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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #555 on: August 24, 2017, 10:38:00 PM »
Have two SIM cards valid for next 21 days and have 2.5GB each of data left.
For the taking
And two JR/subway cards with value on them- but looking to get something for them.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #556 on: August 28, 2017, 09:32:15 PM »
Just checked in to the Andaz in Tokyo and I have one word: Unreal!

I'll be working on a TR soon, but some Andaz info:

-This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever been to. This is not your standard Andaz. It feels more like a PH than an Andaz. See the pics below
-They are more than happy to accommodate Kosher guests. The food & beverage director (Alistair) has gone out of his way to help me heat up meals and even order food from R Edery.
-The service is top notch despite hearing otherwise from other FT reviews. I came by to drop off my luggage yesterday since I stayed my first night at a Capsule hotel and didn't want to shlep it over there. They were happy to go and split up my food into different bags for fridge, freezer, and non refrigerated for me.
-I came to check in at 9 AM. They upgraded me to a view room even though I'm here on a SUN. They were very apologetic that I had to wait 15 minutes for the room - even though I'm checking in hours before check in time.

Here are some pics I took this morning. More to come in the TR.











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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #557 on: August 28, 2017, 10:19:54 PM »
Yup, looks like my room and view when I stayed there. Great hotel!

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: August 29, 2017, 07:57:29 AM »
The bedroom is not PH style

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #559 on: September 01, 2017, 04:53:32 PM »
Have two SIM cards valid for next 21 days and have 2.5GB each of data left.
For the taking
And two JR/subway cards with value on them- but looking to get something for them.

Thanks @shmebeble for the hookup. Card worked great for my quick trip.

Looking to pass this along. Valid for about another 2 weeks. One SIM has been used up (not sure how much) while the other has all of it's 2.5 GB left.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #560 on: September 01, 2017, 05:19:15 PM »
Thanks @shmebeble for the hookup. Card worked great for my quick trip.

Looking to pass this along. Valid for about another 2 weeks. One SIM has been used up (not sure how much) while the other has all of it's 2.5 GB left.
glad you enjoyed and it worked out! Any other crazy people here doing a 4 day trip like us?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #561 on: January 25, 2018, 10:51:36 AM »
does anyone know how long into the flight from tokyo to NYC do you hit the international dateline?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #562 on: January 25, 2018, 10:56:41 AM »
Depends on the routing.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #563 on: January 25, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »
Depends on the routing.
if it flies up by alaska?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #564 on: February 18, 2018, 07:12:21 PM »
I will be in Tokyo (for the first time) next month.  Curious to know if anyone knows if it would be better to stay at the Hilton Tokyo or the Courtyard Tokyo Station.  Seems like the Courtyard is in a busier area but the Hilton might be a better/nicer/bigger hotel.    Any advice??

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #565 on: February 19, 2018, 07:47:05 AM »
I will be in Tokyo (for the first time) next month.  Curious to know if anyone knows if it would be better to stay at the Hilton Tokyo or the Courtyard Tokyo Station.  Seems like the Courtyard is in a busier area but the Hilton might be a better/nicer/bigger hotel.    Any advice??
It depends on what you're doing. The Courtyard has a great location, and if you're going to day trip using a rail pass then it's even better.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #566 on: February 20, 2018, 01:08:38 PM »
I will be in Tokyo (for the first time) next month.  Curious to know if anyone knows if it would be better to stay at the Hilton Tokyo or the Courtyard Tokyo Station.  Seems like the Courtyard is in a busier area but the Hilton might be a better/nicer/bigger hotel.    Any advice??
I stayed at the Hilton for several days and liked it. It's close to the Shinjuku train station which is a huge city station so it makes it easy to connect with other trains around the city. I believe they also provide a shuttle to the station though I always walked. Their breakfast that's included with Hilton Gold was really large and nice, if that's your thing.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #567 on: March 05, 2018, 05:18:46 PM »
i want to fly from NYC to Tokyo this june using miles in first class.
what is the best airline and whats the cheapest way to use miles for this flight

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #568 on: March 05, 2018, 05:21:06 PM »
i want to fly from NYC to Tokyo this june using miles in first class.
what is the best airline and whats the cheapest way to use miles for this flight

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #569 on: March 05, 2018, 06:08:15 PM »
thanks.  if i cant find first class award space how is business class and what airlines are best for business class to tokyo?