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    • Drifting ice

      Sapporo Oct 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      Is it worth to plan walking on drifting ice or is it just a tourist trap?

    • Yukata Purchase

      Narita Oct 25, 2016 at 2:52 PM

      I am laying over in Narita Saturday and want to buy my wife a silk Yukata ,any ideas where I might go?

    • Drifting ice

      Sapporo Oct 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      Is it worth to plan walking on drifting ice or is it just a tourist trap?

    • Need some advice on where to go for Tokyo and Osaka (26 October to 6 November 2016)

      Japan Oct 17, 2016 at 12:54 AM

      Hi, a group of 8 of us (4 kids from 7 - 15 years old) are travelling on 26 October to 6 November 2016 to Tokyo and Osaka. We will fly in to Tokyo till 1 November and therefore Osaka. Some of the places we would like to visit are :-
      Tokyo - Asakusa, Disney Sea, Mt. Fuji, Aquarium, Ginza & Harajuku shopping streets
      Osaka - Universal Studios, Instant Ramen Museum

      Can anyone of you advice/suggest where else can I visit or plan any itinerary please....thank you in advance :)

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      Transit at Sengakuji Station

      Tokyo Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 PM


      I need to go from Asakusabashi Station to Haneda Airport. I have already checked Hyperdia and see there are direct as well as some that require 1 transit at Sengakuji Station, ie:

      Can anyone help to clarify about the change of train at Sengakuji please? I see only 1 minute wait. Is the change at the same platform or the platform across?
      I would try to catch the direct train from Asakusabashi to Haneda of cause, but just in case..

      Thanks, Mel

    • Suggestions on Itinerary

      Hokkaido Oct 4, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      Hi fellow VTs,
      I need help in your views. I be travelling with grp of 4 (2 couples). We be travelling to Japan nxt yr late march - early April (14 days). This will be our 1st trip to Japan. We have booked a return flight to New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido. Our plan was to travel to Tokyo first then head up back north to Hokkaido. I understand that the Japan Rail Pass is valid for the Shinkanse from Hakodate to Tokyo. As we are most likely to purchase the 7 days pass, we will only be in Tokyo for 7 days then head back up to Hokkaido where we plan to base ourselves at Sapporo.
      (1)Once arrived, how do we travel from New Chitose Airport to Hakidote? Via train/bus.. how long & how much?
      (2)For Hokkaido, is there any similar travel pass like Japan Rail pass? Is it well connected.. If yes, how much?
      (3) Any suggestion on places of interest for Hokkaido. We are nature loving people. We love sightseeing around mountains, villages etc. I heard that Hokkaido has one of the beautiful villages in Japan. Is it true..? If yes is it easily accessible via bus/train.

      Sorry to trouble u with these question. We are open to any suggestions and can't wait to hear from u guys.
      Thank you in advance.

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      from Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo-eki Kita-guchi to NHK Bldg by Toho Subway Line

      Sapporo Oct 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM


      We need to travel with heavy luggage from Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo-eki Kita-guchi to NHK Bldg by Toho Subway Line.

      Sapporo Toho Line Subway Station
      I know the nearest exit at Sapporo Station to the hotel is exit 16. However, that just has stairs. Is there any route via Paseo or JR Tower Hotel Nikko which we can use whereby we won't be encountering any stairs on the way to the subway station?

      NHK Bldg
      When I searched Google Street View I saw an exit very near the TV Tower with an elevator (Northwest corner of the Odori Park section where the tower stands). However, I can't seem to find the exit number.. Thus, I won't know which exit to use from within the station.

      Would anyone be ably to assist by directing us to the nearest Toho Line's exits with escalator/elevator at both the Sapporo Toho Line Subway Station and Odori Toho Line Subway Station, please?
      Secondly, would appreciate if anyone can post the links to the layout maps of Toho Line Sapporo and Odori Stations, please?
      We are hoping to be able to travel between these two places easily and quickly with our trolley bags, without encountering any stairs..

      Tq, Mel

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      Day trip to visit snow monkey Park near Nagano from Kyoto or Tokyo?

      Tokyo Oct 23, 2016 at 7:46 PM

      I will be staying in both places.I s it possible to visit the park as a day trip from either or Tokyo?


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      11 visiting days How much time in Tokyo and Kyoto?

      Tokyo Oct 22, 2016 at 11:18 AM

      Hi, this will be my first trip to Japan. I would like to stay primarily in Tokyo, I think, in a hostel, but want to see Kyoto. I want to see old architecture and gardens, as well as museums, etc. I also want to see Modern Tokyo too, but am not sure how much time I should spend in each city, as I am limited on time.

