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    • Kobe port terminal to Kansai International

      Kobe Jan 26, 2017 at 11:56 PM

      Hi Arriving at the port terminal on a Seabourne cruise ship on the 5th April at 08.00 and need transport to Kansai International Airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. Our flight options are 10.40, 17.55. What is the best method of travel and how long does it take.
      regards
      Ian
      Australia

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    • Kobe port terminal to Kansai International

      Kobe Jan 26, 2017 at 11:56 PM

      Hi Arriving at the port terminal on a Seabourne cruise ship on the 5th April at 08.00 and need transport to Kansai International Airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. Our flight options are 10.40, 17.55. What is the best method of travel and how long does it take.
      regards
      Ian
      Australia

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2017 at 2:32 AM
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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.

      5 Answers Jan 5, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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      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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      Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass

      Otaru Dec 17, 2016 at 9:52 AM

      I plan to go to Teine Highland Ski Resort for a day of skiing then onto Otaru for the Otaru Canal Snow Light Path Festival. Returning to Sapporo that evening. Does the Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass cover my JR train from Sapporo to Teine Station then Teine Station to Otaru Station later? Meaning my train journey from Sapporo to Otaru would be broken into 2 train rides.
      Secondly, I'm taking the JR bus from Teine Station to Teine Highland Ski Resort and back to the station. Does the pass also cover this JR bus ride?

      Thanks,
      Mel

      4 Answers Dec 17, 2016 at 8:19 PM
    • personal meds; doctor's letter

      Japan Dec 14, 2016 at 2:27 PM

      I am traveling to Japan this spring, taking less than 30 days supply of personal medications. One website says that Japan requires a letter from a doctor, listing the meds and their purpose. Is there a form for this list? Anyone have any experience with this issue?

      8 Answers Dec 17, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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      Airport Bus

      Sapporo Dec 9, 2016 at 7:27 PM

      We will be staying at Toyoko Inn Susukino Kosaten. Our flight out on a sunday (12th February - last day of Snow Fest) is at 9:20am. The latest we need to get to the airport is 7am. The earliest bus from Susukino is 5:29am. I read that it takes 70-90 minutes. I'm not sure from which point in Sapporo this 70-90 minutes count from.. Would it be enough time for us to reach New Chitose Airport by 7am the latest on a Sunday if we catch the 5.29am bus?

      Secondly, I read that it is cheaper to buy a return ticket. Can we buy a return ticket if we will disembark at Sapporo Station yet return to the airport from Susukino? We will be staying at 2 different locations. At the beginning - Near Sapporo JR Station then later - Susukino.

      Tq, Melanie

      7 Answers Dec 12, 2016 at 6:50 AM
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      Taxi from Susukino at 5am on final day of Snow Fest

      Sapporo Dec 9, 2016 at 4:57 PM

      6 of us will be staying at Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo Susukino Kosaten.
      Add: 3-4-1, Minami Shi-jo Nishi Chuo-ku Sapporo-city, Hokkaido 064-0804

      We must catch the 6:15am train from Sapporo JR Station on the 12th of Feb, which is the final day for the Snow Fest. Considering our location being very near the Susukino Snow Fest and the early hour, would it be an issue for us to get cabs? We will need 3 cabs at the same time, departing Susukino at 5:45am. Previously it was easy since we were staying at Mercure Susukino (they ordered the cabs for us) and it wasn't during the festival. This time I doubt Toyoko Inn will assist to book us cabs and also would there be any road closure around there?

      Are there any cab companies we could call to book, which do not charge exorbitantly? We don't speak Japanese..

      Tq, Mel

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2016 at 5:39 PM
    • Mixed sex onsen?

      Japan Dec 5, 2016 at 5:24 PM

      Are there any onsens which are mixed sex in or near Kyoto or Tokyo?

      I thought I ran into one online but can't find it now. I believe it said there's a women's onsen there and a mixed onsen (which are mainly men).

      My wife and I will be there Dec 9 till 17th.

