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Old 25-06-2017, 01:30 AM   #6736
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Recently sumo tournament hot demand. Always sold out ever since they got new Japanese Yokozuna. Tokyo especially even harder to get.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/ShowT...ure_Kanto.html

If u want to get a seat, better check with your hotel well connected concierge. Very hard to get any tickets! Somehow sumo tournament last for 15 days!
Omg thanks guys. I actually also found this website that claims to offering pre-order tickets for Sep match: https://buysumotickets.com/tokyo_sumo_tickets.html

Not sure if legit. Furthermore, the prices are so much more expensive. Arena A chair seats is 8900yen on their website, but on the official sumo webpage, it is only 4900yen for chair seats as seen here: http://sumo.pia.jp/en/sumo07.jsp#seat

Can someone help to verify?
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Old 25-06-2017, 05:02 AM   #6737
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The usual suspect to recommend is northface or timberland
Both got sales now go hoot asap

Timberland got gortex range of shoe (Not boot). not only water proof but anti fatigue as well
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Old 25-06-2017, 09:48 AM   #6738
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Timberland got gortex range of shoe (Not boot). not only water proof but anti fatigue as well
Does the anti fatigue really work? Just wonder if anyone wearing it can shed a light on it.

I'm slightly flat footed and my feet have been overworked very badly (I think I walked too much for my own good). I need extremely cushioned shoes to be able to walk comfortably nowadays (eg Asics Nimbus series - nothing else really comes close). I bought a pair of northface all weather goretex outdoor shoes in the hope of wearing it for my trip to Japan last year, but I can't even comfortably walk in it for the whole day on weekends (for short periods like 30min still not so bad), despite buying all sorts of insoles for it. What a waste as Northface shoes are not cheap at all.

This antifatigue feature from Timberland shoes seems interesting, but Timberland isn't cheap either, so I'm hesitant to invest as I'm not sure if it really works...
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Old 26-06-2017, 09:40 AM   #6739
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(eg Asics Nimbus series - nothing else really comes close). I'm hesitant to invest as I'm not sure if it really works...
You said so yourself already ... nothing comes close.

Being so used to Nimbus, it's gonna be hard to adapt to hiking shoes regardless of features.

I have not seen anyone jogging in a Timberland either
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Old 26-06-2017, 10:13 AM   #6740
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You said so yourself already ... nothing comes close.

Being so used to Nimbus, it's gonna be hard to adapt to hiking shoes regardless of features.

I have not seen anyone jogging in a Timberland either
But nimbus is just a typical running shoes... I wore it to shirakawa-go when it was snowing and it totally didn't make it. Had to borrow proper snow shoes from the inn owner. Zero cushioning but it's only for a day so I bear with it. The next few days my knees and soles were in extreme pain tho...

In our defense, the weather wasn't supposed to be erratic when I was monitoring prior to our trip - it usually snowed at night but got bright sun during the day and not snowing... Hence I decided to chance it with my running shoes. Somehow it snowed rather heavily the entire day when we were there.

I will be planning Hokkaido trips in the future during their snow festival, hence I'm just wondering if there's any good cushioning all weather shoes that's worth the investment.
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Old 26-06-2017, 10:47 AM   #6741
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But nimbus is just a typical running shoes... I wore it to shirakawa-go when it was snowing and it totally didn't make it. Had to borrow proper snow shoes from the inn owner. Zero cushioning but it's only for a day so I bear with it. The next few days my knees and soles were in extreme pain tho...

In our defense, the weather wasn't supposed to be erratic when I was monitoring prior to our trip - it usually snowed at night but got bright sun during the day and not snowing... Hence I decided to chance it with my running shoes. Somehow it snowed rather heavily the entire day when we were there.

I will be planning Hokkaido trips in the future during their snow festival, hence I'm just wondering if there's any good cushioning all weather shoes that's worth the investment.
Waterproof shoes tend to be 'hot' during summer or in SG weather. Maybe you can do research on thick soles cushion that is to be inserted into the shoes.
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Old 26-06-2017, 01:20 PM   #6742
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Waterproof shoes tend to be 'hot' during summer or in SG weather. Maybe you can do research on thick soles cushion that is to be inserted into the shoes.
Yes I know. My intention of getting all weather shoes is not to wear in sg for sure.

