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Old 21-08-2017, 10:05 AM   #6946
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Hi there ! really need some advice.

I am planning to go to Japan in December, somewhere between 5 dec to 14 dec. (10 days)

My main purpose is to go to osaka, nara, kyoto and tokyo.

I'm wondering whether it is cheaper and better to
1) Travel to Tokyo and back from Tokyo, and this means bullet train to and fro Osaka
or
2) One way to Osaka and back to SG from Tokyo, means need to buy one train ticket from osaka to tokyo

Which is better?
Thanks so much in advance!!!
First trip? Seems like a lot of cities for 10 days. That means a lot of time spent traveling, checking in and out of hotels etc.
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Old 21-08-2017, 04:43 PM   #6947
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First trip? Seems like a lot of cities for 10 days. That means a lot of time spent traveling, checking in and out of hotels etc.
Hi, this is my second trip. previously has been to Tokyo Thanks!
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Old 21-08-2017, 05:03 PM   #6948
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Hi, this is my second trip. previously has been to Tokyo Thanks!
Than suggest skipping Tokyo.
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Old 21-08-2017, 06:10 PM   #6949
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any recommendation for accommodation at nikko? looking for ryokan style with onsen and half board
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Old 21-08-2017, 07:58 PM   #6950
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Hi there ! really need some advice.

I am planning to go to Japan in December, somewhere between 5 dec to 14 dec. (10 days)

My main purpose is to go to osaka, nara, kyoto and tokyo.

I'm wondering whether it is cheaper and better to
1) Travel to Tokyo and back from Tokyo, and this means bullet train to and fro Osaka
or
2) One way to Osaka and back to SG from Tokyo, means need to buy one train ticket from osaka to tokyo

Which is better?
Thanks so much in advance!!!
I think skip Tokyo and then slowly explore Kansai area. That period can see Kobe luminarie as well
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Old 22-08-2017, 09:04 AM   #6951
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Hi bros long time no see!

It's been almost 2 years since I've last stepped into Nipponland.

Just wanna check for Osaka, where is a more convenient location to stay?

The train map is making me really giddy
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Old 22-08-2017, 12:57 PM   #6952
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Hi bros long time no see!

It's been almost 2 years since I've last stepped into Nipponland.

Just wanna check for Osaka, where is a more convenient location to stay?

The train map is making me really giddy
Namba or umeda.
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Old 23-08-2017, 02:20 PM   #6953
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A question, is it better to fly to narita, haneda or kansai directly if I would like to travel mainly around osaka, nara and kyoto. If time permits maybe tokyo for a day or 2.
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Old 23-08-2017, 03:27 PM   #6954
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A question, is it better to fly to narita, haneda or kansai directly if I would like to travel mainly around osaka, nara and kyoto. If time permits maybe tokyo for a day or 2.
Since your main aim for this trip is in Kansai, of course it would be best to head to KIX or ITM.

KIX directly via SQ. Itami you'll need to do a transit at Haneda or Narita. Your choice.
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Old 23-08-2017, 05:54 PM   #6955
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A question, is it better to fly to narita, haneda or kansai directly if I would like to travel mainly around osaka, nara and kyoto. If time permits maybe tokyo for a day or 2.
It'll be expensive to travel to Tokyo for just a day or 2 and then head back to Osaka for your flight back if your return flight is from Osaka. Journey by bullet train is around 3 hours and cost around $180 one way.
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A question, is it better to fly to narita, haneda or kansai directly if I would like to travel mainly around osaka, nara and kyoto. If time permits maybe tokyo for a day or 2.
choose the flights based on your costs affordability and timing. if both not a concern, then fly straight to osaka international airport. else, take other flights that transit in haneda/narita. it is usually more expensive to flight straight to osaka from singapore as not a lot of direct flights. alternatively, take scoot or jetstar that transits in taiwan first.
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Old 24-08-2017, 08:22 PM   #6957
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Ameyoko did not have that many shops selling dried scallops. Would I have better luck at Tsukiji, and is it really that much cheaper in Tokyo? Arigato!
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Old 24-08-2017, 08:52 PM   #6958
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Ameyoko did not have that many shops selling dried scallops. Would I have better luck at Tsukiji, and is it really that much cheaper in Tokyo? Arigato!
Go to Tsukiji Outer Market. There's many stalls selling it. Seriously I don't find them that cheap, as compared to HockHua Tonic. But that was then. Cheapest would still be in Hokkaido markets, I believe.
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Old 24-08-2017, 09:17 PM   #6959
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Yeah. Hokkaido cheaper. Sapporo Curb Market got a lot of those when i went there few years ago.
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Old 25-08-2017, 08:28 AM   #6960
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Thank you for the helpful replies. Am off to Tsukiji today and will update if there are good finds. In Ameyoko I was offered $375/- for 1kg of Grade 1 scallops from Hokkaido, but the shops I visited looked like tourist traps.
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