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

  1. Tinian

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    I agree with this. No idea why people would select Osaka. Tokyo is one of the great cities of the world. If teeming masses of people don't tickle your fancy (and I can understand why), then the alternative is surely to sit in an onsen in Kyūshū, or ski in Hokkaidō, a beach in the Ryūkyū islands etc.?
     
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  2. Nethiuz

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    Hokkaido skiing or not, it's a must visit. Christ i loved Sapporo and every surrounding town.
     
  3. forged.

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    Ironically, I recently visited both Osaka and Tokyo in December, and enjoyed both, but I'd say I had a better time in Osaka. Lots of interesting little places to visit. To each their own!
     
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  4. coolroy

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    Just found out my oldest son & his wife have today cancelled there upcoming trip back to Japan citing risks re corona virus.

    It is understandable given the large number of international travel horror stories in the news at the moment.

    Also I would be concerned myself in part due to the large number of Chinese tourists that frequent Japan.

    My guess is they will reschedule a trip to Japan once things settle down.
     
  5. Ronald Reagan

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    why hasn’t japan banned them yet? Just like many other countries have. Chinese tourists are the most selfish in the world... they travel even when sick without a care for anyone else
     
  6. coolroy

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    Unfortunately have to agree Chinese tourists are the most selfish in the world, as per example below.

    Watch who bothers to use the hand sanitizers before using the buffet's & or fails to use the tongs when serving themselves, no prizes for guessing who.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51231593

    Coronavirus: Chinese embassy in Paris finds woman who 'cheated' checks

    The Chinese embassy in Paris has tracked down a woman from Wuhan who said she took tablets to pass airport health checks.

    The woman
    boasted on social media that she had been suffering from a fever, but managed to reduce her symptoms with medicine.

    She later posted pictures showing herself dining at what she claimed was a Michelin-starred restaurant in Lyon.

    The embassy has now confirmed that her symptoms are under control.



     
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  7. hippyhippy

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    Japan hasn't closed their borders to China?
     
  8. coolroy

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    All I can find so far is that group bookings by chinese tourists appear to be banned, but I cant seem to find any restictions on individual chinese tourists wishing to visit Japan.
     
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    no, and they won't do for political and economic reason.
     
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    See my comment above. Japan depends on China more than on any other country. Exports, investments, real estate market, tourism - and then you have politics.
     
  11. hippyhippy

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    That is crazy.. especially with the olympics coming up.. imagine if there's a big outbreak... Olympics cancelled...
     
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    Still half a year away ... but it is a concern.

    Because you have no clue about the situation in Japan, so, I would better not comment about this. The situation is anyway "fluent", the administration is now considering travel restrictions from certain countries, but nothing has been implemented yet.
     
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  13. hippyhippy

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    What is the attitudes of the locals towards the potential risks? Surely that cruise ship must be all over the news
     
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  14. Boneman

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    Locals are too busy trying to find face masks for their hay fever. :Pirate:
     
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    It is, but not that much. From my balcony, I can almost see it by the way.

    But, see my earlier post about the Japanese "attitude". They do not panic.

    It's more like that Japanese companies are now starting to suffer from the impact of the virus, in many ways.

    I was supposed to go for a TV commercial shooting to Florida in April. We had secured the location, talents, cars etc. Just today I was informed that the location (which is a large entertainment and sport training complex) has started to refuse entering travelers from China and Japan.
     
  16. hippyhippy

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    America banning Japanese too?
     
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    Not in general, I assume, such as at immigration/customs. But this specific company/venue is refusing entry to my team of 20 people (talents, director, camera, best boy etc), although they are losing money - and that would have been for a shooting in April. I call this hysteria. The number of cases in Japan is still extremely low. In fact, if you consider the US cases from the ship, that are now back to the US, they have more infections cases than Japan.
     
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    Keeping a close eye on Japan cause I got a holiday lined up later in the year LOL... if disneyland can be empty , that would be ideal haha
     
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    It won't be empty, but far less crowded than usual.
     
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    COVID-19 cases are climbing pretty hard in Japan right now (South Korea spiking too)... :(

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