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    • Stop to Mt Fuji on the way from Tokyo to Osaka

      Hakone Aug 22, 2016 at 4:33 AM

      Hi everyone,
      I am planning to spend most of my time in Japan (early September) in Tokyo and Osaka and then do day trips from the two cities.
      In the case of Mt. Fuji , I am only interested at seeing it and taking some photograph. Now considering that this might not happen due to the weather, I would not like to take a day only to find out that the nice Volcano is behind clouds.
      I would like then to try my luck only on my way from Tokyo to Osaka and stop somewhere where the Mountain could visible.
      What would be the best route I should take by train and where should I stop for a few hours ?
      Thanks ,
      Ross

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    • Hakone Onsen & Accommodation

      Hakone Aug 7, 2016 at 12:09 PM

      Dear all,
      I will be visiting Japan in October for 14 days, and I would like to spend one night in Hakone (arriving early Tuesday, leaving Wednesday midday to Kioto)
      I read there is plenty to visit and see, however, my main goal is to experience a nice outdoor onsen where I can relax and enjoy beautiful views. Then I can run around and visit Gora and the Hakone Open Air Museum for example.
      Could you recommend a nice (affordable) outdoors onsen?
      Considering that I will arrive in Hakone Yumoto, should I look for accommodation in that area? If so, can you recommend?
      Is it easy to move around from this area?
      Sorry for all the questions, I have been seating behind the computers for few hours and am more confused than when started!
      Thank you very much in advance!
      Regards,
      Luna

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    • Transport from Haneda Airport to Asakusa

      Japan Aug 27, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      Hello everyone.

      Next week I'm visiting Japan. I'll arrive at Haneda airport at 23:00 and then I'll have to reach my hotel in Asakusa.

      Which is the best way I can I reach Asakusa from Haneda?which are the possibilities? Do you think I will have troubles in finding transportations at that time?

      Thank in advance for your help

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    • 1 day to Hakone and Gotemba with Hakone Free Pass

      Hakone Aug 21, 2016 at 5:16 AM

      I will be going to Tokyo in Dec. Will be staying at Shinjuku. I am planning for a one day trip to Hakone with the Hakone free pass. I will also be going to the Gotemba outlets. Will that be possible?

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      How to travel by train to MIAT Mongolian Airlines' Tokyo Office?

      Tokyo Aug 20, 2016 at 10:18 PM

      May I know if travel from Nihombashi to MIAT Mongolian Airlines' Tokyo Office, at which Subway station should I alight? MIAT Mongolian Airlines Tokyo Office is at Tachibana Building, 2-19-4 Nishinippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-0013.

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    • Stop to Mt Fuji on the way from Tokyo to Osaka

      Tokyo Aug 22, 2016 at 4:32 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I am planning to spend most of my time in Japan (early September) in Tokyo and Osaka and then do day trips from the two cities.

      In the case of Mt. Fuji , I am only interested at seeing it and taking some photograph. Now considering that this might not happen due to the weather, I would not like to take a day only to find out that the nice Volcano is behind clouds.

      I would like then to try my luck only on my way from Tokyo to Osaka and stop somewhere where the Mountain could visible.

      What would be the best route I should take by train and where should I stop for a few hours ?

      Thanks ,

      Ross

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    • How´s the weather in October?

      Okinawa Aug 21, 2016 at 4:43 AM

      Hi,

      I´m thinking about going to Okinawa, or more specifically Ishigaki, in early October. As far as I know Ishigaki is a part of the Okinawa prefektur!?
      Would you recommend going there this time of the year? How is the weather? Is it beach weather? Rainy and/or windy?

      Br
      //Johan

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    • Kanazawa Day Trip

      Kanazawa Aug 10, 2016 at 9:28 PM

      We are traveling to Japan for 1 month holiday at end September and spending in part, 3 nights in Kanazawa. I was looking at a day trip to Takayama /Gokayama & Shirakawa-go area. What is the best way to see this area. I have only found 1 day tour leaving from Kanazawa to this location for about 9800 yen (whitering). Is there any other tour company to this area OR is it best to travel independently by train for the day

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    • Looking for one special inverted house, which I found in the middle of Tokyo

      Tokyo 10 hours ago

      Hello, my name is Andreas.
      And I reall hope, somebody could help me a little bit with my question.

      For about 14 years it was the last time I visited Tokyo.
      But then, one day, while I was strolling through this city, I actually found a wonderful building, which was inverted, about 10 meters high und wide with a spiky roof.
      As far as I can remember, this house was laying on one side of his roof and was maybe pink.
      But in this second point, I am not really sure anymore.

