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Old 10-07-2016, 05:34 PM   #4396
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Hi, I'll be reaching HND at 6.30 am and need to deposit my luggage in my hotel at Tokyo station before joining a tour at Shimbashi at 9 am.

So far, I plan to take Monorail to Hamamatsucho and transfer to Yamanote.

As this is my first F&E trip to Japan, I would like to hear what you guys think and if there are any better alternatives
Another alternative is to take limousine bus. But your flight is too early, the earliest bus service is at 8.10am. It seems that taking the train is your only path. 9am for your tour is actually very very rush. If you're touching down on a weekday, you'll hit the rush hours while changing to Yamanote line.

https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bu...eda/tokyo.html
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:15 PM   #4397
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Hi all i have a question i hope someone can help to answer.
I will be taking JAL to Osaka - transit at Tokyo Narita and arriving at Itami domestic airport. I am worried about the complicated process. I understand that i will need to collect my luggage from belt at Narita and change boarding pass and proceed to gate? How about when returning.. Do i do the same or will the luggage go direct to Singapore?

Hope someone can help share further thank you!

I took JAL earlier this year, returning from Kansai airport. Transit via Haneda airport. My luggage went through without me needing to collect at Haneda again. The boarding pass for the international leg was also issued to me when i checked in the domestic flight.

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Old 10-07-2016, 06:25 PM   #4398
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I will only arrive at CTS airport at 5pm. I think I won't make it to Otaru on the same day. I saw that there's this one day welcome pass from Sapporo- otaru for visitor is at 1,700. Anyone know if this is still ongoing?

If I purchase JR pass, that does include seat fee or just travel fee? If I need to get reserved seat, it mean that I need to Top up extra , apart from the JR pass?
Thanks for the sharing. I have a better view of what can be done over there.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:59 PM   #4399
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Any recommended website to buy JR pass?
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:40 PM   #4400
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[QUOTE=thwysg;102437822]Another alternative is to take limousine bus. But your flight is too early, the earliest bus service is at 8.10am. It seems that taking the train is your only path. 9am for your tour is actually very very rush. If you're touching down on a weekday, you'll hit the rush hours while changing to Yamanote line.[QUOTE=thwysg;102437822]

Yah, I did explore the option of Limousine Bus but like you've said, it's too early for that.

Thankfully, I'll be landing on a Saturday morning. Hope that nothing unexpected happens or I'll be forced to take a cab into town.

Will it be difficult to transfer from Monorail to Yamanote line with luggage in tow?

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Old 11-07-2016, 12:02 AM   #4401
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Anyone knows if theres is a bus from tokyo to fujinomiya or the 5th station?
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:26 AM   #4402
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Anyone knows if theres is a bus from tokyo to fujinomiya or the 5th station?
Climbing season or off season? There's quite a few bus services from Tokyo. Most bus services start from Shinjuku.
http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/
http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/fuji_season.html
http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/fuji.html
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:57 AM   #4403
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Climbing season or off season? There's quite a few bus services from Tokyo. Most bus services start from Shinjuku.
http://bus-en.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/
http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/fuji_season.html
http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/fuji.html
Shin-Fuji Station to Fujinomiya 5th Station has a bus but I was wondering if there are any bus from Tokyo to shin-fuji or mishima station? The shinkansen cost around 5.4k yen 1 way and was hoping that a bus could half the cost.

Most websites has buses to the mount fuji 5th station which has the yoshida trail(east) but fujinomiya trail is on the west side of mount fuji.
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Old 11-07-2016, 08:33 AM   #4404
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[QUOTE=Fig.11;102441303][QUOTE=thwysg;102437822]Another alternative is to take limousine bus. But your flight is too early, the earliest bus service is at 8.10am. It seems that taking the train is your only path. 9am for your tour is actually very very rush. If you're touching down on a weekday, you'll hit the rush hours while changing to Yamanote line.

Yah, I did explore the option of Limousine Bus but like you've said, it's too early for that.

Thankfully, I'll be landing on a Saturday morning. Hope that nothing unexpected happens or I'll be forced to take a cab into town.

Will it be difficult to transfer from Monorail to Yamanote line with luggage in tow?
You can consider keeping your luggage in a locker at shinbashi station or you could arrange at haneda to have a forwarder send your luggage to the hotel (haven't tried before so can't help on details). Saves you time in not having to back track to shinbashi.
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Old 11-07-2016, 09:23 AM   #4405
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Any recommended website to buy JR pass?
changi airport is the cheapest for now
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:20 PM   #4406
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changi airport is the cheapest for now
Is it?? Changi Recommends is selling at $393 while JTB Singapore is selling at $389 leh, for adult 7 days ordinary pass.
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:18 PM   #4407
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Is it?? Changi Recommends is selling at $393 while JTB Singapore is selling at $389 leh, for adult 7 days ordinary pass.
If im not wrong the jr pass price is depend on the rate of the YEN. Last time i check is changi airport

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Old 11-07-2016, 05:40 PM   #4408
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You can consider keeping your luggage in a locker at shinbashi station or you could arrange at haneda to have a forwarder send your luggage to the hotel (haven't tried before so can't help on details). Saves you time in not having to back track to shinbashi.
Yes, there's Takkyubin in the airport. You'll need to bring an overnight bag along. It would reach your hotel the following day.
http://www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp/en/tourist/airport/

Or simply use the coin lockers at Shimbashi station and collect your luggage after your tour.

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Old 11-07-2016, 05:51 PM   #4409
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Shin-Fuji Station to Fujinomiya 5th Station has a bus but I was wondering if there are any bus from Tokyo to shin-fuji or mishima station? The shinkansen cost around 5.4k yen 1 way and was hoping that a bus could half the cost.

Most websites has buses to the mount fuji 5th station which has the yoshida trail(east) but fujinomiya trail is on the west side of mount fuji.
There are buses from Shinjuku bus terminal heading to Mishima station. But you'll need to stay a night at Mishima even though the journey is around 110min, the earliest bus to arrive Mishima 三島駅 is after 15:50 and 16:05 (depending on weekday or weekend).
https://www.tokaibus.jp/page.jsp?id=3663
http://www.odakyu-hakonehighway.co.jp/route/mishima.html
http://www.fujikyu.co.jp/citybus/highwaybus/shibuya-shinjyuku.html

Likewise for Shin-Fuji station 新富士駅, 20:07 is the earliest bus.
http://bus.fujikyu.co.jp/highway/detail/id/18
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:53 PM   #4410
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will be in tokyo for 2 weeks.
undecided whether to buy 7 days jr pass to venture out of tokyo

btw, what's the recommended mode to get to nagano from shinagawa? bus or shinkasen
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