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Old 18-12-2015, 03:08 PM   #3496
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Lockers around Japan. This uncle power la!

http://locker1.exblog.jp
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Old 18-12-2015, 03:50 PM   #3497
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Talking about them, one place I dreaded the most in Japan is the tax refund counters. Bound to have lots of them cutting queues, talking loudly, etc.
being too polite with them is not productive...

some will try to pull the "we are 同胞" thing, older ones will play elderly card. Giving in just gives them the encourage to repeat the stunt later on.
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Old 18-12-2015, 05:38 PM   #3498
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Can advise me on what to do around disneyland area besides disneyland?
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Old 18-12-2015, 05:50 PM   #3499
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Can advise me on what to do around disneyland area besides disneyland?
not around the immediate area but there's an outlet mall (Makuhari) not too far away (20 mins train ride).
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Old 18-12-2015, 09:32 PM   #3500
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why dont you buy online? Free delivery over a certain amount too.
https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/
Tried that but i still being charged $22 for the FedEx. Maybe my passes not expensive enough. I m buying a pair of kansai wide area passes.
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Old 18-12-2015, 09:33 PM   #3501
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JTB is known for its handling/service fees whether you go to their counter or not. Why don't you try HIS @ Amara Hotel?
Ok. Thank. Will check it out there.
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Old 19-12-2015, 04:34 PM   #3502
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Tried that but i still being charged $22 for the FedEx. Maybe my passes not expensive enough. I m buying a pair of kansai wide area passes.
kansai wide area pass can buy in japan

https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/t...s/kansai_wide/
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Old 21-12-2015, 10:21 AM   #3503
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Tried that but i still being charged $22 for the FedEx. Maybe my passes not expensive enough. I m buying a pair of kansai wide area passes.
ya not ex enough. as chaotah suggested, can just buy in japan, from the JR west offices. 500 yen discount for booking online and collecting later.
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Old 22-12-2015, 12:42 PM   #3504
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Is it worth it to go Kanazawa or Tama or Hakone?
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Old 26-12-2015, 07:57 PM   #3505
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Have anyone tried doing a day trip to kinosaki onset from Osama before. I know it is advisable to stay 1 night there but then I prefer to keep my budget low. I will depart early and back at 5pm over there. I will be using ksnsai wide area pass. I never try onsen before so how the experience as in winter?
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Old 26-12-2015, 08:58 PM   #3506
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Have anyone tried doing a day trip to kinosaki onset from Osama before. I know it is advisable to stay 1 night there but then I prefer to keep my budget low. I will depart early and back at 5pm over there. I will be using ksnsai wide area pass. I never try onsen before so how the experience as in winter?
First train from osaka is 07:49 and reaching Kinosaki onsen at 10:48,I guess you should be able to do min 2 to 3 onsens and lunch plus an early dinner. Last train out is 18:18
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Old 27-12-2015, 04:08 PM   #3507
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Have anyone tried doing a day trip to kinosaki onset from Osama before. I know it is advisable to stay 1 night there but then I prefer to keep my budget low. I will depart early and back at 5pm over there. I will be using ksnsai wide area pass. I never try onsen before so how the experience as in winter?
if you STAY in kinosaki,
the onsens are free . all 7 of them during your stay
the ryokan will give you a pass
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Old 27-12-2015, 10:03 PM   #3508
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if you STAY in kinosaki,
the onsens are free . all 7 of them during your stay
the ryokan will give you a pass
OK. Any cheap ryokan to recommend? Haha. possible less than $100 a night for couple???
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Old 28-12-2015, 03:38 PM   #3509
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2 questions:

1) Would you recommend a first timer (with family) to spend say 9 days in Tokyo area or 12 days for both Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto?
I am open to both suggestions but not sure if Osaka/Kyoto is worth the effort. Most likely visiting around mid-end May. Not really into temples but prefer historical and scenic sites.

2) Are money changers in Tokyo/Osaka competitive? I am asking because I might not be able to change money in SG before I head to Japan.

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Old 28-12-2015, 04:16 PM   #3510
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2 questions:

1) Would you recommend a first timer (with family) to spend say 9 days in Tokyo area or 12 days for both Tokyo and Osaka/Kyoto?
I am open to both suggestions but not sure if Osaka/Kyoto is worth the effort. Most likely visiting around mid-end May. Not really into temples but prefer historical and scenic sites.

2) Are money changers in Tokyo/Osaka competitive? I am asking because I might not be able to change money in SG before I head to Japan.

Thank you!
For 2, not competitive. Money changers at arcade are open on Saturday morning. Last resort is mustafa.
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