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Old 14-02-2017, 07:49 AM   #5896
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cheaper to stay in Osaka, since Kyoto/Kobe/Himeji/Nara is accessible from Osaka. But i prefer to stay in Kyoto for a few days, Kobe/Himeji/Nara, can do day trips
If you main visiting area is Kyoto then stay in Kyoto easier. The local train between Kyoto and Osaka super crowded. Chance of getting seat is very low.
For me, I stay in Kyoto and then go day trip from Kyoto.
Thanks experts. no concrete plans yet so i guess book hotel in osaka first. dun quite feel like changing to a different hotel that is like less than 1 hr train ride away. haha...
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Old 14-02-2017, 09:50 AM   #5897
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Hello frequent visitors to Japan...

Hoping you guys can help me out with 2 questions:

1) I am going to Tokyo for 10 days during end May/early June. What is the temperature range? Around18-25 deg? Just wondering if I need to bring a jacket..

2) I plan to stay at 2 different hotels while in Tokyo as I am visiting Disneyland.
Given that I land in Haneda at around 7am and depart Haneda around 1030am, would it be better for me to visit Disneyland a day after I land or before I depart? I would be staying around the Maihama station. The main considerations for me is if there is anything to do around Maihama (assuming I choose to go Disneyland first) and which plan makes more sense in terms of transportation to Haneda given that it would be peak hours both ways. I would likely choose to stay at Shinjuku or Shibuya areas for the rest of the trip.


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Hello frequent visitors to Japan...

Hoping you guys can help me out with 2 questions:

1) I am going to Tokyo for 10 days during end May/early June. What is the temperature range? Around18-25 deg? Just wondering if I need to bring a jacket..

2) I plan to stay at 2 different hotels while in Tokyo as I am visiting Disneyland.
Given that I land in Haneda at around 7am and depart Haneda around 1030am, would it be better for me to visit Disneyland a day after I land or before I depart? I would be staying around the Maihama station. The main considerations for me is if there is anything to do around Maihama (assuming I choose to go Disneyland first) and which plan makes more sense in terms of transportation to Haneda given that it would be peak hours both ways. I would likely choose to stay at Shinjuku or Shibuya areas for the rest of the trip.


Thank you!
can use this to check
http://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/tok...monyr=5/1/2017
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Old 14-02-2017, 10:07 AM   #5899
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Hello frequent visitors to Japan...

Hoping you guys can help me out with 2 questions:

1) I am going to Tokyo for 10 days during end May/early June. What is the temperature range? Around18-25 deg? Just wondering if I need to bring a jacket..

2) I plan to stay at 2 different hotels while in Tokyo as I am visiting Disneyland.
Given that I land in Haneda at around 7am and depart Haneda around 1030am, would it be better for me to visit Disneyland a day after I land or before I depart? I would be staying around the Maihama station. The main considerations for me is if there is anything to do around Maihama (assuming I choose to go Disneyland first) and which plan makes more sense in terms of transportation to Haneda given that it would be peak hours both ways. I would likely choose to stay at Shinjuku or Shibuya areas for the rest of the trip.

Thank you!
End May is quite pleasant during the day and can be quite cold at night. Just a light jacket or blazer is fine for me but depends on the individual.

Unless you are travelling with young kids or elderly who can get easily tired, I would suggest heading to Shinjuku rightaway as your base. It's quite a hassle to bring all your luggage to and fro. If you wish to stay at the hotels there, perhaps the first day would be more logical as you dont have much things to carry. Nothing much to do around Maihama but if you like shopping, perhaps http://www.31op.com/makuhari/english/?
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can use this to check
http://www.accuweather.com/en/jp/tok...monyr=5/1/2017
Thanks. This is helpful.

End May is quite pleasant during the day and can be quite cold at night. Just a light jacket or blazer is fine for me but depends on the individual.

