Japan? Japan!

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  1. mtma

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    Toyoko is pretty popular but I wouldn't have thought Remm at Shin-Osaka would be that popular. They are usually about 30% more expensive than Toyoko Inn. Chainbolt is probably right though, the dates probably cross over on a particularly popular domestic travel period.

    That said my first choice of hotel is Remm in Akihabara every time I go to Tokyo which isn't actually that cheap :lol: but I would consider it to be in a much better location than shin-osaka.
     
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  2. Bold Eagle

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    We have gotten ours from HIS both times and seems to save $20+ from other sites.

    http://www.traveljapan.com.au/rail-pass

    We get the top one (for all over).
     
  3. W0MB13

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    The advantage of the Shin-Osaka Remm is just that you can go downstairs and you're in the station. Very quick/easy/lazy way to travel out to other areas each day by Shinkansen.

    That said, I have Remm Akihabara booked for a leg of my trip this year. I've stayed in the surrounding areas before, but never actually right in Akihabara.
     
  4. a777

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    Which JR Pass? 7/14/21?

    Pick whichever is cheapest for you from these three:-
    JTB – http://www.jtboi.com.au/jr_pass/jrpass.htm
    HIS – http://www.traveljapan.com.au/rail-pass
    Sachi Tours – http://www.sachitours.com.au/Japan_Rail_Pass.html

    Probably Sachi.
     
  5. enzo_450

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    The missus just booked tickets for 16 days at the start of November. :thumbup:

    I have some reading to do!
     
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    chainbolt

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    Beautiful, sunny weather starting in November. Amazing autumn colors / autumn leaves at that time.
     
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    Make sure you checkout Kyoto at the end of your trip. It will be spectacular that time of year!
     
  8. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    You will love that time of year. Just watch out for the radiation :p Just kidding :leet:
     
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    Yep, end of November is the best time there for autumn leave watching.
     
  10. skymist

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    Just booked a ticket to Sapporo for 4 days at start of November.

    Any tips? Travelling solo and only booked it to burn some miles...
     
  11. Bold Eagle

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

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    Nope it's real. Since I came back from my trip in feb, I no longer require to turn on the light at night to pee. :cool:
     
  13. negatron

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    Just heard about the small earthquakes and some activity out Hakone way leading to them closing off the tourist tracks.

    Everyone ok?
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    lol....soon you will sprout another head :p
     
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    Well, that'll explain the lump on my back. Might be good though, I'll have no blind spot after that. :thumbup::lol:
     
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    They evacuated local residents around Mt. Hakone last week, but I think the (vulcanic) tremors there have been dying down.

    The 6.8 quake in Miyagi yesterday is a different story. It's an aftershock to the monster quake from March 2011.

    You know, certain people indeed think it's real. We have a running thread in C/E about the 3/11 quake, and just recently somebody posted there an article claiming that Tokyo is "uninhabitable" and "more contaminated than Chernobyl". :rolleyes:
     
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  17. RyoSaeba

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    Yeh i know. I have a friend who lived in Japan for a few years, lately she kept posting stuff about the fall out from the quake. Many of which has been debunked as fake. And after telling her, even linking snopes articles for her as proof, she still persist and her friends seems to slurp it up. I gave up. Unfollowed her instead. Not worth it. Actually when I joked about the glow in the dark thing to my friend after coming back, some of them asked "OMG are you serious??" Of course i'm not serious. If I was glowing in the dark, I wouldn't be going out dining, I'd either be extremly ill in the hospital or i'll have super powers of some sort and is being experimented on by the government!
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It's not a tumor :lol:
     
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    Some people just love scaremongering, and then you have the social media ignorants who jump on any "story" without understanding what they are talking about. The "Japan quake" thread in C/E is a good example.
     

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