      I don´t have any clue, where I found this house in Tokyo, so I really hope. anybody could give me a little hint^.^

      Thank you very much in advance.
      Andreas

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      Can taxi-drivers in Tokyo speak simple English to foreign tourists? Travel in Tokyo taxi

      Tokyo Aug 24, 2016 at 5:32 AM

      Hi, i want to know whether taxi-drivers in Tokyo can speak simple English to foreign tourists. For example, if i say "i want to go back to Shimbashi Station" from Sanei Building in Shimbashi, will the Japanese taxi-driver understand the request?

      Or must i write down the name of the destination according to online Japanese transliteration before i leave for Tokyo?

      In Shimbashi, will the taxi stop to pick me up if i hail to a vacant taxi?

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      Help us find quality, traditional inexpensive lodging in "old Tokyo"

      Tokyo Aug 2, 2016 at 1:15 AM

      I would rather spend a small amount on lodging, and something traditional in Tokyo, but my husband and I would like a private room, hopefully with WC/shower. We would also prefer to be in a traditional area of Tokyo, can anyone point us in the right direction? We are planning way ahead, plenty of time to do research. Many Thanks!

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    • Advice Needed on Itinerary: Tokyo > Nagoya > Osaka

      Japan Aug 24, 2016 at 10:53 PM

      Hi Everyone!

      I need help. We'll be travelling to Japan during winter in Jan 2017 with our 2 kids aged 10 and 6.
      We are flying into Narita and out of Kansai for a total 10 days with bases in Tokyo and Osaka for the most parts.

      Need advice on our draft itinerary. I do not know if I’m planning it correctly. Not too sure if it’ll be too much with the kids and luggage (2 check-ins and 2 hand carry).

      Here is the draft itinerary:-

      D1 - Arrive Narita late afternoon > check-in hotel (not sure where to stay yet) > leisure in Tokyo city
      D2 - Chiba > Disneyland
      D3 - Tokyo City > Shibuya/Shinjuku, Harajuku, Tokyo Tower & Yokohama (by evening) > Ramen Museum > Art Rink at Red Brick Warehouse
      D4 - Tokyo > Hakone or Kawaguchiko > Tokyo
      D5 - Tokyo > Nagoya > Kuwana for Nabana no Sato (Winter Illumination) > stay one night
      D6 - Nagoya > Osaka > check-in hotel > walk around Kuromon market, Minami (Namba) - Dotonbori canal
      D7 - Osaka > USJ > Osaka Castle – night for Winter Illumination
      D8 - Kyoto > Arashiyama area, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji, Otagi Nenbutsu Ji Temple, Gion
      D9 - Osaka > Hiroshima > Miyajima >Hiroshima > Osaka
      Miyajima : Itsukushima Shrine - floating Torii Gate
      Hiroshima : Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome), Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
      D10 - Osaka > walk around hotel area before heading to airport

      Questions:-
      1.What would be the most economical way to travel around each city? Advisable to purchase any Passes i.e.7 or 14 Days Rail Passes?
      2.Does it make more sense to travel to Osaka from Kawaguchiko or Tokyo
      3.Which train line should i take from Osaka to Kyoto?

      This will be our first time so any advice that you have would be appreciated
      Thank you

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      Weather in Tokyo in September

      Tokyo Aug 21, 2016 at 6:17 AM

      Is September in Tokyo summer or autumn? I am coming to Tokyo on 22 September. If it rains, will the rain be showers or heavy rain?

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      Use of Suica and Pasmo cards in Tokyo

      Tokyo Aug 28, 2016 at 5:54 AM

      Can both Suica and Pasmo cards be used on the Skyliner, Access Express and Limited Express Lines from Narita Airport and Yurikamome, besides the JR and Tokyo Metro and Tokyo Monorail?

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      How to walk to the Tokyo offices of Air Tahiti Nui and Aurora Airlines?

      Tokyo Aug 21, 2016 at 2:38 AM

      Does anyone know how to walk to the Tokyo offices of Air Tahiti Nui and Aurora Airlines? I only know the nearest train stations are Ginza and Shimbashi.

      Air Tahiti Nui is located at Shin-Yurakucho Building, 1-12-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku.

      Aurora Airlines Representative is located at Sanei Building, Shimbashi 5-23-7, Minato-ku.

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    • Budget Traveling to Japan ?

      Japan Aug 19, 2016 at 10:41 PM

      It's my first time traveling alone. I think my budget is way too low. And it's unrealistic. Just want to get ideas.
      Sorry if it's a mess. I never traveled alone and I lack so much knowledge. Even the basics.
      I can speak English and Japanese pretty well so I don't think I'd have any communication problem.
      Might not understand some words quite often though.

      770.9 U.S Dollar / 77239.865 Japanese Yen

      is the amount I'm gonna spend. I searched on google for exchange rate.
      Exchange rate could be different by dates and locations of bank etc though.

