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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: May 18, 2015, 09:18:35 AM »
Did that work for all the different lines?
It worked on all JR lines besides for the express and shinkansen, I think it worked on the hokkaido lines too.

PS, I do recall people telling me that I should have purchased a real pass while overseas. (it seems to average about $240 for an unlimited 7 day pass that covers the shinkansen as well, seems like a good deal to me if you will be doing more than one cross country trip)
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: May 18, 2015, 09:19:56 AM »
It worked on all JR lines besides for the express and shinkansen, I think it worked on the hokkaido lines too.
I tried looking into something like that, but there did not seem to be a pass that included the subway, trains etc. So would have needed passes for each line.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: May 18, 2015, 09:24:25 AM »
I tried looking into something like that, but there did not seem to be a pass that included the subway, trains etc. So would have needed passes for each line.
JR coveres most of the country.
http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/

BTW, I was able to catch a few express trains too, I played the dumb tourist and all was good.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: May 19, 2015, 02:03:08 AM »
JR coveres most of the country.
http://www.japanrailpass.net/en/

BTW, I was able to catch a few express trains too, I played the dumb tourist and all was good.

I love it, lol, guy from DDF playing dumb tourist, we are a pretty informed species of tourist, but it's all good :)
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 23, 2015, 06:20:38 AM »
Thinking about stopping over in Tokyo Tlv - west cost. Flight would get in at 7:30am, leave at 5:30pm- enough time to make a stopover in Tokyo worth it?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 23, 2015, 08:57:16 AM »
Yes
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 24, 2015, 12:44:56 PM »

Yes
Recommendations for such a short stopover?

Also anywhere in NRT to store hand luggage?
I'm hoping OS to ANA we won't have to pick up our luggage and recheckin....

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 24, 2015, 01:05:44 PM »
Meal at chabad; sumo if possible; buy pearls; pick a garden, etc.

Shouldn't be an issue to through check luggage.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 24, 2015, 05:32:20 PM »
i would disagree about the meal at chabad. imo, it should not be a priority for a shortish stopover

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 24, 2015, 05:41:45 PM »
I found the meal at main chabad to be very good food; a made-to-order super fresh meal.

Not to mention that the felafel at the restaurant is excellent.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 24, 2015, 05:52:22 PM »
speaking of short stopovers, I have one for 6 hours, is that possible? worth it?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: June 24, 2015, 06:00:26 PM »
speaking of short stopovers, I have one for 6 hours, is that possible? worth it?

Won't be able to do a lot in 6 hours, not if you're flying into NRT.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 24, 2015, 06:04:23 PM »
Won't be able to do a lot in 6 hours, not if you're flying into NRT.
just curios reason being long lines? far from city?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 24, 2015, 06:12:16 PM »
just curios reason being long lines? far from city?

90-120 mins from city by train.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 24, 2015, 07:25:23 PM »
I found the meal at main chabad to be very good food; a made-to-order super fresh meal.

Not to mention that the felafel at the restaurant is excellent.

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Yup, both are fresh and quite delicious. Would definitely hit up one on a 10 hour stop

At chabad they really are open to making anything and the chef is quite talented.  Felt like being on one of these food shows watching them invent and whip up a dish on the spot.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 24, 2015, 07:25:54 PM »
90-120 mins from city by train.
Depends where.  It's just 55 minutes from NRT to Tokyo Tower.  Chabad was 90.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: June 24, 2015, 07:39:29 PM »
Yup, both are fresh and quite delicious. Would definitely hit up one on a 10 hour stop

At chabad they really are open to making anything and the chef is quite talented.  Felt like being on one of these food shows watching them invent and whip up a dish on the spot.
If only they had a better view into the kitchen.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: June 25, 2015, 02:51:11 AM »
Yup, both are fresh and quite delicious. Would definitely hit up one on a 10 hour stop

At chabad they really are open to making anything and the chef is quite talented.  Felt like being on one of these food shows watching them invent and whip up a dish on the spot.
i was there (not by falafel) twice and had everything on the menu both times (different menus). very hit and miss. some things were delicious while some were borderline inedible.

either way, imo, shouldnt be a priority

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: June 25, 2015, 07:44:06 AM »
Anyone spent Shabbos at one of the Chabad places? Any feedback?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: June 25, 2015, 08:24:32 AM »
Menu? What menu?
They just asked us what we liked and the food was quite good.

It's not a must see attraction, but the train line from NRT to chabad is very inexpensive and if you have 10 hours I don't see why its not worth a stop.
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