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Old 06-02-2018, 01:16 PM   #8086
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Can't comment on GAC but i have used Changi recommends twice to Japan and it has served me well, battery lasted for the whole day for normal usage, 2-3 devices connected per router. The only instance when the battery ran out was when my friend watched videos for long period of time.
Guess i should switch to Changi recommends since it is much much more cheaper than GAC, 8 days trip only $29.
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Old 06-02-2018, 04:17 PM   #8087
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will be heading to Fuji Kawaguchiko from tokyo and staying at Hotel Gengo for a night. is it advisable/more worth it to rent a car to travel to-and-fro as well as exploring the Fuji area? (total 3 adults)
Should be fine to rent a car if timing is an issue. The more touristy bus routes there are not regular and are often crowded.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:30 PM   #8088
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No, only came across it through this gaijin's website: https://en.japantravel.com/yamagata/...sen-hotel/6291

Cos I'll be in zao onsen, and this ryokan is on the same shinkansen line going back to Tokyo, so I thought I'd try to spend the day there.
http://www.koyoga.com/plan_higaeri.html

This does not totally mean it will be a breeze as it does not look like there is an online reservation for the day meal plan

You have to pay a fee to enter the bath which is pretty normal. If it was me I would slot in a night there. As a fren of mine like to say, "might as well"
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:33 PM   #8089
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http://www.koyoga.com/plan_higaeri.html

You have to pay a fee to enter the bath which is pretty normal. If it was me I would slot in a night there. As a fren of mine like to say, "might as well"
Wow 10000/11000per person sia. Lemme think about it lol. Staying overnight could be fun too but based on my scheduling I'd need to cut out some other stuff planned in Tokyo which moi wife wants to do ...
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:42 PM   #8090
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Wow 10000/11000per person sia. Lemme think about it lol. Staying overnight could be fun too but based on my scheduling I'd need to cut out some other stuff planned in Tokyo which moi wife wants to do ...


Tokyo anytime can go leh.. try to convince her again
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:50 AM   #8091
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Wow 10000/11000per person sia. Lemme think about it lol. Staying overnight could be fun too but based on my scheduling I'd need to cut out some other stuff planned in Tokyo which moi wife wants to do ...
my suggestion would be that on the day that you wanted to do this "day trip"

you cut the previous stay by going over after breakfast, I do not have your itinerary so I can't make a suggestion

I guess you got JR-Pass. A bit more use of the Shinkansen will not hurt

besides, the difference in cost for a night with dinner and then breakfast is quite small.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:57 AM   #8092
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Im keen to visit japan with my kids during xmas.
Can know about their celebration there?
Any special events in nagoya/kyoto/osaka
And since im alone with kids, two boys. Can they go into onsen by themselves or must be those mixed onsen? Along there, any recommendation for ryokan for kids?

My main itinernary

-Osaka USS
-Pokemon centre
-Nara Park
-Legoland
-Onsen & ryokan
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:28 PM   #8093
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Im keen to visit japan with my kids during xmas.
Can know about their celebration there?
Any special events in nagoya/kyoto/osaka
And since im alone with kids, two boys. Can they go into onsen by themselves or must be those mixed onsen? Along there, any recommendation for ryokan for kids?

My main itinernary

-Osaka USS
-Pokemon centre
-Nara Park
-Legoland
-Onsen & ryokan
Experienced Christmas 2017. No celebration, except for light shows and eating KFC.

If you'd like, you can stay until the New year and maybe 2 days after that? MAJOR Sales everywhere
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:40 PM   #8094
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how old are your boys?

if they know what not to bring into the bath, the steps for taking a bath. I think if they are able to care for themselves, they can go to the men bath.

the other way to handle this is try to book a private bath.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:55 PM   #8095
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how old are your boys?

if they know what not to bring into the bath, the steps for taking a bath. I think if they are able to care for themselves, they can go to the men bath.

the other way to handle this is try to book a private bath.
they are 7 and 10yr
my concern is they will disturb others
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they are 7 and 10yr
my concern is they will disturb others
hmm. abit too young to bring them no? I mean.. its an onsen and yeah... there are some things better left unseen lol
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they are 7 and 10yr
my concern is they will disturb others
a bit old for joining you, although Japanese kids are used to it as they do have bathing together culture/habit

if you are concerned they will misbehave in the men bath, guess you have to avoid it
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:20 AM   #8098
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they are 7 and 10yr
my concern is they will disturb others
You know your kids better than we do, obviously. It depends if they're the conscientious type or the playful type. Having said that though in general I'd imagine that 10 and 7 is too young for a first-time onsen visit alone. And too old to go to the women's bath with you.
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they are 7 and 10yr
my concern is they will disturb others
Did they ask to go?

They would need to know the process also. There videos on YouTube in that.
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