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Old 09-07-2013, 11:33 PM   #196
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Hey! I also planned to fly on 8 dec - 15 dec!!
me flying back on Dec 20th
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:38 PM   #197
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dec in tokyo is fine, its cold, but not super cold.
its not rainy either and it definitely wont snow.
if you want to see snow in tokyo, best bet is febuary
Will be going Hakone/Gotemba, Mt Takao and Nikko, so hope to see some snow in the mountains.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #198
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I am planning to visit tokyo from 1 dec to 14 dec with wife and two kids..mainly spent most of my time around tokyo area and last four days in friend house at tochigi area. Can anyone help me with the ltineary of where to visit as i am first time to japan.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:37 AM   #199
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I am planning to visit tokyo from 1 dec to 14 dec with wife and two kids..mainly spent most of my time around tokyo area and last four days in friend house at tochigi area. Can anyone help me with the ltineary of where to visit as i am first time to japan.
There are lots of sample itineraries available.
See here

Also, see my thread on how to plan for your trip.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #200
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hi, I would like to ask how do I draw yen from atms in tokyo? Will there be any surcharges, I'm using a DBS VISA debit card
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #201
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7-11 or JP Postal Banks. =)
There will be surcharges...
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:51 PM   #202
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do you have any idea how much it will be?
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #203
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I think it's $5-$10 (depending on ur bank)

I used POSB last time, was $5 + they charge extra 2% extra based on the exchange rates...
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:02 PM   #204
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i dont recommend doing that, just bring cash and try to pay by creditcard when you can.
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:09 PM   #205
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i just scared the cash i bring not enough

EDIT : Just to confirm, I can pay for my purchases with a debit card in tokyo right?

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i dont recommend doing that, just bring cash and try to pay by creditcard when you can.
Fully agreed. Bring enough cash and a credit card for big ticket purchases.

Debit cards may not be accepted by overseas banks nor their ATMs. As a rule, make sure your DBS debit card carries the Sirrus logo. But even then, it may not garantee your card will work over there.

And even if it works, think about the hefty surcharges incurred just to use the card. You're better off using that surcharge amount to change for more Yen at The Arcade.

FYI, debit cards are NOT accepted at most car rental companies worldwide, including the car rental agencies in Hokkaido. And JAL and ANA website doesn't allow you to use debit cards to purchase the tickets either. So its still not a true credit card despite what Visa wants you to think.
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Old 13-07-2013, 08:59 AM   #207
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hi i would like to know how to go
1)Lake Kanayama Forest Park from JR Naka-furano station.
2)Aoiike (Shirogane Blue Pond) from JR Bibaushi,
3)Kofuku Station from JR Obihiro
by public transport??

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Fully agreed. Bring enough cash and a credit card for big ticket purchases.

Debit cards may not be accepted by overseas banks nor their ATMs. As a rule, make sure your DBS debit card carries the Sirrus logo. But even then, it may not garantee your card will work over there.

And even if it works, think about the hefty surcharges incurred just to use the card. You're better off using that surcharge amount to change for more Yen at The Arcade.

FYI, debit cards are NOT accepted at most car rental companies worldwide, including the car rental agencies in Hokkaido. And JAL and ANA website doesn't allow you to use debit cards to purchase the tickets either. So its still not a true credit card despite what Visa wants you to think.
Serious or not? I don't even have credit card but I'm wanna buy ticket to Japan. How?
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Old 13-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #209
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It looks like master's CIRRUS and MAESTRO will have problem in Japan:
ATMs in Japan
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Serious or not? I don't even have credit card but I'm wanna buy ticket to Japan. How?
you want to buy from SG side no problem.

buy from japan side problem.

i drew out all my cash needed and brought to japan.

even hotel i brought cash incase they didnt accept debit card.(they say credit can).

and i had a small emergency and needed to draw extra $$$.

surcharge was 5 bucks for 10000 yen
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