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post Jan 22 2018, 05:18 PM

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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 22 2018, 04:40 PM)
The date will be 28th April Arrive Tokyo Narita, the same day will take train to Osaka.
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post Jan 22 2018, 09:09 PM

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Hello all,

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and was wondering if anyone has used this for acne and how is the outcome like?


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post Jan 22 2018, 11:15 PM

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QUOTE(sweet_pez @ Jan 17 2018, 06:06 PM)
Just saw the itinerary. Few cents' worth of opinion:

1. Day 1 seems a little ambitious, no? I think it's more realistic to have 3-4 places to visit. And in Kyoto you can also visit Nishiki Market.

2. Day 6 - by the time you do Omotesando, I think it's easily 4-5pm, unless the first 3 places you're doing touch-n-go style. Suggestion is to pack lunch (i.e. bento from Family Mart/ 7-11) and enjoy a nice picnic at Yoyogi Park.

3. Day 7 is interesting. You're doing it the other way round vs mine laugh.gif

What i did before was Asakusa-Hamarikyu-Tsukiji-Imperial Palace-Tokyo Station. We board the Water Taxi from Asakusa in the morning and got down at Hamarikyu Garden. The rest of it we walked from one place to another, because they're within walking distance.

It's a pretty touristy thing to do, but I really enjoyed it. I don't mind riding it again when I'm back in Tokyo haha. I think your "boat trip" is in reference to this.
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/tourists/info/access/access5.html

4. Day 10 - I suggest you push Shinjuku Gyoen to the morning/ afternoon. In winter, it gets dark early, ie. 4-5pm sometimes feels like 7-8pm. So if you go in the evening, I should think it's less enjoyable compared to the earlier time. Secondly, is there anything to see in Winter? Back in Autumn, I went there to see the autumn foliage it was really beautiful. Not so sure about winter, you may want to check online first.

5. Suggestion: do Ginza on Saturday/ Sunday. Pedestrian's Heaven is over the weekend from 12 noon onwards at Chuo Dori, Ginza.

Not sure bout Osaka, but in Tokyo you can get the Metro Subway Pass, more value for the 3 days pass. However you'll need to have good planning to fully utilize the pass. It can potentially save up to few times of your transport cost over 3 days.

http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/travel/

For example if you're going Akihabara, usually you'll search to Akiharaba station. However that station is under JR Line, so you can't use the Metro pass.

But, you can always stop at Suehirocho station via Metro line. It brings you directly to Akihabara as well - but this is not a well known fact among tourists especially first few timers. Need to do more research if you want to utilize the pass.
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Thanks for the tips @sweet_pez! Will try to follow as per ur suggestion for our Tokyo trip.

For our trip in Osaka and Kyoto, it is not finalized yet as we are still keeping our options open whether to head to kyoto 1st then only come back to Osaka for 2 nights or maintained as it is.

we are also thinking whether to drop by Kobe if there's enough time (which I doubt it), anyone know whether its worth to go there based on our travelling schedule? fyi, me and my partner are not really into beef meat, so if there's nothing much other than trying the beef there then might as well we'll just skip it.
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post Yesterday, 11:04 AM

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Guys, just a quick update for my plan. Yesterday I went to get more information in JR Railway Cafe in Singapore which they provide free service for advice and JR ticket purchase ( USJ and Dsineyland as well ).

1) According to this Japanese Lady I approached. Golden week is the second highest peak in the entire year. ( Top highest peak is end of the year ). Hence, either from Tokyo to Osaka or Osaka to Tokyo will be very packed. It's unlikely I will be able to get seat during the JR travel, unless I get one way ticket. ( Which required to make the seat reservation and collect ticket in Japan and cannot be purchase online ).

2) It seems like taking flight is much cheaper than taking JR railway. SGD200+ for flight with maximum luggage weight of 40kg per person. Here is my updated itinerary.

