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Old 21-02-2019, 07:09 PM   #781
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The news here just updated the Sakura forecast.
Not 100 percent accurate buy i will just put some popular spot's date.

Tokyo - 23rd March
Nagoya - 21st March
Osaka- 25th March
Fukuoka - 17th March
Sendai - 8th April
Sapporo - 29th April

These are the start to bloom dates.
normally 1 week later then full bloom.
as I said, might be earlier or later.
Dates are just for reference.
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Old 23-02-2019, 11:22 PM   #782
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The best I got was 2k for 2A1C last time but the other way round, land in KIX, depart HND. Now is the best time to buy as you know.
Now cheaper sia but wife slping..hope tmr still have..

Same date and flight travel I check on Thurs was 2.5+, now is about 2.083k..
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Old 24-02-2019, 08:14 AM   #783
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Now cheaper sia but wife slping..hope tmr still have..

Same date and flight travel I check on Thurs was 2.5+, now is about 2.083k..
For 2a2c? Won't get cheaper than this!! Or maybe since they add more flights prices could remain competitive
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Old 24-02-2019, 08:59 AM   #784
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For 2a2c? Won't get cheaper than this!! Or maybe since they add more flights prices could remain competitive
2A1C..

Anyway, decided to book mid Oct cos wife wana go Nagano. $2177.70(With forward seat selection), if not should be about 2083..

Works out to about $700/seat. Same price if I go 5th Nov(redeye) to 16th Nov(redeye)..

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Old 24-02-2019, 10:10 PM   #785
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I'm travelling from Nagoya to Nagano, Chino.
Hyperdia suggests to use Shinano and Azusa lines. Very exp sia ... is there train pass that tourist can use to save money?

Nagoya -> Nagano (7,000 JPY)
Nagano -> Chino (5,000 JPY)

So, to and fro trip total roughly 12k ! 😂
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Old 26-02-2019, 09:04 AM   #786
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Seeking old bird's advice again:

If we were to stay in Kyoto (planning to tour Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, kiyomizu-dera, Gion, plus other usual Kyoto attractions), is it better to find accommodation near Kyoto Station (more expensive in general), or near 四条 area (cheaper and more choices)? TIA!

My consideration is the ease of taking public transports to the various attractions. I read that Kyoto station is where the bus terminals are located so I assume it's faster to travel from there?

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Old 26-02-2019, 09:57 AM   #787
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Seeking old bird's advice again:

If we were to stay in Kyoto (planning to tour Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, kiyomizu-dera, Gion, plus other usual Kyoto attractions), is it better to find accommodation near Kyoto Station (more expensive in general), or near 四条 area (cheaper and more choices)? TIA!

My consideration is the ease of taking public transports to the various attractions. I read that Kyoto station is where the bus terminals are located so I assume it's faster to travel from there?
Staying near Kyoto station is always more convenient as most temples are more accessible by bus. For cheaper hotels, you can look at the southern part of the station. Generally the hotels are more affordable.
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Old 26-02-2019, 10:10 AM   #788
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Seeking old bird's advice again:

If we were to stay in Kyoto (planning to tour Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, kiyomizu-dera, Gion, plus other usual Kyoto attractions), is it better to find accommodation near Kyoto Station (more expensive in general), or near 四条 area (cheaper and more choices)? TIA!

My consideration is the ease of taking public transports to the various attractions. I read that Kyoto station is where the bus terminals are located so I assume it's faster to travel from there?
kyoto station definitely easier as will have most/all the buses to the various temples.

other areas, the hotels may or may not be near some of the bus routes. while the hotel can provide you a map of the bus stops for the various buses to reach the temples but where to stop when coming back to the hotel will be confusing. somehow i'm never able to figure out google maps properly with kyoto buses.
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Old 26-02-2019, 04:13 PM   #789
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Get it! Thanks purpleberry and saffronsatire!
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Old 26-02-2019, 11:19 PM   #790
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Hi TS,

Have you tried Dorokyo gorge boat ride at wakayama?
Need recommendations as we cant find the scedule or the boat company for this. Appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 26-02-2019, 11:46 PM   #791
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Hi TS,

Have you tried Dorokyo gorge boat ride at wakayama?
Need recommendations as we cant find the scedule or the boat company for this. Appreciate it. Thanks
Do you mean this?
http://www.kumakou.co.jp/dorokyou/dk003.html
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Old 27-02-2019, 08:06 PM   #792
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kyoto station definitely easier as will have most/all the buses to the various temples.

other areas, the hotels may or may not be near some of the bus routes. while the hotel can provide you a map of the bus stops for the various buses to reach the temples but where to stop when coming back to the hotel will be confusing. somehow i'm never able to figure out google maps properly with kyoto buses.
me too... google map is very very very bad for kyoto bus... i dun know why too.. cant find the bus stop.. in the end need to ask ppl//
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Old 27-02-2019, 08:32 PM   #793
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me too... google map is very very very bad for kyoto bus... i dun know why too.. cant find the bus stop.. in the end need to ask ppl//
For me I can find the bus stop but the bus going to another direction
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Old 27-02-2019, 09:02 PM   #794
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i am thinking of going japan for autumn this coming oct nov..... as i just came back from osaka , kyoto and tokyo jan 19... thinking for the coming trip where should i explore more to see the beautiful autumn.. any recommendation... i be traveling from osaka..

my plan is travel to toyama and maybe alpine route .. the alphine route autumn nice?

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Old 27-02-2019, 09:32 PM   #795
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Areas around Nagano generally have pretty early autumn..Late sept to early Oct if not wrong.
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