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Old 11-04-2015, 11:11 AM   #2116
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Hi,
I'm going on my first trip in japan for 8 days in May alone, will be touring in tokyo only.
Staying at ibis shinjuku

Few questions to ask
1. Must go places for 1st timers? So I can include in my itinerary.
2. Do I need to buy the something like ezlink card for my transport?
3. As staying in shinjuku, my friends told me there's red light district there, how do i avoid those places? (Female traveller)
4. Is Disneyland or Disneysea better? Or should i go both?
5. Where is the best place to get a camera there?

TIA!

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Old 11-04-2015, 11:46 AM   #2117
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Hi,
I'm going on my first trip in japan for 8 days in May alone, will be touring in tokyo only.
Staying at ibis shinjuku

Few questions to ask
1. Must go places for 1st timers? So I can include in my itinerary.
2. Do I need to buy the something like ezlink card for my transport?
3. As staying in shinjuku, my friends told me there's red light district there, how do i avoid those places? (Female traveller)
4. Is Disneyland or Disneysea better? Or should i go both?
5. Where is the best place to get a camera there?

TIA!
1. First timer will probably visit the common sights like meiji shrine, sensoji, tokyo tower, tokyo skytree.

2. Get a suica card from the machines in the station.

3. The place he is refering to is Kabukicho. Tokyo's redlight district is not as messy as you would think. There are a number of izakaya around kabukicho as well.

4. Neither if you are going alone.. But if among the 2 I will prefer Disney sea.

5. I will recommend fujiya in nakano. But if you want those popular ones, there are several BIC around where you can buy from.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:12 PM   #2118
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Hi,
I'm going on my first trip in japan for 8 days in May alone, will be touring in tokyo only.
Staying at ibis shinjuku

Few questions to ask
1. Must go places for 1st timers? So I can include in my itinerary.
2. Do I need to buy the something like ezlink card for my transport?
3. As staying in shinjuku, my friends told me there's red light district there, how do i avoid those places? (Female traveller)
4. Is Disneyland or Disneysea better? Or should i go both?
5. Where is the best place to get a camera there?

TIA!
check out the recommended paths(itinerary)
https://www.gotokyo.org/en/tourists/...uide.html#anc1

Must try Japanese experience:
http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/featu...kyos-top-onsen
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:27 PM   #2119
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Osaka to Tokyo

Hi, would like to check the best options to travel from OSAKA to TOKYO. Shinkansen? Since it's a one way, better to do a single trip ticket?


Also in OSAKA, would it be better to get around via above ground trains or metro?

Thx in advance!
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:24 PM   #2120
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Hi, would like to check the best options to travel from OSAKA to TOKYO. Shinkansen? Since it's a one way, better to do a single trip ticket?


Also in OSAKA, would it be better to get around via above ground trains or metro?

Thx in advance!
Purrato Kodama is one cheaper option.
http://nagoya-info.com/5603/cheap-sh...aka-and-tokyo/
http://www.jrtours.co.jp/kodama/

Willer Express overnighter is another
http://willerexpress.com/st/3/en/pc/...001&fR=1301001

Ground or metro is dependent on your destinations. When your destinations have both, then you decide which one is cheaper by using hyperdia. And of course, other factors should also be considered like travel time, number of transfers, timing etc
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Old 11-04-2015, 06:16 PM   #2121
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Is the Rinkai line included in the metro?
Rinkai line is by a different company from Toei lines and Tokyo Metro, so i dun think it is covered by the pass.

i personally prefer not to get any pass for travelling within the city coz u will need a mixture or JR train and metro train to get to different places. the savings, if any, isnt a lot also, unless u are going to many places in a day.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:27 AM   #2122
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Hi,
I'm going on my first trip in japan for 8 days in May alone, will be touring in tokyo only.
Staying at ibis shinjuku

Few questions to ask
1. Must go places for 1st timers? So I can include in my itinerary.
2. Do I need to buy the something like ezlink card for my transport?
3. As staying in shinjuku, my friends told me there's red light district there, how do i avoid those places? (Female traveller)
4. Is Disneyland or Disneysea better? Or should i go both?
5. Where is the best place to get a camera there?

TIA!
I went disneysea alone and nice experience since i got to ride all the rides hah making use of fast pass and single rider lane. Will be going Disneyland alone too. But I think sea is much more interesting since it is unique to japan and the rides are less kiddy than land
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Old 12-04-2015, 03:34 PM   #2123
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Been to both alone. Vote sea Esp if u have been disneyland b4. more interesting things in sea, imo.
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Old 12-04-2015, 08:14 PM   #2124
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Hi, would like to check the best options to travel from OSAKA to TOKYO. Shinkansen? Since it's a one way, better to do a single trip ticket?
I'm flying budget flight back to NRT from Osaka, can consider also
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Old 13-04-2015, 08:53 AM   #2125
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Using iijmio travel sim here, how to enable it for whatsapp since the travel sim cannot receive sms? Currently encountering this problem here. Hope to get some advice
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Old 13-04-2015, 10:36 AM   #2126
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Using iijmio travel sim here, how to enable it for whatsapp since the travel sim cannot receive sms? Currently encountering this problem here. Hope to get some advice
You mean using whatsapp with your SG no? Can try using either a dual sim phone or hotspot
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Old 13-04-2015, 10:57 AM   #2127
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You mean using whatsapp with your SG no? Can try using either a dual sim phone or hotspot

Ip6 user here. Using the sim directly into it. Anyway to activate whatsapp using the travel sim?
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Old 13-04-2015, 01:16 PM   #2128
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Sign in to your whatsapp using WiFi

Swap out SIM card wo restarting phone.

As long as you don't restart phone Or whatsapp, it should not know that the SIM card has been swapped.
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Old 13-04-2015, 02:02 PM   #2129
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Escape room in Tokyo

not too sure if anyone have asked this before, but have anyone of you people played the escape room in Tokyo?

is there any english-based rooms? my knowledge of japanese language is only like, introductory level only (those basic level.).
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Old 13-04-2015, 07:06 PM   #2130
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Any comments on Kawagoe whether it is worthwhile? Or is it more of a tourist trap? Read about it online but would like to hear your views. Thanks.
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