28th April - 8am Arrive Narita Airport, Tokyo
- 12:45pm Depart at Narita Airport, Tokyo
- 2:15pm Reach Kansai Airport, Osaka

29th April - Nara
30th April - USJ
1st May - Osaka
2nd May - Osaka
3rd May - Kansai
4th May - Kansai
5th May - Kansai
6th May - 7:45am/2:05pm Depart at Kansai Airport, Osaka
- 8:55am/3:25pm Arrive at Narita Airport, Tokyo
7th May - Disney SEA
8th May - Shibuya and Shinjuku
9th May - Mount Fuji
10th May - Akibahara
11th May - Temple Hopping ????
12th May - 5:05pm Depart at Haneda Airport, Tokyo

She told me that there is no difference for foreigner between the temple in Tokyo and Kyoto. She suggested me to skip the temple hopping in Tokyo instead.
For the 6th May, I'm not sure which flight time is good. Do you all able to advise me?

If skipped the temple hopping. What else I can replace? For Mount Fuji, I can travel there in the morning, stay one night there, the next day morning will go back Tokyo. So I guess just one day is sufficient

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post Yesterday, 11:26 AM

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QUOTE(garygothic @ Jan 22 2018, 11:15 PM)
Thanks for the tips @sweet_pez! Will try to follow as per ur suggestion for our Tokyo trip.

For our trip in Osaka and Kyoto, it is not finalized yet as we are still keeping our options open whether to head to kyoto 1st then only come back to Osaka for 2 nights or maintained as it is.

we are also thinking whether to drop by Kobe if there's enough time (which I doubt it), anyone know whether its worth to go there based on our travelling schedule? fyi, me and my partner are not really into beef meat, so if there's nothing much other than trying the beef there then might as well we'll just skip it.
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No worries, they're just something to share based on experience.

Have yet to explore Kansai (for some reason I'm just not too keen) but I did researched Kobe for my cousins who went there last Dec. Kobe is more than just beef although that's the common thing they're associated with. I find there's more to do in Kobe than Himeji and even Osaka (if you don't count in USJ or the Aquarium). Research a little about Kobe before deciding to exclude it biggrin.gif I don't take beef too but if I do go to Kansai and have time for it, I'll visit Kobe.


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She told me that there is no difference for foreigner between the temple in Tokyo and Kyoto. She suggested me to skip the temple hopping in Tokyo instead.
For the 6th May, I'm not sure which flight time is good. Do you all able to advise me?

If skipped the temple hopping. What else I can replace? For Mount Fuji, I can travel there in the morning, stay one night there, the next day morning will go back Tokyo. So I guess just one day is sufficient
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Is this your first time to Tokyo? If yes, there are plenty of places you can visit. You'll be able to visit a temple in Mt Fuji and Akihabara (you can visit Kanda Shrine, which is near to Akiba). There's no need to purposely do temple hopping. In fact since you're also going Kyoto, you'll be seeing plenty of temples there.

Tokyo is a shopping hub and it's exciting to stroll the shopping streets and mall.

10th May - are you going to spend whole in Akihabara? I'll suggest you add on a place to visit. You can do Asakusa, Sensoji (and optionally, Tokyo Skytree) + Akihabara.

11th May - You can do Ueno + Nakano (shopping area). If you like anime/ figurines - there'a a Mandarake in Nakano as well. Additionally if there's time, go Odaiba in the afternoon/ evening.

12th May - Spend time in Ginza then leave for the airport between 1-2pm.
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 23 2018, 11:04 AM)
Guys, just a quick update for my plan. Yesterday I went to get more information in JR Railway Cafe in Singapore which they provide free service for advice and JR ticket purchase ( USJ and Dsineyland as well ).

1) According to this Japanese Lady I approached. Golden week is the second highest peak in the entire year. ( Top highest peak is end of the year ). Hence, either from Tokyo to Osaka or Osaka to Tokyo will be very packed. It's unlikely I will be able to get seat during the JR travel, unless I get one way ticket. ( Which required to make the seat reservation and collect ticket in Japan and cannot be purchase online ).

2) It seems like taking flight is much cheaper than taking JR railway. SGD200+ for flight with maximum luggage weight of 40kg per person. Here is my updated itinerary.

