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Old 18-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #361
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hi does anyone know if the Suica card used in Tokyo can also be used for the subways within Sapporo?
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Old 18-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #362
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hi does anyone know if the Suica card used in Tokyo can also be used for the subways within Sapporo?
see the various types of cards and their coverage:
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Old 18-08-2013, 05:24 PM   #363
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see the various types of cards and their coverage:
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is it then possible to topup eg suica in kyushu area?
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Old 18-08-2013, 10:22 PM   #364
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is it then possible to topup eg suica in kyushu area?
should be ok. If u top it up in JR station.
Why u ask?
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should be ok. If u top it up in JR station.
Why u ask?
just came back from japan on friday, went to kyushu, kyoto n tokyo.
there's sugoica, icoca and suica..... really a headache altho most of my travel is covered by the rail pass, and i bought suica for fun (tokyo was my last stop before coming back)
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Old 19-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #367
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I was trying to book a room directly from two hotel's website and it seems like the only mode of payment is by credit card. I am unable to pay by cash when I check in. If this is the case, does anyone know which credit card will have the best currency conversion rate or is it worth it to pay by credit card? I am booking a room for 9 nights in Tokyo and trying to book the early bird plans.
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Old 19-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #368
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your bank's credit card foreign exchange rate rules will apply here.

Normally they take the exchange rate from yesterday's closing iirc. Which isn't that bad if you "time" it correctly
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eh...anyone who is travelling to japan and don't mind to help me bring an item back?

it's a corrugated plastic bike box (~4-5kg), which the bike shop tells me exceeds EMS dimensions to send to singapore.

dimensions of the box is 115cm x 81cm x 31cm....

or are there alternative ways to getting back to singapore?
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Old 19-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #370
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it can't fit into the biggest FedEx or DHL box?
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Old 19-08-2013, 05:55 PM   #371
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Not too sure about that, but even it can, most probably will be charged by volumetric weight, which I calculate will cost me maybe 2-3 times the cost of the item itself...
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Old 19-08-2013, 11:22 PM   #372
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eh...anyone who is travelling to japan and don't mind to help me bring an item back?

it's a corrugated plastic bike box (~4-5kg), which the bike shop tells me exceeds EMS dimensions to send to singapore.

dimensions of the box is 115cm x 81cm x 31cm....

or are there alternative ways to getting back to singapore?
my god that's huge. it's the size of a carry-on luggage. I doubt many ppl wld have that much spare space left after a japan trip, unless u want them to help u check in as extra luggage...

Have you bought the item yet? If not, maybe you can explore local options?
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Old 20-08-2013, 12:10 AM   #373
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that is going cost alot to ship
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:49 PM   #374
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Hi,
I will like to know how is the parking is like in hokkaido?
I'm planning for a self drive trip.
I happened to see there are car park around hakodate in google map. And notice that there are car park with a barrel gate. How does it work? Is it going to be,, the same as sg? Detect IU de barrel lift up to open. And cashcard will deduct $ when go out. Please help.
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Old 22-08-2013, 02:05 AM   #375
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hey end of sep is it very warm or not huh?
i wonder will rain the whole week or not?
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