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Old 03-08-2018, 12:32 PM   #9151
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hihi..
would be travelling to Hokkaido & renting a car as we are with young kids..
but not sure which rental company should i go for?
I tried searching through Tocoo however they have alot of costs like
T.A.S.(Compensate for N.O.C & Towing Fee) which is $1,350 per day
ETC rental 324 yen/day
etc
Tried Jalan.net seems ok but during the account registration they need a Japanese name. not sure if they are strict about the name if it does not tally with the driver's name as i tried to convert my name but its not totally the same. Any idea?

Thanks!!
tried Orix? pretty good prices when I was there in 2015.
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hihi..
would be travelling to Hokkaido & renting a car as we are with young kids..
but not sure which rental company should i go for?
I tried searching through Tocoo however they have alot of costs like
T.A.S.(Compensate for N.O.C & Towing Fee) which is $1,350 per day
ETC rental 324 yen/day
etc
Tried Jalan.net seems ok but during the account registration they need a Japanese name. not sure if they are strict about the name if it does not tally with the driver's name as i tried to convert my name but its not totally the same. Any idea?

Thanks!!
I input English name in Jalan. Net

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Old 03-08-2018, 11:05 PM   #9153
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Jr pass is free for children below 6 years old? so how they would not issue with one? so is free to any subway?? those need to tap one how??
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Old 04-08-2018, 02:28 AM   #9154
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Jr pass is free for children below 6 years old? so how they would not issue with one? so is free to any subway?? those need to tap one how??
On jr pass, read 2nd para, not sure if they enforce though. https://m.jrpass.com/blog/japan-rail-passes-for-children
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:02 AM   #9155
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Jr pass is free for children below 6 years old? so how they would not issue with one? so is free to any subway?? those need to tap one how??
if u want reserve seats u need a tic. unless u ok with yr kids sitting on yr lap e whole x number of hrs for e journey.
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:08 AM   #9156
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if u want reserve seats u need a tic. unless u ok with yr kids sitting on yr lap e whole x number of hrs for e journey.
Same for subway? Those tap gantry how to enter?
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #9157
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Same for subway? Those tap gantry how to enter?
Carry them across??
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Carry them across??
Yeah lor.. Lol
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Old 04-08-2018, 11:18 AM   #9159
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I download Japan official tourism apps for travel guide they got priorities for Jr pass.. Good...

Any other apps useful for Japan..? Can't wait for my coming trip to Japan.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:15 PM   #9160
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hmm what kind of prioriries for JR pass?
their apps usually very bloated … some free wifi needs Japanese mobile number
I download Japan official tourism apps for travel guide they got priorities for Jr pass.. Good...

Any other apps useful for Japan..? Can't wait for my coming trip to Japan.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:26 PM   #9161
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ask oceanicmanta in the following thread
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/japan-271/hokkaido-car-rental-5591963.html#post115694075

hihi..
would be travelling to Hokkaido & renting a car as we are with young kids..
but not sure which rental company should i go for?
I tried searching through Tocoo however they have alot of costs like
T.A.S.(Compensate for N.O.C & Towing Fee) which is $1,350 per day
ETC rental 324 yen/day
etc
Tried Jalan.net seems ok but during the account registration they need a Japanese name. not sure if they are strict about the name if it does not tally with the driver's name as i tried to convert my name but its not totally the same. Any idea?

Thanks!!
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Old 05-08-2018, 11:48 AM   #9162
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see e left side of e pic where e officers are? u have to show them yr shinkansen ticket n JR pass. for any other normal JR station, no ticket but still have to show them JR pass.
If i'm not buying JR pass and traveling from shin-osaka to shinjuku, can i purchase both shinkansen ticket and other JR train ticket at one go at shin-osaka station?
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If i'm not buying JR pass and traveling from shin-osaka to shinjuku, can i purchase both shinkansen ticket and other JR train ticket at one go at shin-osaka station?
yes you can .....
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:12 PM   #9164
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If i'm not buying JR pass and traveling from shin-osaka to shinjuku, can i purchase both shinkansen ticket and other JR train ticket at one go at shin-osaka station?
If you are only travelling one way, ie from Osaka to Tokyo, it is not worth to get the 7 Day JR pass as it costs about $150 (one way).
But if you take a return trip ie Osaka to Tokyo to Osaka, then it is worth buying the 7 day JR pass which costs about $344.

Please note that in Tokyo, there are 2 shinkansen stops- Shinagawa station and Tokyo station.
There is no shinkansen stop in Shinjuku.

If you buy one way ticket from Osaka to Tokyo, then in Tokyo itself, you buy the IC card (Pasmo or Suica) which is like our EZ link card. You can then take any train (JR or other trains), using this IC card.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:16 PM   #9165
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how to check if the train line does not belong JR company?


For example i try this on google map and is the train line have JR icon means it belongs to JR company?
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