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Old 18-08-2018, 11:08 PM   #9271
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If you make it longer, u can go to Nikko.
It is a very beautiful place which should not be missed.

My wife dun want to go very near Fukushima, so that place is out.
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My wife dun want to go very near Fukushima, so that place is out.
It is not that near lah.
If scared then in the first place don't go to Honshu at all.

https://jciv.iidj.net/map/

Nikko is 76nSv/h

In SG, it is 0.1 mSV/h = 100nSV/h

https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/...afety/overview

Meaning in SG, there is higher radiation cos we are nearer the sun (we are nearer the equator).
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It is not that near lah.
If scared then in the first place don't go to Honshu at all.

https://jciv.iidj.net/map/

Nikko is 76nSv/h

In SG, it is 0.1 mSV/h = 100nSV/h

https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/...afety/overview

Meaning in SG, there is higher radiation cos we are nearer the sun (we are nearer the equator).

Well, I guess you are right, I also read your experience here: https://deluxeforums.hardwarezone.co...p-5883736.html but it seems like it's not a very easy place to check out if you are depending on the public bus? A lot of hiking too?
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Well, I guess you are right, I also read your experience here: https://deluxeforums.hardwarezone.co...p-5883736.html but it seems like it's not a very easy place to check out if you are depending on the public bus?
It is actually very simple but their instructions are really confusing and daunting!

Maybe so that less foreigners will visit the place?
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Old 18-08-2018, 11:22 PM   #9275
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It is actually very simple but their instructions are really confusing and daunting!

Then the hiking trails is it tough?
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Old 18-08-2018, 11:27 PM   #9276
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Then the hiking trails is it tough?
No hiking trails there, unless you are talking about skiing.
But the shrine and temples need a fair amount of climbing.

Regarding skiing there, you can do cross country skiing around some hotels.

Alpine skiing is abit tricky as you need to go to Yumoto onsen.
I tried to visit the place but it was too inaccessible without a car.
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It is not that near lah.
If scared then in the first place don't go to Honshu at all.

https://jciv.iidj.net/map/

Nikko is 76nSv/h

In SG, it is 0.1 mSV/h = 100nSV/h

https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/...afety/overview

Meaning in SG, there is higher radiation cos we are nearer the sun (we are nearer the equator).
Some area even in Fukushima prefecture have lower radiation levels than Singapore.
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Some area even in Fukushima prefecture have lower radiation levels than Singapore.
Ya, only the coastal regions of Fukushima are where we should avoid.
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Old 19-08-2018, 09:26 AM   #9279
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Those mixed dorms in Odawara have towels or do i need to bring my own?
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Is Edo Wonderland worth going?
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Old 19-08-2018, 10:32 AM   #9281
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If u buy from Klook, you don't need to Q up at Odakyu (which can be very long) to buy the pass.

You just need to go to their counter to collect the pass by showing Klook's e- voucher.
No picking up of voucher is required.
Klook will email you the e- voucher.

Klook selling at exactly the same price as Odakyu counter but you pay Klook SGD (so no foreign exchange fees) whereas at Odakyo you are paying in Yen.
I’ve never experienced much of a Queue at the Odakyu office frankly, and you can buy from the vending machines even. And foreign exchange fees are really minimal all things considered. Given rate fluctuations you may be paying a ‘less’ at the counter itself if the rates change in your favour.
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Is Edo Wonderland worth going?
never came across a good review of it ....
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Ok, I've decided to go Tokyo next year. One of the places I plan to go outside of Tokyo is Hakone, is 1 day trip enough? Where else should I go that's outside of Tokyo? Already planned to stay 4d3n in Tokyo itself, got a few days to spend outside of it.
hakone day trip is sufficient, though a stay at night and enjoy ryokan/onsen is in itself a lovely experience .....
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Old 19-08-2018, 12:09 PM   #9284
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hakone day trip is sufficient, though a stay at night and enjoy ryokan/onsen is in itself a lovely experience .....
Any ryokan or osen hotel for solo traveller to recommend?

Also, shld i stay near Odawara or Hakone-Yumoto station?

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I’ve never experienced much of a Queue at the Odakyu office frankly, and you can buy from the vending machines even. And foreign exchange fees are really minimal all things considered. Given rate fluctuations you may be paying a ‘less’ at the counter itself if the rates change in your favour.
That's good that you didnt encounter a Q there.
But when I was at the Odakyu centre to redeem my voucher, I saw a Q about 10 people.

Anyway, esp if you have never been there before, the thought of uncertainty of how long you need to Q there will be daunting and you need to factor in the amount needed to spend when you change to Yen in SG.

Whereas buying from Klook, the e- voucher is sent to you and you paid for it already and you just need to collect the actual pass from the centre.
Also sometimes for Klook, there are occasional offers and the pass gets cheaper.
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