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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: May 14, 2015, 02:39:02 PM »
What did you do about the dateline? Shabbos, tefilin? Is visiting the temples, especially the Shinto ones A"Z?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: May 14, 2015, 02:55:52 PM »
Questions probably better geared to your LOR
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 14, 2015, 02:57:15 PM »
What did you do about the dateline? Shabbos, tefilin? Is visiting the temples, especially the Shinto ones A"Z?
I personally stayed outside and didnt walk in. But you should definitely ask you LOR

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 14, 2015, 02:59:45 PM »
This question would be better if asked to a "mumche", your average LOR would probably get all nervous straight away and just say it's all asur....
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 14, 2015, 03:28:11 PM »
I personally stayed outside and didnt walk in. But you should definitely ask you LOR

I hate to say but my LOR will have no idea about the differences between different religions and therefore the A"Z implications. Since many/most of them have no interest in outside cultures it doesn't cost them anything to say that it's ossur.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 14, 2015, 04:11:50 PM »
What did you do about the dateline? Shabbos, tefilin? Is visiting the temples, especially the Shinto ones A"Z?
Didn't visit temples.

I was a day behind for sefira until I crossed back over the dateline.  You miss a day of shacharis flying there and you daven shacharis with tefilin twice on the day coming back.

Did shabbos on local Saturday per chabad custom.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 14, 2015, 04:24:43 PM »
Didn't visit temples.

I was a day behind for sefira until I crossed back over the dateline.  You miss a day of shacharis flying there and you daven shacharis with tefilin twice on the day coming back.

Did shabbos on local Saturday per chabad custom.

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Did you do Tokyo tower?Mt Fiji?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 14, 2015, 04:26:26 PM »
Dan,

Did you do Tokyo tower?Mt Fiji?
Can be a waste of a day. Takes forever to get there from Tokyo, and you don't get that close, see much or spend much time there.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: May 14, 2015, 04:28:59 PM »
Can be a waste of a day. Takes forever to get there from Tokyo, and you don't get that close, see much or spend much time there.

Thank to you I didnt waste my day there for that. The friend I was with said that we must see it but after reading your TR I told him its a waste, so we did a day tour in Tokyo, and got to see all the main sites which was a lot better.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: May 14, 2015, 04:29:32 PM »
Dan,

Did you do Tokyo tower?Mt Fiji?
Did Tokyo Tower in 2005. Did the Skytree 2015.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: May 14, 2015, 05:27:22 PM »
Did Tokyo Tower in 2005. Did the Skytree 2015.

Wish I knew of the skytree it looks a lot nicer then the Tokyo tower.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: May 14, 2015, 05:28:20 PM »
Wish I knew of the skytree it looks a lot nicer then the Tokyo tower.
It is.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: May 17, 2015, 08:47:00 AM »
Any suggestions about the rail passes? It seems that are several rail companies each with their own multi-day passes and each valid for certain regions? Very confusing. ::) Is there a group/family discount? I can't find any. I wish I could just rent a car like on a European trip. However, I don't think that is an option in this case. So far it looks like that we will be in the Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto triangle.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: May 17, 2015, 05:26:30 PM »
Any suggestions about the rail passes? It seems that are several rail companies each with their own multi-day passes and each valid for certain regions? Very confusing. ::) Is there a group/family discount? I can't find any. I wish I could just rent a car like on a European trip. However, I don't think that is an option in this case. So far it looks like that we will be in the Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto triangle.

I purchased an unlimited Youth 5 day pass for about $100 (they stamp it every day that you use it, so it does not have to be 5 consecutive days)
It's not limited by Age btw, its just called a Youth pass because of the end of school season.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: May 17, 2015, 11:05:42 PM »
I purchased an unlimited Youth 5 day pass for about $100 (they stamp it every day that you use it, so it does not have to be 5 consecutive days)
It's not limited by Age btw, its just called a Youth pass because of the end of school season.
Did that work for all the different lines?
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