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Old 17-11-2015, 03:36 PM   #3196
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I know this might be a rather subjective question, but I have a question for all you experienced Japan travelers, so here goes: For a first time traveler, which of this places would you recommend? Nikko or Hakone? Or specifically Nikko or Fuji 5th station? as i hear some parts of the hakone route is closed. Its just that I am going next week and still trying to figure out which of this day trips should I do. Fuji is obvious as I get to see it up close, while Nikko has Ieyasu's grave and I like old jap architecture. Thank for any reply.
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Old 17-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #3197
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Any good places for tokushima style ramen at Tokyo (hopefully near Shinjuku area?)
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Old 17-11-2015, 03:59 PM   #3198
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Anyone visited fushimi Inari shrine during the night?

Plan to visit it next month but not sure whether is it safe?
i went at night. its safe but super super creepy. after i start the climb along the tori gates, the light n shadows + the quiet really unsettling maybe cos i go alone lol..

the main shrine at the base is ok.
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Old 17-11-2015, 04:05 PM   #3199
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Hi,

I'm looking to travel to Osaka > Kyoto > Tokyo from 1 April to 12 April 2016.

Which airline would you recommend? SQ timing not very good.. My budget is around $700 per pax. SQ has 2 to go promotion.. but the timing is horrible although the promo met my budget.

How about United Airline? Anyone tried Scoot to Tokyo before? They have decent timing and it's cheap.

And, i plan to propose to my GF in Kyoto, which "area" would be best in terms of romantic and full bloom of cherry blossom?

Thanks.
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Old 17-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #3200
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taking Scoot you need to note the 2 legged flight and you need to ninja your makan
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Old 17-11-2015, 04:30 PM   #3201
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Hi Japan experts, Will be going to Tokyo/Osaka/Kyoto this weekend.
For my Tokyo itinerary is more or less confirmed.
The last 4 days I'll be going to Osaka/Kyoto.
Can help me see if my last 4 days is do-able with 3 kids? Will be travelling mostly by JR as I've got my JR pass.

27 Nov (Fri)
Travel to Osaka by shinkasen
Check in apartment at Namba
Sightseeing & dinner at Dotonburi/Shinsaibaishi

28 Nov (Sat)
1/2 Day trip to Nara (Todaiji Temple, Deer Park)
Osaka Kids Plaza


29 Nov (Sun)
Arashiyama, Tenryuji, Bamboo Groove, Togetsukyo Bridge, Monkey park
Nijo Castle
Gion

30 Nov (Mon)
Check out. bullet train to Narita Airport
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Old 17-11-2015, 05:27 PM   #3202
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Is it ok to travel to both hokkaido n toyko for a 10 days 9 night trip?
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Old 17-11-2015, 07:31 PM   #3203
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Anyone visited fushimi Inari shrine during the night?

Plan to visit it next month but not sure whether is it safe?
should be quite safe, but kyoto is crawling with tourists, so hard to say...
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Old 17-11-2015, 07:34 PM   #3204
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Any good places for tokushima style ramen at Tokyo (hopefully near Shinjuku area?)
10 mins walk from koenji stn okay?
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Old 17-11-2015, 07:38 PM   #3205
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And, i plan to propose to my GF in Kyoto, which "area" would be best in terms of romantic and full bloom of cherry blossom?

Thanks.
I suppose you need quieter place, can consider going kiyomizudera temple love stone and the cherry blossom early in the morning.

Other prefectures, can consider,

Kumagaya Sakura Zutsumi
Saitama Prefecture



Tokyo
World Trade Center's observatory, watch sunset and night view, quite quiet place.

Or you wanna do it in Tokyo mid-air.
http://www.excel-air.com/english/cru...okyocourse.htm
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Old 17-11-2015, 09:31 PM   #3206
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10 mins walk from koenji stn okay?
Thats fine with me. Can probably squeeze it inside my itinerary somehow hehe.
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Old 17-11-2015, 10:06 PM   #3207
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Thats fine with me. Can probably squeeze it inside my itinerary somehow hehe.
One of the best Tokushima I have eaten
http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1319/A131904/13146745/
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Old 17-11-2015, 10:10 PM   #3208
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Hi,

I'm looking to travel to Osaka > Kyoto > Tokyo from 1 April to 12 April 2016.

Which airline would you recommend? SQ timing not very good.. My budget is around $700 per pax. SQ has 2 to go promotion.. but the timing is horrible although the promo met my budget.

How about United Airline? Anyone tried Scoot to Tokyo before? They have decent timing and it's cheap.

And, i plan to propose to my GF in Kyoto, which "area" would be best in terms of romantic and full bloom of cherry blossom?

Thanks.
cherry blossoms spots around kyoto

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3951.html

good luck!!!
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Old 18-11-2015, 12:16 AM   #3209
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what he meant is that u can only determine which pass is best based on the places u are going.
if u are just visiting the places within Tokyo city, u dun really need any passes. just get a store-value card, such as SUICA, to get ard.
How much will tat normally cost as compared to jr pass
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How much will tat normally cost as compared to jr pass

SUICA is a store-value card. iirc, it cost 2000yen and comes with 1500yen value and 500yen deposit. deposit refundable, but u can always keep the card for next trip.
trips within the city on the JR line is around 140 - 200yen. the cost of the 7-day JR pass is 29110yen. it is only worth it to get the pass if u are travelling out of the city on long trips using shinkansen or limited express trains
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