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Old 03-08-2015, 01:09 AM   #16
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do add in your blog on what appl u using to so user will get some help on appl recommdations too
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:50 PM   #17
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do add in your blog on what appl u using to so user will get some help on appl recommdations too
appl as in..?
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:23 AM   #18
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1st: Haneda vs Narita Airport, tax-free issues, locker rental - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...da-and-narita/
just to let you know in NRT,

1. luggage lockers of various sizes are abundant and they are also strategically located near the mobile wifi rental booth. and train station is just a lift or escalator ride away.
in fact, at 500yen for the large size locker, it is 100yen cheaper than in HND.


2. i don't know how exactly their duty free inspection works in japan because we were also informed by the airline staffs that we can check-in ALL our tax-free purchases into our checked luggage.

so those 2 points that were highlighted in your blog are not unique to only HND.
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Old 13-08-2015, 01:00 AM   #19
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Adding on 3 more entries:

6th: Obihiro, Failed visit to Unkai Terrace, Kushiro Crane -
http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...crane-reserve/

7th: Lake Akan on a rainy day http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...n-a-rainy-day/

8th: Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...y-recommended/

Sorry for the slow updates. I think by the time I'm done with all it will be winter in Japan already =/

If there's any urgent queries, do let me know!

Added article 4 & 5 and..

REMINDER TO THOSE STAYING IN AIRBNB - Don't forget to ask your host on how to turn on the water heater or risk bathing in the cold water.

I will be starting on my Hokkaido articles soon; hopefully I have more time during the long weekend!

1st: Haneda vs Narita Airport, tax-free issues, locker rental - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...da-and-narita/

2nd: Trip Summary - $$ and itinerary and accommodation - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...ive-july-2015/

3rd: Mobile Wifi in Japan - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...a-wifi-review/

4th: Failed visit to Little Twin Stars pop-up Cafe - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...ala-my-melody/

5th: Yoyogi Park, Meiji Shrine and Harajuku - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...rine-harajuku/
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Old 19-08-2015, 12:56 AM   #20
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9th: Asahidake Hotel Deer Valley & City - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...r-valley-city/

10th: Mt Asahidake (July 2015) - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...ake-july-2015/


Adding on 3 more entries:

6th: Obihiro, Failed visit to Unkai Terrace, Kushiro Crane -
http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...crane-reserve/

7th: Lake Akan on a rainy day http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...n-a-rainy-day/

8th: Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...y-recommended/

Sorry for the slow updates. I think by the time I'm done with all it will be winter in Japan already =/

If there's any urgent queries, do let me know!
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Old 12-09-2015, 06:40 PM   #21
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Completed 16 blog entries for my summer in Tokyo/Hokkaido trip

Will be working on a "driving tips" entry soon~~

1st: Haneda vs Narita Airport, tax-free issues, locker rental - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...da-and-narita/

2nd: Trip Summary - $$ and itinerary and accommodation - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...ive-july-2015/

3rd: Mobile Wifi in Japan - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...a-wifi-review/

4th: Failed visit to Little Twin Stars pop-up Cafe - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...ala-my-melody/

5th: Yoyogi Park, Meiji Shrine and Harajuku - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...rine-harajuku/

6th: Obihiro, Failed visit to Unkai Terrace, Kushiro Crane -
http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...crane-reserve/

7th: Lake Akan on a rainy day http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...n-a-rainy-day/

8th: Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...y-recommended/

9th: Asahidake Hotel Deer Valley & City - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...r-valley-city/

10th: Mt Asahidake (July 2015) - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...ake-july-2015/

11th: Farms Chiyoda (Biei) – Must Try Beef Stew - http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...try-beef-stew/

12th: Furano and Biei http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/08...rano-and-biei/

13th: 16 Hours in Sapporo & Shiroi Kobito Park http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/09...i-kobito-park/

14th: Pachinko Challenge http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/09...nko-challenge/

15th: Otaru http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/09/12/otaru/

16th: Lake Toya – The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/09...nokaze-resort/
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:30 PM   #22
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which hotel u stay in tokyo?
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Old 13-09-2015, 12:46 AM   #23
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which hotel u stay in tokyo?
Stayed at intercontinental at shinagawa.
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Old 13-09-2015, 06:54 PM   #24
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Stayed at intercontinental at shinagawa.
how much per night?
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Old 13-09-2015, 07:19 PM   #25
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I read the blog, Japan custom at least for me never check for tax free etc.

I normally check in all my items in my luggage and only hand carry camera stuff

I doubt any custom will do it (Check to see the tax free status)
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Old 13-09-2015, 07:20 PM   #26
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The next day, we suddenly realised that we were all flying back to Singapore on different dates and timing and that if the customs officer check our items at the airport, we are kind of screwed if not all items are present. -> This part never ever ever check.

http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...da-and-narita/
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Old 13-09-2015, 07:58 PM   #27
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good read. thanks.
edit. I also check in all my items in my luggage, nv kenna check for tax free items too at both haneda and narita
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Old 13-09-2015, 09:35 PM   #28
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Remind me of my previous japan trips. Some places really nice and beautiful. Memories...

The pop up cafe of little twin stars and my melody should be very cute ah. The donuts are too cute to eat!

And thanks for sharing.
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Old 13-09-2015, 10:14 PM   #29
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how much per night?
Not sure what is market rate but we paid about $250-300/night without breakfast after my friend redeemed some points.
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Old 13-09-2015, 10:17 PM   #30
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The next day, we suddenly realised that we were all flying back to Singapore on different dates and timing and that if the customs officer check our items at the airport, we are kind of screwed if not all items are present. -> This part never ever ever check.

http://www.flyhoneystars.com/2015/07...da-and-narita/
yep we attempted to google about this customs checking thing but there were very few useful information online. anyway, i eventually asked the airport staff + experienced it myself.

Moving forward, we will never know if the govt might one day discover the loophole..
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