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Old 19-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #1156
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sweet, thanks! so i suppose that i could use the suica card within osaka, but if i were to take the train from osaka to kyoto i have to use the icoca?
It can be used among JR trains. But non JR can be patchy. Worst case just get an ICOCA or buy the individual tix, no choice one.
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Old 19-03-2014, 09:43 AM   #1157
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I kept my ICOCA from my Osaka trip, still have some money left. 10 year expiry if no usage if I read correctly.
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Old 19-03-2014, 09:47 AM   #1158
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Thanks cancer81 for your advise. Will go F&E.
stick to major city and since you are first timer in Japan, the major cities should do just fine.

do your homework and note the addresses of places you want to visit and how to get there.

good luck have fun!!
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Old 19-03-2014, 10:05 AM   #1159
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It can be used among JR trains. But non JR can be patchy. Worst case just get an ICOCA or buy the individual tix, no choice one.
i guess i have to buy an icoca to prevent any inconveniences ba, thanks a lot!
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Old 19-03-2014, 12:03 PM   #1160
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i guess i have to buy an icoca to prevent any inconveniences ba, thanks a lot!
yup, just get one lah, or spend slightly more time on the ticketing machines. I find tickets have an advantage. As many times when I used SUICA, i got confused with whether I have exit the paid area or still within it. This happened when I was walking up and down to find exits or directions. Very confused. If you use tickets, its easier, the tickets got retained means you are out liao.
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Old 19-03-2014, 09:52 PM   #1161
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Flying off to Tokyo 2molo & reaching on morning 21th.

What's the weather like now?

My friend was telling me no need for winter clothing now, just thick clothings esp for the night.

What's the advise as i dun like cold one.
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Old 19-03-2014, 11:02 PM   #1162
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think he meant accommodation up at Murodo which is quite limited.
if i remember correctly, there is only 1 hotel up there, tateyama hotel, which is quite expensive. got a few ryokans also, but must walk quite a bit.
Ooops I read wrongly.

If it is Murodo, I though this mountain lodge will be the best place for a single person for 1 night? It is right in the middle of the mountain? Or is this place too difficult to get to?
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Old 20-03-2014, 07:01 AM   #1163
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Flying off to Tokyo 2molo & reaching on morning 21th.

What's the weather like now?

My friend was telling me no need for winter clothing now, just thick clothings esp for the night.

What's the advise as i dun like cold one.
Was 18-19 few days back but now its back to 10ish cos its wet.
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Old 20-03-2014, 07:47 AM   #1164
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More than enough time. Don't worry! You even have time for lunch!
thanks so much!
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Old 20-03-2014, 09:09 AM   #1165
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Ooops I read wrongly.

If it is Murodo, I though this mountain lodge will be the best place for a single person for 1 night? It is right in the middle of the mountain? Or is this place too difficult to get to?
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this is the one i stayed in!
not bad... about 10-15min walk from murodo terminal.

unfortunately for me, that time when i was there, it was raining heavily, so the walk to the lodge was cold and miserable, and too foggy to see anything. otherwise it would have been a nice walk coz u will pass by the lake
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Old 20-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #1166
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We just got back last week with the weather about 3-6Degs throughout Osaka/Kyoto/Hiroshima/Miyajima/Nara/Kobe. On the scenic train at Arashiyama, it was clear and sunny 1 min and suddenly heavily snowing at the next stop! All the locals were hiding in the shelter & only both of us suaku sgreans ran out to take pics and play in the snow. We both got minor frostbites and the back of our hands bled. great fun. hahaha
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Where will u go at Osaka at evening n night?? Day time in osaka easy to plan but how abt evening n night time?
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Where will u go at Osaka at evening n night?? Day time in osaka easy to plan but how abt evening n night time?
just leave all the shopping and makan places for evening and night. e.g. dotonbori, shinsaibashi, den den town, umeda.

one of the evening can go umeda sky building observatory for sunset/night view of city. there is a newly opened tallest building in osaka, Abeno Harukas. probably will have an observatory there too
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Old 31-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #1169
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Question fukuoka and saga

Like to ask how to go saga from fukuoka? By train, how long it takes to arrive (by the cheapest mode)? By bus=> where to hop the bus in fukuoka and where to stop in saga.

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Old 31-03-2014, 03:01 PM   #1170
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Like to ask how to go saga from fukuoka? By train, how long it takes to arrive (by the cheapest mode)? By bus=> where to hop the bus in fukuoka and where to stop in saga.

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Train wise From Hakata(Fukuoka) stn to Saga stn is about 40min cost 1080yen(1April onward pricing may change due to new GST rate)
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