I did research on it, and I did buy A LOT of different types of insoles to try on for my northface shoes, but the supposed thick ones actually still weren't thick enough for my comfort. I actually have a pair of insoles, AND I stick thick gel heel cups on top of the insoles in my northface shoes now, and it still wasn't quite enough. Okay to wear to work on dress down days if it's raining, but that's because I don't need to walk that much in office. And even so, my feet will feel very fatigue at the end of the day.

Maybe I'll go see a podiatrist at some point to see what other alternatives do I have...
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Old 26-06-2017, 04:35 PM   #6743
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Hi,

I am planning a 2 day trip to Osaka and 3 days to Kyoto.

I will reach Kansai Airport at 10am on the first day.

What Transport Pass should I get that has the most value?
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Yes I know. My intention of getting all weather shoes is not to wear in sg for sure.

I did research on it, and I did buy A LOT of different types of insoles to try on for my northface shoes, but the supposed thick ones actually still weren't thick enough for my comfort. I actually have a pair of insoles, AND I stick thick gel heel cups on top of the insoles in my northface shoes now, and it still wasn't quite enough. Okay to wear to work on dress down days if it's raining, but that's because I don't need to walk that much in office. And even so, my feet will feel very fatigue at the end of the day.

Maybe I'll go see a podiatrist at some point to see what other alternatives do I have...
Use sock that is waterproof/water resistant and excellent for winter lor.

All weather shoes is the one that has gortex material. You need to check whether the shoes' arch support is designed for stability, neutral or motion control.

Asics nimbus: https://runrepeat.com/asics-gel-nimbus-19

Visit Asics shop in Japan and try waterproof shoes there. These shops in Japan offer wider variety shoes than what you would see in SG. Asics does make walking shoes, working shoes, etc.

http://www.asics.com/jp/ja-jp/
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Does the anti fatigue really work? Just wonder if anyone wearing it can shed a light on it.

I'm slightly flat footed and my feet have been overworked very badly (I think I walked too much for my own good). I need extremely cushioned shoes to be able to walk comfortably nowadays (eg Asics Nimbus series - nothing else really comes close). I bought a pair of northface all weather goretex outdoor shoes in the hope of wearing it for my trip to Japan last year, but I can't even comfortably walk in it for the whole day on weekends (for short periods like 30min still not so bad), despite buying all sorts of insoles for it. What a waste as Northface shoes are not cheap at all.

This antifatigue feature from Timberland shoes seems interesting, but Timberland isn't cheap either, so I'm hesitant to invest as I'm not sure if it really works...
I walked avg around 20km per day in Japan. I don't feel tired. Might be working.

U should go to their outlet and try for yourself.
Is gortex shoe not boots. Can easily take off when visiting temples.
Also can wear as casual friday shoes.
And does not feel warm.
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I walked avg around 20km per day in Japan. I don't feel tired. Might be working.

U should go to their outlet and try for yourself.
Is gortex shoe not boots. Can easily take off when visiting temples.
Also can wear as casual friday shoes.
And does not feel warm.
OK thanks for the FR! Will go try them at their outlet some day.
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Use sock that is waterproof/water resistant and excellent for winter lor.

All weather shoes is the one that has gortex material. You need to check whether the shoes' arch support is designed for stability, neutral or motion control.

Asics nimbus: https://runrepeat.com/asics-gel-nimbus-19

Visit Asics shop in Japan and try waterproof shoes there. These shops in Japan offer wider variety shoes than what you would see in SG. Asics does make walking shoes, working shoes, etc.

http://www.asics.com/jp/ja-jp/
Thanks! Hadn't realise Asics Japan may have more variety / waterproof shoes. will go check them out for sure during my next Japan trip since the planned hokkaido trip is still a few years away.
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Old 26-06-2017, 09:44 PM   #6748
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Hi. I have been to Hakone once for a day trip.

This coming trip I have 7 days in Tokyo. Thinking of spending one night outside of Tokyo where my wife can have onsen.

Any recommendations ? Or should I just go back to Hankone.
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Hi. I have been to Hakone once for a day trip.

This coming trip I have 7 days in Tokyo. Thinking of spending one night outside of Tokyo where my wife can have onsen.

Any recommendations ? Or should I just go back to Hankone.
how about Nagano?
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Thanks! Hadn't realise Asics Japan may have more variety / waterproof shoes. will go check them out for sure during my next Japan trip since the planned hokkaido trip is still a few years away.
You're probably looking for gtx trail running shoes assuming the snow isn't too deep. Great traction and cushioning but bad lateral stability in general.

Proper mountaineering boots are great for really gnarly conditions but aren't nearly as well cushioned.
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