      Also, any suggested day trips? I like to visit large cities, but then contrast them with a day trip to a smaller more traditional place.


    • Tokyo to Kyoto

      Tokyo Oct 4, 2016 at 8:27 AM

      I will be arriving in Japan first week of November. Our travel plans include seeing Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone and Kyoto.
      I have been reading about the JRPass. Which pass should be purchased? Would it be worth it?
      Also, are there any apps that you would recommend downloading prior to our trip? Any Maps? To help get around

    • Japan Winter Trip Itinerary 2016 Help

      Japan Sep 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

      Hi All!

      I would like to visit japan on mid february 2017 for 10 days with my BF.
      And i want to visit Tokyo, Fuji Q, Shirakawa-go, Zao onsen in yamagata for snow boarding, and will fly back to my hometown from tokyo.
      I still confused to arrange the itinerary. But I will buy JPrail pass for 7 days, so to go to that place i will use shinkansen.

      Day 1: arrived at haneda in the morning, tokyo sightseeing
      Day 2: go to fuji Q and heading back to tokyo
      Day 3: Tokyo disney sea
      Day 4: Shirakawago, I dont think its possible to do return trip from tokyo to shirakawago (or it is possible?)
      Day 5: Heading to Tokyo
      Day 6: Yamagata - Zao, return to tokyo
      Day 7: Kyoto
      Day 8: Kyoto, return to tokyo
      Day 9: Tokyo
      Day 10: Going back home

      I think my itinerary is messed up, isnt it?
      Any suggestion for this winter trip?

    • Itinerary & general cost of living

      Tokyo Oct 1, 2016 at 1:39 AM

      Thinking of doing a stop over in Japan Dec/Jan 207/2018 - going via Japan to New Zealand with NZ airlines - on the bucket list for 2 wrinklies!!

      Want to see Narito/Hanenko/Kyoto and was thinking of remaining in Tokyo and doing day excursions even though they're long and expensive - Not into hiking/walking cable cars/ropeways excludes many of the Mt Fuji Haven't got the confidence to explore on our own given the language probs - just want to see and experience some of the culture - but definitely no reptiles/snakes as I've got a big phobia - don't mind doing a reasonable amount of walking. Looking at Viator & City Discovery Tours ? - used Viator before

      We've also heard horror stories about the cost of living - so we thought that by booking hotels a year out on a free [cancellation basis we'd do a reasonable price - will only stay in hotels with ensuite, but what about food? Anything food that is simple and cheap would be acceptable - quite happy to eat in McDs for a few days to keep prices down

      All suggestions much appreciated - know it's a long way off but there is so much planning to do which I will find loads of fun - hoping to slot in Singapore & Hong Kong - kids watch your inheritance disappear!!


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    • Bicycle Hire in Kurosaki or Kokura

      Kitakyushu Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 PM

      Hello, I will be in the Kurosaki \ Kokura area later this month. I want to hire a quality road bike to discover the area during this time. Can anybody recommend a bike shop?


    • cheap hotel near Hakata star lane

      Fukuoka Jun 4, 2015 at 1:43 AM

      the bowi m for a tournament at hakata star lane, i m loking for cheap reasonable hotel near the bowling centre. can anybody give some advice thank you

      1 Answer Jun 22, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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      Fast ferry to Busan?

      Fukuoka Jan 11, 2015 at 4:52 AM

      Hi there,

      My wife and I are travelling to Japan for the first time at the end of July / start of August. We've got 2 1/2 weeks where we're planning to travel most of the central and southern part of Japan (Honshu).

      We've got a plan to get to Fukuoka by train, and take the ferry over to Busan in South Korea, staying overnight there and returning the next day.

      Could anyone help me with any recent experience of the Beetle fast ferry I've heard about? How easy is it to book and are there any issues visa-wise with departing and re-entering Japan on a tourist visa?

      Many thanks,


      5 Answers Jan 28, 2015 at 1:37 AM
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      Buying a Kimono / Yukata in Fukuoka.

      Fukuoka Oct 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

      Hello there,

      I'm interested in buying a new Kimono / eventually Yukata. Is there any good shop in Fukuoka that you would recommend?
      I'm looking for something rather classic / Unicolor parts. (Kimono, Juban, Haori, Obi and Hakama)
      Unless the prices are an absolute killer, I would rather not buy them from second hand stores.

      I have been looking around the web, but have only found suggestions about shops in either Kyoto or Tokyo / Web shops (about which I'm a bit skeptical)

      Thanks a lot for your Answers and Suggestions!

