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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #540 on: June 19, 2017, 08:02:36 AM »
Thats good, so we will bring food with us. any recommended resource on Okinawa - Best hotels, beaches, attractions etc?
What do you want to do there? There are a bunch of different beaches, both the Hyatt and Sheraton are nice but totally different properties. If you're just starting to plan you can look at Japan-guide.com to get an overview.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: June 19, 2017, 02:33:48 PM »
I leave at 6:30pm EST and land at 8:30PM JPT (Japan Time) what is the best method for trying to avoid crazy jetlag?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: June 19, 2017, 02:35:13 PM »
I leave at 6:30pm EST and land at 8:30PM JPT (Japan Time) what is the best method for trying to avoid crazy jetlag?
Sleep for 2 hours on the plane, then go to bed once you land. That's what I did (on a layover to SIN) and was fine.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #543 on: June 19, 2017, 11:42:40 PM »
What do you want to do there? There are a bunch of different beaches, both the Hyatt and Sheraton are nice but totally different properties. If you're just starting to plan you can look at Japan-guide.com to get an overview.

Thanks for the link will looking into it.

What's the best route to fly to Okinawa from East Coast? J or F preferred

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: June 19, 2017, 11:56:57 PM »
Thanks for the link will looking into it.

What's the best route to fly to Okinawa from East Coast? J or F preferred
I'm not sure how you define best, but one hop through Tokyo would be the most straightforward. There might be options through SEL or HKG but ANA has lots of flights from HND to OKA.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #545 on: June 20, 2017, 04:07:02 AM »
Are there 2 Chabads in Tokyo? Second one not Authorized?
http://www.chabad.jp/
http://www.chabadjapan.org/.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #546 on: June 20, 2017, 04:07:44 AM »
correct
Yea, I remembered and have since deleted my post.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #547 on: June 22, 2017, 11:01:21 PM »
Is falafel king open again?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #548 on: August 13, 2017, 12:19:04 PM »
I'll be traveling to Tokyo solo at the end of this month. Thinking of trying out one of their capsule hotels. TPG had a review that makes it seem quite compelling at around $50 a night:

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/cabin-capsule-tokyo-hotel-review/

Thoughts?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #549 on: August 13, 2017, 01:23:15 PM »
I'll be traveling to Tokyo solo at the end of this month. Thinking of trying out one of their capsule hotels. TPG had a review that makes it seem quite compelling at around $50 a night:

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/cabin-capsule-tokyo-hotel-review/

Thoughts?
I just tried one of the capsule hotels abt 2 weeks ago, I would recommend it for 1 night or two, not much longer since it's not the most comfortable (I can only speak for the one I went to which did did not have A.C or a fan, and they're pretty small obv)

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #550 on: August 13, 2017, 01:24:44 PM »
I just tried one of the capsule hotels abt 2 weeks ago, I would recommend it for 1 night or two, not much longer since it's not the most comfortable (I can only speak for the one I went to which did did not have A.C or a fan, and they're pretty small obv)
Also, I spent maybe $20.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #551 on: August 13, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »
I just tried one of the capsule hotels abt 2 weeks ago, I would recommend it for 1 night or two, not much longer since it's not the most comfortable (I can only speak for the one I went to which did did not have A.C or a fan, and they're pretty small obv)
Cool. I'm intrigued by the concept along with the amenities. You seem to get a lot from these first cabin type of capsules vs the original style that was a bed and nothing more. Costs are much higher but compared to a hotel are quite cheap.

I'm only in town for two days and am debating doing the capsules vs the andaz. Obviously two very different experiences.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #552 on: August 13, 2017, 11:29:29 PM »
I'll be traveling to Tokyo solo at the end of this month. Thinking of trying out one of their capsule hotels. TPG had a review that makes it seem quite compelling at around $50 a night:

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/08/cabin-capsule-tokyo-hotel-review/

Thoughts?
Do it! For a night it's a quintessentially Japanese exoeruence. I wouldn't stay for multiple nights but give it a go for one.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #553 on: August 17, 2017, 03:33:34 PM »
It looks as though the Andaz plays games with room availability and releasing points for nights. They do this by offering most rooms as "view" rooms with 3 different types of views.

With this being the case, I am unable to use points or Points+Cash for my stay (8/29). Any ideas on how to persuade them to release a room for me?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #554 on: August 22, 2017, 07:30:15 PM »
Anyone here have luck heating up frozen meals at the Andaz in Tokyo?