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    • Luggage storage at Nagoya Train station

      Nagoya 9 hours ago

      I need to store my luggage for 5 days in Nagoya station. May I know is this service available in Nagoya station?

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      Seven days by rail in Japan

      Japan 14 hours ago

      My wife and I are spending seven days in Japan, the last week in October. We arrive at Tokyo Haneda early morning on 25 October and fly out of Fukuoka (to Seoul) on 1 or 2 November. In between we'd like to travel with a rail pass and visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima, but we'd also like to see some unspoilt and perhaps less visited parts of Japan's countryside, assuming we would have time. Any suggested itineraries?
      We have both been to Tokyo before, separately and briefly, but have not seen anything of the rest of the country.

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      Lavender-Go no 8 Bus

      Hokkaido Sep 14, 2016 at 7:06 AM

      Hi, I will be in asahikawa from 21st june to 24th june 2017. I plan to visit farm tomita and ninguru terrace on 22 june 2017 and bier on 23 june 2017. As I am not driving, so I wonder is Lavender-Go no 8 Bus available for me to travel with from asahikawa station? Or I should go with jr train then go around furano and bier with taxi? Will the taxi fare expensive? Thanks a lot. Regards, aodreen

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      Centrair Nagoya to Osaka

      Japan Sep 2, 2016 at 8:33 PM

      Hi all! I will be traveling to Japan in February 2017 with family of 5 (no young kids, all adults). Osaka is our final destination but we will be flying in to Centrair Nagoya and flight will arrive past 8pm. I am thinking we will go straight to Osaka from the airport and the cheapest option seems to be the bus. The time spent on travel is not a concern since it's already late in the evening so there's no hurry to reach Osaka. I just want to ask those who have done this by bus. Is it a good option?

      Also, do we need to travel to the city center before we can take the bus as I have read on the internet? Is there a bus at the airport that goes staright to Osaka?

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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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      Explore Sapporo City via Subway & Streetcar

      Sapporo Sep 9, 2016 at 9:18 AM

      Hi,

      I am exploring the best option to explore Sapporo city by subway and streetcar.

      Below are the places I plan to go.
      1. Hokkaido Jingu Shrine (From Susukino Subway Station to Maruyama Kouen Subway Station)
      2. Odori Park (From Maruyama Kouen Subway Station to Odori Subway Station)
      3. Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade (From Odori Subway Station to Susukino Subway Station)
      4. Mt Moiwa (Streetcar return)
      5. Back to hotel near Susukino Subway Station

      Should I purchase the Donichika Ticket & Dosanko Pass below? Or should I use 共通 with you card, the Subwayenvironment (500, 1100, 3300, 5500, 11,500, child 1,100) (Including the Memorial design common with u card.) Which one is the best option? Thanks a lot.

      Donichika Ticket (One-day Subway Pass for Weekends and Holidays) - Yen 520.00
      Dosanko Pass (One-day Streetcar 市电 Pass for Weekends and Holidays) - Yen 310.00

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    • public transport from Haneida Airport to City Centre of Tokyo

      Tokyo Yesterday

      Hi everyone, I will arrive Haneida airport very late evening almost 1am. Is there any public transit bus to the hotel in city centre?

      Any budget hotels recommend to stay for 2 people

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    • Japan Itinerary Recs - 2 weeks- April 2017

      Japan Sep 15, 2016 at 3:41 AM

      I am traveling to Japan for the first time with one friend in the first 2 weeks of April next year for cherry blossom season (we are both in our 30s FYI)

      We are flying in/out of Tokyo and have 14 days in Japan. We want to do 4-5 days in Tokyo and 3-4 in Kyoto (with da trips) but open to other suggestions

      Would love some ideas/suggestions for the following to help plan our trip

      1) Tokyo recommendations (incl day trips outside of town)- not sure if too cold then to see Mt Fuji in April?
      2) Kyoto recommendations (incl day trips outside of town)
      3) Kanazawa - worth seeing?
      4) Any ryokan suggestions for Tokyo/Kyoto ?
      5) Hot Springs in or near Tokyo/Kyoto ?
      6) Any other things we shouldn't miss?

