- Dec 29, 2007
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1. yup, 7 days is just right for Tokyo. u can make 1 or 2 side trips to nearby places such as hakone and yokohama too
2. good to stay near stations along the JR Yamanote line coz tt is the main line u will be using to get ard Tokyo. popular places to stay will be Shinjuku, ueno, shinagawa.
japan is cramping down on airbnb. not sure if there is going to be problem in the future.
3. train. cab is way too expensive in japan. by HSR u mean their bullet train (aka shinkansen)? shinkansen is mainly for travelling long distance out of the city and it is expensive.
if u really want to take shinkansen, u can consider getting JR Tokyo wide pass and using if for shinkansen to utsunomiya (for nikko). and use if for other side trips such as to hakone.
however, this is not the most cost effective way coz there are other passes that covers some of these places (e.g. hakone free pass, tobu nikko free pass), just that they do not include shinkansen. so getting this pass is more because u want to experience shinkansen
I would like to know, what would make for a good omiyage from Singapore?
I am giving them to my Japanese parent-in-laws; yes, I've asked the wife, but she doesn't have a clue what to get although we joked of getting some tourist trinket from Melissa Zakka here.
Hi, may I check, to travel around in Tokyo, do you rely on the JR line or metro subway?
For example from Shinjuku to Asakusa, you can take either the JR line to metro subway. Which is better?
JR is usually cheaper but more crowded. Metro/Subway is more expensive sometimes faster. If you have JR pass, then sticking to JR can save money. Personally, I live in Tokyo and I take subway/metro more cos I find it more convenient and less crowded.
If subways are confusing, can read this:
Thanks, I did a search and taking metro from Shinjuku to Asakusa is cheaper. Think need to do lotsa homework first before going there.
just do a search on hyperdia and see wat are the options
asakusa does not have a JR station and there is no direct train from Shinjuku to asakusa. taking JR train then changing to metro is usually more expensive than having the entire trip on metro or JR
I'm staying at Tokyu Stay Shinjuku which is at Shinjuku 3chome.
Hotel just opened in 2015 and it's pretty well equipped with a washer / dryer and a trouser press. Would recommend this hotel for those wanting to stay in this area.
Stayed for 6 nights and I took the metro around 80% of the time.
For DisneySEA ticketing? Do they have those special pass like those express Q.. Anywhere like agency to purchase the ticket?