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dimitri_can 11-11-2018 02:24 PM

Ask me any questions
 
Hi all,

Feel free to ask me any questions regarding to Japan.
Japan Trip Adviser here.
Been to Japan 36 times already.
I'll try my best to answer. (^_^)

Here are the places i have been to.

21 prefectures:
Hokkaido, Aomori, Niigata, Tokyo, Yokohama, Shizuoka, Gotemba,
Nagoya, Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Tokushima, Takayama, Shirakawago, Okinawa, Nikko、Koyasan/Wakayama

Rules:
1) Pls quote your original message when replying so that everybody knows what's going on.

Now a full time teacher. =)

FAQs
1) What's the weather in Japan like during ~?
See here

If you need help with planning/buying tickets, can pm me, i can get the travel agency that i collaborate with to help out.

Old thread is here

Best regards,
Can

dimitri_can 11-11-2018 02:24 PM

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hwzadmin 11-11-2018 02:24 PM

This is a continuation thread, the old thread is here

Gixxerfied 11-11-2018 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nakedtoes (Post 117531614)
thanks all think i join a day tour better... i am traveling from osaka back to tokyo.. then from toko join a day tour . easier... can travel to prenium outlet too... actually i search i can rent a car at Mishima station quite cheap abt $80 per day... then can drive to sky walk then kawaguchigo... but are all place easy to find parking and got parking fee?

IMHO, if never been to premium outlet..Easily 1/2 day there..Bus from Kawaguchiko to Gotemba is like around 1hr.

If travelling with a kid and luggage, ur rent car at Mishima Station would actually be a better option. I did Osaka>Tokyo last time and otw the way, i stay over Kawaguchiko for a night..Alight at Mishima and bus to Kawaguchiko Station(Around 1+hr for express).. That is gonna eat off ur time.I took 7+ train from Kyoto..

Nakedtoes 11-11-2018 03:22 PM

thanks u all for the replies... i try to aviod holiday and visit disneyland on a friday 11th jan instead of 14th jan... for disneyland 14th is less crowded then 11th but i see disneyland sea on the 14th is scary.... so safer to visit on a friday then monday holiday.... book 1 day fuji tour going on a sunday ( to avoid city weekend crowd).. more flexible.. so far i calculated included following (SIA tics, accomodation for 11 nights, 7 days JR pass, 1 day fuji tour and disneyland 1 day pass) each pax abt 1.3k... still looking at other tour to book... like those skii or snow slide tour worth to go?

chainer22 11-11-2018 07:01 PM

thinking of exploring either Fukuoka or Tohoku region for my trip next March and probably self-drive.

Is it recommended or should i stick to public transport?

always wondered how its like to drive around in Japan and maybe get to see stuff that's not as accessible via public transport.

evilerniex 11-11-2018 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chainer22 (Post 117537251)
thinking of exploring either Fukuoka or Tohoku region for my trip next March and probably self-drive.

Is it recommended or should i stick to public transport?

always wondered how its like to drive around in Japan and maybe get to see stuff that's not as accessible via public transport.

Driving in Japan is highly recommended if u want to see natural scenery that are unusual not so accessible by public transport.
Just dun drive in the city coz parking is expensive and hard to find. And u may end up walking even more compared to taking train

chainer22 11-11-2018 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evilerniex (Post 117538050)
Driving in Japan is highly recommended if u want to see natural scenery that are unusual not so accessible by public transport.
Just dun drive in the city coz parking is expensive and hard to find. And u may end up walking even more compared to taking train

thanks for advice!

if im heading to tohoku, how should i arrange for rental car pickup? i will likely be flying to narita.

navigation-wise, will google maps be sufficient?

concreteman 11-11-2018 10:41 PM

wonder if anyone did a solo ski trip to japan before...

evilerniex 11-11-2018 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chainer22 (Post 117539660)
thanks for advice!

if im heading to tohoku, how should i arrange for rental car pickup? i will likely be flying to narita.

navigation-wise, will google maps be sufficient?

It depends on where u are planning to go in Tohoku.
U may want to take a train to the first city u are visiting, then rent car from there. Or u can rent from Narita Airport and drive up, visiting some places in ibaraki first before reaching Tohoku.

From my experience, in-car GPS is a lot more accurate than Google maps. So u can just use the in-car one. Google maps is fine too

Nakedtoes 11-11-2018 11:17 PM

I be reaching haneda Airport in the morning and travel to Osaka by JR pass. From the chart the earliest I can exchange Jr pass is haneda Airport at 0645.. if I take keikyu line to shinagawa to collect the JR pass I also need to wait to 9am then can collect Jr pass? Right?

dimitri_can 12-11-2018 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nakedtoes (Post 117541609)
I be reaching haneda Airport in the morning and travel to Osaka by JR pass. From the chart the earliest I can exchange Jr pass is haneda Airport at 0645.. if I take keikyu line to shinagawa to collect the JR pass I also need to wait to 9am then can collect Jr pass? Right?

yes. change at Haneda loh. Then ur trip to Tokyo station will be free.

purpleberry 12-11-2018 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nakedtoes (Post 117533638)
thanks u all for the replies... i try to aviod holiday and visit disneyland on a friday 11th jan instead of 14th jan... for disneyland 14th is less crowded then 11th but i see disneyland sea on the 14th is scary.... so safer to visit on a friday then monday holiday.... book 1 day fuji tour going on a sunday ( to avoid city weekend crowd).. more flexible.. so far i calculated included following (SIA tics, accomodation for 11 nights, 7 days JR pass, 1 day fuji tour and disneyland 1 day pass) each pax abt 1.3k... still looking at other tour to book... like those skii or snow slide tour worth to go?

Ski tour usually is non-English and if it's your first time, I suggest you join a class first. It might take 2-3 hrs to learn the basics.

cutthroat 12-11-2018 11:06 AM

Have a question about skiing. A part of me really wants to go skiing in Japan but i am hesitant because i don't know if they will have shoes in my size. Anyone know the biggest size the resorts will supply? I fit a US 13-14.

Nakedtoes 12-11-2018 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by purpleberry (Post 117546256)
Ski tour usually is non-English and if it's your first time, I suggest you join a class first. It might take 2-3 hrs to learn the basics.

not to skii.. to play this only https://japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp/jn..._nagano_01.jpg


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