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Old 18-02-2017, 10:48 AM   #5941
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not interested in theme park…
juz wan2 noe for 1st timer is it too rush for going 3 suburban places…

juz found out Ghibli Museum too far from Odaiba…
Mitaka to Odaiba is actually fine. Try and get the 10am tickets for Ghibli, you'll most likely be done by 2pm latest. The museum is small (but a fantastic place for all hardcore Ghibli fans) actually. There's more than enough time to get to Odaiba and shop there for the rest of the day.
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Old 18-02-2017, 01:08 PM   #5942
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Hi anyone got recommendations for airport transfer from narita to keio plaza hotel?

3 adults, 3 kids

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Old 18-02-2017, 01:15 PM   #5943
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If big luggage go air best
If got decent big go train

They will not. biggest problem is where to put the luggage on the train....
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Old 19-02-2017, 09:41 AM   #5944
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Quick question on the JR pass.

I have bought the pass online (7days), but as I will be arriving on Friday night, but I wanted to activate/collect my pass on Saturday so that it is more worthwhile.

My question is:
- Can I collect it on Friday (Suppose the office is still open) and have the pass activated for Saturday?
- For the reserved seating, since I already bought it, suppose I cannot do the above point, can I still do reserve?
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Old 19-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #5945
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Quick question on the JR pass.

I have bought the pass online (7days), but as I will be arriving on Friday night, but I wanted to activate/collect my pass on Saturday so that it is more worthwhile.

My question is:
- Can I collect it on Friday (Suppose the office is still open) and have the pass activated for Saturday?
- For the reserved seating, since I already bought it, suppose I cannot do the above point, can I still do reserve?
First question - YES! Tell the date you want to activate.

Second question - YES! Exchange first and then reserve la. Assuming the train at certain time is not fully packed, you can reserve. You are advised to do at Travel Service Centre (Midori-no-Madoguchi) at Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro stations - I assume you come at Tokyo. The centre at Narita Airport will let you to exchange and reserve one - they need to handle many customers and so they advise you to do make more reservation at these stations.
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Old 19-02-2017, 10:33 AM   #5946
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First question - YES! Tell the date you want to activate.

Second question - YES! Exchange first and then reserve la. Assuming the train at certain time is not fully packed, you can reserve. You are advised to do at Travel Service Centre (Midori-no-Madoguchi) at Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Ikebukuro stations - I assume you come at Tokyo. The centre at Narita Airport will let you to exchange and reserve one - they need to handle many customers and so they advise you to do make more reservation at these stations.
Thanks Tony. I will got to tokyo eventually, but as I will be staying at Toyoko Inn, the one near to Haneda Airport, we are thinking of going there early to do the exchange and reserve then all the way to osaka on our second day.

Any good recommendations for staying at Osaka/ Tokyo? Like which area will be best to consider for getting around easily if I am mainly going for those tourism spots. FYI, current mode of transportation for my trip will mostly be trains/ buses and walking
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Old 19-02-2017, 10:51 AM   #5947
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Thanks Tony. I will got to tokyo eventually, but as I will be staying at Toyoko Inn, the one near to Haneda Airport, we are thinking of going there early to do the exchange and reserve then all the way to osaka on our second day.

Any good recommendations for staying at Osaka/ Tokyo? Like which area will be best to consider for getting around easily if I am mainly going for those tourism spots. FYI, current mode of transportation for my trip will mostly be trains/ buses and walking
Osaka? Namba or Umeda. Just take train and walk. Buses are not necessary at Osaka unless you are going to Kyoto.

I advise you to look accommodation on your own around Namba or Umeda. My suggestion may not be fitting to you if you have different ideas.
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Old 19-02-2017, 12:20 PM   #5948
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Osaka? Namba or Umeda. Just take train and walk. Buses are not necessary at Osaka unless you are going to Kyoto.

I advise you to look accommodation on your own around Namba or Umeda. My suggestion may not be fitting to you if you have different ideas.
The buses are optional. Just stating for just in case.

