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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: October 13, 2015, 11:31:00 AM »
No one want's to share? Is it some secret?
Nothing that exciting. I'm sure you'll be happy with either hotel.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: October 13, 2015, 11:49:21 AM »
Just go with the Andaz.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: October 13, 2015, 11:52:29 AM »
Just go with the Andaz.
Is it more conveniently located for one-day tourist activities? Seems like it to me.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: October 13, 2015, 11:55:16 AM »
Is it more conveniently located for one-day tourist activities? Seems like it to me.
The train/subway system is easily accessible and can get you anywhere.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: October 13, 2015, 12:36:02 PM »
The train/subway system is easily accessible and can get you anywhere.
True, but are any places walking distance? Nick said the Tokyo tower and Ginza were within a 20 min walk. Are they worth seeing, or should I spend my time elsewhere?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #265 on: October 13, 2015, 12:37:48 PM »
Why would you go to Tokyo Tower over Skytree?
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #266 on: October 13, 2015, 12:41:43 PM »
Why would you go to Tokyo Tower over Skytree?
I wouldn't, I just forgot about the Skytree. Is the Imperial Palace worth a visit as well?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: October 13, 2015, 12:42:47 PM »
I wouldn't, I just forgot about the Skytree. Is the Imperial Palace worth a visit as well?
Isn't it only open 1 day a year or something?
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: October 13, 2015, 12:44:25 PM »
I wouldn't, I just forgot about the Skytree. Is the Imperial Palace worth a visit as well?
I believe you can try to get access through some form of US government or something like that. Otherwise, yo can just walk along the walls. Nothing special.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: October 13, 2015, 12:52:33 PM »
Isn't it only open 1 day a year or something?
Could be. It's definitely not clear from their website. The East Gardens are open to the public year round except Mondays and Fridays. I'll be there on a Monday, so that's out I guess. Any other not-to-miss-if-only-there-for-one-day attractions?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: October 13, 2015, 02:30:45 PM »
Could be. It's definitely not clear from their website. The East Gardens are open to the public year round except Mondays and Fridays. I'll be there on a Monday, so that's out I guess. Any other not-to-miss-if-only-there-for-one-day attractions?

Akihabara
Senso-ji area in Asakusa
It also depends where are you going after Tokyo? Are you going to Kyoto?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: October 13, 2015, 03:05:53 PM »
Akihabara
Senso-ji area in Asakusa
It also depends where are you going after Tokyo? Are you going to Kyoto?
Thanks! After Tokyo I'm going home. What's there to do in the above areas? I know Ahihabara is an electronics area, but what's their to do besides shop?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: October 13, 2015, 04:14:25 PM »
if possible, go to kyoto instead of tokyo

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: October 13, 2015, 04:16:05 PM »
if possible, go to kyoto instead of tokyo
Why? More to do?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: October 13, 2015, 04:50:48 PM »
What's the best way to get around Tokyo with metro? I've been looking into options that include the ride from HND to the city and then to NRT. There seem to be multiple day passes that include either the Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway, and/or JR. I also read that often it's not worth it to buy a day pass if you're just going to a few places.

It seems to cost 200 yen for a ride, but the airports are a lot more. Also last time I was in Tokyo they had tickets that were only available to foreigners. Do they still exist? Any ideas of best tickets to buy?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: October 14, 2015, 12:24:52 PM »

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: October 14, 2015, 12:27:55 PM »
more/better to see
Oh well. I guess it'll have to wait for another trip.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: October 22, 2015, 09:46:34 PM »
Anything to do or see on a 6hr NRT stopover?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: October 22, 2015, 09:50:22 PM »
Anything to do or see on a 6hr NRT stopover?
Should be enough for Skytree or a bite to eat.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: October 22, 2015, 10:16:02 PM »
Anything to do or see on a 6hr NRT stopover?
Although I'd say it depends on the time of day. I had 8 hours on a NRT-HND layover from 4p-12a in the winter. Not much to do then.