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Old 01-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Meetup: Travelling around Japan-Tips and Tricks that you would never have thought (11th Mar Sunday)

Dear all,

Am organizing a meetup on tips and tricks to visit Tokyo/Japan.

Date: 18th March 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 11.00am-1.00pm
Place to meet: Wilkie Edge (Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Little India)

Fees: Free of charge (無料)
Deadline to register: 7th March 2012
Number of seats available: 8

Agenda
-Buying a ticket? Which airline to choose?
-Changing money
-Getting from Narita/Haneda to Tokyo (with pictures,videos and maps)
-Tokyo's ez-Link card? (Pasmo vs Suica)-Understanding Tokyo's subway map: it's not so difficult
-Train Passes in Tokyo/Osaka

-Places of attraction: Tokyo/Osaka/Kobe/others
-I'm out of $$$!!! Nearby ATMs
-Outside Tokyo?? Dou suru?
-NIHONGO? WAKARIMASEN!!! Moving around using basic Japanese (credits to stars as well for his list)
-Things to note while travelling
-Protection: Prepare yourself to be radiated!!!

Registration/Enquiries: PM me with your Name/Facebook e-mail address (for seeing photos of my previous trip)/contact number.

I need at least 5 people to make this meetup a reality.

For the previous meetup session, see here

Bookings
1) sleepyryan (3 pax)
2) OneZero5 (2 pax)
3) flanker27 (1 pax)
4) ahber82 (2 pax)

Meetup is now full. Thank you all.

Would like to invite evil,samtcy and bkmailsg to share your experiences.

Note: See change of date
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
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PM-ed ya! Thanks! =D
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:33 AM   #3
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i been to jappan 6 times already and always stay in tokyo only
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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Very keen to attend, but i am oversea and will only return on 26 March.

Can change date or not??

I been Jp 8 times, totally 9 months, and like to learn more from experienced members.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #7
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flanker27, kindly see registration instructions above. Thank you.
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Very keen to attend, but i am oversea and will only return on 26 March.

Can change date or not??

I been Jp 8 times, totally 9 months, and like to learn more from experienced members.
sorry, the date has been set... u can attend the next one the next month...
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #9
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yes, i think I should be able to attend as well. Not going to bring so many leaflets and maps this time tho...darn heavy. Haha.

Maybe if I can know beforehand where you guys are planning to go so I can just bring the logistics for the relevant areas, which will help lessen my weightload greatly. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:40 PM   #10
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sam, i think most of the info can find online yea? :p
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
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I plan to go Osaka/Kyoto/Nagoya this time. but .... argh, I'll be in class at that timing.
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Hi dimitri

Just wonderin if you know of any hotels to recommend in Osaka.

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Hi dimitri

Just wonderin if you know of any hotels to recommend in Osaka.

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If you are using JR pass to take Shinkansen around, then Shin-Osaka station hotel (or annex) is cheap and decent. Much easier to find that hotel than say Chisun Inn. But then again, there's more convenience shops around Chisun Inn than Shin-Osaka station hotel/annex, but the problem I have with Chisun Inn is that it's not easy to find that hotel and it's difficult to find a route to that hotel that doesn't involve climbing stairs, and also there's no mini-fridge in Chisun Inn...although that said, I can't recall if there's any mini fridge at Shin-Osaka station hotel annex either.
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #14
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Hi dimitri

Just wonderin if you know of any hotels to recommend in Osaka.

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sleepyryan, see the change in date...
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