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TOKYO FOR 6 DAYS

Hello Everyone,

We'll be visiting Tokyo in January 2015 for 5 days and I can't tell you how excited we are. I need some guidance so that I can maximize our time in Japan. Can someone please give me some ideas and suggestions, on where to go, and where to stay? We kinda like an area were there's a lot of things to do (walking distance), specifically a lot of food around the area. We're in our late 20's but we don't really want to party that much. All we wanted to do is do some shopping, eat, and…

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Takayama

has the township of takayama itself been affected by volcanic ash?

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best way from Tateyama (alpine route) to Takayama

Hi there,
i'm finalizing our details for the trip to Japan and still need to know what the best way is from Tateyama to Takayama.
I was hoping for a direct train, maybe from Toyama??
Please advice.
And is the JR rail pass valid on this route?
And is the JR rail pass valid on the busses between Takayama and Hida-no-sato village and Shiragawa-go?

We are also planning to go to Koya-san from Takayama, long day in the train!
What is best, via Kyoto or via Shin-Osaka (via Nagoya)? Please…

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from Shiroko (or Yokkaichi) to Kyoto?

Hi! Are there better connections from Shiroko (or Yokkaichi) to Kyoto than by train via Nagoya (which would mean a huge detour)? The bus companies seem to have only websites in Japanese that I don't know...

Thanks for any advice, Gaston

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Tobita Shinchi - Osaka?

Tobita Shinchi is, as I'm hoping someone here knows, a red-light district in Osaka. Just to get it out of the way - no, I'm not here asking for advice on how to get service etc. I'm just writing an article on it, and I wanted to know whether anyone could clarify if Tobita Shinchi is Japan's LARGEST red-light district? I've checked the Wiki page, which says it's the largest in Western Japan. However, another source put that it's the largest in the whole of Japan. Strange question, I know. Any…

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Studying Abroad in Japan (Complications)

I'm really interested in studying abroad in Japan over the summer, and I wanted input from anyone, especially black gay males who's been to Japan and how homosexual African-american men are received by the Japanese people. I'll either be going to Tokyo, Osaka or Nagoya. Also I'd like some info about our place in the university, gay bars/clubs, gay villages, otaku's, living their (I'm aware of the freezing problems in homes during the winter) and the workplace (hoping my options wont be limited…

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Money in Japan

I went to Japan last year and I took cash with me but I can't remember if I took Yen or US dollars. I remember I had quite a lot of cash with me.
Coming from Australia, can anyone recommend whether I exchange say A$1000 into Yen and carry around in a money belt or take the same in US$ and then exchange in Japan. I also have two ANZ travel cards which I topped up with yen. I know the double transaction fees but I have a QANTAS cash card as well but not sure how it would work in Japan.

Any…

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Snowboarding/Skiing Japan on a budget

Hello, I was hoping to do a couple of weeks skiing trip to Japan over the Christmas Holidays in late December early January.

I was looking around on the internet, however there is a huge amount of advertising but not much impartial information with basic facts about costs etc.
Where is the most affordable alpine destination in Japan including accommodation and equipment rental? What sort of price would I be looking at for say- 12 days of skiing?
I have heard that some places give a discount for…

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Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka

Hello

We will be going to Japan for our honeymoon next April and are just trying to figure out how many days to spend in each city. We are 31 and 28 and are just as interested in relaxing and temples as we are in the business of Tokyo.

Our rough itinerary at the moment is:

April 26 to 30 - Tokyo
May 1 to 4 - Kyoto
May 5 to 8 - Osaka

Do you think we have spread our time well or should we spend longer/shorter in certain places?

Thank you
Susan

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Tokyo-kyoto-fukuoku-tokyo ?

Hi All

I'm going to japan in december my route is :

Tokyo and surroundings (kamakura Nikko......) December 13 to December 20

Fukuoka December 20 to December 24

Kyoto and surroundings (Narra........) December 24 to December 2

Tokyo January 2 to January 10

Biggest my question is point 2. Fukuoka or pick different location What you can recommend?

Thank you