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Old 28-01-2016, 08:37 AM   #3631
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evilerniex Nalgene123 kifo Kamsiah. Trip is on monday liao so I dunno if the spikes will arrive on time if I buy on Amazon. Think I'll just wing it when I arrive -- anyway only planning 2 full ski'ing days in nozawa onsen and then 3rd day off to Tokyo.

Flight arrives in NRT at 2.55pm so I could potentially catch the 4.19, 4.44, or 5.15pm N-EX'es before getting on the 6.40pm shinkansen to nagano/iiyama - if can catch earlier train then I go buy better ekiben, otherwise just on the shinkansen platform or train itself ba.

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evilerniex Nalgene123 kifo Kamsiah. Trip is on monday liao so I dunno if the spikes will arrive on time if I buy on Amazon. Think I'll just wing it when I arrive -- anyway only planning 2 full ski'ing days in nozawa onsen and then 3rd day off to Tokyo.

Flight arrives in NRT at 2.55pm so I could potentially catch the 4.19, 4.44, or 5.15pm N-EX'es before getting on the 6.40pm shinkansen to nagano/iiyama - if can catch earlier train then I go buy better ekiben, otherwise just on the shinkansen platform or train itself ba.

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its actually not that bad when walking on ice...you won't fall as much if you just pay attention to your footing even without wearing spikes or snow boots

For Ekiben...there's one shop located directly outside the ticket gate of the Tokyo Shinkansen tracks....and further outside..there's a food hall that's catered for takeaways....so there's definitely enough choices even if you are in a hurry..and as mentioned....you can also get it at the platform..the ekiben selections should roughly be the same...


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its actually not that bad when walking on ice...you won't fall as much if you just pay attention to your footing even without wearing spikes or snow boots

For Ekiben...there's one shop located directly outside the ticket gate of the Tokyo Shinkansen tracks....and further outside..there's a food hall that's catered for takeaways....so there's definitely enough choices even if you are in a hurry..and as mentioned....you can also get it at the platform..the ekiben selections should roughly be the same...

In general, ekiben are ranked in below order

Outside Platform > On Platform > On trains
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In general, ekiben are ranked in below order

Outside Platform > On Platform > On trains
Okay...thanks for the info....but from memory...I actually could remember that the stores outside and on the platform were selling the same thing pretty mych
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I am planning a trip, total 4 of us will be flying.

Reach Narita 23rd Mar, Apr 1 reach Osaka, Back to sg on Apr 8.

I am wondering what would be good options for travelling from narita to tokyo -1 way- and then from tokyo to osaka -also 1 way-?

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Narita to Tokyo:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html

Tokyo to Osaka:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4006.html

for narita to Tokyo, it depends on where u are staying in Tokyo. if u are staying in ueno or asakusa, then Keisei line will be more convenient. for Shinjuku, shinagawa etc, then narita express is good.

for Tokyo to Osaka, u can take the overnight willer bus if u want to save money. much cheaper than shinkansen, and u also save a night of accommodation. but if u cant sleep on such buses, then it is going to be tiring for u the next day.
shinkansen is the most convenient but is also the most expensive. about 14000yen
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Old 28-01-2016, 04:28 PM   #3636
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evilerniex Nalgene123 kifo Kamsiah. Trip is on monday liao so I dunno if the spikes will arrive on time if I buy on Amazon. Think I'll just wing it when I arrive -- anyway only planning 2 full ski'ing days in nozawa onsen and then 3rd day off to Tokyo.

Flight arrives in NRT at 2.55pm so I could potentially catch the 4.19, 4.44, or 5.15pm N-EX'es before getting on the 6.40pm shinkansen to nagano/iiyama - if can catch earlier train then I go buy better ekiben, otherwise just on the shinkansen platform or train itself ba.

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if you want to order online on amazon, almost everything sold directly by amazon can arrive within one to two days... it is that instant in japan (unless you live in okinawa)

or else you can try buying it from a combini, just that you have lesser choice... and may not have your size.

a set of spikes for your shoes is a useful thing if you often go on winter holidays... so it is not wasteful at all
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Hi Got a question,

we will be going to japan to tokyo + kyoto, on 17 march to 26 .

is it cold during those times? do we need wear cold wear or a light jacket will do?
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Hi Got a question,

we will be going to japan to tokyo + kyoto, on 17 march to 26 .

is it cold during those times? do we need wear cold wear or a light jacket will do?
wear the appropriate clothing
http://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/tok...weather/226396
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hi guys, what would be the rail pass to buy, if any, if i were to spend a week in tokyo only? the JR Tokyo wide pass?
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hi guys, what would be the rail pass to buy, if any, if i were to spend a week in tokyo only? the JR Tokyo wide pass?
if just tokyo only, either get the metro pass for just stick to store-value card such as SUICA
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if just tokyo only, either get the metro pass for just stick to store-value card such as SUICA
i see.. so the SUICA is similar to our ez-link cards?

hmm let's say for example a typical trip from Shibuya to Ueno, how much will it cost?
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i see.. so the SUICA is similar to our ez-link cards?

hmm let's say for example a typical trip from Shibuya to Ueno, how much will it cost?
yup suica is like our ezlink. you can use hyperdia to calculate travelling fares. for shibuya to ueno will cost you 200 yen
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Old 29-01-2016, 01:03 PM   #3643
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u can refer to these


for narita to Tokyo, it depends on where u are staying in Tokyo. if u are staying in ueno or asakusa, then Keisei line will be more convenient. for Shinjuku, shinagawa etc, then narita express is good.

for Tokyo to Osaka, u can take the overnight willer bus if u want to save money. much cheaper than shinkansen, and u also save a night of accommodation. but if u cant sleep on such buses, then it is going to be tiring for u the next day.
shinkansen is the most convenient but is also the most expensive. about 14000yen
Thank you! We will be staying near asakusabashi, so I guess the keisei will be a better choice then?
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Thank you! We will be staying near asakusabashi, so I guess the keisei will be a better choice then?
yes, keisei is better
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/se...d&sum_target=7
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