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You can try taking a local bus, but it does take a bit of planning. They are almost always on time, and pretty easy to use. Some of them are pay by trip, and others are pay by distance. You can tell depending if you get on the bus from the front (pay by trip) or the middle (pay by distance). If you get a pay by distance bus you pick up a ticket when you ...


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Driving in Japan is easier than you imagine it might be, though I would hesitate to drive in Tokyo. The car I rented in Hokkaido in 2016 had navigation in English (I had to specifically request this option when booking), and I needed an International Drivers Permit. The navigation interface was a little unusual relying on phone numbers or points-of-interest ...


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Navigating central Tokyo by car is an expensive, confusing pain, so the Japanese solution is to take the train out to the general area you want to explore, then rent a car at the station. JR's Ekiren service (aka "Trenta", as in train-rental-car) is the best way to do this, and they often have promotional packages that combine train tickets and ...


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A lot of airlines have made provisions for their customers in case the Covid-19 restrictions of various countries impede with their travel plans. A quick search on AirCanada’s website shows that they too have implemented Covid-19 goodwill policies – likely because they prefer a booking in hand than not. The exact text reads: We have implemented highly ...


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We can't say when Japan will open their borders. If the flight you book departs but you can't fly because you don't qualify to enter Japan then the airline policy is clear: it's your problem and no refund will be offered. You can, of course, book a fully refundable ticket but not, I suspect, at the price that's tempting you right now.


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Ends halfway (450 meters out of 1629 to be precise). https://japan.stripes.com/travel/naruto-whirlpools-bridge-nature%E2%80%99s-beauty-1547825829 About the bridge The Ō-Naruto Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Naruto Straight between Minami-Awaji Awaji Island and Ōge Island in Naruto, Tokushima. The bridge opened in 1985, and is 1,629 meters long. ...


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It’s worth mentioning that Kyoto is not the smallest of cities and not everybody wants to walk through it with their luggage on the way to their hotel. Furthermore, Kyoto is serviced by three private railway lines in addition to JR and the municipal subway provides access from Kyoto station to the central area (Karasuma street) that is not covered by any ...


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