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When you meet them. You may well get "reverse omiyage" from your friend when you're leaving, though!


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From Tokyo, you've got two choices: Direct highway bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko, about 1:45. JR Chuo line express train from Tokyo station or Shinjuku to Ōtsuki, transfer to Fuji Kyuko line to Kawaguchiko (Japan Rail Pass [JRP] not valid), total travel time around 2:30 including transfer times. To Osaka, life gets more complicated: There is one (1) ...


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It means the $ value shown is for two guests (that is two people are allowed in the room). Often hotels apply a surcharge if extra people are wanting to share a room. However, since you've not specified the site, I'll also mention that sometimes it means you can't have less. For example, a twin dorm in a hostel often requires you book both beds. So you ...


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It's been a while, but I thought it might be nice to update this question. Last summer I've visited japan and found a camping ground at lake Aokiko. I've stayed at the Aokiko camping ground (http://www.aokiko.com/), also home of the "Evergreen outdoor center". Despite the english name, the staff doesn't speak a word English, I was happy with my ...


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The fastest way is by Shinkansen - anything else is much slower. No, flying will be just a tiny bit slower, but also cheaper. This is especially true if one arrives at NRT and wants to go to Kyoto immediately. Then just hop on a Peach or Jetstar flight to KIX, and take the Haruka to Kyoto (with the massive discount offered by the Icoca & Haruka ...


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I have sent an email to the tourist office, and they replied: The direct road is not accessible by car until April the 24th. A not-so-big detour via Ueda is the best (see screenshot below). By public transport, the best is to take the bus from Kusatsu to Karuizawa, then the normal train from Karuizawa to Nagano and Yudanaka. ...


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First of all, if you've been sold the entire itinerary as a single ticket, it's by definition a valid connection, and UA will put you on the next flight for free if you don't make it for a sensible reason (incoming flight delayed, etc). So don't worry too much. That said, it's going to be a bit tighter than I'd recommend. Four hours would be more than ...


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Definitely arrive with a gift from your home country. Edibles and tea or coffee are common gifts and widely appreciated.


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There is a bus that runs between the two from Shirone Kazan (白根火山) which is right next to Kusatsu to Yudanaka (湯田中) for 1500 yen and only takes 80 minutes (barring traffic jams). From Yudanaka you can walk to Jigokudani in about 30 minutes or so. However this website hasn't been updated since November and it sounds like the schedule may have changed then ...


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Working in Japan for several years I feel qualified enough to answer. Too little input, but let's try to give a general answer. First of all, as long as you are ready to change yourself and adapt, Japan is no different to other countries in this respect. You definitely must learn the language, adapt to some cultural differences and be ready to get upset by ...


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You should first contact the embassy, this requirement is very unusual and there is probably a way around it. Maybe you can show both your Singapore-Philippines and Philippine-Japan tickets.



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