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Old 11-03-2017, 08:59 PM   #6211
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Thanks for the help!!
1) what malls do u recommend got Osaka?

2) what time nishiki market's food OOS?
Oaska got huge stretch of shopping i recommend
Shinsaibashi Suji which is next to Dotonbori in Namba
Umeda, Namba all can shop too. It is like Orchard but bigger scale

Nishiki Market not really for eating one. It is mostly those ingredients market.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:32 PM   #6212
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Any recommended ramen places in Kyoto?
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:35 PM   #6213
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Any recommended ramen places in Kyoto?
Kyoto is not exactly known for being good in Ramen
but anyway you can refer to tabelog ranking for ramen in Kyoto

https://tabelog.com/kyoto/rstLst/ram...=D&sort_mode=1
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so lemme guess....

you chatup the obasan?
I quickly siam

One time was the younger lady manning the counter where I asked her about price and stuff, later on saw her walked in to pick up something.

What an experience of my life.

But I assume all workers that freely entering the onsen areas are 100% ladies lah. So ash like snow no need to worry
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In red....

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Day1
Jr Kyoto Line from KIX to Kyoto
Torroko Arashiyama
Sagano road of bamboo forest
Tenryuji temple
Nijo Castle (Nijojo) - Need to take note of closing time, Arashiyama to Nijo is not so close
Take Jr Kyoto Line to Osaka

^ if i cant make it by 5pm for Nijo, think i'll needa go back osaka for the night since nothing to do alr

Day2
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Kiyomizudera Temple - The main stage covered up. Might not be worth while to go anymore
Lunch at Higashiyama district, and explore the old shopping street at Higashiyama. - If you referring to the route to Kiyomizu, past few years so crowded that is not worth to go anymore

Maruyama Park
Stroll down Kamogawa River
Hanami-koji street in Gion district
Walk from Gion to Nishiki market. - Don't be too late or else all closed
Take Jr Kyoto Line to Osaka

^ but for Kiyomizudera, are the stalls there (eg: selling charms) still be opened? is it possible if i go nishiki market first then go gion for dinner? heard there's a nice tofu restaurant?
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//Revised//

Day1
Jr Kyoto Line from KIX to Kyoto
Torroko Arashiyama
Sagano road of bamboo forest
Tenryuji temple
Nijo Castle (Nijojo) - Need to take note of closing time, Arashiyama to Nijo is not so close
Take Jr Kyoto Line to Osaka

^ if i cant make it by 5pm for Nijo, think i'll needa go back osaka for the night since nothing to do alr

Day2
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Kiyomizudera Temple - The main stage covered up. Might not be worth while to go anymore
Lunch at Higashiyama district, and explore the old shopping street at Higashiyama. - If you referring to the route to Kiyomizu, past few years so crowded that is not worth to go anymore

Maruyama Park
Stroll down Kamogawa River
Hanami-koji street in Gion district
Walk from Gion to Nishiki market. - Don't be too late or else all closed
Take Jr Kyoto Line to Osaka

^ but for Kiyomizudera, are the stalls there (eg: selling charms) still be opened? is it possible if i go nishiki market first then go gion for dinner? heard there's a nice tofu restaurant?
1. The last admission of Nijo castle is 4pm and close at 5pm. Ideally you need around 1.5-2 hours to walk through the vast ground of Nijo Castle. Alternatively u can go to temples around Tenryuji like Jojakkoji or Gioji or even Daikakuji.

2. Torroko Arashiyama, are you referring to the Sagano Scenic Railway. That one is quite popular with tourists. If you want to guarantee you will get a seat, u might want to reserve in advance at JR west ticket counter.

3. Yes. Omamori (Charm) within Kiyomizu will be still available for sale.

4. Nishiki, you can try. But to me not tier 1 attraction. Rather you cover some other nice temples along the route. Near Fushimi got Tofukuji. Near Kiyomizu got Kodaiji, Nanzenji those kind.

5. Yodofu ranking according to Tabelog
https://tabelog.com/kyoto/rstLst/RC0...=D&sort_mode=1
If you want good one, there is top one at Arashiyama.

6. Gion for dinner. I recommend do some research or reservation beforehand instead of randomly finding restaurants when you are there.
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Ya, if it's about sagano scenic railway then gonna reserve tickets earlier..I did it 3 days before the rail trip like immediately upon reaching Nara enroute to Osaka..

I start the trip from Torokko Kameoka Station..
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Hi guys,
is it easy to transfer using this route? is it possible? do i need to buy a new ticket in Oshiage station?



