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Old 09-06-2017, 10:08 AM   #6691
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Hi planning a honeymoon during late Dec to Hokkaido and spend Christmas there.. still thinking should we go for tour package or free and easy.. estimation what's the price per pax during Dec thanks. I saw online for tour agency is almost 5k per pax I thought that pricing can go Europe le -.- thanks for answering
depends on your expectation. what kind of class of hotel, what kind of food expectation. what kind of flight etc.

this kind can add up. In Noboribetsu, there are ryokan which charge more than 1k per night. In Sapporo, there are hotels that cost 500-600 per night as well
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:50 AM   #6692
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Wow that's cheap.. I saw tour package already cost 8k to 9k..
Tour packages usually rush you everywhere, so you get "more bang for buck" in that sense. You get to see more places for that amount of money.

But for that same amount of money, and assuming you stay at the same places that the tour package offers, you might not be able to see so many things if you go by public transport on your own. Also, if you prefer to enjoy your travelling at your own pace, with the same amount of money you'll definitely see lesser, but probably enjoy more.

It's a tradeoff. It kind of depends what you really want for your honeymoon. Going on f&e also means you need to spend A LOT of time doing research, how to go this place or that place, need to figure out the train systems in Japan (assuming you have never been there before). But trust me, the sense of achievement that came after the trip is realised smoothly is really very satisfying (and addicting).
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:03 AM   #6693
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Hello All, Im going for honeymoon in Japan in Nov for a total of about 10 days.

So far my plan is:
3 Days Tokyo
1 Day Fuji Kawaguchiko
1 Day Nagoya
2 Days Kyoto
2/3 Days Osaka. (I have only booked one way trip there and have not booked my return flight)

Will it better for me to :
a. rent a car and drive from tokyo to fuji to nagoya to kyoto. Then train from kyoto to osaka
b. rent a car and drive from tokyo to osaka
c. take train all the way?

also to note on my way from nagoya to kyoto, I will like to detour and cover Himeji castle
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:18 AM   #6694
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Normally those Natas fair is it more worth? And do they allow voucher? I saw carousel ppl selling the voucher 1.5k for 1.3k can help save $200.. lol
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:46 AM   #6695
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Hello All, Im going for honeymoon in Japan in Nov for a total of about 10 days.

So far my plan is:
3 Days Tokyo
1 Day Fuji Kawaguchiko
1 Day Nagoya
2 Days Kyoto
2/3 Days Osaka. (I have only booked one way trip there and have not booked my return flight)

Will it better for me to :
a. rent a car and drive from tokyo to fuji to nagoya to kyoto. Then train from kyoto to osaka
b. rent a car and drive from tokyo to osaka
c. take train all the way?

also to note on my way from nagoya to kyoto, I will like to detour and cover Himeji castle
taking train will be a lot easier since the places u are going are not out of the way. it is also a hassle to drive in the cities due to heavy traffic and expensive parking.
any particular attraction u are interested in in nagoya? if not maybe drop nagoya so u have another day for tokyo
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:20 PM   #6696
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taking train will be a lot easier since the places u are going are not out of the way. it is also a hassle to drive in the cities due to heavy traffic and expensive parking.
any particular attraction u are interested in in nagoya? if not maybe drop nagoya so u have another day for tokyo
Tot it is along e way so can drop by nagoya, if there is nothing much at nagoya i do not mind giving it a miss.
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:40 PM   #6697
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Tot it is along e way so can drop by nagoya, if there is nothing much at nagoya i do not mind giving it a miss.
Legoland? Nabana no Sato? Other attractions in Nagoya such as shrines/ temples, Nagoya Castle, local cuisine and others. There's always things and places to visit in every area. The question is do you want to go?

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2155.html
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Old 13-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #6698
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Prob been asked before.
I bought some items from tax free shops. They stapled the receipts in my passport. Why?
Do I need to show the items at the airport?
And can I remove the receipts?
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Old 13-06-2017, 10:14 AM   #6699
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Prob been asked before.
I bought some items from tax free shops. They stapled the receipts in my passport. Why?
Do I need to show the items at the airport?
And can I remove the receipts?
No need to show..there is a custom counter just after immigration, go there pass them passport and they will remove the receipt..sometimes if they busy they ask u to help remove and pass to them..that's all
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Old 13-06-2017, 10:18 AM   #6700
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No need to show..there is a custom counter just after immigration, go there pass them passport and they will remove the receipt..sometimes if they busy they ask u to help remove and pass to them..that's all

Is this a must or simple ignore
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Old 13-06-2017, 12:49 PM   #6701
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Is this a must or simple ignore
Just follow rule lor...they will just take the receipt and keep..won't be visually inspecting all those items
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Old 13-06-2017, 03:57 PM   #6702
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Just follow rule lor...they will just take the receipt and keep..won't be visually inspecting all those items
Thanks. Will do so.

Just bought a pair of running shoes from ABC Mart w tax.
Can I claim it back at the airport?
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Old 13-06-2017, 04:36 PM   #6703
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Thanks. Will do so.

Just bought a pair of running shoes from ABC Mart w tax.
Can I claim it back at the airport?
JP tax exemption for tourists are done right at the retailer site.

Details are here:
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-inf...ee-system.html
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Old 13-06-2017, 04:47 PM   #6704
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JP tax exemption for tourists are done right at the retailer site.

Details are here:
https://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/basic-inf...ee-system.html
Tks for the info. Guess tough luck for me.
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Old 13-06-2017, 06:00 PM   #6705
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Thanks. Will do so.

Just bought a pair of running shoes from ABC Mart w tax.
Can I claim it back at the airport?
Yup, done straight at the shop itself..I rem tokyu hands I did it after paying at their service counter..

Unlike Taiwan where u have to present the item at the custom at the airport to claim back tax..

Japan system is much better..
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