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Old 20-10-2017, 01:56 PM   #7441
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It costs 560yen (~S$7) per pax for one way local train ride - Osaka station to Kyoto station. How did you get $312?
Dun know why last night I checked per pax is like $26
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Old 20-10-2017, 02:22 PM   #7442
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Dun know why last night I checked per pax is like $26
Might have missed out unchecking the box for “Bullet train (Shinkansen)” when using Hyperdia.
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Old 20-10-2017, 03:28 PM   #7443
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Just Tokyo

I checked for Asakusa, the nicer hotels quite pricey too. Shiodome also some quite ex haha. Partly bcos I'm booking twin room.

Not sure why this period is ex.
CNY peak period

when u see them do CNY stuff also, they know what is up
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Old 20-10-2017, 03:53 PM   #7444
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Just the train journey itself would take about 2.5hrs and plus the bus ride 40min and then 20min to walk to the bridge. Decide it on your own.

http://ohtsuribashi.ryujinkyo.jp/access.html
Are there any suitable JR pass for this?
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Old 20-10-2017, 04:35 PM   #7445
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Are there any suitable JR pass for this?
Without knowing the full itinerary, nobody could advise you on this. JR Pass, JR East Pass and Tokyo Wide Pass could cover the train rides but not the bus. Whether if any of those three passes are worth it, need to check your itinerary.

Alternatively do your sums via Hyperdia.com.
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Old 23-10-2017, 06:50 AM   #7446
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Anyone booked from

https://highway-buses.jp/

I booked a bus from shinjuku to kawaguchiko station. Everything is fine until ask me put phone number.

I put singapore number and they only accept 9-11 numbers

in the end I just anyhow put a number...not sure what will happen.
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Old 23-10-2017, 07:22 AM   #7447
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Anyone booked from

https://highway-buses.jp/

I booked a bus from shinjuku to kawaguchiko station. Everything is fine until ask me put phone number.

I put singapore number and they only accept 9-11 numbers

in the end I just anyhow put a number...not sure what will happen.
i just simply put my hotel numbers
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Old 23-10-2017, 09:38 AM   #7448
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Just wondering, from new years eve to new year day, would shops be open in tokyo? Any idea what are open during 31/12 to 2/1?
Would heading out of tokyo to surrounding regions be advisable as it would transport be a problem and tourist places closed?
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Old 23-10-2017, 10:26 AM   #7449
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Hi i will flying arriving in Itami airport and will take the limo bus directly to Kyoto Station.. i want to know, if we can buy ICOCA cards for my kids (6 &7yo) from the vending machines; or only from the ticket office in JR Kyoto?
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new year day itself will see quite a few major stores having a rest day. Most restaurants also rest on 1st Jan, you can check for this on most listings like tabelog

new year's eve should not be a problem for parties

you can go attend the new year activities (go jinja, queue, eat fair food)
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Hi i will flying arriving in Itami airport and will take the limo bus directly to Kyoto Station.. i want to know, if we can buy ICOCA cards for my kids (6 &7yo) from the vending machines; or only from the ticket office in JR Kyoto?
u should be able to get these cards from the automated machines
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Old 23-10-2017, 01:57 PM   #7452
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Hi i will flying arriving in Itami airport and will take the limo bus directly to Kyoto Station.. i want to know, if we can buy ICOCA cards for my kids (6 &7yo) from the vending machines; or only from the ticket office in JR Kyoto?
Get it from the ticket office. Need to show passports to verify the birthdates so that the staff could issue the cards.

http://www.jr-odekake.net/icoca/purchase/icoca.html
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298564-i2712-k6335257-ICOCA_pass_still_available_for_kids-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html
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Get it from the ticket office. Need to show passports to verify the birthdates so that the staff could issue the cards.

http://www.jr-odekake.net/icoca/purchase/icoca.html
https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi...ure_Kinki.html
so they use different system compared to Suica

thanks for the correction
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Old 23-10-2017, 02:17 PM   #7454
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so they use different system compared to Suica

thanks for the correction
Same for Suica. Need proof of birthdate before you could purchase child cards. Pasmo child card would actually indicate the child’s name.
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Hi folks for 2 days in nikko can cover Nikko and Okunikko?

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2358_002.html

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