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    • Yukata Purchase

      Narita 52 minutes ago

      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?

    • 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.

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

      Tokyo Yesterday

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


    • 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 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!!

    • fun things

      by brigida713 Online Now Feb 1, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      whatsi there fun to do in sasebo, japan?

      7 Answers Feb 6, 2014 at 5:11 AM
    • Japanese called Chomp-own

      by donmckenzie Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      I was there in1971. in town ( they called it Paredise alley) they had a soup called CHOMPOWN chomp--own. cant find it anymore anywhere. the spelling is probably spelled wrong, but had noodles beansprouts octopus like a lettuce and bacon or pork with an egg blended in. has anybody heard of this an what are the ingredience?i was told then that it was a southern Japanese soup.

      4 Answers Jan 13, 2014 at 1:36 PM
    • bars of old sasebo

      by franko65 Online Now Feb 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      I was in sasebo in 1968-69, is there still a bar called three Ace's and was it on the corner of the block and a block or two from paradise alley. I would like to get a hold of someone that lives in sasebo that we could exchange e-mails.

    • Sasebo

      by tinkerbell9 Online Now Jan 16, 2012 at 6:32 AM


      I would like to go to Sasebo for 3 days and spend a night in Huis Ten Bosch.

      I searched for the these hotels homepage in Huis Ten Bosch, but failed. Every time I click it, room reservation on various websites.

      I need the e-mail contact address of these hotels. Anyone knows it?

      1. Hotel Okura JR Huis Ten Bosch
      2. Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch
      3. Hotel Europe Nagasaki


      2 Answers Jan 22, 2012 at 9:50 AM
    • NEED HELP!!!

      by Dominique12 Online Now Dec 11, 2011 at 6:36 PM


      8 Answers Dec 12, 2011 at 4:57 PM
    • What international airport is closest to Sasebo ?

      by ltfmsg Online Now Aug 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM

      Would like to visit Sasebo but I'm curious as to what airport/airline is best to fly into from USA/Calif/San Diego ?
      Thank You

      3 Answers Aug 10, 2010 at 8:36 PM
    • gemstones and tea sets

      by pkmiller Online Now Apr 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM

      I am looking for stores that sell these items. Any suggestions? I am in the Huis Ten Bosch area.

      Aragoto go zais mas

    • taxi in sasebo

      by Rarf Online Now Mar 22, 2009 at 6:11 PM

      How late do the taxis run at Haiki station in Sasebo. I'll be getting in around 10:30pm and need to get to Hario Base.

    • Westerner Bar

      by a5b0c6d2 Online Now Apr 21, 2007 at 7:09 PM

      I was in Sasebo back in 1973-75.Is there still a bar called the Westener in sailor town?There was also a place called Three Ace's that had the best fried rice I ever ate. Thanks Mac

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2015 at 2:14 PM
    • about the PULSE SHOCK CLUB

      by R-JZN Online Now Aug 8, 2006 at 8:07 AM

      is the pulse shock club also a dance club too? cuz u sed there were DJs n stuff, so is it lyke a dance club too then? if so, wat kinda music do they play there, n r 18 yr. olds aloud to go there too? please get back at me on that because im trying to look for a dance night club thing around here along with a bar n all.....

    • looking for a friend in the US navy, based in sasebo

      by p1r4nha Online Now Feb 26, 2004 at 5:24 PM

      if anyone knows people in the us navy there in sasebo, please post here and let me know

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2004 at 10:07 PM
    • Future of Huis Ten Bosch?

      by portopia Online Now Aug 23, 2003 at 7:48 PM

      Can anybody tell me what is going to happen to my favorite theme park in Japan? Is there any chance that it will close down, or has a new buyer already been found? What other major changes are in store? I've been to the website, but the English page doesn't tell me anything new.

      3 Answers Aug 2, 2006 at 1:03 PM