28th April - 8am Arrive Narita Airport, Tokyo
              - 12:45pm Depart at Narita Airport, Tokyo
              - 2:15pm Reach Kansai Airport, Osaka

29th April - Nara
30th April - USJ
1st May - Osaka
2nd May - Osaka
3rd May - Kansai
4th May - Kansai
5th May - Kansai
6th May - 7:45am/2:05pm Depart at Kansai Airport, Osaka
            - 8:55am/3:25pm Arrive at Narita Airport, Tokyo
7th May - Disney SEA
8th May - Shibuya and Shinjuku
9th May - Mount Fuji
10th May - Akibahara
11th May - Temple Hopping ????
12th May - 5:05pm Depart at Haneda Airport, Tokyo
         
She told me that there is no difference for foreigner between the temple in Tokyo and Kyoto. She suggested me to skip the temple hopping in Tokyo instead.
For the 6th May, I'm not sure which flight time is good. Do you all able to advise me?

If skipped the temple hopping. What else I can replace? For Mount Fuji, I can travel there in the morning, stay one night there, the next day morning will go back Tokyo. So I guess just one day is sufficient
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Taking flight is actually a better option as a few LCC, like Vanilla and Peach are flying from Narita to Kansai. These flight are flying of from T3 and there are free shuttle buses between T1, T2 and T3.

As for 6th May, of course earlier the better, which gives you more time to explore Tokyo. From Narita to the city center will take you about an hour. Assuming you have checked in baggage, you should be reaching the city between 10:30-11am - just nice for lunch.
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QUOTE(sweet_pez @ Jan 23 2018, 11:26 AM)
No worries, they're just something to share based on experience.

Have yet to explore Kansai (for some reason I'm just not too keen) but I did researched Kobe for my cousins who went there last Dec. Kobe is more than just beef although that's the common thing they're associated with. I find there's more to do in Kobe than Himeji and even Osaka (if you don't count in USJ or the Aquarium). Research a little about Kobe before deciding to exclude it biggrin.gif I don't take beef too but if I do go to Kansai and have time for it, I'll visit Kobe.
Is this your first time to Tokyo? If yes, there are plenty of places you can visit. You'll be able to visit a temple in Mt Fuji and Akihabara (you can visit Kanda Shrine, which is near to Akiba). There's no need to purposely do temple hopping. In fact since you're also going Kyoto, you'll be seeing plenty of temples there.

Tokyo is a shopping hub and it's exciting to stroll the shopping streets and mall.

10th May - are you going to spend whole in Akihabara? I'll suggest you add on a place to visit. You can do Asakusa, Sensoji (and optionally, Tokyo Skytree) + Akihabara.

11th May - You can do Ueno + Nakano (shopping area). If you like anime/ figurines - there'a a Mandarake in Nakano as well. Additionally if there's time, go Odaiba in the afternoon/ evening.

12th May - Spend time in Ginza then leave for the airport between 1-2pm.
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10th May - Nope. Going to stay maybe half day in Akihabara. I will look into those places that you suggested.

11th May - Good idea, do you think allocating this xtra day for Osaka or Tokyo better?

12th May - Which part in Tokyo you think is better to stay? Cause I hope I can stay the place which night lift is quite lively. Like Wongkok in Hong Kong.

QUOTE(sacwoc @ Jan 23 2018, 12:03 PM)
Taking flight is actually a better option as a few LCC, like Vanilla and Peach are flying from Narita to Kansai. These flight are flying of from T3 and there are free shuttle buses between T1, T2 and T3.

As for 6th May, of course earlier the better, which gives you more time to explore Tokyo. From Narita to the city center will take you about an hour. Assuming you have checked in baggage, you should be reaching the city between 10:30-11am - just nice for lunch.
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Thanks! I will take the early morning for better time allocation
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 23 2018, 01:29 PM)
10th May - Nope. Going to stay maybe half day in Akihabara. I will look into those places that you suggested.

11th May - Good idea, do you think allocating this xtra day for Osaka or Tokyo better?

