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Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by chainbolt, May 29, 2012.

  1. GoneFishin22

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    Take a picture - it will last forever ;).
     
  2. GreasyBear

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    Did anyone go to the Kanamara Matsuri today? Lines were pretty wild, thought the drizzle might have put some travellers off.
     
  3. Boneman

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    Went to a friends liveshow tonight, and ended up meeting an ex-developer from Square Enix. Spent most of his time with the Dragon Quest series and a little on Final Fantasy. Major otaku moment. :p
     
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    I've got my eye on August flights. It's currently ~$965 return with JAL, direct to Narita from Sydney. I'm hoping this price stays for a couple of weeks.

    I'd be interested in checking out Hokkaido/Sapporo, and also Fukuoka. Anyone have recommendations for these areas, and getting there from Tokyo/Osaka respectively?
     
  5. GreasyBear

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    A domestic flight to Hokkaido would be the easiest way up.

    The Sapporo Beer Factory/Museum was a nice place to visit if you love your drink.
     
  6. RyoSaeba

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    Me and my friend flew with Skymark from Tokyo to Sapporo in Feb. Fares were pretty cheap.
     
  7. GoneFishin22

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    I would get the Shinkansen to Hokkaido.

    Hokkaido has lot's of national parks with some being world heritage areas:

    - It is worth visiting Hakodate, including Mount Hakodate and Fort Goryokaku and the Morning Market.

    - Sapporo I don't really see anything of interest here in Autumn?

    - Just outside of Sapporo is Asahikawa with Asahiyama Zoo which we will be visiting in June/July.

    I also plan to go to Shiretoko, Five Lakes, Kamuiwakkayu Falls and shall wing it a bit around this region.
     
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  8. Urbansprawl

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    Ueno was just mental -

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    That was on the Saturday, Sunday was much quieter.
     
  9. RyoSaeba

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    Jesus christ!!! :shock:
     
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    Now the stuff is all down, and many streets got a pink pavement. :p
     
  11. GreasyBear

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    Even the waterways look quite pleasant from all the petals.
     
  12. Taceo Corpus

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    I thought Yoyogi Koen had a bigger Sakura grove?
     
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    I don't think so. Maybe I haven't see all of it in Yoyogi, but Ueno appears to be bigger. Anyway both do not compare with Shinjuku gyoen, it's a real English park with huge lawns, lovely, but you have to pay entrance fee.
     
  14. MR CHILLED

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    Fantastic picture right there :thumbup:
     
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    You should see the crowds along Meguro river :p
     
  16. RyoSaeba

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    I think my plans to see the Sakuras just changed :Paranoid:
     
  17. Urbansprawl

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    The good thing is that as chainbolt said everyone is really relaxed, happy and just happy to be alive during hanami.

    Also a lot of them are drunk :)
     
  18. RyoSaeba

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    Yeh that's true. If it was a gathering like that here, it'll lead to drunk fights, glassing, stabbing and rubbish getting thrown everywhere.
     
  19. GoneFishin22

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    Sad but true with a lot of idiots running around on Ice nowadays as well.
     
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    Including the girls :p
     

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