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

      Tokyo Aug 30, 2016 at 10:38 AM

      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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      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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    • Time in Osaka

      Osaka Sep 21, 2016 at 8:42 AM

      How to spend 8 days in Kanto region for a repeat visitor. No temples please.

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    • Hotel in tokyo or very near downtown

      Tokyo Sep 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM

      What are some nice hotels that are not costly?
      Anybody heard of Daiichi hotel ryogoku ?

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      Asakusabashi Subway Station Accessibility

      Tokyo Sep 2, 2016 at 3:27 AM

      Hi,

      I'm looking at staying near Asakusabashi Station. Will be traveling from Haneda Airport and back.
      I know that I can catch the Keikyu Airport Express from Haneda via Sengakuji to Asakusabashi Subway Station. I also know that there is an elevator at exit A1. However, I can't find the layout map for the Asakusabashi Subway Station. We will be lugging quite large luggage and won't choose this location if we need to lug them up any stairs within the station.
      Would anyone have a link to the layout map, please?

      Tq! Mel

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    • Japan & Hong Kong: Nov, Dec or Jan?

      Japan Sep 4, 2016 at 6:09 PM

      What month would be your favorite time to explore some of Japan, Hong Kong & Macau?

      We're thinking of about 3 weeks combined. Any month jump out at you more than the other?

      We do like the Christmas season and snow but we aren't snowboarders/skiers.

      Thanks!

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      Weather in Tokyo in September : Summer or Autumn?

      Tokyo Sep 10, 2016 at 7:01 AM

      Hi, i checked Accuweather. It states it will be rainy almost throughout September. Hasn't autumn arrived by 22 September?

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      Typhoon Malakas versus Rain Jacket and Travel Alert

      Tokyo Sep 17, 2016 at 5:25 PM

      Hi, i want to know whether Tokyo has issued any Travel Alert to foreign tourists that are planning to arrive in Narita and Haneda in view of Typhoon Malakas approaching Osaka and Tokyo.

      May I know whether a rain jacket is advisable to be worn on Wednesday instead of buying a long stick umbrella in a Tokyo convenience store? Here in Singapore it costs around 150 SIngapore Dollars to buy a Marmot logo rain jacket. I will arrive in Narita on Wednesday 21 September morning before 12 pm.

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    • Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

      by jnogen Online Now Oct 18, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      Hello: I'd like to know if there are any buses that get across the Kaikyo Bridge from JR Maiko Station.Thanks in advance for any info !

      2 Answers Oct 20, 2014 at 6:43 AM
    • Kobe´s port to principal atractions transport?

      by Paloba Online Now Mar 6, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      Are there in Kobe Hop on Hop off bus from Kobe´s Port to principal city atractions or other transport for a few hours visit?

      3 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 1:38 PM
    • port or starboard

      by aurilla Online Now Dec 6, 2013 at 8:44 PM

      which side of ship is best view when arriving on Volendam

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM
    • kobe to Iwakuni (Kintai Bridge)

      by jnogen Online Now Sep 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

      Hello: I'd like to visit Kintai Bridge from Kobe any suggestions will be appreciated also I'd like to know where exactly is
      Kobe (Hiogo) Station.Thanks in advance for any tips.

      3 Answers Sep 28, 2013 at 6:34 PM
    • Kobe Cruise Terminal to Kansai Airport Internation departures

      by Calpe Online Now Aug 4, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      Wow, Taxi's are too expensive in Japan, the fare would be over $250, is there a better and cheaper way? Please help, any ideas welcome! Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 11:50 AM
    • Kobe cruiseport to Osaka Itami airport

      by zum5566 Online Now Mar 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      What is the best way to get from the Kobe cruise port to the Osaka Itami airport? What is the approximate taxi fare?

