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Forum: Japan
Mar 24, 20, 7:38 am
Replies: 459
Views: 63,272
Posted By Pureboy

Olympics officially Postponed until latest Summer...

Olympics officially Postponed until latest Summer 2021.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200324_52/Abe, IOC head agree to hold Games by summer 2021Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and...
Forum: Japan
Mar 15, 20, 5:02 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,847
Posted By Pureboy

(Had this association in my head for 20 years)...

(Had this association in my head for 20 years) El-visu!

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Forum: Japan
Mar 15, 20, 4:58 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,847
Posted By Pureboy

Yo, Yogi! ...

Yo, Yogi!

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Forum: Japan
Feb 12, 20, 8:47 am
Replies: 135
Views: 14,940
Posted By Pureboy

Congrats- sounds like an incredible trip! I...

Congrats- sounds like an incredible trip!
I have no strong opinions on what you've laid out so far, but just a few things to consider:

1) I'm not obsessed with Disney but appreciate deep fandom...
Forum: Japan
Jan 29, 20, 3:40 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,903
Posted By Pureboy

Tokyo is definitely a city that rewards aimless...

Tokyo is definitely a city that rewards aimless serendipity. I had some memorable moments just wandering over the course of my visits.
Forum: Japan
Jan 28, 20, 12:06 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,903
Posted By Pureboy

I lived in Manhattan and have visited Tokyo...

I lived in Manhattan and have visited Tokyo several times. Two subway tips:
1) Every exit has a code number and it is on all the signage in the station. I wish other systems (NYC and DC- I'm looking...
Forum: Japan
Jan 24, 20, 12:07 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,606
Posted By Pureboy

My diet is restricted, and my two favorite cheap...

My diet is restricted, and my two favorite cheap go-to options are:
1) Kaiten zushi (conveyor belt sushi) - a fun, manageable DIY experience and you know exactly what you are paying per dish via...
Forum: Japan
Jan 21, 20, 7:19 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By Pureboy

On the way to Tokyo, I'd try not to sleep too...

On the way to Tokyo, I'd try not to sleep too much on the plane. By the time you get to your hotel and sorted it could easily be past 8pm. I would go to a restaurant or pick up some combini food and...
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 19, 3:05 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 6,955
Posted By Pureboy

While Tokyo is a big city, if you stay in Ginza,...

While Tokyo is a big city, if you stay in Ginza, Hibiya, or near Tokyo Station, you are within walking distance of so many cool things to see:

Gardens, parks and Imperial Palace.
Funky...
Forum: Japan
Oct 28, 19, 11:51 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,086
Posted By Pureboy

Slightly OT but I found amusing: When I went to...

Slightly OT but I found amusing: When I went to Japan for the first time in the Summer of 2000 (after the equivalent of three years language and cultural study in U.S. university) I met another...
Forum: Japan
Oct 23, 19, 8:51 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,416
Posted By Pureboy

Also, are you the type who would like to DIY and...

Also, are you the type who would like to DIY and tour on your own (totally doable in Tokyo) or join organized tours?
Forum: Japan
Sep 27, 19, 10:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By Pureboy

If you are reasonably tech savvy then smartphone...

If you are reasonably tech savvy then smartphone apps can make your life easier. Between Hyperdia (web version) and google maps, getting around Japan is easier than ever. If your phone won't work...
Forum: Japan
Sep 20, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 2,436
Views: 974,682
Posted By Pureboy

Not to rain on anyone's parade but I found the...

Not to rain on anyone's parade but I found the 2018 LE to be nothing special and very young tasting. Mars is attempting to ride the premium Japanese Whiskey wave (and probably succeeding) but the...
Forum: Japan
Sep 20, 19, 1:06 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 5,297
Posted By Pureboy

I have dietary restrictions and on every trip to...

I have dietary restrictions and on every trip to Japan eat 1-2 meals/snacks a day straight from conbini. 1-2 Onigiri, pickled vegetables and a drink easily keep you under $10- sometimes far below...
Forum: Japan
Sep 6, 19, 7:44 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,625
Posted By Pureboy

Maybe too hot for summer, but I've seen good...

Maybe too hot for summer, but I've seen good things about Heiwanomori Park (http://goo.gl/maps/jRYx4pThFior2x1s7) in Tokyo- (look at the pictures in the link) really cool play structures and a neat...
Forum: Japan
Sep 6, 19, 7:14 am
Replies: 46
Views: 6,916
Posted By Pureboy

One of those Osaka-based day trips should be to...

One of those Osaka-based day trips should be to Himeji. Arguably the best castle in Japan and easy access by train- an hour more or less station to station on a non-shinkansen, half that time on a...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 28, 19, 7:25 am
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Pureboy

I received a response from Changi!

I received a response from Changi!
Forum: Singapore
Aug 27, 19, 4:37 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Pureboy

UA T2 -> VN T4 Transfer?

I'm looking at a UA flight from SFO that would be scheduled to arrive in SIN at 6:45pm in T2. UA has me continuing 2 hours later on a VN flight out of T4 to SGN. VN flight is not a codeshare, but...
Forum: Japan
Jun 18, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,208
Posted By Pureboy

A few general things to note: When you put...

A few general things to note:

When you put more specific itineraries together, note that the sun sets pretty early around that time, so your daytime activities will be more limited. Not that...
Forum: Japan
May 8, 19, 2:48 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pureboy

Indeed! One thing I was more sensitive to this...

Indeed! One thing I was more sensitive to this time around is how un-accessible Tokyo is to those wheelchair bound and with strollers. I've certainly read your posts about it over the years but it's...
Forum: Japan
May 8, 19, 12:44 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pureboy

Landed 8:00, off plane 8:15, bus transfer put me...

Landed 8:00, off plane 8:15, bus transfer put me in T1 8:45. Changed money but finding a way out to immigration & customs took a little time- passport control not much of a problem once I explained...
Forum: Japan
May 6, 19, 1:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pureboy

Again thanks for the flood of great info. Here's...

Again thanks for the flood of great info. Here's my plan as it stands. (Thanks to LapLap for great pre-ordering advice but I just wasn't organized enough to pull it off)

I'm going to just take my...
Forum: Japan
May 5, 19, 10:48 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pureboy

Yes, both US, shouldn't be a problem. I don't...

Yes, both US, shouldn't be a problem. I don't think airline would give me issues as I'm using the first passport for the actual travel, etc. Its just passport control that I need to deal with, I...
Forum: Japan
May 4, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pureboy

Okay here's the newest wrinkle. I've been...

Okay here's the newest wrinkle. I've been traveling on passport #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) for official business which I can't use for this...
Forum: Japan
May 2, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Pureboy

Holy moly you all are the best. You’ve given me...

Holy moly you all are the best. You’ve given me some great homework. Convenience of online ordering vs the thrill of the hunt? Tough choice.

I dont have any yen or a suica/passmo- I assume those...
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