Unless you are travelling with young kids or elderly who can get easily tired, I would suggest heading to Shinjuku rightaway as your base. It's quite a hassle to bring all your luggage to and fro. If you wish to stay at the hotels there, perhaps the first day would be more logical as you dont have much things to carry. Nothing much to do around Maihama but if you like shopping, perhaps http://www.31op.com/makuhari/english/?
Yes travelling with a kid. Like many others, I will spend 2 full days at Disneyland/sea so wondering if its better to stay in the same area or commuting back every night. I thought it might be better to stay near Disneyland so that we dont have to leave the park so early.

And yes, the thought of having nothing much to do on the first day is the main reason why I am not sure I should stay at Maihama upon arrival even though it seems to be the logical choice.
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Thanks. This is helpful.



Yes travelling with a kid. Like many others, I will spend 2 full days at Disneyland/sea so wondering if its better to stay in the same area or commuting back every night. I thought it might be better to stay near Disneyland so that we dont have to leave the park so early.

And yes, the thought of having nothing much to do on the first day is the main reason why I am not sure I should stay at Maihama upon arrival even though it seems to be the logical choice.
You can just recce Urayasu area.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti...ure_Kanto.html
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Thanks. This is helpful.



Yes travelling with a kid. Like many others, I will spend 2 full days at Disneyland/sea so wondering if its better to stay in the same area or commuting back every night. I thought it might be better to stay near Disneyland so that we dont have to leave the park so early.

And yes, the thought of having nothing much to do on the first day is the main reason why I am not sure I should stay at Maihama upon arrival even though it seems to be the logical choice.
Are you visiting the park on the first day itself? Supposing you stay for 2-3 nights there it's still fine as it takes around 15mins from Maihama to Tokyo station. You can still explore the nearby areas such as Ginza, Ueno, Yurakucho, Asakusa, Skytree, etc.

For young kids, they should have more things to do in Disneyland. Disneysea is windy in comparison.

With plenty of luggage, I'd advice that you take the bus from the park to Shinjuku/Shibuya. Much more relaxing and hassle-free.
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Are you visiting the park on the first day itself? Supposing you stay for 2-3 nights there it's still fine as it takes around 15mins from Maihama to Tokyo station. You can still explore the nearby areas such as Ginza, Ueno, Yurakucho, Asakusa, Skytree, etc.

For young kids, they should have more things to do in Disneyland. Disneysea is windy in comparison.

With plenty of luggage, I'd advice that you take the bus from the park to Shinjuku/Shibuya. Much more relaxing and hassle-free.
No not visiting on the day of arrival. The plan is to have a relaxing first day after we land. Head straight from Haneda to leave our bags at the hotel before heading out to explore. Check in late afternoon and have an early night. Disneyland and sea would be on 2nd and 3rd day.

Thank you. Did not know about the bus option. Are you talking about a public bus from Maihama to Shinjuku?
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No not visiting on the day of arrival. The plan is to have a relaxing first day after we land. Head straight from Haneda to leave our bags at the hotel before heading out to explore. Check in late afternoon and have an early night. Disneyland and sea would be on 2nd and 3rd day.

Thank you. Did not know about the bus option. Are you talking about a public bus from Maihama to Shinjuku?
I think it's privately run and it goes to the major districts in Tokyo. Have a look at http://info.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/access/index.html. First come, first serve so don't wait till the last minute to catch one as the queue could be long.
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for shopping what places good for ladies to go ?
i see the temp really quite cold .. my poor nose
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for shopping what places good for ladies to go ?
i see the temp really quite cold .. my poor nose
lots:
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I would like to check can we apply for shore pass at HND airport since i will be transiting there for close to 8 hours after a domestic flight for my flight back to Singapore. I plan to go and walk around before the connecting flight.
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Is the 4000 round trip deal for NEX still valid? Can we depart from a different train station? Say narita - shinjuku, Yokohama - narita
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Old 15-02-2017, 05:05 PM   #5909
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Is it safe to assume that the buses going to kawaguchiko all have baggage compartment for large suitcases? Trying to use Fuji highway buses to kawaguchiko and then Sotetsu expressway buses to Yokohama.
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Is the 4000 round trip deal for NEX still valid? Can we depart from a different train station? Say narita - shinjuku, Yokohama - narita
can, so long as you use JR and non limited express/shinkansen trains
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