      2 Answers Mar 17, 2013 at 5:48 PM
    • Which Terminal in Kobe Japan does the Volendam (Holalnd AmericaLine) use

      by DavidDuchen Online Now Mar 10, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      We are spending a few days in Oaska before a cruise on the Volendam departing Kobe Port on April 1, and will be making our way to the port on our own -. I need to know which terminal to show up at. David

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2013 at 2:28 AM
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      Port to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden & Ropeway

      by celem Online Now Mar 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM

      I will arrive into Kobe on April 28, 2013 aboard the Celebrity Millennium cruise ship. I believe that we will dock at pier 4 (where the Port Liner runs) but I have not been able to confirm this. Our first destination is the Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden & Ropeway (my wife is an herb Gardner). What is the best way to get from the port to Nunobiki Herb Garden? Train? Taxi? what?

      3 Answers Mar 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM
    • Suitcase storage

      by Tbye Online Now Sep 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      I am flying to Osaka in March for a one month visit to Japan. I am leaving by ship from Kobe and would like to store a suitcase with dress clothes in the Osaka/Kobe region that I can retrieve for my trip home. Does the port passenger terminal offer long term baggage storage? Or train station beyond a few days? I don't really care where, I just don't want to haul around a large unneeded suitcase for one month.

      Thank you

      1 Answer Sep 4, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    • Best beaches..

      by jetblack888 Online Now Jun 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

      H there!
      I would love some advise about Kobe/Osaka beaches.
      I am looking for a beach front ryokan/hotel for about 5 days at the end of a Japan trip.
      Any advice would be great - suma? shirohama?

      2 Answers Jun 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM
    • Kobe hotel and transportation to cruise line

      by renkos Online Now Jul 1, 2010 at 8:49 AM

      My wife and I are planning to fly from Canada and get on the Holland America cruise line Volendam at Kobe. My question is since our flight ends up in Osaka (ITM)and we plan to get to Kobe, which is closer to our cruise ship, for a few days (and sight see), what is a good hotel in Kobe to take and what kind of transportation from the hotel to the cruise ship is the best and easiest. Also, what is the best and easiset transportation from the Osaka airport to the kobe hotel. My wife will be using a collapsable wheelchair. We are both older and retired.

      1 Answer Jul 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    • leave luggage

      by tistra Online Now Jun 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM

      I would like to know where I can leave my luggage at Shin Kobe or Kobe Station. And could you pls. tell me exacly which floor of the station that I can find the luggage deposit. Thanks.

      2 Answers Jun 27, 2010 at 11:33 PM
    • The most luxurious Ryokan around Kobe

      by yywong Online Now May 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM

      Hashinoya Bekkan Ransui the most kuxurious Ryokan in the area? There is also another known as the annex. What is the difference. Are there others that are superior than this offering? Also how far is that from the Kobe Port that Cruises arrive in. What is ideal, spending one night or two nights there.
      Best,
      YY

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      Getting to Portopia Hotel

      by ibenavente Online Now May 12, 2010 at 1:21 PM

      Could anyone tell me how can I get to Portopia hotel in Port-Island from Sannomiya station in Kobe?

      3 Answers May 16, 2010 at 9:57 AM
    • TRANSFERRING from KYOTO to KOBE CRUISE Passenger Terminal

      by LARRYJDPD Online Now Feb 25, 2009 at 11:37 AM

      Hi, WE (2) need to transfer from hotel MITSUI Garden hotel in KYOTO to the HAL Cruise line Passenger (Cruise) TERMINAL in KOBE, Japan. DO NOT WANT TO TAKE A TAXI & DO HAVE TWO BAGS EACH OF LUGGAGE. Need to make transfer in a 6 to 8 hour time frame and at most reasonable cost.

      ((( FYI: We will have been in Kyoto for 3 nights & if possible would like to make transfer in AM so as to have a few hours to see whatever possible sites in KOBE OR OSAKA.......IF POSSIBLE)))

      Many thanks for any responses or information...comments welcomed. Larry D.

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2009 at 4:00 AM
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      Osaka Airport

      by edjude Online Now Mar 12, 2008 at 8:55 AM

      If you land in KIX are you able to take a ferry to Kobe?
      Also, I want to obtain a japan travel tour guide.
      do you have a link to order ingformation.
      thanks for any help.

