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Japan DO - March 29-31, 2013

View Poll Results: Please choose the activities you wish to attend
Tsukiji Fish Market (starts 5am) Will run Friday and Sat
61
61.00%
Airline Event (half-day) Saturday/Sunday
89
89.00%
Bullet Train Tour (overnight) to Kyoto (Saturday)
51
51.00%
Beer Factory Visit (Japanese Microbrew)
45
45.00%
Shopping Tour (Akihabara) Electronics etc
29
29.00%
Welcome Drinks - Thurs Night (Izakaya style) Will require registration
68
68.00%
Main Dinner - Friday Night
82
82.00%
Cultural Day - Walking Tour (Palace, Historic Japanese)
62
62.00%
Wrap up Lunch - Sunday
69
69.00%
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Events schedule

Thu 28 Mar
13:30 Unofficial Imperial Palace Tour 1

Tokyo station is also very convenient (Tokaido, Yokosuka, Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Chuo and Keiyo JR lines plus Marunouchi metro line)

18:00 Welcome Drinks at Heartland, Roppongi

Fri 29 Mar
05:00 Tsukiji Market Tour, Tsukiji Shijō


10:00 Unofficial Imperial Palace Tour 2

Tokyo station is also very convenient (Tokaido, Yokosuka, Keihin-Tohoku, Yamanote, Chuo and Keiyo JR lines plus Marunouchi metro line)

10:15 Sumida River Water Bus, Hamarikyu Gardens

Shiodome (E19) or Tsukiji Shijo (E18) on Oedo Subway Line are also convenient for Hamarikyu.

19:00 Traditional Japanese Izakaya at Kakoiya, Yurakucho

Sat 30 Mar
05:00 Tsukiji Market Tour, Tsukiji Shijō


08:00 Nagano Shinkansen

Outbound: Tokyo station (08:36 Asama 509)
Inbound: Nagano station (14:26 Asama 530)

10:00 Cherry blossom walk 1, Imperial Palace


17:45 Dinner Cruise, Haneda Airport Pier (18:00 departure)

Sun 31 Mar
10:00 Cherry blossom walk 2, Imperial Palace

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Japan DO - March 29-31, 2013

Old Mar 22, 2013, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
At ZRH Airport. Op-up to F at the gate.
Swiss? Nice!
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 6:01 pm
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At Park Hyatt Tokyo enjoying an amazing breakfast and a beautiful view of the city. Looking forward to meeting everybody in a few days.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by TAHKUCT
At Park Hyatt Tokyo enjoying an amazing breakfast and a beautiful view of the city. Looking forward to meeting everybody in a few days.
Breakfast there is very nice. But aren't you more than a little early?
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 7:08 pm
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Breakfast there is very nice. But aren't you more than a little early?
Early for breakfast? It is never too early for such an amazing meal.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 7:16 pm
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Here's a link to newbierunners main Heartland and Kakoiya Post (The Thursday and Friday Night venues): http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20422729-post684.html

It might be useful if the link was placed in the wiki for each as there is more information than in post #1.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 7:27 pm
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Originally Posted by SQ421
I'll raise a glass to you in CX J. About six times between leaving Sydney and landing in Tokyo. And at the wonderful lounges in between.
Only six glasses? What is wrong with you. I managed more than that in predeparture beverages ex SYD.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 8:05 pm
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Six == *atleast* one on each flight. Yup that's how many flights in taking between SYD and NRT. Looking forward to seeing you in NRT, everywhere.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 8:06 pm
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I will be looking for specific car/sat reservations Thursday morning.

Any suggestions on where to target?
Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
...

The seating in the standard class is 2-3 and in the first class 2-2.


↑ Nagano
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Green Car
|D,C| aisle |B,A|
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Standard Class
|E,D| aisle |C,B,A|
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↓ Tokyo

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Originally Posted by serfty
Tickets booked - with reply received.

I presume we choose seating when we collect the tickets?

Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
Not sure how seat allocation works but the cars with 'Ordinary' reserved seats are 5, 6 and 8.

Asama 509/530 will depart from/arrive back at platform 22 at Tokyo. Here's a plan of the station in PDF. Don't worry, there'll be signs in English!
http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/img/map_e/e1039.pdf
Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
The only self-service bar (vending machine) is in #3 but there will be a trolley service.

Some more (better) pictures of the cabins carriages and seats may be found here.
http://www62.tok2.com/home/tsubame787/seat_e2.html

As you will see in some of the photos, seats can be turned around to face the direction of travel or for 4/6 people to sit face to face.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K
Swiss? Nice!
Yes. It would have been nicer if it was First on the A333 but I can't complain. I don't think there was a single empty seat on this flight.
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by serfty
Here's a link to newbierunners main Heartland and Kakoiya Post (The Thursday and Friday Night venues): http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/20422729-post684.html

It might be useful if the link was placed in the wiki for each as there is more information than in post #1.
I plan to reorganise my posts about various venues and how to get there (incorporating tips from mjm and others) in the next couple of days so they can be linked from post #1.
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
At ZRH Airport. Op-up to F at the gate.
Congratulations ^ Have a great flight
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 6:26 am
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More Flight Updates have been added: Tokyo 2013 Do flight list
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
I plan to reorganise my posts about various venues and how to get there (incorporating tips from mjm and others) in the next couple of days so they can be linked from post #1.
I appreciate the pictoral update to get me to Hamarikyu Gardens and the boat launch for the Sumida River trip. ^

I'll be at Tsukiji in the morning, though not at 4AM, and take it there's no way to cross over from the market into the garden except to backtrack to the Conrad and go through the park entrance you posted, correct? I weighed showing up for the tuna auction but have decided to sleep in and arrive a few hours ahead of our 10:15 meeting and see a little of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garens before meeting up with my fellow FTers. As am staying until 4th April if the spirit moves me I can always go to the tuna auction another morning.

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Old Mar 23, 2013, 1:56 pm
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Currently on my rather unglamorous positioning Greyhound to begin my journey to Asia. It's only an hour and the legroom is still better than some regionals I've been on.
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See you there!!
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