      3 Answers Oct 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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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?

      5 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 9:17 AM
    • Bus to Hiroshima

      Fukuoka Jul 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 6:29 AM
    • looking for japanese toy

      Fukuoka Apr 8, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      looking for a kendama (toy). can anyone tell me where to find it in fukuoka?

      3 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 2:49 AM
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      Fukuoka to Tokyo

      Fukuoka Mar 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      Hi all! Has anyone used the services of the bus company Nishitetsu? I saw that they offer overnight bus trips between Tokyo and Fukuoka. Can foreigners (no Japanese speakers) book it from abroad or at least a travel agency who can book it for you?

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 4:11 AM
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      Question about airline offices in Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal

      Fukuoka Feb 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Hi, Japan VT,

      Are there offices of Amakusa Airlines, IBEX Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines, J-Air and JEX Express at Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal? If yes, what are their contact numbers and/or email addresses? Can i find their inflight magazines and Timetables there?


      7 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 8:06 AM
    • shooping inquiry

      Fukuoka Feb 12, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      dear all, anyone know where can get different flavor kitkat around fukuoka ?

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
    • Ideas for itinerary in and around Fukuoka City

      Fukuoka Nov 4, 2013 at 5:24 AM

      I'm spending about a week in Fukuoka City with my family (4 of us - spouse, 2 kids who are close to 20, myself) and we have about a week. I'm trying to put together a quick itinerary at short notice and I'm wondering if I could have recommendations on what to see/do/eat in and around Fukuoka. Attractions outside of the city however would have to be day trips.
      Will be arriving in Japan at the end of Nov, leaving about 8 - 9 days later, on Dec 8.

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM
    • 5 days in Kyushu

      Fukuoka-ken May 1, 2013 at 4:23 AM

      My wife and I will be spending 5 days in Kyushu, travelling from Osaka. We would prefer to base ourselves in a central location and travel to other centres (by rail mostly) on a daily basis, probably in the northern part of Kyushu. Please recommend a suitable base .e.g. Would Kumamoto be a practical place to travel to most other northern centres such as Beppu, Nagasaki etc. It seems to be on a main rail line? Thanks.

      6 Answers May 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM
    • HELP! Need Tickets to Kitakyushu Kodo Show in October and Don't Speak Japanese!

      Kitakyushu Aug 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM


      I am planning a trip to Japan with my parents and my sister in October and my dad is a huge fan of the Kodo drumming group. He sees them whenever they come to Toronto. My sister and I found out that they are actually performing in Japan while we are there and we wanted to surprise him with tickets to a show, but the only way that we could work it into our itinerary was their show in Kitakyushu on October 7th. Unfortunately, navigating the theatre's japanese website has been difficult to say the least, not speaking/reading japanese, and we have managed to gather that the tickets went on sale at the beginning of August to members, but that window for purchasing tickets has since closed (not to mention the fact that they don't ship tickets abroad and we don't have an address in Japan to ship to). In any case, it appears as though (and we have no idea how accurate this info is) a very small number of tickets will be available at the theatre on the day of the performance.

      Does anyone out there have any insight to lend to this situation? Is there any other way to get tickets beforehand? I fear that we will show up at the box office on the day of the concert, there will be no tickets left to purchase, and we will have re-routed our itinery to Kyushu for nothing. If anyone can help navigate the website, or provide any help whatsoever on how we might be able to score tickets, I would be eternally grateful!

      Yellowknife, NT, CANADA

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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      Fukuoka vs Osaka

      Fukuoka Jun 11, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      Hi, I'd like to visit Fukuoka in November. Would like to know how Fukuoka is like compared to Osaka. I had a great time in Osaka shopping because the shopping was very compacted into a shopping strip eg. Shinsaibashi-suji. Whether rain or cold, it was easy to just nip into shops as I walked down the covered walkway.
      Does Fukuoka have a shopping strip like Osaka? Reason I ask this question is because I'm a shopping tourist, and dislike 'scattered' shopping as I don't like to walk too much to shop.

      6 Answers Jun 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM
    • Kyushu Rail Pass or Not

      Fukuoka Mar 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      Hello all. I was wondering if it would be worth buying a Kyushu rail pass as opposed to buying tickets per trip. My only travel will be from Fukuoka/Hakata to Kagoshima and back (round trip). The JR website does not list the prices for single trips.
      Thank you.

