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Forum: Japan
Today, 12:20 am
Replies: 628
Views: 62,562
Posted By evergrn

Thanks for the helpful response. I wish JR would...

Thanks for the helpful response. I wish JR would do a system where JR Pass holders can reserve seats online... make them pay 1000yen reservation surcharge to book each train which gets refunded to...
Yesterday, 11:40 pm
Replies: 497
Views: 63,948
Posted By evergrn

ah damn that's too bad. Love Ivar's chowder, esp...

ah damn that's too bad. Love Ivar's chowder, esp when it's all you can eat.
but thanks for clarifying.
Yesterday, 7:41 pm
Replies: 497
Views: 63,948
Posted By evergrn

Okay thanks, but is Ivar's chowder included in...

Okay thanks, but is Ivar's chowder included in breakfast or does it not come out until the lunch comes out?
Yesterday, 7:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By evergrn

That's all very reassuring info. Thanks! I'm...

That's all very reassuring info. Thanks! I'm leaning with going for the GMP flight then. I sure hope that OZ doesn't change flight times... this is for next summer. It will be separate tickets...
Forum: Japan
Yesterday, 7:31 pm
Replies: 628
Views: 62,562
Posted By evergrn

Well, I already bought tickets into KIX so I do...

Well, I already bought tickets into KIX so I do have to get from Kansai to Tokyo anyways. None of my usual Tokyo area hotels were taking bookings, while I was able to snag a room at Conrad Osaka,...
Yesterday, 12:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By evergrn

It's good to know KE will through-check bags to...

It's good to know KE will through-check bags to AC even on separate tix.

Do you think assuming 1hr to go from gate through immigration/carrousel/customs to landside is a pretty conservative...
Forum: Japan
Oct 20, 19, 9:43 pm
Replies: 628
Views: 62,562
Posted By evergrn

Train travel during Olympics - what would you do?

We'll be there during the Olympics, flying to/from KIX.
We're doing a couple of day trips within Kansai Wide Pass territory, then doing a roundtrip btwn Osaka and Tokyo to go to an Olympic event (or...
Oct 20, 19, 8:21 pm
Replies: 497
Views: 63,948
Posted By evergrn

Do they not have Ivar's white clam chowder for...

Do they not have Ivar's white clam chowder for breakfast? If not, after what time does it make appearance?

Also, does the Sky Club always have either raspberries or blueberries for breakfast?
...
Oct 20, 19, 6:15 pm
Replies: 1,012
Views: 173,248
Posted By evergrn

Alright, well then I guess I will consider the PC...

Alright, well then I guess I will consider the PC upgrade again in the future.
I went back and looked at the boarding zones for AS vs UA. I guess with UA, the lowly Silver status (group 2) still...
Oct 20, 19, 3:14 am
Replies: 1,012
Views: 173,248
Posted By evergrn

Overhead bin completely full

Recently flew on a full flight. A month before the flight, seatmap showed it was already looking like it was gonna be a packed flight. Wanting to make sure I'd have overhead bin available, I...
Oct 20, 19, 2:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By evergrn

GMP to ICN transfer (separate tix)

We're flying AC from ICN->YVR departing at 3.30pm, but I've yet to book TYO->Seoul and I'm faced with 3 choices. Wondering which one I should go with:

1). OZ to ICN arriving at 11.30am for $360...
Forum: Japan
Oct 19, 19, 3:01 pm
Replies: 183
Views: 21,337
Posted By evergrn

Hakone as a tourist mecca will never go away...

Hakone as a tourist mecca will never go away because Odakyu has invested so much in the area and Hakone's sustenability is one of the pillars of Odakyu's success. But I do feel for the individual...
Forum: Japan
Oct 14, 19, 11:14 pm
Replies: 1,737
Views: 564,598
Posted By evergrn

Interesting-looking creatures. Never seen/heard...

Interesting-looking creatures.
Never seen/heard of slipper lobsters. Looks bizzare. And is the second one fish or crustacean?
Forum: Japan
Oct 13, 19, 8:56 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 15,818
Posted By evergrn

oh wow you drove across Hokkaido and back? ...

oh wow you drove across Hokkaido and back? That's a lot of driving. I flew over to Memanbetsu then drove across one way, flying out of CTS. That was more than long enough for me.
I'm glad your...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 5:05 pm
Replies: 183
Views: 21,337
Posted By evergrn

Kawasaki’s looking really bad. Tap water no...

Kawasaki’s looking really bad.
Tap water no longer potable in my hometown. The river there has never even come close to flooding since I was born, but it’s now on the verge. Nagano looks so bad.
...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 3:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By evergrn

OP: When I read your post, I instantly thought...

OP: When I read your post, I instantly thought you were talking about Yamatoya Hotel. I was there a long time ago. It's in Miyanoshita, down by the river, you get there by ropeway (called tramway...
Forum: Japan
Oct 11, 19, 7:25 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 9,467
Posted By evergrn

thank you so much! very wonderful of you to...

thank you so much!
very wonderful of you to share that info.
i saw your post earlier, and then got on my computer and snatched up tix for prelim basketball!
Forum: Japan
Oct 11, 19, 1:09 am
Replies: 162
Views: 15,818
Posted By evergrn

Yes, brown bears. It had a hump on the neck...

Yes, brown bears. It had a hump on the neck (black bears don't have that).
Oct 10, 19, 11:49 pm
Replies: 2,051
Views: 291,706
Posted By evergrn

Then it really doesn't make sense for SEA...

Then it really doesn't make sense for SEA Centurion Lounge to block off that many tables for Centurion.
I've never been to the SFO one, but I presume it's bigger than SEA's.
Forum: Japan
Oct 10, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By evergrn

One of the few retailers in Jpn where you don't...

One of the few retailers in Jpn where you don't have to feel nervous about returning stuff.
Forum: Japan
Oct 10, 19, 11:33 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 15,818
Posted By evergrn

Hey I did sort of the same drive but in reverse....

Hey I did sort of the same drive but in reverse. It sure is a long drive. I went from Kushiro to Niseko Hilton. I can't drive for more than 60-90min nonstop without taking a break. Luckily they have...
Forum: Japan
Oct 10, 19, 11:24 pm
Replies: 183
Views: 21,337
Posted By evergrn

That sounds extremely dangerous, unless I'm not...

That sounds extremely dangerous, unless I'm not imagining things correctly. Good thing your plane was knocked horizontally and not blown down towards the ground. Seems crazy to take a chance on...
Forum: Japan
Oct 10, 19, 11:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By evergrn

Naomi Osaka

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/naomi-osaka-gives-up-us-citizenship-to-play-for-japan-in-2020-tokyo-olympics/

This is good and bad.
Good because she's a star that makes Jpn proud.
Bad because her...
Forum: Japan
Oct 2, 19, 9:42 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By evergrn

Ok thank you. I'm intrigued by the idea of...

Ok thank you.
I'm intrigued by the idea of crossing the sea on Seto Ohashi, but it sounds like it's not worth going to Takamatsu.
Was considering somewhere new to go for a day trip in Sanyo /...
Forum: Japan
Oct 2, 19, 12:40 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,616
Posted By evergrn

Is Takamatsu a worthwhile place to take a...

Is Takamatsu a worthwhile place to take a day-trip from Osaka? It's the only place in Shikoku that's included in many of the JR West passes. It's 2 hours by train from Osaka each way.

We're not...
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