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    • 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

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      Taxi from Susukino at 5am on final day of Snow Fest

      Sapporo Yesterday

      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

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    • 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

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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.

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    • 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! 

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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?

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.

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    • 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

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      Airport Bus

      Sapporo Yesterday

      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

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    • 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.

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    • 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

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    • 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

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    • 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.

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    • 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

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    • 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

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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.

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