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Old 16-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #2776
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Thanks mate, any chance of a bullet train?

Since have 2 young kids it might not be the best choice...
Train is really a long ride with multiple transfer. I can see 4-6 transfer and take like 6 hours of riding.

I think such case, maybe bus will be a better idea.

For Train, the route to Kawaguchiko is from osaka bullet train to kanto (Yokohama or Tokyo)
after that multiple transfers to Kawaguchiko

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Expensive cost too.

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Old 16-09-2015, 09:38 PM   #2777
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Day one is Ok, day 2 also Ok. BTW, ninenzaka/sannezaka are directly adjacent to Kiyomizudera, so probably you want to include Kiyomizu, i mean you are there already might as well..
YES! 😂 Thanks! Yeah, I just thought it may be tight and if there's any choice to be made, a temple would go off first haha. Since its ok, I'll include it in. Thanks
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Old 16-09-2015, 09:44 PM   #2778
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Thanks mate, any chance of a bullet train?

Since have 2 young kids it might not be the best choice...
If you really want to take shinkansen, then take to Mishima. Its one of the nearest shinkansen stn to Mt Fuji. Then from there take the Fujikyu bus
http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/gotemba.html But the trips are not a lot, so you have to time your connection

SHinkansen from Shin-Osaka
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/se...d&sum_target=7
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Old 16-09-2015, 09:49 PM   #2779
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YES! 😂 Thanks! Yeah, I just thought it may be tight and if there's any choice to be made, a temple would go off first haha. Since its ok, I'll include it in. Thanks
i actually like ninen/sannenzaka more than Kiyomizudera. But like I said, it's so near, just make a small detour so no harm lo.

Since you are around Pontocho, u can get down to Kamogawa river sides and have a stroll there, quite a refreshing and picturesque place
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i actually like ninen/sannenzaka more than Kiyomizudera. But like I said, it's so near, just make a small detour so no harm lo.

Since you are around Pontocho, u can get down to Kamogawa river sides and have a stroll there, quite a refreshing and picturesque place
Ya definitely will drop by haha.

Okay thank you!

Also are the places Im going in kyoto on each day within walkable distances? Except arashiyama to central; fushimi to nara.
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Ya definitely will drop by haha.

Okay thank you!

Also are the places Im going in kyoto on each day within walkable distances? Except arashiyama to central; fushimi to nara.
Fushimi Inari >>>a big site that needs lots of walking especially through the Torii gates
Todaiji>>>within Nara park, its a big park, can consider renting a bicycle to move around the park and temples
Nara park surrounding

Day 2
Arashiyama (1/2 day)>>a walkable big place
Sannenzeka
Nishiki market
Potoncho
Gion

If you are not used to long walk, better train up now.
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Fushimi Inari >>>a big site that needs lots of walking especially through the Torii gates
Todaiji>>>within Nara park, its a big park, can consider renting a bicycle to move around the park and temples
Nara park surrounding

Day 2
Arashiyama (1/2 day)>>a walkable big place
Sannenzeka
Nishiki market
Potoncho
Gion

If you are not used to long walk, better train up now.
Hahaha train.. I'm currently lying down in my airbnb home in Osaka. Great that we can cycle through Nara. I believe Arashiyama can be cycled through too right? ...
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Old 16-09-2015, 10:59 PM   #2783
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Train is really a long ride with multiple transfer. I can see 4-6 transfer and take like 6 hours of riding.

I think such case, maybe bus will be a better idea.

For Train, the route to Kawaguchiko is from osaka bullet train to kanto (Yokohama or Tokyo)
after that multiple transfers to Kawaguchiko

Example


Expensive cost too.
If you really want to take shinkansen, then take to Mishima. Its one of the nearest shinkansen stn to Mt Fuji. Then from there take the Fujikyu bus
http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/gotemba.html But the trips are not a lot, so you have to time your connection

SHinkansen from Shin-Osaka
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/se...d&sum_target=7
Thanks bro, this seems like one of the better ways. This is under JR Pass as well right? Any idea how long is the journey if travel this way? 4hrs?
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Hahaha train.. I'm currently lying down in my airbnb home in Osaka. Great that we can cycle through Nara. I believe Arashiyama can be cycled through too right? ...
Where do we rent bicycles from at certain popular attractions eh? Wouldn't mind cycling to a few places to explore.
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Hahaha train.. I'm currently lying down in my airbnb home in Osaka. Great that we can cycle through Nara. I believe Arashiyama can be cycled through too right? ...
They have rental shops dotting usually around the train stations. I rented my Nara bicycle from a neighborhood co-op near Kangoji back door

Arashiyama also has rental shops around station, I saw one right in front of Hankyu Arashiyama stn

Check out what they have to offer, the train passes are attractive if they fits your itinerary:

http://www.hankyu.co.jp/area_info/ar...nta_cycle.html
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Thanks bro, this seems like one of the better ways. This is under JR Pass as well right? Any idea how long is the journey if travel this way? 4hrs?
You can take the Shin-Osaka dep 0743 train reaching Mishima at 1045. Then connect to Kawaguchigo bound bus at 1110. Reaching Kawaguchigo at 1245

If you take the above, all in time required from Shin-Osaka to Kawaguchigo is about 5hrs
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Many of the sights in Arashiyama are up in the hills. So unless you have strong legs, sightseeing on a bike is not really that useful I think...
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Any place we can check for the forex rate for posb online transaction?
On 7th I book my Mount Fuji trip, 4 pax total amount 640sgd, 52k Yen. So the rate is about 81.25 only.
On the 7th the exchange rate according to xe.com is for sgd to yen is around 83.5 like this.
Then today the rate is around 86.3 le. If I take is as posb rate is around -2 of the xe.com rate, then the transaction rate I get today will be around 84.3?
If using 84.3 rate and I book again my fuji trip, I will save around total $23 for all 4 pax.
For the mount fuji trip I have free cancellation until a week before the trip. So no fee for it.
So I hope to see if there is any website or what I can check for the online transaction rate for posb or dbs.
If just save a few dollar I think I will forgo it.
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Any place we can check for the forex rate for posb online transaction?
On 7th I book my Mount Fuji trip, 4 pax total amount 640sgd, 52k Yen. So the rate is about 81.25 only.
On the 7th the exchange rate according to xe.com is for sgd to yen is around 83.5 like this.
Then today the rate is around 86.3 le. If I take is as posb rate is around -2 of the xe.com rate, then the transaction rate I get today will be around 84.3?
If using 84.3 rate and I book again my fuji trip, I will save around total $23 for all 4 pax.
For the mount fuji trip I have free cancellation until a week before the trip. So no fee for it.
So I hope to see if there is any website or what I can check for the online transaction rate for posb or dbs.
If just save a few dollar I think I will forgo it.
It's usually 2-3% off from the spot exchange rate (meaning xe.com's rates)
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Old 17-09-2015, 09:34 AM   #2790
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It's usually 2-3% off from the spot exchange rate (meaning xe.com's rates)
If like this de hua I take today rate as 86, minus off 3% will be around 83.42.
If I cancel and book again, will save around $17.
Hmm.. okay then, might cancel and book again. Though not much but still I can buy a few souvenir from that saving haha.
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