[s]12th May - Which part in Tokyo you think is better to stay? Cause I hope I can stay the place which night lift is quite lively. Like Wongkok in Hong Kong.[/b]
Thanks! I will take the early morning for better time allocation
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There's no other place lively as Shinjuku during night time. But bare in mind the accommodations are also quite hefty if you book late. So please plan early.
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 23 2018, 01:29 PM)
10th May - Nope. Going to stay maybe half day in Akihabara. I will look into those places that you suggested.

11th May - Good idea, do you think allocating this xtra day for Osaka or Tokyo better?

12th May - Which part in Tokyo you think is better to stay? Cause I hope I can stay the place which night lift is quite lively. Like Wongkok in Hong Kong.
Thanks! I will take the early morning for better time allocation
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You mean you havent got a hotel on the 12th only or for all your stay in Tokyo? Better get it early as it gets more expensive closer to your date. But you cannot compare to Mongkok (been there last night) which is pretty much for shopping. In Japan most shops closes quite early - 8 or 9pm except some pharmacies. However if you are talking to night life night pubs, drinking, etc, then Shinjuku or Shibuya.
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QUOTE(sweet_pez @ Jan 21 2018, 01:02 PM)
Tentative news said relocation happening in 2018 Sept-October.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2017/10/2...d/#.WmQehHPmhnE

English translation at the bottom of article.

And no one can speculate the exchange rate for yen. Its good price now so suggest that you change some to keep.
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Thank you @sweet_pez for the info and recommendation.

I'll monitor the currency exchange for the time being.
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QUOTE(Belphegor @ Jan 23 2018, 02:07 PM)
There's no other place lively as Shinjuku during night time. But bare in mind the accommodations are also quite hefty if you book late. So please plan early.
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QUOTE(sacwoc @ Jan 23 2018, 02:22 PM)
You mean you havent got a hotel on the 12th only or for all your stay in Tokyo? Better get it early as it gets more expensive closer to your date. But you cannot compare to Mongkok (been there last night) which is pretty much for shopping. In Japan most shops closes quite early - 8 or 9pm except some pharmacies. However if you are talking to night life night pubs, drinking, etc, then Shinjuku or Shibuya.
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to tell you the truth. We just book the APA hotel for Tokyo only. Haven't been able to book the Osaka area yet. Its free cancellation though, so I'm just wondering there is any other suitable area for stay in Tokyo. Just like if travel to KL, usually people will stay in KL central area, but people won't think of staying in Titiwangsa right. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 23 2018, 01:29 PM)
10th May - Nope. Going to stay maybe half day in Akihabara. I will look into those places that you suggested.

11th May - Good idea, do you think allocating this xtra day for Osaka or Tokyo better?

12th May - Which part in Tokyo you think is better to stay? Cause I hope I can stay the place which night lift is quite lively. Like Wongkok in Hong Kong.
Thanks! I will take the early morning for better time allocation
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Q1. I'm quite biased to Tokyo, so I'll say Tokyo. But that's just me cool2.gif you can research and see what is more to do where, then use that 1/2 day there. There are a lot of people who prefers Osaka instead.

Q2. Just like sacwoc said below. Can't compare HK with Japan; but if you want a more "happening" area, you can find it in Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Personally, for accommodation/ staying, I prefer Ikebukuro and Asakusa. There are some shops/ drug stores (pharmacies) that open till late (including 24 hours restaurants) but it's not 'loud' nor 'busy'.

