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comment Visa and Immigration delays on arrival in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
@AdrienBe thanks for the info -- had no idea that was doable. It is both more costly (in time and fee) to do it before leaving, but I suppose it is an option.
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comment Can I converse with Japanese travellers on the Shinkansen or is it rude?
For reference, it's a 3 hour trip from Tokyo to Osaka -- not 2 hours. I've ridden the Shinkansen a dozen times or more in reserved cards over the past couple years, and never once seen a foreigner in a conversation with a Japanese person. So the non-reserved car may be a better bet.
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comment From Haneda airport to Narita with same airlines
The day of the week will greatly impact how long it takes. If it's a weekday and you are fighting with rush hour, trains are far far far less appealing. It also depends on if you have status/where you're sitting on the incoming flight as you may be able to get out of immigration far faster.
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answered Are American Express credit cards widely accepted in Japan, specifically, Osaka?
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comment Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?
the person may not sit down, leaving an empty seat, and more people standing. Not to mention that the sole act of "standing up and walking away" is easier said than done on a rush hour commuter train in Japan. Even if someone does sit down, there is no guarantee it will be the person you intend to.
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comment Is it rude to give up your seat in Japan?
In Japan this is a great recipe to having an empty seat, an embarrassed intended recipient, and looking like you don't want to stand around old people. If you just get out of the seat and leave, especially on a packed train, you run the risk of making the situation worse (more people in less space) as folks will assume you intend on leaving the train, rather than assuming you are trying to give up your seat to someone who needs it.
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comment What is wrong with eating while walking in Japan? It doesn't seem to be an issue in other Asian countries
@DavidGrinberg yes.
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comment Why must I lock the door of an aircraft lavatory before the light inside fully brightens?
Believe it or not, there are many people who are unclear on the concept of locking toilet doors in Southeast Asia who also do not have great command of English. This is a great way to help them know to close the door, as the privacy is both-ways (most passengers would prefer not to walk in on someone using the facilities)
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comment Visa and Immigration delays on arrival in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
@drN, apologies, I edited it. Basically, you go to a little window, pay $35 at a little window to get some form that says you have paid for the visa, then you line up at immigration to actually get the visa stamp in your passport. This is usually horribly congested with tourists from around the world and takes time in a hot airport room. Just curious to see if things have changed. If nobody knows, I will just self-answer in a couple weeks.
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