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Old 07-12-2016, 05:58 PM   #5326
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got plans to go tokyo end of Jan 2017.
1st time to japan. somehow a last minute sudden decision to go.
no research on japan b4 and knows nothing there.

7 days trip. where to go? what to do? which area to stay? any other tips i should know? solo trip by the way
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:20 PM   #5327
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got plans to go tokyo end of Jan 2017.
1st time to japan. somehow a last minute sudden decision to go.
no research on japan b4 and knows nothing there.

7 days trip. where to go? what to do? which area to stay? any other tips i should know? solo trip by the way
Quick tip is to go to a bookshop/library and grab a Japan travel book. See which one interests you so that we can advice further. Some likes sightseeing, some likes to shop only, some likes anime, etc.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:37 AM   #5328
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got plans to go tokyo end of Jan 2017.
1st time to japan. somehow a last minute sudden decision to go.
no research on japan b4 and knows nothing there.

7 days trip. where to go? what to do? which area to stay? any other tips i should know? solo trip by the way
Just use this to guide you, very well organized and easy to understand:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:42 AM   #5329
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Read up here to plan your budget.
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/ja...369267-46.html

Need to play to get tickets and accommodation quickly. As airfare will raise closer to travel date and popular accommodations could be fully booked.

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Old 08-12-2016, 08:55 AM   #5330
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Yes that's the one thanks! Yeah going there this month, I'm not planning to stay long up there. Is there any difference in the routes for those in circles and those without?
those with circle got stop at this station along the way
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokk%C5%8Dmichi_Station

others might bypass that station.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:16 AM   #5331
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thank cutes for the advices.. i think will still be winter there in Jan. no go encounter winter b4.. what kind of winter wear is minimally needed.

able to get in unliqo? or got cheaper place to get?
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:24 AM   #5332
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quick question.

Haneda or Narita?

any difference on where to fly to?
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quick question.

Haneda or Narita?

any difference on where to fly to?
Haneda is nearer to the city and cheaper to get to/from the airport.
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thank cutes for the advices.. i think will still be winter there in Jan. no go encounter winter b4.. what kind of winter wear is minimally needed.

able to get in unliqo? or got cheaper place to get?
it depends on individual "cold resist"

the common sense would be to layer up. I would say you can grab heattech from uniqlo, wear a shirt then add on layers like sweaters/jumper, windbreaker, neckwarmer/muffler, gloves and beanie
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quick question.

Haneda or Narita?

any difference on where to fly to?
I like Haneda better. Much closer. Monorail then Yamanote i will reach Tokyo very fast.
My experience of Red eye flight of SQ to Haneda is that i can clear custom everything and on train in 15-20mins when i step off the plane.
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I like Haneda better. Much closer. Monorail then Yamanote i will reach Tokyo very fast.
My experience of Red eye flight of SQ to Haneda is that i can clear custom everything and on train in 15-20mins when i step off the plane.
simi is red eye flight?

what is usually the best timing to fly to tokyo?
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simi is red eye flight?

what is usually the best timing to fly to tokyo?
Meaning over the night and you reach your destination in the morning. You won't waste a day and you can drop your luggage at the hotel and start your itinerary.
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simi is red eye flight?

what is usually the best timing to fly to tokyo?
around midnight leave singapore and reach singapore morning. night sleeping time is all on plane. That's the best timing since you can extract maximum time in Japan. But depends on whether u can rest well on plane.

I landed in Haneda, Reached Tokyo Station before 7am. left all luggage in hotel and go to pass exchange office, that time the pass exchange office still closed (Starting 7:30). Then after getting the pass and buying all train tickets, i went to garden in Tokyo. Still closed also (Open 9am). I could extract the whole day from such flight. Since the flight is midnight, that day i could still work and then go back after work before going airport.

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Old 09-12-2016, 10:10 AM   #5339
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I fly redeye even though I can't get any form of sleep while flying

I just operate on fumes for day 1 and sleep earlier
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just checking, first timer to tokyo, will be landing at narita airport.
8 days there and will be staying near yoyogi station.

what rail pass should I get if i'm heading around the yamamoto line?
the Tokunai Pass? or just get the suica card + n'ex return ticket combo?
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