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Old 14-11-2018, 12:05 PM   #46
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will there still be snow in Tohoku region in March? wondering if need special tires for driving.
if yes, will there be additional charges?
and should i be renting the ETC card?
dont think will have snow
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Old 14-11-2018, 12:36 PM   #47
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will there still be snow in Tohoku region in March? wondering if need special tires for driving.
if yes, will there be additional charges?
and should i be renting the ETC card?
never say never ... kena snow storm March this year Kawaguchiko area heavy snow for 20 hours

Many caught off-guard. One tourist at our hotel could not drive back to Tokyo.

I also dont have snow tires so was not allowed to drive on Expressway. We were not in a rush & took longer normal roads, some parts were more challenging to drive.

Snow tires will cost more (unlike in Hokkaido where it is fitted during winter months).

Plan your route, have contingency & check latest weather situation with hotels, michi-no-eki

The ETC card discount on tolls apply on Weekends & PH only. If you have long Expressway journeys on these dates, then it will have cost savings ... regardless, it is cheap to rent (around JPY540 per rental) ... unless u use ToCoo which charges by day
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Old 14-11-2018, 01:18 PM   #48
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just to confirm there is no bus from haneda airport to shinagawa in the evening?
i saw on limousine site limited bus hour from airport
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Old 14-11-2018, 03:34 PM   #49
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Old 14-11-2018, 05:18 PM   #50
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never say never ... kena snow storm March this year Kawaguchiko area heavy snow for 20 hours

Many caught off-guard. One tourist at our hotel could not drive back to Tokyo.

I also dont have snow tires so was not allowed to drive on Expressway. We were not in a rush & took longer normal roads, some parts were more challenging to drive.

Snow tires will cost more (unlike in Hokkaido where it is fitted during winter months).

Plan your route, have contingency & check latest weather situation with hotels, michi-no-eki

The ETC card discount on tolls apply on Weekends & PH only. If you have long Expressway journeys on these dates, then it will have cost savings ... regardless, it is cheap to rent (around JPY540 per rental) ... unless u use ToCoo which charges by day
thanks for sharing, i will keep that in mind.

its a must to have snow tires on expressway but not on normal road? how is it more challenging? as someone who have never driven on snow before, sounds daunting

what can i do to prep for such a situation? possible to head somewhere to change tire?
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Old 14-11-2018, 08:34 PM   #51
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do u think 2 days 1 night in winter is enough for mt hakodate, motamochi and red brick warehouse ?
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Old 14-11-2018, 08:55 PM   #52
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just to confirm there is no bus from haneda airport to shinagawa in the evening?
i saw on limousine site limited bus hour from airport
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It seems like there are different routes you can take that will bring you to shinagawa

http://hnd-bus.com/airport/
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Old 15-11-2018, 08:51 AM   #54
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Expedia booking for hotels reliable? Especially when I chose to pay immediately instead of "pay later"? Bcos of the credit card promotion, I can only pay instantly. So far never use Expedia before though...

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Old 15-11-2018, 08:52 AM   #55
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And anyone went Tokyo sanrio puroland before? Any reviews?

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Old 15-11-2018, 09:08 AM   #56
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Expedia booking for hotels reliable? Especially when I chose to pay immediately instead of "pay later"? Bcos of the credit card promotion, I can only pay instantly. So far never use Expedia before though...

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I've used a few times before. So far so good. Saw someone mentioned that expedia, hotels, trip, etc are just part of the same company.
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And anyone went Tokyo sanrio puroland before? Any reviews?

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Old 15-11-2018, 10:06 AM   #58
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Went many yrs ago, was upset because the toilets have no hellokitty decor. But overall a fun place.

Might go again because of the hellokitty train station.

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Yes I also use n sometimes the promo r quite good

I've used a few times before. So far so good. Saw someone mentioned that expedia, hotels, trip, etc are just part of the same company.
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just to confirm there is no bus from haneda airport to shinagawa in the evening?
i saw on limousine site limited bus hour from airport
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Yes, I looked at the website.
No bus to Shinagawa from Haneda in the evening.

How about trying the Access Express?

http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetud...cess/index.php
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