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Forum: Japan
Jul 7, 18, 4:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By jib71

Kayak and sailboat options on this page might...

Kayak and sailboat options on this page might interest you
https://www.pearlsea.jp/english/cruising.html
Forum: Japan
Jul 5, 18, 2:05 am
Replies: 651
Views: 93,786
Posted By jib71

Glad to hear it!

Glad to hear it!
Forum: Japan
Jul 5, 18, 1:54 am
Replies: 393
Views: 39,307
Posted By jib71

Green pass allows you to reserve a seat in green...

Green pass allows you to reserve a seat in green or ordinary class cars, or to ride in the unreserved cars. As abmj-jr says, the ordinary cars usually sell out before the green cars.
In the event...
Forum: Japan
Jul 2, 18, 5:33 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By jib71

You will need to carry your own luggage between...

You will need to carry your own luggage between the airports. Limousine bus is the most convenient for you, but it willt get you to HND a couple of hours earlier than you need to be there.

You...
Forum: Japan
Jul 1, 18, 5:02 am
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By jib71

I asked my hotel for recommendations.

I asked my hotel for recommendations.
Forum: Japan
Jun 30, 18, 4:33 am
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By jib71

The lower half of the peninsula Is relatively...

The lower half of the peninsula Is relatively tame, as you say, and the size of the national park is, by American standards, very small. But once you get past the road system, it isn't precisely...
Forum: Japan
Jun 29, 18, 1:12 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By jib71

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." Shiretoko...

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Shiretoko is pretty awesome. It's probably the wildest wilderness that Japan has. Among the activities that I enjoyed were a night tour, led by a local guide,...
Forum: Japan
Jun 28, 18, 4:25 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,023
Posted By jib71

Good call on Matsumoto.

Good call on Matsumoto.
Forum: Japan
Jun 28, 18, 4:22 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

It sounds like old-fashioned Japanese service to...

It sounds like old-fashioned Japanese service to me. She's probably calling to tell the hotel to expect your bags. It's courteous to the hotel that's receiving the bags and it gives them an...
Forum: Japan
Jun 24, 18, 6:24 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,023
Posted By jib71

Hakodate, Sendai, Takayama, Kanazawa, Matsue,...

Hakodate, Sendai, Takayama, Kanazawa, Matsue, Matsuyama, Kagoshima ...

Next.
Forum: Japan
Jun 22, 18, 2:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By jib71

If you're near Shinjuku, you could drop by the...

If you're near Shinjuku, you could drop by the Miyazaki prefecture shop in Shinjuku Southern Terrace and ask there. If they don't sell it, they might point you to somewhere that does.
Forum: Japan
Jun 19, 18, 1:47 pm
Replies: 651
Views: 93,786
Posted By jib71

+1

+1
Forum: Japan
Jun 18, 18, 7:54 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

Yes - Following this conversation, I think your...

Yes - Following this conversation, I think your best bet is the post office with your alternative plan as a backup. Let us know the result.
Forum: Japan
Jun 16, 18, 9:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By jib71

There's also the railway museum S -...

There's also the railway museum
S - THE RAILWAY MUSEUM - (http://www.railway-museum.jp)

I was going to suggest visiting the Takagi bonsai gallery in Ichigaya that I often used to walk...
Forum: Japan
Jun 15, 18, 5:26 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

Flights can be much cheaper than train tickets if...

Flights can be much cheaper than train tickets if you purchase a visitor fare or get them with points. If you're traveling from city-centre to city-centre, the train is more convenient (more...
Forum: Japan
Jun 14, 18, 6:16 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

Alternatively, you could fly from KIX to HND on...

Alternatively, you could fly from KIX to HND on Tuesday morning. Drop bags at your hotel, then go into Tokyo.
Forum: Japan
Jun 14, 18, 6:12 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,180
Posted By jib71

Be aware that there are restrictions on private...

Be aware that there are restrictions on private vehicle traffic on the routes to the 5th stations, with the exception of the Gotemba route.
Access / Vehicle Restrictions | Read before climbing |...
Forum: Japan
Jun 13, 18, 5:38 pm
Replies: 651
Views: 93,786
Posted By jib71

Wouldn't that early train would be pre-rush?

Wouldn't that early train would be pre-rush?
Forum: Japan
Jun 13, 18, 11:49 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

Hence my hope that it doesn't catch on. Many...

Hence my hope that it doesn't catch on.
Many years ago, the car parks at NRT had a problem with old vehicles that were abandoned there by people who returned to their home countries after working...
Forum: Japan
Jun 13, 18, 6:22 am
Replies: 651
Views: 93,786
Posted By jib71

Probably 30 to 45 minutes. But it can vary if,...

Probably 30 to 45 minutes. But it can vary if, for example, your flight lands after another early flight.


Yes. But you might prefer to break your journey in Tokyo since you have time to kill.
...
Forum: Japan
Jun 13, 18, 6:07 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

Let's hope that there isn't a spate of people...

Let's hope that there isn't a spate of people abandoning their old suitcases in the airport terminal.
Forum: Japan
Jun 6, 18, 7:20 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By jib71

I suggest you start with the following thread -...

I suggest you start with the following thread - and then click through to the other thread that Evergrn links to in his first post: ...
Forum: Japan
Jun 6, 18, 11:04 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

And this is probably the crucial point. If it's...

And this is probably the crucial point. If it's huge luggage that the OP never wants to lug, then I'm with you, If it's just a redundant but not particularly heavy bag that the OP would like someone...
Forum: Japan
Jun 6, 18, 5:30 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

Another reason to avoid Toyoko Inn. I no longer...

Another reason to avoid Toyoko Inn. I no longer mention Toyoko's past offenses on these pages, but I'll never be persuaded to stay at one.


I thought that you of all people would appreciate my...
Forum: Japan
Jun 5, 18, 5:44 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,056
Posted By jib71

I've done this at lower grade hotels without...

I've done this at lower grade hotels without bookending stays.
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