      Jude

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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      Food

      by edjude Online Now Jan 19, 2008 at 12:59 PM

      I will be traveling to Kobe in the fall and I am a very picky eater.
      I really do not care for fish nor rice.
      Should I send or are you allowed to send non-perishable food to
      Japan?
      Do they have restauant's like the outback in the U.S?
      Is the food at McDonald's the same food we have here?

      Thank You

      Jude

      5 Answers Mar 27, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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      Hotel in Kobe

      by edjude Online Now Dec 16, 2007 at 7:59 AM

      Has anyone stayed in a Kobe Hotel?
      Just wondered if they are simiar to American hotels
      and which you would consider the nicest.

      Also, do they have casino's in Kobe or Japan at all.

      Thanks Once again.

      Jude

      3 Answers Dec 17, 2007 at 12:55 PM
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      Most Important Things

      by edjude Online Now Dec 14, 2007 at 8:07 PM

      Can you please tell me some protocol for a Westerner to know that you feel is most important when traveling to Japan?
      Is the food completely different? What about customs and manners that are different? Also, is the subway or train the easiest way to get around?
      What are the best sites to see in Kobe?

      Thank You for any answers.

      Jude

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2007 at 12:40 PM
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      Flying From Pittsburgh Pa U.S. to Kobe

      by edjude Online Now Dec 12, 2007 at 7:11 PM

      Does anyone know which airline would be the best to fly to Kobe from the US?
      Someone told us to go on a Chinese Airline, that sounds odd, but maybe that is the way to go. We have no idea.

      Thank You

      Jude

      2 Answers Dec 13, 2007 at 9:50 AM
    • Inexpensive transportation to Kobe cruise terminal

      by traveld Online Now Dec 10, 2007 at 8:49 PM

      What is the best and least expensive way to get from Kobe, near the Sannomiya Station, to the cruise terminal in Kobe? My information so far is it will cost us about100 to go by taxi/limo. Are there other alternatives? We are two people and will be travelling with at least 4 pieces of luggage.

      5 Answers Dec 14, 2007 at 3:00 PM
    • IS IT FREE

      by Emmahot94 Online Now Jul 28, 2007 at 9:25 PM

      IS THEREANY ATTRACTIONS YOU ESPECIALLY LIKED

      1 Answer Jul 31, 2007 at 1:52 PM
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      Looking for Youth Hostel in Kobe

      by blacksnail Online Now Mar 9, 2007 at 3:03 AM

      Hello,

      I am looking for a youth hostel in kobe from a www.jnto.go.jp, but there is no "kobe" in the location search of the website. there have these options under Chugoku: Tottori,Okayama, Shimane, Yamaguchi. is Kobe within these locations?
      thanks.

      2 Answers Mar 10, 2007 at 4:30 AM
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      Train Tickets from Osaka-Kobe and back

      by magictravelers Online Now Aug 24, 2006 at 5:37 PM

      OK, this is our 2nd post for our trip to Kobe on October. We are traveling to Kobe to attend a MTG PT at the International Exhibition Center in Kobe from October 20-22. We arrive to Osaka on Sunday and plan to stay there until Wenesday, when the rest of the gang arrives and we go to Kobe. In Kobe, we are looking at the Toyoko Inn Hotel which so far is the cheapest and closest to the IEH.
      We have 2 (more) questions:
      1. What is the cost for the train from Osaka-Kobe, and the back train?

      2. Any cheap, but nice hotel, hostel or guest house in Osaka? We would like to be at least close to the metro, or the center.

      We will try to go to Kyoto for a day visit:
      Train cost from Osaka? Any recomended tours?

      And finally, for now-what is the weather like in October?
      (So, I lyed. More than 2 questions :-b)

      Cheers from Barcelona

      Javi and Nadya

      4 Answers Mar 10, 2007 at 4:56 AM
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      Visiting Kobe

      by xantylaol Online Now Jun 4, 2006 at 11:18 AM

      Hi!