      I'm thinking of booking up by peach airlines for cheapest ticket.
      But seems like the price for the ticket goes 2 to 4 times higher than it is by date.
      For example . 4th will be only 66.33 u.s dollars. while 6th will be 198.22 u.s dollars.

      I was thinking of if I could go to Japan, Tokyo at August 28th and come back at September 2nd.

      August 28th , I'd stay at tokyo just roaming. Go to karaoke and net cafe to experience, and check the city.
      August 29th , I want to go to the Japan's best beach. Was thinking if I could sleep at a little better place
      this day since it's my birthday and it's my main purpose of visiting besides that I can also get to visit Japan.

      August 30th, I want to go to the best water park. Water slides , aritificial water waves, and stuff like great wolf lodge.

      August 31st. Would just go to Tokyo Akihabara for sight seeing for anime stuff, eating dessert at shops. I know they
      have nice desserts.

      September 1st Check out Shinjuku or other nice places. I don't think I can but visiting osaka while I visit Japan would be good too.

      September 2nd. Pack up and go back home.

      I'd prefer to ride the plane at night and arrive at night since I don't wake up early and don't like that feeling when
      I get on the plane at morning and arrive at another country and feel like, "wait I'm already here and it doesn't have
      that traveling feeling." It's only 30 minutes or 1 hour to Japan from my country.

      I love getting on a big cruise ship (not those luxury expensive ones with shops,pools,movie theater,like freedom of the seas but huge ship with less luxury. like 1 room for 8 people to sleep on floor.
      I did some research and those were actually more expensive and complicated.

      The hotels though..
      I searched and found out that hotels insanely expensive. I thought 100$ is probably enough for most hotel
      that are huge but I found hotels that cost 600$ per night, that sounds like dubai's best hotel.
      I know it looks cool but 600 $ for just one night stay there ? I'd rather spend on actually having fun.

      Then I found some places at 100$ that looks not worthy enough for it's cost.
      50$ hotels looked like the best. It was not too bad. There was a bedroom (some are really small to even walk around.), bathroom (that looked like a normal house bathroom). The view outside was terrible when I searched
      on youtube. Smile hotel okinawa I think. I'm not even sure if that place was near the beach of okinawa.

      I think it all differs by the place. Even cheap hostels are so much luxury than these cheap hotels.
      Maybe okinawa area is all expensive than Tokyo with a worse facility.
      I remember sleeping in Tokyo hostel with 2 beds that have another bed on top so 4 single beds. (Sorry I don't know what these are called.) and the place was so beautiful. The view and the window was like the hotel.

      I'm thinking of sleeping at the cheapest since my budget is too low.
      Net cafe (probably the cheapest, some call it manga cafe instead of internet cafe but I think Japanese call it neto cafe) Can I go out whenever I want to after buying the 7 hour sleep room ?
      16$ a night ?

      Capsule hotels clean and nice. The only difference from cheap hotels would be you are sleeping in a small capsule.
      I wonder if I can get outside after checking in if I need to or want to go out when I want to when feeling like it.
      Could feel like I want some fresh air. 20$ a night ?

      Hostels , there are good ones like the one I've visited before but some are bad.
      Ryokan they say Tokyo don't have good Ryokan so probably I'll pass.

      Love hotel, could be just a beautiful luxury place to stay with cheap price is what I think. 50$?

      Then there is tax that I don't how to count.
      Mobile renting ? Those are cheaper than making my own phone work by changing chips ?
      It's not like I really need to use a phone though.
      Visa and master card will be enough to buy everything ? I never use cash in my life.
      Only need passport since I don't need visa ?

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      Concerning all railway stations in Tokyo

      Tokyo Aug 26, 2016 at 4:26 PM

      Are Tokyo Subway, JR, New Transit Yurikamome stations luggage user-friendly? I have watched a few YouTube videos showing long deep staircases at Kayabacho and Nihombashi stations. Is it advisable to travel with one luggage and one small bag on Tokyo Subway, JR and New Transit Yurikamome trains? Are there no escalators at all trains stations in Tokyo? And how are those unable to walk or on wheelchairs going to travel smoothly on trains in Tokyo?

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      Can taxi-drivers in Tokyo speak simple English to foreign tourists? Travel in Tokyo taxi

      Tokyo Aug 24, 2016 at 5:32 AM

      Hi, i want to know whether taxi-drivers in Tokyo can speak simple English to foreign tourists. For example, if i say "i want to go back to Shimbashi Station" from Sanei Building in Shimbashi, will the Japanese taxi-driver understand the request?

      Or must i write down the name of the destination according to online Japanese transliteration before i leave for Tokyo?

      In Shimbashi, will the taxi stop to pick me up if i hail to a vacant taxi?

