Answered about 1 year ago

How to get from place to place in Japan / Tokyo

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

You don't write where you are going to in Japan - you might save a lot of money on a Japan Rail Pass if you are doing a lot of long-distance traveling, but if you don't, you could lose a lot of money on a rail pass too. If you are only staying in one area like Tokyo, then you would probably save ...

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Answered about 1 year ago

How to get from place to place in Japan / Tokyo

Nobu Nobu, Living in Japan

I suggest Japan Rail Pass to you.http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/index.htmlIt is available everywhere in Japan.Public transportation is well developed in Japan. It is a good way to travel around the country. Japanese rail network might be complicated. But no worries!  You can ask the station atte...

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Answered about 1 year ago

How do I find a bed for the night for the Rugby in Oita City Oct 2

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

Hello. Yes it's very difficult to find hotel close to Oita city... So I checked around the next station NishiOita station. it takes just 3mins from Oita station.I found this business hotel. Still available as of today.Business hotel KGhttp://www.hotel-kg.jp/ (only in Japanese)I hope it will help ...

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Answered about 1 year ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Usage-wise there is virtually no difference. The only real difference is that if you choose to refund yourPasmo card, there is no refund charge. Suica and other cards will pickpocket you up to 220 yen refund the balance.

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Answered about 1 year ago

Is there a difference between Pasmo and Suica?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many train companies operating trains and subways in Tokyo. Suica is issued by JR and Pasmo is by other train companies. When you actually use it to pass the gate of trains/buses or use that to buy something at stores, there are no differences. I like the design of suica card better, th...

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Answered about 1 year ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

I believe you have your question answered, but just to be clear, there are no train tickets with the rail pass. There are seat reservations you can make with an activated pass, and you can reserve seats up to a month in advance. You can easily check rail schedules, transfer info and fares on Hype...

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Answered about 1 year ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

Group Three Group Three, Lived in Japan

Sorry I just reread your question and thought I may not have clearly answered your question.You cannot get Shinkansen tickets online. You can order and receive a voucher online that you will have to personally redeem for your railpass at one of the major train stations after you arrive in Japan. ...

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Answered about 1 year ago

How can I get Shinkasen tickets online ahead of time?

Group Three Group Three, Lived in Japan

March is a beautiful time to visit and possibly see the cherry blossoms in Japan!  You should make your seat reservations in advance after activating your rail pass. This will dramatically increase your chances of keeping everyone together. If you are flying into Narita and plan to activate your ...

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Answered over 1 year ago

Second trip to Japan and plan to travel north to Hokkaido.Would like suggestions on where to visit over 2 weeks.

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are lots to see in Hokkaido! It also depends on which season you are planning to visit. If it's winter, it is very hard to travel around Hokkaido because you will have to drive in snow and some roads may close in winter. Here are recommendations from my experience.Summer: Hike in Shiretoko ...

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Answered over 1 year ago

I'll be visiting Tokyo, Japan for my first time Oct 19 - Nov 4 what should I see and do while i'm there?

Chris Chris, Visited Japan Once

Hi...Lots of hidden treasures but you still have to tick off the tourists bits. Shibuya to witness the crossing, the madness of Takeshita Street, Yoyogi Park.Definately, try an Onsen. I wished I’d been to Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.Dog cafe or Owl/cat/Mai...

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Answered over 1 year ago

I'll be visiting Tokyo, Japan for my first time Oct 19 - Nov 4 what should I see and do while i'm there?

Dhaval(ダワル) Dhaval(ダワル), Living in Japan

Wow..That’s the great time to visit Tokyo! You can see early-autumn leaves in Tokyo, and some peak autumn at nearby tourist spots! In Tokyo, you can have Tokyo sightseeing, and along with that you can plan Tokyo outskirts, like: -          Kawagoe (known as little-edo) -          Nikko (famo...

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