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Old 16-11-2017, 08:31 AM   #7591
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last 2 trips, encounter nothing but pure politeness from the locals.

only kyoto side bit can I say proud while osaka guys are loud and funny AF.

tokyo balance. IMO you treat them with courtesy and respect, you receive the same from them.
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Old 16-11-2017, 09:07 AM   #7592
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Touching a bit on history, I am not sure why they dont like Koreans. Few centuries ago, the Japs used to launch regular raids to Korea, piracy is rampant, and more recently WW2. Based on this it looks like the Koreans have more reason to hate the Japs than the other way round. These days Koreans are known to run most of the pachinko parlors and other vice activities I am sure.
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Old 16-11-2017, 10:39 AM   #7593
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Touching a bit on history, I am not sure why they dont like Koreans. Few centuries ago, the Japs used to launch regular raids to Korea, piracy is rampant, and more recently WW2. Based on this it looks like the Koreans have more reason to hate the Japs than the other way round. These days Koreans are known to run most of the pachinko parlors and other vice activities I am sure.
History plays a part, from what i understand, it's not something the koreans did but more like the negative perceptions of the koreans to Japs which springs from nowhere.

And also some of the modern affairs as well? like Kpop being so popular, then the FIFA issue - how come It's FIFA Korea-Japan, not Japan-Korea. then i think the last match was in korea, not Japan. then they also fighting over some territorial thing.

last 2 trips, encounter nothing but pure politeness from the locals.

only kyoto side bit can I say proud while osaka guys are loud and funny AF.

tokyo balance. IMO you treat them with courtesy and respect, you receive the same from them.
Osaka people are like straight-forward. Like not paiseh to tell you how they feel one. It's in Osaka that i hear car horns. hahaha. To me, Kyoto people always feel being intruded, probably that's why sometimes they look a bit distant. Protective over their city i guess! But honestly, agree that all ish still nice and friendly.

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Old 16-11-2017, 02:17 PM   #7594
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Are there any bicycle rental shops at kawaguchiko station? if yes, is there any specific ways to park the bicycles?
anyone got answer to this?

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Old 16-11-2017, 02:42 PM   #7595
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They dislike Korean and Chinese.
If you dress like tiong then they will dislike you as well.
It is no easy to differentiate.
How to not dress like tiong?
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Old 16-11-2017, 05:37 PM   #7596
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Anybody has fruit picking (apple and persimmon ) experience in Wakayama? Can share share?
Is it true that I have to make reservation before visiting the farm??
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Old 16-11-2017, 06:33 PM   #7597
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Hope experts can advise me. I wanna go in mid may to see the alpine n snow. But not sure how to plan as I only been to Tokyo.

I can't afford to take alot of leave thus this is my draft plan. Since I covered most of the places in Tokyo I don't intend go stay too many days there. I thinking of flying into Tokyo cause is cheaper than Osaka and faster to reach alpine (slightly).

Day 1 AM reach Tokyo, shinkasen to Osaka n explore osaka
Day 2 Osaka
Day 3 Nara
Day 4 shinkasen to Tokyo (visit the places I wanna go)
Day 5 Alpine route and back to Tokyo at nihht
Day 6 Tour somewhere nearby Tokyo, maybe Hakone or go Fuji Q
Day 7 Flight back to SG

Is the above plan ok? I wonder if I should get the rail pass and if I do, i should make full use of it. Thanks!
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Old 16-11-2017, 07:04 PM   #7598
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Day 1 AM reach Tokyo, shinkasen to Osaka n explore osaka
Day 2 Osaka
Day 3 Nara
Day 4 shinkasen to Tokyo (visit the places I wanna go)
Day 5 Alpine route and back to Tokyo at nihht
Day 6 Tour somewhere nearby Tokyo, maybe Hakone or go Fuji Q
Day 7 Flight back to SG
D4 Change your stay to Toyama. Donít do a day trip to Alpine Route from Tokyo. Too rush. Then start early for D5. And I meant really early, say 6am.
Easier to head to the Route. Unless you wish to start your trip from the other way - Shinano Omachi instead.

If youíre heading from Toyama to do the Route, you should be able to catch a train back to Tokyo from Nagano by night. Likewise for the other way, Toyama back to Tokyo.

Still got energy to go Hakone or Fuji Q? Iíll take it slow after the long day at the Route.
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Old 16-11-2017, 08:43 PM   #7599
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Osaka minoo park waterfall area is closed due to damage from typhoon can skip.
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Old 16-11-2017, 10:14 PM   #7600
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D4 Change your stay to Toyama. Donít do a day trip to Alpine Route from Tokyo. Too rush. Then start early for D5. And I meant really early, say 6am.
Easier to head to the Route. Unless you wish to start your trip from the other way - Shinano Omachi instead.

If youíre heading from Toyama to do the Route, you should be able to catch a train back to Tokyo from Nagano by night. Likewise for the other way, Toyama back to Tokyo.

Still got energy to go Hakone or Fuji Q? Iíll take it slow after the long day at the Route.
Thank you. I am reading up on 1 night in toyama!
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Old 17-11-2017, 05:26 AM   #7601
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Osaka minoo park waterfall area is closed due to damage from typhoon can skip.
Over my trip so far of 2-3 weeks, I also saw some places closed due to the typhoon.
It seems this year typhoon was rather strong
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Old 17-11-2017, 07:39 AM   #7602
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JR pass exchange n seat reservation is done at different offices?
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Old 17-11-2017, 08:12 AM   #7603
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Osaka minoo park waterfall area is closed due to damage from typhoon can skip.
I was planning to go to the waterfall area next week. But I also read from the website that the area will be closed.
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Old 17-11-2017, 08:29 AM   #7604
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D4 Change your stay to Toyama. Donít do a day trip to Alpine Route from Tokyo. Too rush. Then start early for D5. And I meant really early, say 6am.
Easier to head to the Route. Unless you wish to start your trip from the other way - Shinano Omachi instead.

If youíre heading from Toyama to do the Route, you should be able to catch a train back to Tokyo from Nagano by night. Likewise for the other way, Toyama back to Tokyo.

Still got energy to go Hakone or Fuji Q? Iíll take it slow after the long day at the Route.

What can I do if I don't wanna bring my huge luggage w me along the way? I read somewhere that I can get delivery of luggage.how does that work?
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Old 17-11-2017, 08:46 AM   #7605
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What can I do if I don't wanna bring my huge luggage w me along the way? I read somewhere that I can get delivery of luggage.how does that work?
Use luggage forwarding aka TaQbin. Not sure if youíre using hotels or Airbnb. I forwarded mine from Kanazawa to Nagoya when I was traveling to onsen towns and then to Alpine Route for 4N. Informed the hotel concierge the date I was checking into Nagoya hotel. Brought a backpack for those 5D.
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