QUOTE(sacwoc @ Jan 23 2018, 02:22 PM)
You mean you havent got a hotel on the 12th only or for all your stay in Tokyo? Better get it early as it gets more expensive closer to your date. But you cannot compare to Mongkok (been there last night) which is pretty much for shopping. In Japan most shops closes quite early - 8 or 9pm except some pharmacies. However if you are talking to night life night pubs, drinking, etc, then Shinjuku or Shibuya.
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 23 2018, 02:38 PM)
to tell you the truth. We just book the APA hotel for Tokyo only. Haven't been able to book the Osaka area yet. Its free cancellation though, so I'm just wondering there is any other suitable area for stay in Tokyo. Just like if travel to KL, usually people will stay in KL central area, but people won't think of staying in Titiwangsa right.  laugh.gif
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APA hotel is a very basic business hotel and if you are not so particular it will be fine. Small and clean and most are near train station. There so many in Tokyo, which one did you booked? Even in Shinjuku itself, I think there are 2-3 or even more. It actually depends very much on your budget and also you cannot compare KL to Tokyo. smile.gif There are so many big cities in Tokyo, and you cannot actually pin point what is central area. Also everywhere is pretty much connected via train. Besides Shinjuku and Shibuya, you also have Tokyo Station, but its more of a business district. You can also think of Shinagawa or Ikebukuro as mention by sweet_pez. In the end, it depends very much on your budget.
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QUOTE(sweet_pez @ Jan 23 2018, 02:41 PM)
Q1. I'm quite biased to Tokyo, so I'll say Tokyo. But that's just me cool2.gif you can research and see what is more to do where, then use that 1/2 day there. There are a lot of people who prefers Osaka instead.

Q2. Just like sacwoc said below. Can't compare HK with Japan; but if you want a more "happening" area, you can find it in Shinjuku and Shibuya.

Personally, for accommodation/ staying, I prefer Ikebukuro and Asakusa. There are some shops/ drug stores (pharmacies) that open till late (including 24 hours restaurants) but it's not 'loud' nor 'busy'.
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Haha. That's the problem. I prefer to have xtra day for Tokyo, but my wife loves it to be in Osaka. So you know lah~~~ haha

I will look into Ikebukuro area via airbnb. I believe for Mount Fuji stay, there should be airbnb around that area as well right?

QUOTE(sacwoc @ Jan 23 2018, 02:52 PM)
APA hotel is a very basic business hotel and if you are not so particular it will be fine. Small and clean and most are near train station. There so many in Tokyo, which one did you booked? Even in Shinjuku itself, I think there are 2-3 or even more. It actually depends very much on your budget and also you cannot compare KL to Tokyo. smile.gif There are so many big cities in Tokyo, and you cannot actually pin point what is central area. Also everywhere is pretty much connected via train. Besides Shinjuku and Shibuya, you also have Tokyo Station, but its more of a business district. You can also think of Shinagawa or Ikebukuro as mention by sweet_pez. In the end, it depends very much on your budget.
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Got it. Based on google map, I think Ikebukuro is better place to stay as Shinagawa seems like there is a distance to the main city area. My wife is starting to think of getting AirBnB room. She managed to get room from airbnb for Osaka stay. It will be near Namba station. Hopefully it is a good location.

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Seriously I'm kinda relief that I was able to book flight between Tokyo and Osaka. Have to think about the human packed during golden week. Though I am not able to experience the train bento in bullet train though. But I will definitely go Hokkaido for my next Japan trip. wink.gif
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 24 2018, 01:56 PM)
Haha. That's the problem. I prefer to have xtra day for Tokyo, but my wife loves it to be in Osaka. So you know lah~~~ haha

I will look into Ikebukuro area via airbnb. I believe for Mount Fuji stay, there should be airbnb around that area as well right?
Got it. Based on google map, I think Ikebukuro is better place to stay as Shinagawa seems like there is a distance to the main city area. My wife is starting to think of getting AirBnB room. She managed to get room from airbnb for Osaka stay. It will be near Namba station. Hopefully it is a good location.

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Seriously I'm kinda relief that I was able to book flight between Tokyo and Osaka. Have to think about the human packed during golden week. Though I am not able to experience the train bento in bullet train though. But I will definitely go Hokkaido for my next Japan trip. wink.gif
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Hahahahahahaha then see how you convince your wifey laugh.gif Ikebukuro is a pleasant area. If you have abit more budget, stay in Prince Hotel/ Metropolitan Hotel wub.gif very nice! Optionally, last 2 nights consider moving to a Hotel to pamper yourself. I have this thought, but I'll see what my friends say in the upcoming holiday hahaha

There's 2 places you can see Mt Fuji - Hakone and Kawaguchiko (Fuji 5 Lakes). They are both different places, which one are you going?

