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Old 20-09-2017, 11:26 AM   #7246
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No, a lot of these passes for West Japan do not allow reserved seats. It's unlimited rides on non-reserved seats.

https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/t...s/kansai_wide/
Damn. Should I just book reserved seats without JR Pass for my Kinosaki portion then? I don't want to stand 2 hours... Some more I going on 21st which is a Saturday morning.
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Old 20-09-2017, 11:41 AM   #7247
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Uber Japan is essential a taxi summoning service. No private cars.
Ok, so would it be much cheaper or around the same price ?
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Old 20-09-2017, 12:23 PM   #7248
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Kawaguchiko has more things to see and is closer to Mt Fuji amongst the 5 lakes.
I was thinking about that but the price... Wah damn high! Lol
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Old 20-09-2017, 02:15 PM   #7249
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I was thinking about that but the price... Wah damn high! Lol
You mean ryokan? You can stay in a simple B&B or airbnb also have at around $100 located around the station.
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Old 20-09-2017, 03:40 PM   #7250
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Damn. Should I just book reserved seats without JR Pass for my Kinosaki portion then? I don't want to stand 2 hours... Some more I going on 21st which is a Saturday morning.
I suggest sticking to non-reserved seats. If you can't get a seat, take the next train and be the first in the queue for non-reserved cars.
https://jprail.com/travel-informations/travel-tips/reserved-seat-vs-non-reserved-seat-how-to-get-a-seat-on-non-reserved-car.html#Extra_cost_to_book_a_seat_by_rail_pass_that_covers_only_non_reserved_seat
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Old 20-09-2017, 03:54 PM   #7251
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I think KIX has improved over the years in preparation for 2020. The airport itself is an engineering marvel. Definitely not as bad as LAX.
even last year when i departure at KIX. the queue so long but they open so few counters. luckily i got priority departure so i could skip the lines
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Old 20-09-2017, 06:09 PM   #7252
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I was thinking about that but the price... Wah damn high! Lol
Going during Autumn bro? My 2015 trip I stayed at weekend shuffle lakeside inn which is just a short distance from lake kawaguchiko and also a short walk to maple corridor(if I rem the name right)..But at night damn zhou boh one
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Old 20-09-2017, 06:16 PM   #7253
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even last year when i departure at KIX. the queue so long but they open so few counters. luckily i got priority departure so i could skip the lines
True. Not sure what they are thinking. I have travelled a couple of times via KIX and so far so good. Out from plane and immigration within 30-40mins. Perhaps just lucky.
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Old 20-09-2017, 06:18 PM   #7254
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Going during Autumn bro? My 2015 trip I stayed at weekend shuffle lakeside inn which is just a short distance from lake kawaguchiko and also a short walk to maple corridor(if I rem the name right)..But at night damn zhou boh one
I've come across an interesting site few weeks ago offering glamping gear. Looks like a new and cheaper way to enjoy outdoors.
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Old 20-09-2017, 10:38 PM   #7255
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Osaka

I wanna bring my daughter n my ex to japan during march or april. Initially wanted to go to Osaka n Kyoto to see sakura but seems like is a little pricey. I checked scoot is abt $790 per pax n SQ abt $1100. Is this standard price for sakura season?

scoot got 1 stopover, whole flight takes abt 9 hrs. worth it? Any alternatives?

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If on budget can try my favourite method to go Japan without breaking the bank. If need to stopover then might as well make your own way to Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia has daily direct fights between KUL and KIX. I have paid S$88.82 on one trip and S$213.63 on another trip. All return fares during promotion. Top up a bit more if you opt for food and check-in luggage. Not expensive though.

True. Not sure what they are thinking. I have travelled a couple of times via KIX and so far so good. Out from plane and immigration within 30-40mins. Perhaps just lucky.
Also depends on your arrival time. If clash with South Korea or China flight arrivals sure chui!
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Old 21-09-2017, 01:18 AM   #7256
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Damn. Should I just book reserved seats without JR Pass for my Kinosaki portion then? I don't want to stand 2 hours... Some more I going on 21st which is a Saturday morning.
Actually, you can just add on the reserved seats ticket onto your kansai pass at the train station itself. Just go up to the JR ticket booth and ask for the reserved seat. You just have to pay extra. I would say its quite worth it as the trip takes almost 3 hours.
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Old 21-09-2017, 01:23 AM   #7257
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True. Not sure what they are thinking. I have travelled a couple of times via KIX and so far so good. Out from plane and immigration within 30-40mins. Perhaps just lucky.
KIX is usually dependant if there's a cluster of flights leaving or arriving the same time as your flight.

SQ morning departure is usually packed with other flights as well as SQ morning arrival.

Both SQ late night departure and arrival is not so packed with other flights so you definitely go thru customs faster unless they don't open a lot of counters.
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Old 21-09-2017, 01:25 AM   #7258
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The airport bus limousine operates almost 24hrs depending on your destination. Have a look athttp://www.kate.co.jp/en/timetable/detail/UM
can try staying at the sheraton. not bad. quite convenient
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Old 21-09-2017, 08:36 AM   #7259
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can try staying at the sheraton. not bad. quite convenient
I staying first cabin kansai cos scare miss the last train. hopefully that's okay also!
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Old 21-09-2017, 09:07 AM   #7260
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Kawaguchiko has more things to see and is closer to Mt Fuji amongst the 5 lakes.
I think I'm sticking to Kawaguchiko.
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