      9 Answers Mar 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM
    • Fukuoka International Airport

      Fukuoka Feb 20, 2012 at 4:35 AM


      Is Fukuoka International Airport, a 24-hour airport?

      Are there any closing hours?

      How far is it from Fukuoka International Airport to city center
      Are there any public transport to bus / port terminal?


      4 Answers Feb 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    • Toyoko Hotel Closest to Ferry Terminal

      Fukuoka Jan 20, 2012 at 4:52 AM

      Which one of the Hotel Toyoko chain hotels is closest to the ferry terminal as I will be arriving by ship and returning to Korea the next day. The hotel guide lists several Toyoko Hotels in Fukuoka. I would like to know which one is the closest.
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Mar 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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      Fukuoka Nov 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

      I am thinking of going to fukuoka for 5 days in january. wondering how much spending money i should bring, and what the best things to do are
      i definitely want to visit a hot spring or spa at some point.
      any adive/info would be great!

      3 Answers Dec 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM
    • JR vs. Subway confusion

      Fukuoka-ken Jan 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM


      Is anyone familiar with rail transportation around Fukuoka? I'm going to be living there for around 3 months, so I'm trying to figure out the details.

      From where I'm staying, my destination would be Akasaka station, near the "heart" of the city.

      From what I understand, I have 2 options:

      I can walk 5 minutes to the local JR station, ride to Hakata station, and then transfer to the Kuko subway line until I reach Akasaka.


      I can walk 15 minutes to the Nishitetsu Kaizuka line and ride the same subway train, without transfers, all the way to Akasaka. (At least, that's what it looks like based on their subway map. Please correct me if I'm wrong).

      Here's my problem: Since I'm going to be staying for 90 days, I'd like to get a 90-day prepaid pass. So, if I choose the first option, will I need to get both a prepaid subway pass AND a prepaid JR pass? Or do they have a "one size fits all" pass that works for both? Both the JR and Subway sites aren't very helpful. Obviously I don't mind walking for 10 more minutes if it means I can save money.

      Thank you in advance!

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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      Which tour in Fukuoka?

      Fukuoka Sep 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM

      I will be in Fukuoka for one day via cruise ship and trying to decide between these 2 tours. Which would you choose?

      Tour #1: Kushida Shrine, Yusentai Garden, and Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
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      Also, if you have recommendations for a private tour, I'd love to hear those as well.

      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Feb 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM
    • where I can buy the toys, scale model and Action figure in Nagasaki & Fukuoka?

      Fukuoka Apr 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM

      i intend to visit Nagasaki(長崎) and Fukuoka(福岡) next month. I would like to know where I can buy the toys, scale model and Action figure like Akihabara-eki, Tokyo (東京秋葉原) and Denden Town, Osaka( 大阪), Please help, Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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      fukuoka to hiroshima

      Fukuoka Mar 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM

      hello all,

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      thank you in advance!


      3 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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      Fukuoka in a day

      Fukuoka Feb 26, 2010 at 6:46 AM

      Hi All

      can you please suggest ittenary/places to see in a day as we are coming in a cruise ship for a day.
      All replies appreciated

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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      Nanzo-In Temple Buddha

      Sasaguri Jan 5, 2010 at 11:59 AM

      Has anyone heard of this temple in Fukuoka area (Sasaguri)? I'm interested in travelling here in November to shoot some photos of the nehanzo (reclining) buddha--one of the nicer looking buddhas I have ever seen. Is it a hard walk to get here or is there public transport from the train station? Photo-taking is ok? The website I found is all in Japanese, and doesn't translate too well online using normal translations. Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2010 at 7:12 PM
    • Can I use JR rail pass from Hakata to Nagasaki?

      Fukuoka Aug 7, 2009 at 5:40 AM

      Can I use JR rail pass from Hakata to Nagasaki? or I have to buy tickets? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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      Isla de Salsa August 8-9, 2009 - need to find a HOTEL

      Fukuoka Jul 23, 2009 at 3:12 PM

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      Fukuoka Dec 8, 2008 at 6:27 AM

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    • No of Days in Fukuoka??

      Fukuoka Oct 31, 2008 at 8:52 PM

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      1 Answer Dec 3, 2008 at 2:19 AM
    • Fukuoka to Beppu

      Fukuoka-ken Jun 30, 2008 at 6:27 PM

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      New Year's in Fukuoka

      Fukuoka Dec 20, 2007 at 11:46 PM

      Last minute planning and contemplating taking a short trip to Fukuoka for New Years. Putting the tourist spots to the side as well as the red lights of Nakasu, would anyone recommend spending NY eve in Fukuoka?

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