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Forum: Japan
Nov 15, 19, 11:40 am
Replies: 640
Views: 66,150
Posted By abmj-jr

The JR Pass also begins to really show its worth...

The JR Pass also begins to really show its worth if you consider additional rail travel other than the major, city-changing you have planned. Might you consider taking all or part of one day in...
Forum: Japan
Nov 4, 19, 4:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By abmj-jr

There was a dorama several years ago called...

There was a dorama several years ago called Shimokita Sundays that concentrated on the small theater and arts scene. Several scenes were filmed around the neighborhood and it looked like a nice...
Forum: Japan
Nov 2, 19, 1:15 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By abmj-jr

If you are interested in shows about aviation,...

If you are interested in shows about aviation, there was a drama a few years ago called Tokyo Airport: Air Traffic Controller that didn't completely suck. It was a typical melodrama but was shot at...
Forum: Japan
Oct 29, 19, 5:44 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By abmj-jr

Or even "Meh! It's ok, I guess."

Or even "Meh! It's ok, I guess."
Forum: Japan
Oct 27, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By abmj-jr

One observation I made while watching Japanese TV...

One observation I made while watching Japanese TV is that the quality of Japanese actors tends to be quite high but gaijins who occasionally appear in those shows are almost universally very bad. ...
Forum: Japan
Oct 27, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By abmj-jr

I used pirated doramas that I got off bittorrent...

I used pirated doramas that I got off bittorrent to help with my language study and in particular my pronunciation. As a result, most of what I watched was from the 1990-2000s. I don't know if old...
Forum: Japan
Oct 27, 19, 9:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,730
Posted By abmj-jr

I watched a number of doramas for years and still...

I watched a number of doramas for years and still occasionally do. I quite like the annual NHK taiga dramas too.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 25, 19, 10:19 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 41,906
Posted By abmj-jr

Welcome to Flyer Talk. That said, you bumped...

Welcome to Flyer Talk.

That said, you bumped an 8 year-old dead thread for that??? :confused:
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 25, 19, 9:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By abmj-jr

If you belong to AAA, they will order foreign...

If you belong to AAA, they will order foreign currency for you.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 23, 19, 10:50 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,906
Posted By abmj-jr

A flu shot takes about 2 weeks to take full...

A flu shot takes about 2 weeks to take full effect. After that, it should provide at least some protection everywhere.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 21, 19, 5:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,563
Posted By abmj-jr

Different carrier or not, is it all on one PNR...

Different carrier or not, is it all on one PNR (itinerary?)

If is a completely different itinerary then you should be ok. If it was all booked on one itin, even with different carriers, then you...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Oct 15, 19, 10:15 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,618
Posted By abmj-jr

Another consideration might be your destination. ...

Another consideration might be your destination. Some places might be fine with you entering with strong pain medications and muscle relaxants while others might not. Some of my frequent...
Forum: Japan
Oct 9, 19, 9:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By abmj-jr

I was trying to wrap my head around a "continent...

I was trying to wrap my head around a "continent store." The mind reels.

AA, we are just having a little fun. We know it was a simple typo. ;)
Forum: Japan
Oct 9, 19, 3:35 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By abmj-jr

One minor nit-pick: "convenience store." not...

One minor nit-pick: "convenience store." not "continence ..." :)
Forum: Japan
Oct 4, 19, 10:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By abmj-jr

There are a number of shops and restaurants at...

There are a number of shops and restaurants at KIX but I don't know how many are open "super early." I assume you will take the JR Haruka to Shin-Osaka Station and then connect to the shinkansen for...
Forum: Japan
Oct 2, 19, 10:57 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By abmj-jr

Your family might enjoy Kochi, down on the...

Your family might enjoy Kochi, down on the Pacific coast of Shikoku. I would suggest a break in the trip at Takamatsu but only to sleep and catch the train in the morning. That would take you over...
Forum: Japan
Oct 2, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By abmj-jr

I would agree with the above. Thee attraction is...

I would agree with the above. Thee attraction is Ritsurin Koen, one of the big 3 Japanese gardens. I spent a couple of days there making photos for a planned book and found it to be my favorite of...
Forum: Japan
Sep 24, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By abmj-jr

An additional note. As the rail line stays...

An additional note. As the rail line stays mostly on the "right hand" side of the gorge, you might want to reserve seats on the left-hand side of the train for views down into the gorge. During my...
Forum: Japan
Sep 24, 19, 1:46 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,709
Posted By abmj-jr

Yes. The blue line that goes west from Takamatsu...

Yes. The blue line that goes west from Takamatsu until turning south to Kochi. Much of that southbound leg crosses over the mountainous spine of the island and through a deep river gorge.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 20, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,234
Posted By abmj-jr

The old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong was very...

The old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong was very convenient to the city - and scary as h*** during the landing.
Forum: Japan
Sep 18, 19, 1:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By abmj-jr

Sumo

Ok, I may be the only one who gives a hoot but this month's Grand Sumo Tournament at the Kukugikan is an absolute slaughter. Both yokozunas have dropped out with injuries, along with the top ozeki....
Forum: Japan
Sep 16, 19, 6:31 pm
Replies: 914
Views: 196,900
Posted By abmj-jr

The Keisei-Ueno station lets onto the street...

The Keisei-Ueno station lets onto the street right next to the steps leading up to Ueno Park.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Sep 13, 19, 9:47 am
Replies: 34
Views: 57,033
Posted By abmj-jr

Why are YOU responding to a 4 year-old post???

Why are YOU responding to a 4 year-old post???
Forum: Japan
Sep 7, 19, 10:05 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By abmj-jr

Many of the guidebooks and such tend to mention...

Many of the guidebooks and such tend to mention the need to bring gifts of appreciation but they can be a bit vague as to when it is appropriate. Certainly if you happen to be invited as a guest...
Forum: Japan
Sep 6, 19, 4:55 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,982
Posted By abmj-jr

Kansai. Or sometimes Kinki.

Kansai. Or sometimes Kinki.
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