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Old 29-09-2017, 12:00 PM   #7321
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I remember you're bringing your child along. Not sure if you'll be doing a lot of temple visits. You can consider some of the places below.

For Osaka:
- Osaka Kaiyukan
- USJ (there's Hello Kitty and Sesame Street characters)
- Tennoji Zoo
- Kidzania Osaka
- Lego Discovery Center

For Kyoto:
- Kyoto Railway Museum
- Kyoto City Zoo
Thanks for sharing. My child is quite big liao, almost legal age so maybe kidzania not suitable. I love to visit temples, 1 or 2 temples might b acceptable for her
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:10 PM   #7322
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So is it quite common to book hotels at those places n keep moving? Since 1st trip to Japan, I think I might not stretch too much n go so many places. I think at most 3 places
Usually people plan one day trip to Nara and another one for kobe. Kyoto is the one that some will book a lodging there to stay because it's difficult to discover Kyoto in just one day. But it all depends on your itinerary, whether how many days do you intend to spend in Kyoto.

For me I prefer to base in Kyoto and make day trips out from there because I dislike Osaka and day trips to osaka is OK for me as I don't have much places in osaka to visit. So it really depends on your itinerary.
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:12 PM   #7323
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So is it quite common to book hotels at those places n keep moving? Since 1st trip to Japan, I think I might not stretch too much n go so many places. I think at most 3 places
Common. I used to move 3-4 times within Tokyo for previous two-week trips. Moved twice in Osaka trip.

Thought your child is still a little one. Probably USJ and Kaiyukan would be good for all ages. Perhaps shopping (Shinsaibashi, Namba and Umeda) would be more suitable for her.
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:14 PM   #7324
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So is it quite common to book hotels at those places n keep moving? Since 1st trip to Japan, I think I might not stretch too much n go so many places. I think at most 3 places
Yes, can just base urself in either osaka or kyoto and make day trips out to other places.

I personally prefer staying in osaka, coz there is nothing much at night in kyoto. Day time go sightseeing in Kyoto, nara etc, night time come back to osaka for eating and shopping
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Old 29-09-2017, 12:49 PM   #7325
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The Tokyo earthquake thing has been going on for a while. That in terms of possibility is a touch higher than Lil Kim hitting Japan with a missile
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Old 29-09-2017, 01:18 PM   #7326
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The Tokyo earthquake thing has been going on for a while. That in terms of possibility is a touch higher than Lil Kim hitting Japan with a missile
Yup...

I usually monitor below sites when I have plans to go Japan:

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/
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http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake_tokai/info.html

wah both places im going next year... then how? should i postpone the buying of tickets till next year, jan?

No one can tell you when is a good time to buy the tickets because no one can predict when the big one will happen. We just know that it's long overdue. But that shouldn't stop one from planning a trip there. What you need to do is to buy travel insurance (one that covers natural disasters) right after you buy the airtickets. Since most insurance only allow you to buy 6 mths in advance, perhaps try not to buy airtickets any earlier than that if it's a concern to you.

If it happens a few mths before your trip, there's no need to cancel if it doesn't affect your hotel(s). If it affects some of the places in your itinerary, just amend your itinerary accordingly.

If it happens when you are there (touch wood), then just have to trust in Japan's buildings' earthquake code (assuming you are in the building when it happens) and just follow what the locals do...
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Old 29-09-2017, 09:32 PM   #7327
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Usually people plan one day trip to Nara and another one for kobe. Kyoto is the one that some will book a lodging there to stay because it's difficult to discover Kyoto in just one day. But it all depends on your itinerary, whether how many days do you intend to spend in Kyoto.

For me I prefer to base in Kyoto and make day trips out from there because I dislike Osaka and day trips to osaka is OK for me as I don't have much places in osaka to visit. So it really depends on your itinerary.
I have build my itinerary yet so anything is possible now
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Old 29-09-2017, 09:34 PM   #7328
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Anyone take scoots to Osaka? 1 hr transit only enough? I heard from colleagues that transit of 3-4 hrs is better is case flight delay n give more time to transit
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Old 29-09-2017, 10:03 PM   #7329
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Anyone take scoots to Osaka? 1 hr transit only enough? I heard from colleagues that transit of 3-4 hrs is better is case flight delay n give more time to transit
more than enuff. coz its the same plane.
basically you just get off the plane, go thru security again, and go back the same plane
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Old 29-09-2017, 10:41 PM   #7330
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more than enuff. coz its the same plane.
basically you just get off the plane, go thru security again, and go back the same plane
Oh, then not so bad lah. Y my colleagues keep tell me maybe need to chop passport, go thru the scanner or even walk to another location to board another plane?
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Old 30-09-2017, 10:31 AM   #7331
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Oh, then not so bad lah. Y my colleagues keep tell me maybe need to chop passport, go thru the scanner or even walk to another location to board another plane?
Scoot transit in Taiwan is bring ur handcarry luggage out, walk to another gate then board again.. No need chop passport
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are flights to japan in Nov cheap ? which is the best capsule hotel to stay?
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:34 AM   #7333
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Any nice n cheap hotels in Osaka? Trying to get Airbnb but nothing nice
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:47 AM   #7334
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Any nice n cheap hotels in Osaka? Trying to get Airbnb but nothing nice
How abt hotel kinki at umeda?
Location is very good
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:26 PM   #7335
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How abt hotel kinki at umeda?
Location is very good
Thanks but fully booked liao. Seems very popular cos even tried booking for Aug next year also full. I m going end Mar to early apr
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