      If you can't think of these types of onsens, please let us know of any which are outdoors and natural.

      Thanks! 

      4 Answers Dec 7, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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      Weather around the second week of Jan?

      Osaka Dec 2, 2016 at 1:31 AM

      I am considering a trip to Osaka for a week ( starting around jan6 2017). Headed for Kyoto as well since it is close by. Is it really cold this time of the year? lots of snow and windy?

      4 Answers Dec 2, 2016 at 11:48 PM
    • Overnight activities in Sapporo

      Sapporo Nov 30, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      Hello,

      Can anyone recommend any activities/shopping mall/arcades/book stores that operate 24/7?
      My partner and I are unable to find any accommodation in Sapporo center or Shin Sapporo on Christmas Eve (24th of Dec 2016) at this point, and it appears that we will be accommodation-less for the night.

      I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can suggest anything we can do to kill the overnight hours.

      Arigatou,
      Yang

      7 Answers Dec 4, 2016 at 5:04 PM
    • walking directions

      Japan Nov 30, 2016 at 11:11 AM

      don't know if anyone knows walking directions from KAMATA station to URBAIN hotel,(havee mailed hotel several times, no response, google maps don't tell u what road to turn lleft/right etc, thanks.

      5 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 6:29 AM
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      traveling to Osaka in January

      Japan Nov 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

      I am planning a trip to Japan to arrive around the 5th or 6th of January. Is this a good time to go there because i was informed by a friend that the 1st to 4th/maybe the whole week is a Holiday in Japan? Any problems riding trains at that time?

      thank you for any info you can provide.

      2 Answers Nov 30, 2016 at 11:04 AM
    • kamakura advice

      Japan Nov 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      is it possible to see the sight by bike(as i don't know the distances involved)likekencho ji,kotoku ji, big buddha,hasedera and others?,thanks

      5 Answers Nov 27, 2016 at 6:49 AM
    • Mt Figi - 5th staton

      Japan Nov 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM

      In early April, can u get the bus to 5th station,or is Mt fugi closed till climbing season. thanks

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2016 at 3:49 PM
    • from Nara to Mt Fugi

      Japan Nov 22, 2016 at 1:18 PM

      what is best/easiest way to get from Nara to Mt Fugi??,thanks

      4 Answers Nov 25, 2016 at 6:43 AM
    • what must i not miss in kyoto

      Japan Nov 21, 2016 at 11:53 AM

      there are alot of shrines/temples and alot more, i have 2 half days, what would u say i must see and do, thanks

      4 Answers Nov 23, 2016 at 7:19 AM
    • Tokyo to mount fuji

      Tokyo Nov 20, 2016 at 5:10 AM

      Hi need help on mount fuji
      I am planning to have one night stay at mt fuji? Where should i stay? Is it easy to get to mt fuji from tokyo without using tour package?

      Ski resort suggestion maybe..

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Nov 20, 2016 at 10:41 AM
    • best things to see

      Nikko Nov 19, 2016 at 1:11 PM

      i have a day and half, can u please recommend what i should see/do, thanks a million.

      6 Answers Nov 20, 2016 at 11:04 AM
    • place to stay in tokyo

      Tokyo Nov 19, 2016 at 1:22 AM

      which part of tokyo is best to stay?
      a) hotel area suggestion
      my stay will be for 7-8 days.

      Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Nov 20, 2016 at 12:11 AM
    • Where is the best part to start in TOKYO

      Tokyo Nov 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM

      any suggestion for the best place in tokyo?

      I am going in January and still do not have idea where to stay and what to do in tokyo during winter.

      thanks a lot

      6 Answers Nov 19, 2016 at 10:35 PM
    • tour operators; any recommendations?

      Japan Nov 15, 2016 at 9:28 PM

      My wife and I want to visit Japan in the spring of 2017. Possible destinations are Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Looking for recommendations for great tour operators. Also willing to hear stories of the not-so-great, but are really looking to have a fun and interesting time. Thanks.

