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Old 17-11-2016, 01:42 PM   #5131
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Is Tokyo shopping mall air conditioned when it is cold outside?
Yes it is. It can be quite warm that you need to take off your jacket.
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Old 17-11-2016, 02:27 PM   #5132
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Especially when the air outside is cold, i always tell my wife i need to get outside fast..
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Old 17-11-2016, 07:12 PM   #5133
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Hi,

Heard buying Rimowa luggage is cheaper as compared to Singapore? If yes, where is the place to get in Tokyo.
Next, any place in Tokyo where I can buy Yamasaki Whisky 18 years or Sake
十四代 "easily"? It has been hard to source these.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 19-11-2016, 03:34 AM   #5134
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"Romancecar" worth it? normal trains hw long? "Romancecar" they put 85min frm shinjuku to hakone.

e hakone freepass worth it right?
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Old 19-11-2016, 11:33 AM   #5135
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Are we able to buy the hakone free pass online?
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Old 19-11-2016, 12:31 PM   #5136
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"Romancecar" worth it? normal trains hw long? "Romancecar" they put 85min frm shinjuku to hakone.

e hakone freepass worth it right?
Get hakone free pass, simple and straightforward..worth it if u go from shinjuku and then going back Shinjuku..

if wana take reserve seat romancecar then have to top up for the ticket..

If take normal odakyu line then it's a regular commuter service..almost 2hrs and can be crowded in the morning but board from odakyu shinjuku confirm can get seats..

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Old 19-11-2016, 12:32 PM   #5137
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Are we able to buy the hakone free pass online?
I don't think so but can't confirm..

I simply went to odakyu service center at the Shinjuku station and advance purchase the pass..happen to pass by also..
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Old 19-11-2016, 12:51 PM   #5138
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anyone knows if there are any 1 or 1/2 day tours to Biei photo spots (Christmas tree, Ken and Mary tree etc) during winter period?
There might be a tour bus during Jan or Feb...but for Nov and Dec...there's no public transport....if rental car is out....u have to rent a cab or walk....and walking can be quite brutal in the winter months...the tourist office can arrange cab if u need one....There's a tour bus that goes to the Blue and Shirahige Fall at around 4.30/5pm....personally didn't enjoy it as it got really too cold..so people in my tour group didn't even get off the bus as it became way too cold
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Get hakone free pass, simple and straightforward..worth it if u go from shinjuku and then going back Shinjuku..

if wana take reserve seat romancecar then have to top up for the ticket..

If take normal odakyu line then it's a regular commuter service..almost 2hrs and can be crowded in the morning but board from odakyu shinjuku confirm can get seats..
Yeah needa top up; just wondering worth or not. Wld be staying at shinjuku so i guess i will get the freepass👍🏻
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Old 19-11-2016, 04:34 PM   #5140
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If want to see snow end Nov early Dec...
Really must go up ski resort?
Not into skiing... just hang around couple of hours

Any place near to Tokyo with around depth 30cm type and ez access?
Taking gondola or lift takes time up the mountain....
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Old 19-11-2016, 05:49 PM   #5141
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I realized some department store close early @ 8pm...is it real? is the timing strictly enforced?
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I realized some department store close early @ 8pm...is it real? is the timing strictly enforced?
No, if you ask them nicely they'll extend the closing time for you.
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Old 19-11-2016, 08:03 PM   #5143
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hi, will be at kyoto next week, is there any restaurant nearby after night koyo at Eikando?
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Old 20-11-2016, 12:25 AM   #5144
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There might be a tour bus during Jan or Feb...but for Nov and Dec...there's no public transport....if rental car is out....u have to rent a cab or walk....and walking can be quite brutal in the winter months...the tourist office can arrange cab if u need one....There's a tour bus that goes to the Blue and Shirahige Fall at around 4.30/5pm....personally didn't enjoy it as it got really too cold..so people in my tour group didn't even get off the bus as it became way too cold
Thanks for the info.
Will be going around Jan or Feb period.
I have seen online that this Miyamoto bus company offering such services, but not much other info i could gather:
https://www.biei-hokkaido.jp/en/sear...ng/000218.html
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Old 20-11-2016, 05:15 AM   #5145
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I realized some department store close early @ 8pm...is it real? is the timing strictly enforced?
Most other smaller stores close at 6pm. So 8pm is quite generous!

In Japan, you don't cause inconvenience to others.

Department stores open at 11am for most, you got 9 hours to visit during the whole day. If you try to do last minute shopping then all the staff will need to wait for you to finish and then they cannot go home on time, rest and spend time with their family.

Don't you think is selfish of you?
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