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      SKY ACCESS Line from Narita Airport

      Tokyo Aug 20, 2016 at 7:29 AM

      Hi, may i know whether SKY ACCESS Line travels directly to Oshiage Station? How much does it cost for the ride to Oshiage on way from Narita Airport?

      Or is there is direct express train to Tokyo Station from Narita Airport?

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    • First place to visit when you arrived in the afternoon

      Kyoto Aug 22, 2016 at 8:35 AM

      We (me,wife and a toddler) are travelling to kyoto with a very limited time (3 Days 2 Nights). I want to know which part of kyoto is the best place to start our itinerary. We will arrive in the afternoon and I want to maximize that day. Is Kinkakuji + Arashiyama itinerary possible for a afternoon trip (half-day)?

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      Vegetarian restaurants in Shimbashi and Nihombashi / Kayabacho

      Tokyo Aug 26, 2016 at 4:35 PM

      Does anyone know if there are Vegetarian restaurants in Shimbashi and Nihombashi / Kayabacho? I hear Tokyu Stay Shimbashi has Italian restaurant. How about the rest? Are there cheaper food courts in Tokyo?

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      Questions concerning Tokyo FIT travel and Tokyo Big Sight

      Tokyo Aug 16, 2016 at 11:02 PM

      Are there English direction signs to Tokyo Big Sight? How to get to Tokyo Big Sight from the Tokyo airports at 10.30 pm? I speak English and Mandarin only.

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      Run from Hakodate to Lake Onuma

      by TreverShick Online Now Mar 31, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      im planning to run to lake onuma from hakodate. are there roads that go from hakodate to lake onuma? i would prefer to NOT run on highways if possible.

      5 Answers Apr 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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      Driving to and around Hakodate

      by marko4257 Online Now May 3, 2009 at 6:32 PM

      Hi, Need some advice here. We are considering driving to Hakodate. Is it difficult to get parking places when moving around in town? How are the parking rates like?

      We will be staying in Chikuba Shinyotei which is not accessible to public transport. If we do not drive are there alternative modes of transport besides taxi, how are taxi rates like?

      We were initially thinking of taking the super hokuto from Sapporo to Hakodate, but we are concerned that the train do not have space for our luggage. Any idea about this? Thanks.

      1 Answer May 11, 2009 at 1:21 AM
    • arriving by cruise ship

      by traveld Online Now Mar 10, 2008 at 11:45 PM

      Where does the cruise ship dock in Hakodate? Is it near the morning market? What is the nearest bus or tram stop?

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      4pm- 9:30pm in Hakodate

      by blacksnail Online Now Jun 11, 2007 at 7:15 PM

      Hello,

      I'll reach Hakodate by JR from Sapporo at one 4pm, and leaving for Kyoto by Jr at 9:30pm. Do you think i can visit all the places i listed below? thanks.
      Hakodate
      1. Seafood market in Hakodate Just next to Hakodate's JR station
      2. Goryakaku park
      3. Goryoukaku Tower There is a Goryoukaku tramway station. After getting down from the tram, take a walk for within 10 minutes. You will arrive there.
      4. Beautiful nightview in Hakodate Go up Mt. Hakodate from ropeway station.
      5. The harbor of Hakodate

      3 Answers Jun 19, 2007 at 7:32 AM
    • Email address for Aozora Inn

      by mikoh Online Now Apr 22, 2007 at 5:09 AM

      Does anyone know the email address for Aozora Inn in Hakodate. The address that I sent is invalid. Do update me please Thank you

      2 Answers May 28, 2007 at 10:13 AM
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      Driving in Hakodate

      by akikonomu Online Now Mar 12, 2007 at 8:50 PM

      Dear travellers

      We intend to do a 3 day driving tour around Hakodate looping west along Route 278 and returning from Onuma and would appreciate some tips on the below.

      1) Are there any points of interest along the route that are must-visits?
      2) Any good places we can stop for the nights along the way?
      3) We're used to left hand drive which will be opposite the Japanese system. Any difficulties foreseen?

      Many thanks for any suggestions or tips.

      1 Answer Mar 19, 2007 at 11:44 PM
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      Have you been to Hakodate?

      by ittekimasu Online Now Jan 1, 2005 at 6:54 PM

      Hi, We are going to Hakodate next week. We would be pleased if you could give us some info about : -interesting sight-seeing not listed in touristic guids -Nice but reasonable Accomodation -Rotenburo (outside Hot springs) Sorry, i am asking alot!!! thanks

      1 Answer Jan 4, 2005 at 12:53 AM
    • vege restaurants?

      by hoodoo_uk Online Now Aug 22, 2003 at 8:41 AM

      I know its a tough question, but are there any vegtarian restaurants (or restaurants that serve some vege food- Pizzas, whatever!) in Hakodate?