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Forum: Japan
Mar 5, 20, 4:01 pm
Replies: 550
Views: 142,124
Posted By tt7

Almost all of them. I can’t speak to...

Almost all of them.



I can’t speak to the nature of the people you ‘know’ and the self-imposed issues they may have with wifi. As to the deal, that’s the way it’s advertised - assumed to be...
Forum: Japan
Mar 5, 20, 12:52 am
Replies: 550
Views: 142,124
Posted By tt7

....or in our case, $40 (including the flat rate...

....or in our case, $40 (including the flat rate $8 shipping fee) for ‘unlimited’/100gb of data for 30 days. Connect 4 devices without the inconvenience of not having our regular sims in the phones,...
Forum: Japan
Feb 20, 20, 9:18 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 90,216
Posted By tt7

The revised / new prices are the same as the...

The revised / new prices are the same as the current buy-it-in-Japan prices.
Forum: Japan
Feb 15, 20, 4:45 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 90,216
Posted By tt7

No .... but I wouldn't (a) bother with Green...

No .... but I wouldn't (a) bother with Green class - the regular seats are fine (sit in the DE seats if you want to be on the Mt. Fuji side) and (b) I wouldn't take the Shinkansen between Kyoto and...
Forum: Japan
Feb 6, 20, 2:37 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By tt7

See post #3...

See post #3 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) - FlitBen already pointed you to Hyperdia; use that website for train times, fares etc.

I'm unclear why you're...
Forum: Japan
Feb 6, 20, 2:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By tt7

A Nozomi doesn't go any faster - it just takes...

A Nozomi doesn't go any faster - it just takes less time to get from A-B because it makes fewer stops. The trains only run at top speed outside the cities though the Nozomi may do so for slightly...
Forum: Japan
Jan 20, 20, 11:36 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,268
Posted By tt7

I know what you mean ... it took us a while (and...

I know what you mean ... it took us a while (and getting lost a few times) to figure it out. There's a walkway on the second level of the Station that connects the two sides. As you enter the Station...
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 19, 2:32 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 90,216
Posted By tt7

Tokyo - Hiroshima is ¥18,910. A 7 day JR Pass is...

Tokyo - Hiroshima is ¥18,910. A 7 day JR Pass is ¥29,650.

For the 17.21 Hikari from Tokyo, arriving at 22.15, it’s quicker to change at Shin-Kobe to the Sakura Shinkansen arriving at 21.43.
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 90,216
Posted By tt7

There are hardly any Hikari Shinkansen that go...

There are hardly any Hikari Shinkansen that go direct from Tokyo to Hiroshima. You’ll have to change at Shin-Osaka, Shin-Kobe or Okayama. From Kyoto, there are 3 Hikari that go direct to Hiroshima -...
Forum: Japan
Nov 20, 19, 3:25 pm
Replies: 718
Views: 90,216
Posted By tt7

Why are you staying in Osaka? It’s just as easy...

Why are you staying in Osaka? It’s just as easy to do a day trip to Nara from Kyoto as it is from Osaka so I would just stay in Kyoto and save yourself the hassle of moving after 2 days. You can...
Forum: Japan
Oct 21, 19, 2:40 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 6,694
Posted By tt7

Because Osaka is primarily a commercial city, a...

Because Osaka is primarily a commercial city, a bit like a mini-Tokyo but without Tokyo’s attractions. Kyoto was Japan’s capital from 794 to 1868, has 1,000+ years of history and is the cultural...
Forum: Japan
Oct 17, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By tt7

7-Eleven ATMs...

7-Eleven ATMs (https://www.sevenbank.co.jp/intlcard/index2.html)
Forum: Japan
Aug 3, 19, 11:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By tt7

From Wikipedia - "On February 2, 2006, Kobe...

From Wikipedia - "On February 2, 2006, Kobe Airport Station was connected to Sannomiya Station in central Kobe by an extension of the existing Port Liner automated guideway transit system, .......
Forum: Japan
Jul 27, 19, 8:35 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,567
Posted By tt7

Better than the MasterCard/Visa rates from an ATM?

Better than the MasterCard/Visa rates from an ATM?
Forum: Japan
Jul 23, 19, 7:30 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,865
Posted By tt7

Thanks! I figured that was probably going to be...

Thanks! I figured that was probably going to be the answer. We've never been in a position of needing to pay on the train but it will probably happen / be to our advantage one of these days on a...
Forum: Japan
Jul 23, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,865
Posted By tt7

Q. What did you use to pay the seat...

Q. What did you use to pay the seat fee/supplement - Suica, card or cash? Does the conductor accept anything other than cash?
Forum: Japan
Jul 11, 19, 10:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By tt7

Did I miss the bit where you said when you were...

Did I miss the bit where you said when you were going?

If you're arriving on the Shinkansen from Tokyo, be aware that it goes to Shin-Osaka, not Osaka. Shin-Osaka is a few minutes / one stop on a...
Forum: Japan
May 18, 19, 6:07 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,071
Posted By tt7

.....neither have I - I always use the Suica on...

.....neither have I - I always use the Suica on my iPhone (as I did five times today). :)
Forum: Japan
May 18, 19, 5:57 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,071
Posted By tt7

You can use an ICOCA in Tokyo and a Suica in...

You can use an ICOCA in Tokyo and a Suica in Kyoto (and vice versa). For the visitor, they’re interchangeable - see this discussion of IC cards (https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2359_003.html).
Forum: Japan
May 18, 19, 5:51 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,071
Posted By tt7

Get an ICOCA card and use it for local trains,...

Get an ICOCA card and use it for local trains, subway, buses, vending machines, left luggage lockers, convenience stores (7-11, Family Mart, Lawson etc.), cafes and some shops and restaurants, both...
Forum: Japan
May 17, 19, 1:33 pm
Replies: 1,014
Views: 165,064
Posted By tt7

Option 2. Sometimes boring is good - just take...

Option 2. Sometimes boring is good - just take the limo bus.

Why anybody would muck about with option 1 I have no idea. After you get to Tokyo Station, then what? Presumably the Yamanote line to...
Forum: Japan
Apr 16, 19, 3:14 pm
Replies: 310
Views: 73,237
Posted By tt7

Try (a) re-booting the phone or (b) putting the...

Try (a) re-booting the phone or (b) putting the suica card in service mode.
Forum: Japan
Apr 5, 19, 6:13 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,989
Posted By tt7

Do you specifically want a Pasmo rather than a...

Do you specifically want a Pasmo rather than a Suica? Suica is issued by JR East whereas Pasmo is issued by the non-JR rail companies and subway. They are effectively interchangeable. I would just...
Forum: Japan
Mar 23, 19, 5:37 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,062
Posted By tt7

+1. You can say that again. At 14 - 0, he's doing...

+1. You can say that again. At 14 - 0, he's doing even better than last time (from which he had to ultimately withdraw). He's had to work for some of his wins this time though it's very, very clear...
Forum: Japan
Mar 23, 19, 5:26 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,062
Posted By tt7

I had assumed that the ¥20,000 for Pasmo was...

I had assumed that the ¥20,000 for Pasmo was ¥10,000 on each of two cards - perhaps not? If, in addition to the trains/subway/bus, you use them at convenience stores...
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