HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Ask me any questions

Like Tree833Likes
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 24-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #271
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 412
cpuer thanks for the help. Really appreciated. My frens and I wan to try shinkansen (1st time). Its not like u always take it. Planes, we take it all the time when travelling. Shinkansen or bullet like trains, mayb x but worth the experience. We should always try different transportation (if can afford) since we never ride b4 in our small island/other country

Peace
Or you can try what I did a few years back; took a day trip package for Mount Fuji. Bus pickup from hotel, with english guide, to Mount Fuji, includes cable car ride up as well as cruise, and thereafter shinkansen back to Tokyo main station. So ggot to do both

Countdown to flight tomorrow
bryando is offline  
Old 25-07-2013, 08:29 AM   #272
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,566
u can read up on the attractions in tokyo here:
Tokyo - City Guide

can also get some ideas from the trip reports sticky thread

the fish market is in Tsukiji, which is walkable from ginza. u may want to go there early in the morning to view the tuna auction. most ppl actually take taxi to tsukiji to see the auction coz it is too early for train. lucky for u, u can just walk there from ginza
Tokyo Travel: Tsukiji Fish Market


Thanks!


Only for this trip! cos afew pocket of free time so choose a hotel ard shopping area.
Mistic is offline  
Old 25-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #273
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,027
from osaka to kyoto is it expensive by train?around how much?
yuri princess is offline  
Old 25-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #274
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 149
from osaka to kyoto is it expensive by train?around how much?

By Japan Railways (JR)
The JR Tokaido Shinkansen requires 15 minutes and costs 1380 yen (by unreserved seat) from not so centrally located Shin-Osaka Station to Kyoto Station.

Almost equally fast are the rapid and special rapid trains on the JR Kyoto Line, which require about 30 minutes and cost 540 yen from more centrally located Osaka Station to Kyoto Station.

By Hankyu Railways
Limited express trains on the Hankyu Kyoto Line get you from Umeda Station (next to JR Osaka Station) to Karasuma and Kawaramachi Stations in central Kyoto in roughly 40 minutes and for 390 yen.

By Keihan Railways
Limited express trains on the Keihan Main Line get you from Yodoyabashi Station in central Osaka to Sanjo Station in central Kyoto in roughly 50 minutes and for 400 yen.


Last edited by coldmilk; 25-07-2013 at 08:10 PM..
coldmilk is offline  
Old 25-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #275
Senior Member
 
converse2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,912
Guys, planning a trip to Tokyo this coming end Oct(19-27), will the weather be very cooling ?

Cos from what I see in the website is like ~22deg..
When to travel to Japan - Travel Weather

If needed those down jacket then I might be shifting to earlier oct or even sep so could buy their clothes there and yet wearable when Im back.
converse2010 is offline  
Old 25-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #276
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,599
yes.......
__________________
Japanese teacher / Japan trip advisor
Orange camper
dimitri_can is offline  
Old 26-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #277
Senior Member
 
converse2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,912
Would you suggest that i go late sep or early oct instead or could stick to the plan..?
converse2010 is offline  
Old 26-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #278
High Supremacy Member
 
cancer81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 39,303
your plan is to visit where??

the timing will change how much the koya has hit
__________________
不会自动变好
日本那么大, 钱包那么小!
cancer81 is offline  
Old 26-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #279
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 751
Any idea what is the steps to activate the bmobile (30 days) 1GB sim card by using a japanese phone? eg press 2 for english, 3 to key in the sim card nos etc

appreciate your help and thanks
__________________
[SIZE=1]Cheong
LEARN is to SHARE[/SIZE]
cheong is offline  
Old 28-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #280
Senior Member
 
converse2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,912
your plan is to visit where??

the timing will change how much the koya has hit
I think mainly Tokyo and maybe Hokkaido if i've extra time. haha

But however, the actual itinerary is not planned yet
converse2010 is offline  
Old 29-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #281
High Supremacy Member
 
eliteFX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 38,586
anyone tried this before? 300kbps mifi.
WiFi-To-Go 300K | eConnect Japan
only using it for google maps, is it sufficient?
eliteFX is offline  
Old 29-07-2013, 01:16 AM   #282
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,599
anyone tried this before? 300kbps mifi.
WiFi-To-Go 300K | eConnect Japan
only using it for google maps, is it sufficient?
u will be better off with b-mobile. =)
cheaper as well.
__________________
Japanese teacher / Japan trip advisor
Orange camper
dimitri_can is offline  
Old 29-07-2013, 07:09 AM   #283
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 8,253
Going Osaka / Kyoto from Nov 9-17 .
Where should I go to see Autumn leaves ?
I know it is a bit too early.
Thank you .
Wood4 is offline  
Old 29-07-2013, 07:52 AM   #284
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 8,253
Malaysia passport holder need to apply for Japan visa. The process fee is free for Malaysia passport.

Please visit the Singapore Japanese embassy website for all the details. Please print out all the necessary forms before going to the embassy. Saw a family went there empty handed. Had to go back and come back another day.
As part of its move to boost inbound tourism and to enhance ASEAN-Japan friendship, Japan on June 26 announced that Malaysian and Thai nationals on short-term holiday of not more than 15 days to the country need not apply for visas from July 1.
Wood4 is offline  
Old 29-07-2013, 07:55 AM   #285
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
cpuer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,571
Going Osaka / Kyoto from Nov 9-17 .
Where should I go to see Autumn leaves ?
I know it is a bit too early.
Thank you .
choices aplenty
Autumn leaves in Japan: Where to see autumn leaves?
__________________
[IMG]http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1928/dscf5541avatar.jpg[/IMG]
cpuer is offline  
Closed Thread
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On