Does this mean I will only need to buy 1 ticketfrom Narita airport

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Hi guys,
is it easy to transfer using this route? is it possible? do i need to buy a new ticket in Oshiage station?
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Does this mean I will only need to buy 1 ticketfrom Narita airport
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I think Narita Express heads to Shibuya from NRT??
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Hi guys,
is it easy to transfer using this route? is it possible? do i need to buy a new ticket in Oshiage station?



Does this mean I will only need to buy 1 ticketfrom Narita airport
The first route, at Aoto you will stay onboard the train and then alight oshiage. Need to exit from the Keisei station and then enter the metro station.

Then second route u stay onboard until nihonbashi then u exit the Toei station and enter the Metro Station.

get the IC Card at the airport (Suica Card) then it is easier to enter and exit instead of buying physical ticket.
For most train lines in Japan, as long as you switch between different operators, you will need to exit and enter again. in some stations, there are multiple operators. In Singapore, we got smrt and sbs and we don't need to exit and enter to transfer operator but in Japan tokyo they got metro, JR, Toei, Keisei, Tokyu, Tobu, Seibu, Keio, Odakyu, Keikyu etc

Alternatively as Gixxerfied mentioned, at 4:22pm there is a JR direct train Narita express which goes from T2 to Shibuya without any switching trains. Cheapest will be 3190 Yen and take around 76mins.

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The first route, at Aoto you will stay onboard the train and then alight oshiage. Need to exit from the Keisei station and then enter the metro station.

Then second route u stay onboard until nihonbashi then u exit the Toei station and enter the Metro Station.

get the IC Card at the airport (Suica Card) then it is easier to enter and exit instead of buying physical ticket.
For most train lines in Japan, as long as you switch between different operators, you will need to exit and enter again. in some stations, there are multiple operators. In Singapore, we got smrt and sbs and we don't need to exit and enter to transfer operator but in Japan tokyo they got metro, JR, Toei, Keisei, Tokyu, Tobu, Seibu, Keio, Odakyu, Keikyu etc

Alternatively as Gixxerfied mentioned, at 4:22pm there is a JR direct train Narita express which goes from T2 to Shibuya without any switching trains. Cheapest will be 3190 Yen and take around 76mins.
aiyo. why so many transfers? just take to Ueno, then take Yamanote line to Shibuya la. estimate 2-2.5hrs
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dont forget about Bus ah
http://accessnarita.jp/en/home/

bring u straight to either Ginza or Tokyo stn. Take either from Tokyo yamanote line to Shibuya. Or Ginza to Shibuya, both also can, Ginza one is simpler for you. heard the Tokyo bus stop is away from stn, so maybe Ginza one is easier with luggage.

Look at these to decide where to alight:
http://accessnarita.jp/en/busstop/

Tokyo stn alight is better if raining as its covered all the way.
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aiyo. why so many transfers? just take to Ueno, then take Yamanote line to Shibuya la. estimate 2-2.5hrs
the ueno route is not the fastest unless u take the skyliner which is limited express and cost 2470 yen. In that case as well take narita express already.

The local train will take 1hr 30mins to get to Ueno and then local train to Shibuya add another 30mins. In the end 2 hours

The route he stated is 1hr 30mins or so and only 1 transfer either Nihonbashi or Oshiage which is much better than your Ueno suggested route.
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Hi, anybody tried amazon jp delivery to disney hotel? is it doable? thanks!
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1. The last admission of Nijo castle is 4pm and close at 5pm. Ideally you need around 1.5-2 hours to walk through the vast ground of Nijo Castle. Alternatively u can go to temples around Tenryuji like Jojakkoji or Gioji or even Daikakuji.

2. Torroko Arashiyama, are you referring to the Sagano Scenic Railway. That one is quite popular with tourists. If you want to guarantee you will get a seat, u might want to reserve in advance at JR west ticket counter.

if i can only pick one, which will u recommend to me to go? Nijo and other temples, or arashiyama?

3. Yes. Omamori (Charm) within Kiyomizu will be still available for sale.

hmm maybe i'll skip Kiyomizu since charms can be bought anywhere

4. Nishiki, you can try. But to me not tier 1 attraction. Rather you cover some other nice temples along the route. Near Fushimi got Tofukuji. Near Kiyomizu got Kodaiji, Nanzenji those kind.


Nishiki is more than our wet market right?


5. Yodofu ranking according to Tabelog
https://tabelog.com/kyoto/rstLst/RC0...=D&sort_mode=1
If you want good one, there is top one at Arashiyama.

6. Gion for dinner. I recommend do some research or reservation beforehand instead of randomly finding restaurants when you are there.
i heard potoncho is recommended for dinner?



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