Both Hakone and Kawaguchiko is away from cities so option of accommodations are usually guest houses, inns, Hotels etc. Even if you go to AirBnB, chances are, the listings will be inns/ guesthouses.


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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 24 2018, 01:56 PM)
Haha. That's the problem. I prefer to have xtra day for Tokyo, but my wife loves it to be in Osaka. So you know lah~~~ haha
This want fully understood. If want a peaceful and nice holiday, I know who will win liao.

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I will look into Ikebukuro area via airbnb. I believe for Mount Fuji stay, there should be airbnb around that area as well right?
Got it. Based on google map, I think Ikebukuro is better place to stay as Shinagawa seems like there is a distance to the main city area. My wife is starting to think of getting AirBnB room. She managed to get room from airbnb for Osaka stay. It will be near Namba station. Hopefully it is a good location.
In Japan, you dont look at distance but connectivity. Shinagawa if one of the main station in Japan where there is shinkansen stop and also connections to airports. That is also a reason why its more of a business center compare to Ikebukuro. Microsoft have a nice office there. smile.gif.

For Mount Fuji, where exactly are you refering too? You are not climbing the mountain right?
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QUOTE(sweet_pez @ Jan 24 2018, 02:24 PM)
Hahahahahahaha then see how you convince your wifey laugh.gif Ikebukuro is a pleasant area. If you have abit more budget, stay in Prince Hotel/ Metropolitan Hotel  wub.gif very nice! Optionally, last 2 nights consider moving to a Hotel to pamper yourself. I have this thought, but I'll see what my friends say in the upcoming holiday hahaha

There's 2 places you can see Mt Fuji - Hakone and Kawaguchiko (Fuji 5 Lakes). They are both different places, which one are you going?

Both Hakone and Kawaguchiko is away from cities so option of accommodations are usually guest houses, inns, Hotels etc. Even if you go to AirBnB, chances are, the listings will be inns/ guesthouses.
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QUOTE(sacwoc @ Jan 24 2018, 02:32 PM)
This want fully understood. If want a peaceful and nice holiday, I know who will win liao.
In Japan, you dont look at distance but connectivity. Shinagawa if one of the main station in Japan where there is shinkansen stop and also connections to airports. That is also a reason why its more of a business center compare to Ikebukuro. Microsoft have a nice office there. smile.gif.

For Mount Fuji, where exactly are you refering too? You are not climbing the mountain right?
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For Mount Fuji, so far we just want to view the best scene of Mount Fuji. Won't be going for mountain climbing. I heard that Kawaguchiko is the best lake view from all ( Correct me if I'm wrong ). Not sure whether you both have any better itinerary suggestion in Mount Fuji for a day?
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 24 2018, 02:34 PM)
For Mount Fuji, so far we just want to view the best scene of Mount Fuji. Won't be going for mountain climbing. I heard that Kawaguchiko is the best lake view from all ( Correct me if I'm wrong ). Not sure whether you both have any better itinerary suggestion in Mount Fuji for a day?
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THere are a few places that you can view Mount Fuji, even in Tokyo. You can go to Shinjuku Metropolitan Building to have a nice view as well and its free.

If you want a more natural surrounding than Kawaguchiko is nice if weather permits. Why not pay a bit more and find a private onsen in Kawaguchiko. Relax and chill for a day before you go back to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. smile.gif. Cannot give you itinerary though. My experience with mount fuji involve climbing it and also viewing it from my previous office practically everyday.
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QUOTE(Jet23sky @ Jan 24 2018, 02:34 PM)
For Mount Fuji, so far we just want to view the best scene of Mount Fuji. Won't be going for mountain climbing. I heard that Kawaguchiko is the best lake view from all ( Correct me if I'm wrong ). Not sure whether you both have any better itinerary suggestion in Mount Fuji for a day?
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Kawaguchiko is the best place with the highest chance to view Mount Fuji. Even if weather is ok, viewing at those further place like Hakone can still be blocked by clouds

Choose to stay opposite site of the lake and you get to experience a reflection of Mt Fuji on the lake.

Other attractions in Kawaguchiko area - Kachi-Kachi Ropeway and also the Fuji Shibazakura festival

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