Will be going to Kyoto (since will be getting the 7 days jr pass, may as well)
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Old 19-02-2017, 01:07 PM   #5949
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The buses are optional. Just stating for just in case.

Will be going to Kyoto (since will be getting the 7 days jr pass, may as well)
Simple thumb rule is that if the train system is very comprehensive, you don't need bus.

Kyoto train system is not that comprehensive and you will utilize JR pass less at Kyoto. Bus is great choice if you cannot walk on very long distance to attractions at Kyoto.
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Hi all, on my last day of my trip as I am having a late night flight at 10pm (my friend is leaving first), can I store my luggage at Haneda Airport? I suppose I can only use the coin lockers for it?

Additionally, if I am to explore tokyo to kill time, what is the best place to do so? And should I buy a pass or normal ticket?
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Hi all, on my last day of my trip as I am having a late night flight at 10pm (my friend is leaving first), can I store my luggage at Haneda Airport? I suppose I can only use the coin lockers for it?

Additionally, if I am to explore tokyo to kill time, what is the best place to do so? And should I buy a pass or normal ticket?
It is good thing that you are leaving from Haneda. Go to 2nd floor of Haneda International Airport. On the right, you will see a small shop.



The cost per day is base on the size of luggage or backpack. That is what the counter gentleman did. I paid 300 yen for a day from 6am to 10pm.

Buy round trip 1-day Tokyo Subway Ticket (Keikyu round trip pass + Toei/Tokyo Metro 1 day pass). Passport is needed to show. 1500 yen. The counter is also on 2nd floor. It is located behind the elevators, moonrail counter, and 7-11 IIRC

http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...cometokyo.html

Shinjuku+Ginza+Asakusa or Odaiba+Roppongi
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It is good thing that you are leaving from Haneda. Go to 2nd floor of Haneda International Airport. On the right, you will see a small shop.

The cost per day is base on the size of luggage or backpack. That is what the counter gentleman did. I paid 300 yen for a day from 6am to 10pm.

Buy round trip 1-day Tokyo Subway Ticket (Keikyu round trip pass + Toei/Tokyo Metro 1 day pass). Passport is needed to show. 1500 yen. The counter is also on 2nd floor. It is located behind the elevators, moonrail counter, and 7-11 IIRC

http://www.haneda-tokyo-access.com/e...cometokyo.html

Shinjuku+Ginza+Asakusa or Odaiba+Roppongi
Cool, thanks for the info!

Noob question here - The Toei + Tokyo Metro lines, it simply means all those lines as shown in the legend (the map) in the link you have provided right?

Also, are there any place nearby that is worth checking out?

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Cool, thanks for the info!

Noob question here - The Toei + Tokyo Metro lines, it simply means all those lines as shown in the legend (the map) in the link you have provided right?

Also, are there any place nearby that is worth checking out?
I recommend you to use this map:

http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/subwayma...outemap_en.pdf

Tokyo Metro-Toei Subway pass let you go to any station on this map. The tip is to follow the coloured line.

How near? How many hours can you spare?

Listen the announcement or just transfer at Sengakuji from Keikyu to Tokyo Metro's Asakusa line (red line).

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Old 19-02-2017, 08:10 PM   #5954
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Hi all, on my last day of my trip as I am having a late night flight at 10pm (my friend is leaving first), can I store my luggage at Haneda Airport? I suppose I can only use the coin lockers for it?

Additionally, if I am to explore tokyo to kill time, what is the best place to do so? And should I buy a pass or normal ticket?
I would suggest storing your lugguage with the hotel or train station locker if you've intended to roam ard tokyo to kill time.
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Old 19-02-2017, 11:25 PM   #5955
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will be going kyoto + Osaka early Mar. Accomodation 3 days kyoto, 4 day Osaka. Plan to do day trips to Nara and kobe.

there are so many different travel passes. Train are run by many different rail companies. I am confused. what should i get?

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