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Old 26-08-2013, 12:18 AM   #391
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Look for the post office sign, which is like a T with another line on top.
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Old 28-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #392
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Bros, please advice. =)

Will the flight timing below too rush?

Singapore Airport to Haneda International Airport
Departure at 9:50pm and Arrive at 5:45am

Haneda Domestic Terminal 1 Airport to Hakodate Airport
Departure at 7:25am and arrive at 8:45am

Once I arrive the Haneda International Airport I will need to go to the departure area at 3F to collect the portable wifi before taking shuttle bus or train to the domestic terminal to take the domestic flight to hakodate.

Will it be too rush? The time gap is only 1hr 20mins to chop passport, collect baggages and collect portable wifi.
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Old 29-08-2013, 12:08 AM   #393
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Bros, please advice. =)

Will the flight timing below too rush?

Singapore Airport to Haneda International Airport
Departure at 9:50pm and Arrive at 5:45am

Haneda Domestic Terminal 1 Airport to Hakodate Airport
Departure at 7:25am and arrive at 8:45am

Once I arrive the Haneda International Airport I will need to go to the departure area at 3F to collect the portable wifi before taking shuttle bus or train to the domestic terminal to take the domestic flight to hakodate.

Will it be too rush? The time gap is only 1hr 20mins to chop passport, collect baggages and collect portable wifi.
Is the portable wifi counter open at 7am? If plane lands on time, you might be able to exit Haneda Intl at 6:20 am providing you only have a hand carry. Waiting for luggage will be another 15 mins at least. You can check in straight away at arrival hall. Shuttle bus between Intl and domestic will take you another 10-15mins. Even without collect your portable wifi, you are already cutting it too close. You need to be in the departure lounge by 7:10.
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Old 29-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #394
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Is the portable wifi counter open at 7am? If plane lands on time, you might be able to exit Haneda Intl at 6:20 am providing you only have a hand carry. Waiting for luggage will be another 15 mins at least. You can check in straight away at arrival hall. Shuttle bus between Intl and domestic will take you another 10-15mins. Even without collect your portable wifi, you are already cutting it too close. You need to be in the departure lounge by 7:10.
The collection location is a post office 24hrs.
If not I will have to order and delivery to my hotel instead.
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Old 30-08-2013, 12:10 AM   #395
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Hi, I understand that there are quite a few train lines running through Shinjuku. Is there any map/guide available online to show the various train lines' location in Shinjuku station? It's my first time to Tokyo and I'd read that the station is really huge and first-timers might get lost :/ thanks in advance..

Also I'll be staying at Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, any idea which is the nearest exit?
I stayed there the last time too, Southern Terrace is your nearest exit, but you have to cross through a building after you exit. Once you know how to get across it's really fast.
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Hi, I understand that there are quite a few train lines running through Shinjuku. Is there any map/guide available online to show the various train lines' location in Shinjuku station? It's my first time to Tokyo and I'd read that the station is really huge and first-timers might get lost :/ thanks in advance..

Also I'll be staying at Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku, any idea which is the nearest exit?
Try this even though it might not be enough.

JR東日本:駅構内図(新宿駅)

Yes it is huge because of the underground connections to buildings around the area and around 4 different train companies.
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Old 30-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #397
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How does the tourist tax refund system work in Japan?
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Old 31-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #398
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How does the tourist tax refund system work in Japan?
Only big shops have refunds. I did one in bic camera when I bought my 3ds.
When you're at the cashier, tell them you want the tax refund and show your passport. Then the person will bring you to the correct area, you fill in a form, sign and then the tax is deducted at the register.
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any idea how i can get ghibli museum tickets in Singapore?

JTB i asked already but need to book hotel rooms with them then they will help ...
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:26 PM   #400
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any idea how i can get ghibli museum tickets in Singapore?

JTB i asked already but need to book hotel rooms with them then they will help ...
Cannot get in SG.
When are u going? I might be able to help get.
Handling Fees: $5 per ticket.
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Hi I am going to osaka on 21/10 to 8/11. I am confused on how to make use of the rail passes. There are so many types.

I plan only 5 days and later the rest of the days will be at osaka and kyoto. This is my first trip.

21/10(Day 1) Airplane to Kansai Airport
22/10(Day 2) Kansai Airport to Kobe(Thinking of going to Mount Rokko
23/10(Day 3) Hiroshima & Miyajima
24/10(Day 4) Hiroshima & Miyajima
25/10(Day 5) Hiroshima to Oyakama to Himeji to Osaka

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How much for 1 japanese chicken?
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Hi I am going to osaka on 21/10 to 8/11. I am confused on how to make use of the rail passes. There are so many types.

I plan only 5 days and later the rest of the days will be at osaka and kyoto. This is my first trip.

21/10(Day 1) Airplane to Kansai Airport
22/10(Day 2) Kansai Airport to Kobe(Thinking of going to Mount Rokko
23/10(Day 3) Hiroshima & Miyajima
24/10(Day 4) Hiroshima & Miyajima
25/10(Day 5) Hiroshima to Oyakama to Himeji to Osaka
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Hiroshima Travel: Access, Orientation and Transportation

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3454.html
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #404
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Only big shops have refunds. I did one in bic camera when I bought my 3ds.
When you're at the cashier, tell them you want the tax refund and show your passport. Then the person will bring you to the correct area, you fill in a form, sign and then the tax is deducted at the register.
What is the minimum amount we need to spend? Will there be a tax refund sign at the cashier counter or any indication in English?
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What is the minimum amount we need to spend? Will there be a tax refund sign at the cashier counter or any indication in English?
10,000 yen iirc

just show them your passport.

I colloquially call it the "gaijin discount"
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