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Forum: Japan
Yesterday, 6:36 pm
Replies: 795
Views: 108,615
Posted By jib71

Do we know for sure that KE and JL won't...

Do we know for sure that KE and JL won't interline the luggage? I've sometimes been pleasantly surprised with this sort of thing. For sure, it will be less hassle if they do, so I would definitely...
Forum: Japan
Mar 19, 19, 7:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By jib71

For hiking, Kyushu's jewel in the crown must be...

For hiking, Kyushu's jewel in the crown must be Yakushima - An island to the south of Kagoshima. There are well marked trails through the national park with well-indicated levels of difficulty...
Forum: Japan
Mar 17, 19, 7:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By jib71

Overall, I don't think that routing via Haneda...

Overall, I don't think that routing via Haneda Airport is easier. The transfers from bus to monorail at the airport and from the monorail stations in warehouse-land to a taxi are not as...
Forum: Japan
Mar 14, 19, 7:51 am
Replies: 466
Views: 46,611
Posted By jib71

Did you deal with just one employee? The simplest...

Did you deal with just one employee? The simplest explanation that I can think of is that they were mistaken. Perhaps they had never come across a tourist with a green car pass before. That...
Forum: Japan
Mar 13, 19, 4:31 pm
Replies: 795
Views: 108,615
Posted By jib71

Separate tickets and travelling with family?...

Separate tickets and travelling with family? Unless your family are all relaxed, experienced, travelers, I recommend an overnight stay.
If there are no delays, then 2.5 hours is adequate for an...
Forum: Japan
Mar 12, 19, 3:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By jib71

I do love a general conduit. ...

I do love a general conduit.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/640x480/3bce87de_2db9_47ac_ab18_f02cfdf3f774_screenshot_59d07104a184126577fb90c3e0af199083e49e05.jpg
Perhaps we...
Forum: Japan
Mar 12, 19, 3:14 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 6,170
Posted By jib71

^ Apparently plum blossom was a bigger deal than...

^ Apparently plum blossom was a bigger deal than cherry during the Heian period. If this trend continues, peach blossom will be all the rage in the year 2525.
Forum: Japan
Mar 11, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 66
Views: 2,384
Posted By jib71

When Michelin was fairly new to Tokyo, a critic...

When Michelin was fairly new to Tokyo, a critic wrote a guide to the "Famous restaurants that you should avoid at all costs, and unknown restaurants that you must go to...
Forum: Japan
Mar 10, 19, 1:17 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 2,384
Posted By jib71

I guess it depends on the preparation. A Japanese...

I guess it depends on the preparation. A Japanese beef curry with rice would surely count as a comfort food. My guess is that most Japanese people would view Wagyu steak or teppanyaki as a special /...
Forum: Japan
Mar 7, 19, 6:40 am
Replies: 1,306
Views: 402,159
Posted By jib71

It might taste like mixing your Hibiki with your...

It might taste like mixing your Hibiki with your Knob.
Forum: Japan
Mar 7, 19, 4:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By jib71

Yes. I remember this was mentioned in a previous...

Yes. I remember this was mentioned in a previous discussion and it took me by surprise. But I guess I never go to those places, even though I'm relatively frugal.
I guess if you're booking a room at...
Forum: Japan
Mar 6, 19, 7:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By jib71

I assume you'll be tired after travel from HK and...

I assume you'll be tired after travel from HK and I assume you'll have quite a lot of luggage. So I'd suggest the following -
19/Jun - Take the train to Kyoto from Kansai airport.
20/Jun - Plan a...
Forum: Japan
Mar 4, 19, 6:04 am
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By jib71

View from Minobu line in Shizuoka is also not...

View from Minobu line in Shizuoka is also not bad. Train is slower.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifnlfbG4tnU
Forum: Japan
Mar 3, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By jib71

The JR Haruka Limited Express takes you directly...

The JR Haruka Limited Express takes you directly to Kyoto.
Use Google to get directions and train times. (Although the screenshot below comes from Hyperdia, which has some nice features too).
...
Forum: Japan
Mar 3, 19, 7:58 am
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By jib71

Nothing cheap it seems. This place offers...

Nothing cheap it seems.

This place offers bicycles at 1300 yen for 24 hours with discounts for longer rental (e.g. 4300 yen for a week). Those prices apply to bookings via internet in advance: ...
Forum: Japan
Mar 1, 19, 7:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By jib71

Haven't done this for many years ... I worry that...

Haven't done this for many years ... I worry that disrespectful tourists might mess it up for everyone, but if you call ahead, show respect (bring a gift for the oyakata, as Richard suggests),...
Forum: Japan
Feb 27, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 30
Views: 941
Posted By jib71

Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Japan
Feb 24, 19, 6:34 am
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By jib71

I guess the word "bright" is crucial here. The...

I guess the word "bright" is crucial here.
The Japanese government may determine that there will always be a corner of Chiba that is NRT. They've demonstrated a stubborn determination about this for...
Forum: Japan
Feb 22, 19, 3:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By jib71

Where do you want to go and what do you want to...

Where do you want to go and what do you want to do in Hokkaido? If your plans are "mainstream" (e.g. Sapporo snow festival, side trips to Otaru and Hakodate), then I think public transport will be...
Forum: Japan
Feb 21, 19, 7:42 am
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By jib71

You can also take a subway train from Shimbashi...

You can also take a subway train from Shimbashi subway station direct to Haneda. Navigating the subway station is not too difficult. If it's an airport train, then the trip is seamless and you don't...
Forum: Japan
Feb 20, 19, 3:06 am
Replies: 855
Views: 175,288
Posted By jib71

I'd definitely go into Tokyo. At the times you're...

I'd definitely go into Tokyo. At the times you're talking about, you'll be in time for a dinner and wander around and you won't have to get up at silly o'clock to get back to the airport. Taking the...
Forum: Japan
Feb 19, 19, 5:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By jib71

If you're not looking for a resort hotel, you may...

If you're not looking for a resort hotel, you may find rooms at local guest houses in the range of 5,000 to 8,000 yen per night. (Prices in the link below are per person for minimum two people):...
Forum: Japan
Feb 17, 19, 5:34 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By jib71

Putting aside the unique visual design of the...

Putting aside the unique visual design of the cards (and if that's what you want, then go ahead).

JR Welcome Suica seems to offer with marginal benefits in very niche scenarios (e.g. if you spend...
Forum: Japan
Feb 14, 19, 3:47 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By jib71

Room - Royal Type Rest: 11,800 JPY Stay:...

Room - Royal Type
Rest: 11,800 JPY
Stay: 22,800 JPY
https://www.balian.jp/shop/shinjuku/index.html
Forum: Japan
Feb 13, 19, 6:10 am
Replies: 61
Views: 2,534
Posted By jib71

Apparently, TOK is assigned to Torokina Airfield,...

Apparently, TOK is assigned to Torokina Airfield, Papua New Guinea - disused.
There are strong rumors that the airfield might be revived with direct service to BAR.
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