      I've browsed thru the most recent travelling tips for Kobe and you seem to bring up many good tips and recommendations. Because some information seems to be outdated I would like to ask some of the same questions and some new ones. I'm travelling alone. I really appreciate the time and effort you make to give me a reply! :

      1. I'm arriving in Kobe in the middle of July and plan to stay for a few days. I would like to book a room that's clean and tidy, but don't need anything fancy. Preferably with an internet connection. Preferrably as central as possible and in terms of price - as good a deal as possible. Where would you recommend to stay?

      2. I plan to see as much as possible while I'm there. Can you recommend a good travel agent for getting around in Kobe/Japan? I prefer to fly. What should I expect to pay?

      3. I also plan to go from Kobe to Osaka and Tokyo. Which travel agent, website or airline would offer the best prices for such? Would you recommend something else that's a "must see"?

      4. I love asian food - but is the native cuisine in Kobe/Japan as expensive as some people tell me? Even some japanese travellers I met said a meal of sushi costs like 100 US$ in a restaurant. That's a high average price I would say...

      5. What is crime like in Kobe. Is it dangerous to wear a camera around your neck in central parts of the city - or should it be kept consealed for example? I heard it's really safe - just checking...

      6. What would be your - say five - highest ranked "gotta see/do this" attractions in Kobe?

      Thanks a lot for any input you might have for my questions! :)


      Regards

      Chris

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2006 at 10:47 PM
    • where can I eat good Kobe beef?

      by chihang Online Now Jun 28, 2005 at 2:32 PM

      I will go to Kobe in July and I really want to taste good Kobe beef. Could you suggest some traditional restaurants that serve real Kobe beef? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 1, 2005 at 8:40 PM
    • Ryogan around Sannomiya

      by Nokenoi Online Now May 30, 2005 at 9:37 AM

      On this website

      japan-guide.com/forum/querea...

      Someone mentioned about the ryogan around sannomiya station names "Ninomiya Ryokan". Unfortunately, they don't have any website or detail on the internet that I could find out. Anyone who know more about this ryokan please tell me. I will go to Kobe around one week to join with the conference but I have a limited budget. Please give me some suggestion about any kind of accommodation with cheap price around that place or Port island.

      Thank you very much for your response.

      Nok

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      Fabrics & 2nd Hand Stuff

      by amobogio Online Now May 8, 2005 at 8:40 PM

      I am in Kobe for work right now, staying at the New Otani, & I would like some shopping advice.
      I love 2nd hand stores and my wife is a quilter. Some folks have advised us to try to find 2nd hand kimono and obi for recycling into quilts and also for wear. So can you help me with this. I have no Japanese, but I do have my trusty phrasebook. I've been travelling on the JR trains so far and I'm ok with those, and I'm willing to explore.
      Can you all help?
      amobogio
      Ps. I'm from Ontario Canada
      Pps. Discount running shoe store; Converse, Nike etc. would also be nice to know about

      2 Answers May 12, 2005 at 11:04 AM
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      Beautiful sakura(cherry blossoms) in Kobe

      by lisawu Online Now Mar 11, 2005 at 12:52 AM

      Hi. I am going to visit Kobe at the end of March. I know that there are many beautiful cherry blossoms during this period of time. Would anybody tell me that where’s the best viewing spot? Moreover, is there any hot spring resort that you could enjoy the beauty of Sakura while you are having the spring? I also want to try the sushi that made by Sakura. Please give me more information about. Thank for your help.

      1 Answer Mar 11, 2005 at 8:12 PM
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      Coming to Kobe

      by Sunnyonenc Online Now Feb 15, 2005 at 3:16 PM

      Hello - My daughters and I will be coming to Kobe on March 27 , 2005 for three days. They were born there in 1961 and 1962 but we left when they were toddlers. Now they are both married and busy with children of their own. I'm excited about showing them around and hope someone in VT could help us. They were born at Kaisei International Hospital which I hope is still there. We'd also like to get recommendations on a place to stay. We'll be arriving on the Shinkansen so I thought we'd be better off staying at a hotel near the station. I have a few other questions and wonder if someone out there will respond. I sent a message to Sakura last week and have not received a response yet. Thanks in advance for your help.

      7 Answers Feb 23, 2005 at 7:56 AM