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Old 28-03-2016, 10:06 AM   #3961
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Anyone can advise for Singapore Airline, the check-in baggage weight limit is 30kg for economy class.

Can I check in 2 baggage with their total weight under 30kg? Cos the website did not clearly indicate.

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Yup of cos you can
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Old 28-03-2016, 11:24 AM   #3962
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1. yup, 7 days is just right for Tokyo. u can make 1 or 2 side trips to nearby places such as hakone and yokohama too

2. good to stay near stations along the JR Yamanote line coz tt is the main line u will be using to get ard Tokyo. popular places to stay will be Shinjuku, ueno, shinagawa.
japan is cramping down on airbnb. not sure if there is going to be problem in the future.

3. train. cab is way too expensive in japan. by HSR u mean their bullet train (aka shinkansen)? shinkansen is mainly for travelling long distance out of the city and it is expensive.

if u really want to take shinkansen, u can consider getting JR Tokyo wide pass and using if for shinkansen to utsunomiya (for nikko). and use if for other side trips such as to hakone.
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361_06.html

however, this is not the most cost effective way coz there are other passes that covers some of these places (e.g. hakone free pass, tobu nikko free pass), just that they do not include shinkansen. so getting this pass is more because u want to experience shinkansen

Any hotels to recommend at shinjuku area.... Thanks...
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Old 28-03-2016, 11:55 AM   #3963
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I would like to know, what would make for a good omiyage from Singapore?

I am giving them to my Japanese parent-in-laws; yes, I've asked the wife, but she doesn't have a clue what to get although we joked of getting some tourist trinket from Melissa Zakka here.
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Old 28-03-2016, 11:57 AM   #3964
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I would like to know, what would make for a good omiyage from Singapore?

I am giving them to my Japanese parent-in-laws; yes, I've asked the wife, but she doesn't have a clue what to get although we joked of getting some tourist trinket from Melissa Zakka here.
the ones i've tried before:

vacuum packed bakkwa
chicken rice / laksa premix
pineapple tarts
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Old 28-03-2016, 01:39 PM   #3965
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Hi, may I check, to travel around in Tokyo, do you rely on the JR line or metro subway?

For example from Shinjuku to Asakusa, you can take either the JR line to metro subway. Which is better?
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Hi, may I check, to travel around in Tokyo, do you rely on the JR line or metro subway?

For example from Shinjuku to Asakusa, you can take either the JR line to metro subway. Which is better?
Which ever nearer ba. Use Suica card is ok le..
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Hi, may I check, to travel around in Tokyo, do you rely on the JR line or metro subway?

For example from Shinjuku to Asakusa, you can take either the JR line to metro subway. Which is better?
JR is usually cheaper but more crowded. Metro/Subway is more expensive sometimes faster. If you have JR pass, then sticking to JR can save money. Personally, I live in Tokyo and I take subway/metro more cos I find it more convenient and less crowded.

If subways are confusing, can read this:
http://tokyofromtheinside.com/demyst...tems-of-tokyo/
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Old 28-03-2016, 03:43 PM   #3968
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Hi, may I check, to travel around in Tokyo, do you rely on the JR line or metro subway?
in my trips as a tourist who dun know the patterns and peak lines/times, I just use whichever line google maps suggests 😝
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Old 28-03-2016, 04:11 PM   #3969
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JR is usually cheaper but more crowded. Metro/Subway is more expensive sometimes faster. If you have JR pass, then sticking to JR can save money. Personally, I live in Tokyo and I take subway/metro more cos I find it more convenient and less crowded.

If subways are confusing, can read this:
http://tokyofromtheinside.com/demyst...tems-of-tokyo/
Thanks, I did a search and taking metro from Shinjuku to Asakusa is cheaper. Think need to do lotsa homework first before going there.
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Thanks, I did a search and taking metro from Shinjuku to Asakusa is cheaper. Think need to do lotsa homework first before going there.
just do a search on hyperdia and see wat are the options
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/se...d&sum_target=7

asakusa does not have a JR station and there is no direct train from Shinjuku to asakusa. taking JR train then changing to metro is usually more expensive than having the entire trip on metro or JR
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Old 28-03-2016, 07:05 PM   #3971
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I took yamanote line most of the time
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Any hotels to recommend at shinjuku area.... Thanks...
Anyone? Thanks.....
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I stayed at Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. Not cheap though, $200 a night for single bed. It has a big bathroom similar to a Japanese home, area for washing besides the bathtub and the toilet is separated by a glass door instead of shower curtains.

If you don't mind walking, I find that the Tokyu hotel in Tsukiji is great. It is the only hotel I have seen that comes with a washing machine/dryer inside the room. Breakfast is amazing since you are at the doorsteps of Tsukiji outer market. Dinner wise, selection is not as great as Shinjuku.

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Old 28-03-2016, 10:03 PM   #3974
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I'm staying at Tokyu Stay Shinjuku which is at Shinjuku 3chome.

Hotel just opened in 2015 and it's pretty well equipped with a washer / dryer and a trouser press. Would recommend this hotel for those wanting to stay in this area.

Stayed for 6 nights and I took the metro around 80% of the time.
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Old 28-03-2016, 10:06 PM   #3975
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just do a search on hyperdia and see wat are the options
http://www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/se...d&sum_target=7

asakusa does not have a JR station and there is no direct train from Shinjuku to asakusa. taking JR train then changing to metro is usually more expensive than having the entire trip on metro or JR
Tokyo Metro has a nice app that works offline. It shows transfers required to travel but not as comprehensive at Hyperdia (not much JR recommendation)

www.tokyometro.jp/en/tips/connectivity/smartphone/index.html
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