HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Ask me any questions

Like Tree833Likes
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-03-2017, 04:09 PM   #6106
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 407
[QUOTE=blue_lttleangel;106730832]hey guys! i planned a day to go fuji 5 lakes either 1 to see cherry blossom or mt fuji.

initially i planned to
tky-hakone(drop luggage)-fuji-hakone(hotel)-yokohama.

but i read up the journey up and down sounds very costly and a bit complicated.

do u think i shd:
1. stick to my plan
stay hakone do day trip to fuji lakes
2. direct head to fuji area spend my time there?

i saw got the hakone free pass and hakone-fuji pass, but techically i am spending less than 24 hours there, abit ex hor?

any tots?

blue_lttleangel is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #6107
Senior Member
 
ch4ngs7er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 753
1. Hows the weather during mid April, specifically 10th to 21st in Kyoto/Osaka and surround areas? Wondering what to pack and wear.

2. Is it still possible to see sakura during that period?

3. Is travelling around Kyoto via bus, etc to the various destinations easy to understand and clear?

Thanks!
ch4ngs7er is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 05:24 PM   #6108
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
cpuer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 12,595
1. Hows the weather during mid April, specifically 10th to 21st in Kyoto/Osaka and surround areas? Wondering what to pack and wear.

2. Is it still possible to see sakura during that period?

3. Is travelling around Kyoto via bus, etc to the various destinations easy to understand and clear?

Thanks!
on kyoto buses, read these for better understanding
http://www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp/koho/en...transport.html

Consider buying their bus passes for convenience and possibly cost saving, if you make more than 3 rides a day.

according to this website, still got chance for sakura duing 10-11 April. So plan your itinerary by concentrating on Sakura viewing upon touch down.
http://www.japan-guide.com/sakura/#/kyoto
__________________
[IMG]http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1928/dscf5541avatar.jpg[/IMG]
cpuer is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 06:53 PM   #6109
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
SibehEng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,714
Thks maji and saff for the info on kit kat price and even recommendation.

So now that the price between airport and usual retail shd be the same. Then my decision would be;
To buy while in Tokyo and bring around to Kyoto and Osaka or
To wait till departure buy at Haneda but risk limited flavour or out of stock.
SibehEng is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 09:18 PM   #6110
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
MajiMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 16,039
Thks maji and saff for the info on kit kat price and even recommendation.

So now that the price between airport and usual retail shd be the same. Then my decision would be;
To buy while in Tokyo and bring around to Kyoto and Osaka or
To wait till departure buy at Haneda but risk limited flavour or out of stock.
Those kit kat that you can find around Tokyo / Kyoto train station area, you should able to see them at airport and probably will have more flavour for e.g. hokkaido melon kitkat which I only get to see it at airport whereby I cannot find in Sapporo.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/01/2...-released-too/

Some other flavour that I purchased in Tokyo branch, Sakura green tea, orange cocktail and butter.



Kyoto branch, has cheese which is my fav so far.



Uji green tea, can find easily in Kyoto.



Sake one, not sure is this one limited sale period.

MajiMax is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 10:44 PM   #6111
Master Member
 
ash like snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,137
assuming i 8.50am landed in narita airport, if i buying shinkasen to shibuya at 10.18am timing... will i missed it?

or should i dont risk and take 10.48am?

*travelling peak period - 30th march
ash like snow is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 10:49 PM   #6112
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
MajiMax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 16,039
assuming i 8.50am landed in narita airport, if i buying shinkasen to shibuya at 10.18am timing... will i missed it?

or should i dont risk and take 10.48am?

*travelling peak period - 30th march


http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2027.html
MajiMax is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 10:57 PM   #6113
Master Member
 
ash like snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,137
OH TYPO i mean narita nex
ash like snow is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 11:05 PM   #6114
High Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 32,936
assuming i 8.50am landed in narita airport, if i buying shinkasen to shibuya at 10.18am timing... will i missed it?

or should i dont risk and take 10.48am?

*travelling peak period - 30th march
Majimax kindly refer you to this link. Once again, shinkansen is the most suitable mode for bringing you to another region rather than places within the same region.

There is no shinkansen service at Shibuya station. Follow the picture provided by that link.
TonyDelPiero is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 11:26 PM   #6115
Master Member
 
ash like snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,137
Majimax kindly refer you to this link. Once again, shinkansen is the most suitable mode for bringing you to another region rather than places within the same region.

There is no shinkansen service at Shibuya station. Follow the picture provided by that link.
Ya I know!! Was thinking about tyo-kix's shinkasen.

ash like snow is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 12:23 AM   #6116
High Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 32,936
Ya I know!! Was thinking about tyo-kix's shinkasen.
The next thing is to look at JR NEX's timetable. It is the best choice to aid your decision making. Is the waiting time in between two train services reasonable for you? You can afford to wait then.

https://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-sh...x_u/index.html

Last edited by TonyDelPiero; 08-03-2017 at 12:25 AM..
TonyDelPiero is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 07:53 AM   #6117
Master Member
 
ash like snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,137
The next thing is to look at JR NEX's timetable. It is the best choice to aid your decision making. Is the waiting time in between two train services reasonable for you? You can afford to wait then.

https://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-sh...x_u/index.html

If I buy at the counter on that day, I'm not sure if there's still seats available. You know the demand for end March?

30mins interval is quite long, although I can shop around inside airport first. ~…~

ash like snow is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 08:06 AM   #6118
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
s7460597's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 13,413
Just read this.
https://www.tsunagujapan.com/this-se...rden-in-japan/
s7460597 is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 08:10 AM   #6119
Master Member
 
ash like snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,137
Mlml, if worst case I'll just wait for another 30mins

ash like snow is offline  
Old 08-03-2017, 09:49 AM   #6120
Master Member
 
ash like snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 4,137
The next thing is to look at JR NEX's timetable. It is the best choice to aid your decision making. Is the waiting time in between two train services reasonable for you? You can afford to wait then.

https://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-sh...x_u/index.html

Also based on the website, it shows 1048am got 2 trains at narita express 14? But one of it (the right one) will stop at shibuya while the other will not.

How to tell which train to take at 1048am? Will there be any notice etc?

ash like snow is offline  
Closed Thread
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On