are closed as well. is this true?

      thanks in advance,
      gary
      austria

      3 Answers May 12, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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      Is my Fuji Schedule Ok?

      by blacksnail Online Now Jun 11, 2007 at 7:11 PM

      Hi VT,

      I've drafted my Fuji schedule, Would like you all to comment it. thank you!!

      Mt Fuji
      Accomodation: K's House

      Day 1 ( arriving at 12:30pm)
      Drop Luggage at K's House
      Saiko Iyashi no sato (Healing village) (How long will i need to spend here?)
      40min by bus from hostel

      Onsen (Natural hot spring)
      Open everyday

      Day 8
      Ice cave and Wind cave (Saiko lake area)
      30min by bus from our hostel

      Cable car to the view point (Mt.Kachi-Kachi) (When is the best time to go here?)

      Any other places that i should visit, my train leaving at 8pm. thank you

      3 Answers Jun 14, 2007 at 10:01 PM
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      Yamaguchiko or Hakone?

      by sunset_gal Online Now Jun 3, 2007 at 6:50 AM

      We would like to visit the surrounds of Mt. Fuji as a overnight trip from Tokyo, max 2 nights.

      Have read different sites recommending different towns, particularly Hakone and Yamaguchiko. Which is a better town in terms of transportation from Tokyo, getting to 5th station on Mt Fuji, inexpensive accommodation and good views?

      Will there be other sites of interest in these towns to keep us occupied for 2 days?

      Appreciate any input. Thanks.

      8 Answers Jun 7, 2007 at 7:23 AM
    • Hakone - Kai Resort

      by annayeo Online Now Oct 10, 2006 at 6:53 AM

      After a long time, I managed to find a picture of Kai Resort in Hakone. Wonder if anyone knows how to book the hotel and how to get there.
      Thanks

      1 Answer Oct 12, 2006 at 5:25 AM