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Old 15-01-2018, 10:46 PM   #7921
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Any recommendation for hotels for Osaka and Kyoto?
Going on end april to 1st week of may.
Total of 4 pax (2 elderly and 2 adults/ family)

Don't have to be high end hotels, budget/ 3 star type will do.

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Hmmm it's three mths away and around golden week so many hotels might be booked. And you need two rooms.

I stayed at hotel kinki for Osaka which i feel is cheap. You can check if still available. I stayed at hotel consort before too but it's kinda old lol.

Kyoto is probably expensive around that period.
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Old 15-01-2018, 10:49 PM   #7922
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Is it too cold then?
But tickets to osaka prices so close to France ��
Cold or not cold depends on your own tolerance I guess But for me, April/May and Oct/Nov weather feels "pleasantly cool/cold."

If direct flight, Scoot to Osaka should be around s$6xx? Otherwise MAS or Garuda or other one-stop flights should also be around there. SQ direct flight I guess normally s$700-s$800-ish.

[edit] Just put in some random November dates into google flights:

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Old 15-01-2018, 11:09 PM   #7923
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Hmmm it's three mths away and around golden week so many hotels might be booked. And you need two rooms.

I stayed at hotel kinki for Osaka which i feel is cheap. You can check if still available. I stayed at hotel consort before too but it's kinda old lol.

Kyoto is probably expensive around that period.
Thanks for the reply.
Is quite a last min trip as parent want to travel.
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Old 16-01-2018, 08:46 AM   #7924
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my last-minute trip is buy ticket today fly tokyo tomorrow~. zero planning
I like this kind of trip. You may not maximize it to the full but it sure is memorable
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Old 16-01-2018, 01:18 PM   #7925
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Is there any rental bikes like OFO, mobikes on the street of Osaka/kyoto or have any 1 experience rental of motorcycle. Do u need a international license for it ?
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Old 16-01-2018, 11:47 PM   #7926
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I'll be going to Japan(Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo) during the 2nd week of Feb. Will it be too late to get a winter coat by then?
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Old 17-01-2018, 07:35 AM   #7927
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Is there any rental bikes like OFO, mobikes on the street of Osaka/kyoto or have any 1 experience rental of motorcycle. Do u need a international license for it ?
Yes you need an international licence. I found rental bikes in Tokyo but they are all properly parked in designated bike areas, not like over here dumped in random areas.
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Old 17-01-2018, 03:36 PM   #7928
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Hi would like to check what type of power transformer do i need to get if i need to bring along a mini cooker (for baby food)
The cooker Voltage 220-240V Frequency 50/60Hz Power 200-238W

Will this works https://www.bestdenki.com.sg/transfo...oundteoh/fc-60 ?
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Old 17-01-2018, 07:53 PM   #7929
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baby porridge don't think can cook in microwave. looking at those small rice cooker 0.5l kind
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Old 17-01-2018, 09:12 PM   #7930
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Anyone have any thoughts on these shortlisted restaurants for one single Wagyu dinner in Tokyo? The hotel I'm staying in doesn't have a concierge so I'm fully dependent on queue-only or internet-reservations-only places.

Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 (3.58) 13,800-15,800/pax.
Ginza Ukai-Tei (4.22) 19,440-29,160/pax.
Satou Steak (3.59) Not sure how much, 10-15k I guess.
Karyu (4.20) 26,500 incl. TableAll charge

Any other recommendations? Teppanyaki/Steak only, not interested in Yakiniku.
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Old 17-01-2018, 09:20 PM   #7931
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For me, i will try to aim for high tabelog score.
Ukai Tei or Kryu are both to consider. The rest maybe not since the score is average.
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Old 17-01-2018, 09:22 PM   #7932
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Why flying to Hokkaido with sq so much diff with ana or jap.
Just fly to Tokyo with any airlines. For tourist flying from Tokyo via ANA or JAL will be around 10k yen for one way.
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Old 17-01-2018, 09:24 PM   #7933
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Anyone have any thoughts on these shortlisted restaurants for one single Wagyu dinner in Tokyo? The hotel I'm staying in doesn't have a concierge so I'm fully dependent on queue-only or internet-reservations-only places.

Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 (3.58) 13,800-15,800/pax.
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130...Ginza Ukai-Tei (4.22) 19,440-29,160/pax.
Satou Steak (3.59) Not sure how much, 10-15k I guess.
Karyu (4.20) 26,500 incl. TableAll charge

Any other recommendations? Teppanyaki/Steak only, not interested in Yakiniku.
Tokyo got many nice Yakiniku places. Yoroniku is super popular. You should try, it is high quality beef and they grill it for you.
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For me, i will try to aim for high tabelog score.
Ukai Tei or Kryu are both to consider. The rest maybe not since the score is average.
Tokyo got many nice Yakiniku places. Yoroniku is super popular. You should try, it is high quality beef and they grill it for you.
Ooooooooh ok now this is interesting. i mentioned that i don't want yakiniku cos at these prices I don't want to have to cook (and potentially screw up) my own meat. but if they cook then different story

I have a look and see.
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Ooooooooh ok now this is interesting. i mentioned that i don't want yakiniku cos at these prices I don't want to have to cook (and potentially screw up) my own meat. but if they cook then different story

I have a look and see.
I noticed from going to Yoroniku twice is that always young pretty ladies waitress cooking

Really nice. But then Yoroniku booking not easy. Always fully booked although their shop is big. Need min 2pax as well.
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