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Old 18-11-2018, 01:02 AM   #91
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Is onomichi worth a full day's trip or just half a day? Also would it be possible to navigate there with just bare japanese words?
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Old 18-11-2018, 12:35 PM   #92
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Hi, do you have any recommendation on where I could spend 2d1n (1-3 jan) that is near Tokyo? Initially planning to go Hakone but had cancel due to weir booking
Kawaguchiko?
Or maybe Kusatsu Onsen?
Might be a bit early in the season but maybe go to the nearby mountains to ski or play with snow?
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Old 18-11-2018, 12:47 PM   #93
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Hi, do you have any recommendation on where I could spend 2d1n (1-3 jan) that is near Tokyo? Initially planning to go Hakone but had cancel due to weir booking
Saitama? Ibaraki? Atami? Yokohama? Most ryokan probably are fully booked for 1-3 Jan. You donít have much time.
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Old 18-11-2018, 12:50 PM   #94
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Is onomichi worth a full day's trip or just half a day? Also would it be possible to navigate there with just bare japanese words?
I didn't go cycling or island hopping on the ferries, so half a day is sufficient to take the ropeway up the hill and visit a few temples.

Getting to the ropeway was manageable relying on google maps and street signs, i recall walking through a long but mostly sleepy shopping arcade with some rather interesting shops.
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Old 18-11-2018, 02:47 PM   #95
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I didn't go cycling or island hopping on the ferries, so half a day is sufficient to take the ropeway up the hill and visit a few temples.

Getting to the ropeway was manageable relying on google maps and street signs, i recall walking through a long but mostly sleepy shopping arcade with some rather interesting shops.
I don't intend to cycle either! Thanks for the info, just what i needed. Onimichi ramen with cats and some exploration along the temples! Guess i can fit this into half a day after arriving in hiroshima
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Old 18-11-2018, 06:50 PM   #96
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Anyone attended Sumo tournament before? Any tips on which website is the best for gaijins to pre-order / buy?

I'll be in Tokyo 24th-27th Jan which coincides with the last few days of the January tournament (13th-27th Jan). Thinking of attending either 24th (Thurs) or 25th (Fri).

Wondering if I should pay a reseller to book for me or just wait for 8th December when ticket sales open and ownself go and place orders on the english website http://sumo.pia.jp/en/sumo01.jsp
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Old 18-11-2018, 07:41 PM   #97
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Any non-conveyor sushi places to recommend around Tokyo? Not the Sushi Saito level but good quality at moderate prices.
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Old 18-11-2018, 07:49 PM   #98
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Any non-conveyor sushi places to recommend around Tokyo? Not the Sushi Saito level but good quality at moderate prices.
I visited mantenzushi marunouchi last trip cos followed gaijin blogs and was satisfied. Similar value / quality as sushi dai type but without the stupid 4hr queue, thanks to reservations website lol.

•6,480 omakase: 11 nigiri, 1 hand roll, and 14 sashimi/other small bites.

https://yoyaku.toreta.in/mantensushi/#/

Review/Pics on blog http://look-see-eat.blogspot.com/201...arunouchi.html

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Thanks for recommendation, shall include in my list. How many mths in advance shld i reserve? 2 months? I only scared if they will forget abt it.

And the price you paid for is for Dinner set, right?
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Old 18-11-2018, 08:40 PM   #100
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I visited mantenzushi marunouchi last trip cos followed gaijin blogs and was satisfied. Similar value / quality as sushi dai type but without the stupid 4hr queue, thanks to reservations website lol.

•6,480 omakase: 11 nigiri, 1 hand roll, and 14 sashimi/other small bites.

https://yoyaku.toreta.in/mantensushi/#/

Review/Pics on blog http://look-see-eat.blogspot.com/201...arunouchi.html

Thanks. A bit pricey for me. Any good ones around Shinjuku or Shibuya?
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:11 PM   #101
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Thanks. A bit pricey for me. Any good ones around Shinjuku or Shibuya?
You want good but you want cheap? •6,480 isnít expensive with so many pieces as what deodorant had shared. I say itís quite a good deal.
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Old 18-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #102
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I don't intend to cycle either! Thanks for the info, just what i needed. Onimichi ramen with cats and some exploration along the temples! Guess i can fit this into half a day after arriving in hiroshima
it should work out as you have more time than me. i came from Hiroshima after dropping my luggage off at my hotel (and after leaving okayama in the morning). there's a bus stop in front of the train station to go to the ropeway area but it's not too far to walk too, about 1km.

http://www.onomichiguide.com/
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Old 19-11-2018, 12:03 AM   #103
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You want good but you want cheap? •6,480 isn’t expensive with so many pieces as what deodorant had shared. I say it’s quite a good deal.
From the website "Weekday lunch limited Random Limited 3000 yen is also available"

That now fits my budget range

This time my budget goes to beef and unagi. Sushi, curry, okonomiyaki, etc need to be more economical.
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Old 19-11-2018, 10:21 AM   #104
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Any non-conveyor sushi places to recommend around Tokyo? Not the Sushi Saito level but good quality at moderate prices.
there is 1 at Ueno at 1080 yen i think...
search for it. very famous, but they only speak Japanese.
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Old 19-11-2018, 12:03 PM   #105
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search for it. very famous, but they only speak Japanese.
cos good lobang are cater to local only
japanese are generally petty thats why many reservation is in nihon-go ONLY
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