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Forum: Japan
May 9, 16, 4:51 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,618
Posted By mt-i

My favorite city to stay when visiting Kyoto is...

My favorite city to stay when visiting Kyoto is Otsu. 10-15 minutes by train to Kyoto station, and you get lakeside rooms with nice views at a fraction of the price of basic Kyoto business hotels....
Forum: Japan
Apr 24, 16, 12:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By mt-i

Flying to Kobe means they could use one of the JR...

Flying to Kobe means they could use one of the JR West passes instead of a nationwide one. The price difference is substantial.
Forum: Japan
Apr 23, 16, 12:13 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,570
Posted By mt-i

If you don't particularly want to visit Tokyo or...

If you don't particularly want to visit Tokyo or insist on taking a trip on the Tokaido bullet train (which isn't very scenic), I would consider flying to Kobe and back. Takes just over one hour from...
Forum: Japan
Apr 5, 16, 12:37 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By mt-i

Hirosaki park during cherry blossom season is...

Hirosaki park during cherry blossom season is spectacular (even more so than Kakunodate), but I wouldn't recommend either Akita or Aomori prefecture this year if you are planning a trip during Golden...
Sep 25, 15, 12:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By mt-i

There used to be such a flight a couple of years...

There used to be such a flight a couple of years ago, but nowadays the HND-CDG flight departs in the morning. The midnight flight is probably the AF-operated codeshare, which is arguably an inferior...
Forum: Japan
Aug 13, 15, 3:11 am
Replies: 26
Views: 5,012
Posted By mt-i

Really? In my experience, people here drive 2030...

Really? In my experience, people here drive 2030 km/h or more above the speed limit pretty much all the time, especially on low-traffic roads in the countryside and not so busy highways. Speed...
Forum: Japan
May 20, 15, 11:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By mt-i

This seems to be off by a significant margin. ...

This seems to be off by a significant margin.

Tokyo to Kyoto one-way on the shinkansen is around 13000. Kyoto to Himeji one-way is over 5000. So the round trip from Tokyo to Kyoto plus the day...
Forum: Japan
May 20, 15, 9:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,640
Posted By mt-i

Schedule your travel to Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and...

Schedule your travel to Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and Himeji over 7 consecutive days and you can use a 7-day pass. Using a 14-day pass instead doesn't make much sense—whatever JR travel you'll be doing around...
Forum: Japan
May 19, 15, 9:37 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,509
Posted By mt-i

Food-wise, I strongly recommend trying out...

Food-wise, I strongly recommend trying out shippoku ryōri in Nagasaki. It's up there with other great Japanese culinary traditions like Kaga ryōri, and in a different class from "b-kyū gourmet" like...
Forum: Japan
Jan 28, 15, 11:45 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 8,342
Posted By mt-i

It may depend on the particular chain, but as a...

It may depend on the particular chain, but as a point of reference, Family Mart lets you charge any of the following 4 possible amounts: 1000, 3000, 5000 or 10000.


There are quite a few...
Forum: Japan
Jan 21, 15, 8:07 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By mt-i

Not familiar with New York City, so I have no...

Not familiar with New York City, so I have no idea how it compares to the Lower East Side, etc., but the first place that comes to mind when thinking of a hip neighborhood in Tokyo is certainly...
Forum: Japan
Nov 30, 14, 9:52 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By mt-i

Yes, I have taken both the Sky Access trains and...

Yes, I have taken both the Sky Access trains and the Skyliner a number of times (although I prefer the NEX nowadays because it's more convenient for where I live).

There are ticket vending...
Forum: Japan
Nov 30, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By mt-i

Some trains on the Keisei Sky Access line stop at...

Some trains on the Keisei Sky Access line stop at Asakusa; probably the easiest option if that fits your schedule. The trains leaving Narita Airport station at 10:44 and 11:24 stop there, for...
Nov 30, 14, 8:05 am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By mt-i

And it's also possible to pay for domestic F with...

And it's also possible to pay for domestic F with miles, e.g. by converting them to e-JAL points. I've done that earlier this year to buy an F ticket OKA-HND, because I believed I would need the FOPs...
Forum: Japan
Sep 18, 14, 11:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By mt-i

In other words, more expensive and considerably...

In other words, more expensive and considerably more limited than a 7-day JR Pass. It doesn't really seem to make sense for actual tourists, or indeed anybody except perhaps a visitor on a business...
Sep 6, 14, 11:39 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 30,688
Posted By mt-i

Hopefully NRT-CDG is next after FRA and JFK....

Hopefully NRT-CDG is next after FRA and JFK. Unless they're waiting for the 789 on that route?
Forum: Japan
Sep 1, 14, 4:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By mt-i

But then it seems even simpler to fly SEA-NRT-ITM...

But then it seems even simpler to fly SEA-NRT-ITM without airport change. If the goal is to stay in the Kyoto area, a JR Pass doesn't really make financial sense.
Forum: Japan
Aug 25, 14, 1:53 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,906
Posted By mt-i

Using one of the special fares or airpasses...

Using one of the special fares or airpasses (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2364.html) reserved for foreign visitors, you can fly on domestic routes for 10,00013,000 JPY per sector.

So to go from...
Forum: Japan
Aug 11, 14, 9:57 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 6,097
Posted By mt-i

Don't know about official availability, but just...

Don't know about official availability, but just a week ago, I had a piece of luggage delivered from a business hotel in Hachinohe, Aomori (probably not the testing ground for new Yamato services),...
Forum: Japan
Aug 10, 14, 6:18 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,097
Posted By mt-i

Although it's not a widely advertised service due...

Although it's not a widely advertised service due to not being available nationwide, Kuroneko Yamato does provide same-day delivery for short distances (e.g. Kanto to Kanto) at no extra charge. OP...
Forum: Japan
Aug 8, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,097
Posted By mt-i

Doesn't seem silly to me. I've used takkyūbin to...

Doesn't seem silly to me. I've used takkyūbin to have even smaller bags delivered to avoid carrying them around together with my laptop bag when sightseeing somewhere. It's very efficient, and...
Forum: Japan
Aug 6, 14, 7:05 am
Replies: 61
Views: 6,097
Posted By mt-i

Not commenting on whether taking a side trip to...

Not commenting on whether taking a side trip to Kamakura between Hakone and Tokyo is a good idea, but regarding the hassle of carrying around luggage, it is often pointed out on these forums that a...
Forum: Japan
Jul 29, 14, 1:05 am
Replies: 43
Views: 56,015
Posted By mt-i

Unless you have a specific reason to stay in...

Unless you have a specific reason to stay in Osaka, I'd say you're probably better off staying all four nights in Kyoto and visit Osaka as a single day trip from there if need be. For a first time...
Jul 20, 14, 12:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By mt-i

Get to CTS from where? From Sapporo station, the...

Get to CTS from where? From Sapporo station, the first trains to the airport depart at 6:00 (regular train) and 6:15 (express with reserved seats) and both arrive around 6:50, which should give ample...
Forum: Japan
Jul 11, 14, 12:23 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,731
Posted By mt-i

If the goal is just to see snow, and perhaps take...

If the goal is just to see snow, and perhaps take a dip in an outdoor hotspring while snow is falling around (yukimi onsen), a short trip to northern Gunma prefecture should do the trick. Some places...
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