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Old 28-12-2015, 04:32 PM   #3511
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Hi all,

Anyone have experience buying laptop in Akihabara? Worth getting it with the tax refund?

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Old 28-12-2015, 04:39 PM   #3512
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Hi all,

Anyone have experience buying laptop in Akihabara? Worth getting it with the tax refund?

Thanks
Was considering also but decided against.

Local models have Japanese keyboard. Have to check if they have international warranty.
Have to see if change language to English.

Some stores have credit card promotion. Can get discount of 5%.

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Old 28-12-2015, 06:38 PM   #3513
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Was considering also but decided against.

Local models have Japanese keyboard. Have to check if they have international warranty.
Have to see if change language to English.

Some stores have credit card promotion. Can get discount of 5%.
Thanks for your info, was looking at Asus laptop which have international warranty and was attracted by the tax refund

Hopefully our DFS got sell cheaper
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Old 28-12-2015, 08:42 PM   #3514
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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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Spending all 9 days in tokyo r generally fine. I went there twice. As the first time i went there for 5 nights was definitely not enough.
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Old 28-12-2015, 09:09 PM   #3515
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Spending all 9 days in tokyo r generally fine. I went there twice. As the first time i went there for 5 nights was definitely not enough.
Add to that, can take day trips outside Tokyo for scenic spots.
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Old 29-12-2015, 03:12 PM   #3516
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For 2, not competitive. Money changers at arcade are open on Saturday morning. Last resort is mustafa.
Thank you. The problem is I would likely be flying in from another country so wont be able to change money in SG. Will have to figure out how best to get my Yen from my end.

Spending all 9 days in tokyo r generally fine. I went there twice. As the first time i went there for 5 nights was definitely not enough.
Add to that, can take day trips outside Tokyo for scenic spots.
Ok it seems 9 days at Tokyo and her vicinity is doable. I was actually wondering whether it makes sense to extend the trip from say 9 days to 12 days to include Osaka-Kyoto. Thinking of perhaps spending 5 days in Osaka/Kyoto and the balance at Tokyo with day trip to Kawaguchiko Anyway I guess I will do my sums to see whether it is worth it. I am not exactly a fan of temples but I am into history and culture.

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Old 31-12-2015, 12:00 PM   #3517
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flying tokyo tonight

check if can get data sim direct at airport?

i know got vending machine type for 7/14 days

but i travelling 1-17 jan any other options?
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Old 31-12-2015, 12:05 PM   #3518
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can get at airport.
buy from Amazon, deliver to hotel?

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Old 31-12-2015, 12:11 PM   #3519
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can get at airport.
buy from Amazon, deliver to hotel?

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hmm staying hostel

like that then i get airport, i saw some cards 30 day validity with 2/3gb data

first time going japan and didnt plan anything
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Old 31-12-2015, 12:18 PM   #3520
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hostel can receive the item for you. just need to let them know.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:48 AM   #3521
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hello,
can i ask, if i fly into tokyo and head to kyoto for 3N, head to tokyo for 4N then fly out?
can i buy the train tickets online from SG? it seems to cost my about 10k yen
reserved seating i suppose right and also dependent on whether i take the nozomi or the other normal trains... right?

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One way should be 13k+ yen. I think foreigners can't reserve jr central tix online.

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Old 02-01-2016, 01:26 PM   #3523
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Is it worth delaying the trip by one month for the Sakura?

I intend to go in mid March to April, but it will mean that I will start my first job a month later
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:14 PM   #3524
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OK. Any cheap ryokan to recommend? Haha. possible less than $100 a night for couple???
i booked a JTB network ryokan, so it was thoerugh them

100 per pax per night is tough , given that you have access to 7 onsens + kiseiki dinner, which is all seasonal seafood.... in Mid nov , my family had 2 crabs each

we paid avg 200 per person, so ya .... all things equal... it is not THAT expensive compared to ryokans in other areas
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:36 PM   #3525
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Anybody can recommend ONE sushiya to visit in Tokyo? I have looked through tabelog but still can't decide on one. Budget hopefully not above 30k yen.

If reservation have to be made how long before must I do the booking? Will be visiting during first week of April.
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