      7 Answers Nov 16, 2016 at 11:14 PM
    • hakone (help with where to start)

      Japan Nov 15, 2016 at 8:29 AM

      can i have advice where to start seeing the sights, ithink there is a way to do them without backtracking, ive read a book,but it was no help?thanks

      6 Answers Nov 18, 2016 at 12:16 PM
    • on hyperdia help

      Japan Nov 14, 2016 at 1:25 PM

      when calculating fare, (total price) if u want to reserve seat , is that included in seat fee or do u pay extra?, if u have JRpass do u reserve before boarding train or day before,thanks

      7 Answers Nov 17, 2016 at 2:24 PM
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      cheapest way to travel and visit Tokyo and Kyoto from Los Angeles

      Kyoto Nov 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM

      I am thinking of flying into Kyoto from Los Angeles and then departing from Tokyo. Originally, I was going to fly into Tokyo, visit a few days (I have 10 visiting vacation days) and then go to Kyoto and then return to Tokyo for my flight home. I have since found out how expensive it is to travel by train. I am looking into the JR pass which is $269 for 7 days. That is a good deal I believe. So, If fly into Osaka, take the train for $30 to Kyoto, then stay a few days there, then start the 7 day pass while there and use it to go to Tokyo and use it there for five days and then use it to go to the airport too to leave, is that a good economical idea? I have checked plane prices and there is about $100 increase in the flight to Osaka vs. Tokyo.

      14 Answers Jan 1, 2017 at 8:55 AM
    • Kansai Area Tour (7 nights)

      Japan Nov 6, 2016 at 7:07 PM

      I am traveling for the first time with my family and friends (15 persons in total).

      For 7 nights, we will sleep at Kashihara, Nara.

      We are planning to have a two-day tour in Kyoto, one day tour in Kobe and Himeji, one day tour in Nara, and the rest in Osaka. Is Kansai Area Pass and Osaka Amazing Pass a good idea?

      Any suggestions for the best PASS (or passes) to avail (or cheapest travel expense plan) for this itinerary?

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2016 at 11:49 PM
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      Tokyo = six days late December

      Tokyo Nov 5, 2016 at 12:08 PM

      Hello Travellers

      We are four who are going to Tokyo from the 29th December till the 4th January 2017.
      We have booked flight and accomadation .
      So I would like to know if there will be anything special during these days .
      We would like to visit the Moutain Mount Fuji, would that be a problem this time of year ? , I know there are better times to go .
      I love doing local things and visiting the curious places when I visit a country .So I would appricate your knowledge.
      Thanks in advance
      Letty

      8 Answers Nov 8, 2016 at 5:29 AM
    • what's the name of this eatery in Kyoto?

      Japan Nov 3, 2016 at 1:11 PM

      I wonder what's the name of this eatery in Kyoto. It is located just above Highball Bar at Shijo Dori street

      14 Answers Dec 10, 2016 at 11:32 AM
    • Long Layover in Narita, Can I go into Tokyo?

      Tokyo Nov 2, 2016 at 10:52 AM

      Hello, My husband and I will have a long layover in Narita on February 9th- arrive 8:25am depart 5:05pm. We were hoping to get into Tokyo for a couple hours and are wondering if this is possible and what would be the best way to do this? Are there any tour companies that could meet us at the airport and take us directly into Tokyo and back to the airport so we don't get lost? OR would it make more sense to stay in Narita and is there anything worth seeing there? Thanks! Nicole

       

      9 Answers Jan 12, 2017 at 11:19 AM
    • Transport to Kansai Airport

      Kyoto Oct 30, 2016 at 5:01 PM

      Hi!
      I need to get to Osaka Kansai Airport from Kyoto (Sakyo-ku), unfortunately I cannot find any connection because of my early morning flight. I need to be on airport around 6 a.m. I would appreciate any advice.

      3 Answers Nov 1, 2016 at 7:27 AM
    • 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?

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2016 at 11:05 PM