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    bring us back some quality jav milf material.

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    Wally would be best to advise
    really it would depend if I was looking at this as a 1st of a number of trips, or a best of trip;

    if best of Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka would be the general approach I guess (not in anyway suggesting these are the best of, just a practical approach)
    Kamakura/ Yokohama and Nikko could be done from Tokyo as day trips, again this is highlights

    just my opinion as I can only talk about the parts ive been to

    if 1st expedition, id just focus on Tokyo and surrounding. Go on the piss in Ebisu etc.
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    Pretty much how we are thinking at the moment, re.
    Thanks.

    3 day rail pass in Tokyo, then a 7 day train pass to one of Osaka or Kyoto, week at an air bnb place. We'll spend that week day tripping on the train, then we have 3 days left somewhere in the Tokyo area before flying out from Narita.

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    Little off the beaten track but I have very fond memories of my trip to Fukuoka. Lovely place and I hope to go back one day.

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    I'm not sure how the rail passes work but its worth taking a long look into.
    for example some passes can only be used on some lines, and some will be consecutive days etc.
    so be careful when you activate them, also may need separate passes for west and east japan

    also for example a JR pass will get you around most of Tokyo, but may be better employed taking long distance trains/ bullet trains
    though getting round Tokyo could soon mount up
    again someone like Wally would have the insights, and if you don't take the shinkansen between Tokyo and say Kyoto youlll lose a lot of time on slow trains

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    https://www.seat61.com/Japan.htm

    this guy knows his shit and its an all round great site

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented View Post
    I'm not sure how the rail passes work but its worth taking a long look into.
    for example some passes can only be used on some lines, and some will be consecutive days etc.
    so be careful when you activate them, also may need separate passes for west and east japan

    also for example a JR pass will get you around most of Tokyo, but may be better employed taking long distance trains/ bullet trains
    though getting round Tokyo could soon mount up
    again someone like Wally would have the insights, and if you don't take the shinkansen between Tokyo and say Kyoto youlll lose a lot of time on slow trains
    correct. The JR pass is the one to get. you can use all the shinkwsen trains and most of the subway in tokyo. even a couple of ferrys. you have to buy the pass outside of japan though. its not available in japan. just google HHI cyrille theres outlets in most countries. when you arrive in japan go to a train station and activate it it. if you have an itinerary planned you can get all your tickets at the same time

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    ^ And when you book ahead on certain lines, you get to choose your own Hello Kitty card while you might even be lucky enough to find yourself sitting on an actual Hello Kitty-themed train over the summer months.

    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Travel/ado...ry?id=55442075

    I can see Cy loving that one.

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    As it happens just yesterday I had to veto my wife's suggestion of a hello kitty apartment on air bnb.



    She was only winding me up though...mercifully I'm not married to one of those 'eternal-nine-year-olds' Thai women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    correct. The JR pass is the one to get. you can use all the shinkwsen trains and most of the subway in tokyo. even a couple of ferrys. you have to buy the pass outside of japan though. its not available in japan. just google HHI cyrille theres outlets in most countries. when you arrive in japan go to a train station and activate it it. if you have an itinerary planned you can get all your tickets at the same time
    Cheers bld.

    We've been in touch with an agent in Nimaan CM who sells the passes. Looking at ways to get train and accommodation ducks to waddle in line at the moment.

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    your welcome. im sure you will enjoy japan

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    if your booking online through agoda or whetever another thing to watch for is the size of the room japanese hotel rooms seemed to be really small. couldnt swing a cat in em or could be i am a fat coont in comparison to japs? anyway most booking sites give you the SQM dimensions so you can see.or BYO cat

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    Thanks to everyone with helpful info.
    The transport has been sorted at a very helpful agent's in nimaan.

    Anyone have any thoughts on changing money? Normally I work on the rule that giving the changer his national currency will get you the best rate, so in this case it would be best to change baht into yen in Chiang Mai.

    However, the rate today is 1 Baht =2.9 Yen.

    XE gives the market rate at 1Baht = 3.4 Yen.

    Now, I know that a 'walk-in' customer won't get a rate as good as the market rate, but even so that seems like a huge difference.

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    My standard = exchanging any less than 10k usd = not worth any hassle aka: pocket change differences

    IOW: change in CM, Swampy, Narita or just use your debit/CC in Jappers.

    Aren't you on a credit/rewards plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Anyone have any thoughts on changing money? Normally I work on the rule that giving the changer his national currency will get you the best rate, so in this case it would be best to change baht into yen in Chiang Mai.
    Don't you get paid in USD or Camel?

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    3.01 in Japan today...so best way is to use my LOS cc over there.

    Cheers Jimbo

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post





    As it happens just yesterday I had to veto my wife's suggestion of a hello kitty apartment on air bnb.





    She was only winding me up though...mercifully I'm not married to one of those 'eternal-nine-year-olds' Thai women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Her continent.
    Japan is a continent? Are you sure two weeks will be enough?

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    Are we waiting til after the world cup for this Japan spanking?

    Good form

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    If you travel to Kyoto visit theKyoto Imperial Palace. It's free and no advance booking.

    Info here:

    Public Opening of the Kyoto Imperial Palace & Expansion of Guided Tour of the Sento Imperial Palace, the Katsura Imperial Villa, and the Shugakuin Imperial Villa - The Imperial Household Agency
    The Imperial palace gardens in Tokyo is a fine place but you need to book in advance.

    Imperial Household Agency Visit Guide > Sites > Imperial Palace

    I also recommend going to one of the "Crab" Restaurants, they have large 10m tall crabs outside. They offer crabs cooked in every style you can think of. I think we had eight. Everyone delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Are we waiting til after the world cup for this Japan spanking?

    Good form
    Yes, good form TD.

    Make shit up and don't follow through.

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    Cy will follow through alright.

    Probably after some dodgy roadside sushi

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