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Old 26-10-2017, 04:54 PM   #7501
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Btw is it better to use cash or card in Japan? I always thought it's more expensive to use cards @_@

To me, as long it's near to a JR station, even if it's a small room, I wouldn't mind!
I prefer to use cash. Use card only when I'm buying expensive items (more than S$100 after conversion) unexpectedly... usually that happens when friends suddenly wanted me to help buy some branded stuff. So whatever amount that cost in SGD after all the conversion will be reflected in my CC bill, and I'll just show it to them for them to pay me back in full in SGD.
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Old 26-10-2017, 05:43 PM   #7502
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Btw is it better to use cash or card in Japan? I always thought it's more expensive to use cards @_@

To me, as long it's near to a JR station, even if it's a small room, I wouldn't mind!
get the ICBC World Travel card. 3% rebate when use overseas. Should help a bit on the conversion and the charges incurred. Makes it very close to using cash(cost wise)
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Old 26-10-2017, 05:58 PM   #7503
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get the ICBC World Travel card. 3% rebate when use overseas. Should help a bit on the conversion and the charges incurred. Makes it very close to using cash(cost wise)
Hi cpuer,

Have u actually used it and saw the conversion ?

I am just theoretical using the MasterCard exchange rate and it's seems around nett 0.4% cashback
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Old 26-10-2017, 08:30 PM   #7504
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I prefer to use cash. Use card only when I'm buying expensive items (more than S$100 after conversion) unexpectedly... usually that happens when friends suddenly wanted me to help buy some branded stuff. So whatever amount that cost in SGD after all the conversion will be reflected in my CC bill, and I'll just show it to them for them to pay me back in full in SGD.
haha alright! i think i'll change more cash since yen is getting better these days~!
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Old 26-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #7505
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im thinking of booking airbnb for osaka, is it legal already?
i saw some with many good reviews, not sure if they'll cancel our bookings last min
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Old 26-10-2017, 10:19 PM   #7506
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Hi cpuer,

Have u actually used it and saw the conversion ?

I am just theoretical using the MasterCard exchange rate and it's seems around nett 0.4% cashback
Havent gotten the chance to test yet. Coming trip to malsysia wanted to test it out
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Old 27-10-2017, 08:42 AM   #7507
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Does Don Quixote the best place to buy snacks back for colleagues? Or is Ueno Ameyoko cheaper?

I previously went to Ameyoko and I didn't manage to buy anything back. The things there seem limited compared go Don Quixote.
went ameyoko but was 4 years ago, was there to buy a sports bag as bought too many souvenir, went to this huge store selling many sweets and snacks, end up bought so much, had to buy another bag to bring home.....
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Old 27-10-2017, 09:56 AM   #7508
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went ameyoko but was 4 years ago, was there to buy a sports bag as bought too many souvenir, went to this huge store selling many sweets and snacks, end up bought so much, had to buy another bag to bring home.....
wah really? how come i didn't saw snacks
i do rmb there's a stall with a guy doing some auction of snacks in a bag....
but doesn't seems cheap n have alot of varieties compared to Don wor.
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Old 27-10-2017, 10:29 AM   #7509
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wah really? how come i didn't saw snacks
i do rmb there's a stall with a guy doing some auction of snacks in a bag....
but doesn't seems cheap n have alot of varieties compared to Don wor.
There is a huge snack store at ameyoko.. Cant remember the exact name... 二木smthg
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Old 27-10-2017, 10:34 AM   #7510
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Ueno seems far from Shibuya! How about Ikebukoro? Will there be any eateries at night?

At least Shibuya still have Ichiran and Uobei sushi for supper

I prefer to use cash more than card hehe
Ueno is only 30min from shibuya. And there is ichiran at ueno, queue shorter also
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Old 27-10-2017, 10:38 AM   #7511
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Btw is it better to use cash or card in Japan? I always thought it's more expensive to use cards @_@

To me, as long it's near to a JR station, even if it's a small room, I wouldn't mind!
Cash is still king in japan. A lot of places still dun take cards, especially those ryokans, small restaurants, and souvenirs shops.

Card is more expensive because of the admin charges of 2.5%-4%. However, if u are earning rebates or miles, u maybe able to make up for tt, or even gain more
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Old 27-10-2017, 11:00 AM   #7512
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wah really? how come i didn't saw snacks
i do rmb there's a stall with a guy doing some auction of snacks in a bag....
but doesn't seems cheap n have alot of varieties compared to Don wor.
http://www.nikinokashi.co.jp/

there is also
https://takeya.co.jp/english/
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Old 27-10-2017, 03:41 PM   #7513
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There is a huge snack store at ameyoko.. Cant remember the exact name... 二木smthg
Thanks for the info! Initially I didn't include Ueno/Ameyoko into my itinerary.. I'll try to sqeeuze in this then!

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Old 27-10-2017, 07:53 PM   #7514
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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
hoping for some kind souls to ans it

There is a huge snack store at ameyoko.. Cant remember the exact name... 二木smthg
speaking of snacks, any recommended place to buy halal japanese snacks?
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Old 28-10-2017, 07:54 AM   #7515
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Hi all, any places/neighbourhood in Tokyo similar to Shimokitazawa, Jiyugaoka, Koenji to recommend?
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