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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?

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

      Tokyo 13 hours ago

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


    • 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

    • Luggage storage at Nagoya Train station

      Nagoya Sep 26, 2016 at 6:19 PM

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

    • 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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      Seven days by rail in Japan

      Japan Sep 26, 2016 at 12:39 PM

      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.

    • public transport from Haneida Airport to City Centre of Tokyo

      Tokyo Sep 25, 2016 at 8:06 PM

      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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      11 visiting days How much time in Tokyo and Kyoto?

      Tokyo Yesterday

      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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      Places to stay near Sendai

      Sendai Jan 23, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      My mother is originally from the Sendai area (Shiogama) and the area was ravaged by the tsunami. She would like to visit her sister in the next year. I've heard that finding a place to stay is difficult/expensive because of the rebuilding. Staying with her sister is not a possibility. Any ideas of longterm apts or rentals?

      5 Answers Jan 24, 2014 at 5:53 AM
    • Map of bus routes throughout Sendai

      Sendai Aug 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM


      I am trying to figure out the bus system in Sendai. There are a few places that have a website describing how you can get there from Sendai station, but it would be much easier for me if I would simply see all routes on a map of Sendai, to have som idea which routes are best to get from A to B (I can't read Japanese so that is probably why I can't find it)

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      Many thanks!

      5 Answers Aug 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    • Autumn leaves season in Sendai

      Sendai Aug 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      Hello:I'd like to know when the season of Autumn Leaves starts in Sendai.Is late October too early? Thanks a lot for any

      4 Answers Aug 12, 2013 at 9:51 AM
    • Is it possible to rent a bicycle for a few weeks in Sendai, Japan?

      Sendai Jul 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Hello everyone I am planning to spend a few weeks in Sendai, Miyagi-ken, in Japan, and I was wondering if it is possible to rent a bicycle, which would give me some more freedom to explore the city and its surroundings. Is it also true that you cannot just park your bicycle wherever you want, that you need to use designated parking lots for bicycles? (I am used to riding bicycles in cities, but I am a (continental) European so I'm used to driving on the right side.) All suggestions or ideas are welcome!

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 7:19 AM
    • Bus to Oritate

      Sendai Feb 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      I am arriving in Sendai on Saturday morning on the Willer Express. I need t get to Oritate to see a friend. Am I right in thinking its bus bay 10 and that there are quite a few buses that head that way? Like the 840, 843, 844, etc. I can't find any useful info online and I have been looking for HOURS. Thanks.

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      Lake Kawaguchiko to Miyagi, Yamoto town

      Sendai Sep 18, 2012 at 4:58 AM

      Hi, what is the fastest / easiest way to travel from Lake Kawaguchiko to Miyagi, Yamoto town.

      Travelling with children - preference for trains.

      Thanks in advance for your replies!

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2012 at 6:15 AM
    • Sendai to Ishinomaki transport

      Sendai Dec 11, 2011 at 7:21 AM

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      Thanks! (in Japanese is OK)

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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      Craft and Fabric Stores in Sendai

      Sendai Jul 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM

      Hi there everybody~~
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      2 Answers Jul 30, 2011 at 12:59 AM
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      Sendai's Jozenji Street Jazz Festival Sept 2011

      Sendai Jul 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM

      Hi there everyone~~
      Im looking for the band/stage schedule for the Jazz fest.
      I have looked all over the internet, and the festival website is not well manicured.
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      Thanks for your help!

      2 Answers Jul 26, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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      Sendai Jan 12, 2011 at 2:26 PM

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      If anyone knows of a salsa club, latin jazz club, please let me know.
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    • What's it like?

      Sendai May 22, 2005 at 12:24 PM

      Okay, so I know it's a broad question, but what is Sendai like to live in? I'm moving there for a year or more in July and don't have any insider information as such. Particularly just whether people enjoy it there? What's the general standard of living etc? Sorry for being so broad but i'm asking as a total Sendai novice!

      7 Answers May 10, 2006 at 10:14 PM
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      Sendai Oct 11, 2004 at 7:21 PM

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      2 Answers Oct 16, 2004 at 12:48 AM
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      Sendai May 25, 2004 at 2:54 PM

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      Sendai Mar 9, 2004 at 7:59 PM

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      4 Answers May 12, 2006 at 6:39 AM