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    If you want tokyo bcoz of disneyland only, easiest way is book hokkaido package tour, and extend on your own. Then in tokyo, just approach any of the local agencies to book their local disneyland tour. If you're sooooo worried abt walking and asking around in tokyo, then can try booking these "local tours" from JTB in Taka.

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    Default Re: tokyo + hokkaido, where to book?

    Check out the Straits Times today. There is a section on travel specials.

    Do try Prime Travel They specialise in self-drive tours. I went to Hokkaido on a package them. Their service is very good. If you need a contact, let me know.

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    Default Re: tokyo + hokkaido, where to book?

    tomorrow is NATAS fair you know

    there is a japan specific section by JNTO

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    tks bro will check them out..

    Quote Originally Posted by nuts View Post
    If you want tokyo bcoz of disneyland only, easiest way is book hokkaido package tour, and extend on your own. Then in tokyo, just approach any of the local agencies to book their local disneyland tour. If you're sooooo worried abt walking and asking around in tokyo, then can try booking these "local tours" from JTB in Taka.

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    tks bro will check them out..

    Quote Originally Posted by sillyme View Post
    Check out the Straits Times today. There is a section on travel specials.

    Do try Prime Travel They specialise in self-drive tours. I went to Hokkaido on a package them. Their service is very good. If you need a contact, let me know.

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    yeap i know.. but i'm sure it's going to be jam packed.. so was hoping to skip it

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    tomorrow is NATAS fair you know

    there is a japan specific section by JNTO

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    If you can read chinese, you should have no problem finding your way around. Most signs on the street and in train stations have chinese signs. Most train station has got information booth with English speaking person that can direct you too. Seriously, its really more fun planning your own trip and taking your own time to look around. Visit Otaru, its very romantic. Tour guide will let you hang for like 2hours....I stayed there for 3 days.

    I speak zero Japanese and survived 14 days of Hokkaido + Tokyo + Osaka.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeryltan View Post
    tks for the tip.. will explroe that option btw, i don't have kids yet, i got to find a wife 1st i am trhe kid who wants to go disneyland
    OT a little - so are you going there to find a wife??????

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    Default Re: tokyo + hokkaido, where to book?

    actually the older generation can speak japanese
    and they learn english in school, they are just shy

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    Default Re: tokyo + hokkaido, where to book?

    Yeh.. read ST NATA's special, saw Sing Xpress has a package of tokyo + hokkaido. Check it out too. I planning to go there this dec also. hee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parchiao View Post
    I don't find food to be expensive in Tokyo, it's all a matter of knowing where to eat. Language is also not a problem, if you can read chinese, you will be fine. If you need to talk to the people there, most of them will understand you to a degree if you articulate properly i.e. slowly and clearly.
    It's probably not so bad, if he avoids fast food places or eating beef.

    The last time I was there, there were a lot of tourists who spoke only English and they looked as if they survived. Even a pair of Spanish women I met were doing just fine.

    I really don't believe there are free and easy packages but I could be wrong.

    Tokyo Green Hotel at Kanda-Awajicho was inexpensive and the room I had was almost western-sized. That hotel is near Akihabara, the electronics section of Tokyo, where you usually find a lot of bargain hunters. It's also walking distance to the Ikebukuro line, so you can get to Shinjuku station quickly and visit Yodobashi and Sakuraya camera. I believe that BIC Camera is in the same area, also.

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    I think it's Hotel Green Ochanamizu, I stayed there when I went to Tokyo earlier this year. As bosozoku said, it's a pretty decent hotel and yea, its smack near Kanda Station. When you land at Narita, get an express ticket to Tokyo station. From there to Hotel Green is only about 8 to 10 SGD.

    Anyway, I managed to survive with the eye-witness guide to Japan and food there isn't exactly very expensive. You can go to many of the small eateries around. Normally near the entrance they have these vending machines with pictures of the food on them. All you need to do is to put your money in, press the button, collect the ticket and pass it to the chef. They'll whip it up and bring it to you!

    Man... I love Japan!!

    I had to book everything myself.. managed to get plane ticks from Creative Travels (at hong leong bulding) They're teh JAL agents here.

    Hope this helps!!

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    tks guys for all the help foyund a few paxckages but still will be going down natas to see big group going, so need as much discount as possible tks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeryltan View Post
    big group going
    should be easier to 'squeeze' the agents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relaxxjaxx View Post
    I think it's Hotel Green Ochanamizu, I stayed there when I went to Tokyo earlier this year. As bosozoku said, it's a pretty decent hotel and yea, its smack near Kanda Station. When you land at Narita, get an express ticket to Tokyo station. From there to Hotel Green is only about 8 to 10 SGD.

    Anyway, I managed to survive with the eye-witness guide to Japan and food there isn't exactly very expensive. You can go to many of the small eateries around. Normally near the entrance they have these vending machines with pictures of the food on them. All you need to do is to put your money in, press the button, collect the ticket and pass it to the chef. They'll whip it up and bring it to you!

    Man... I love Japan!!

    I had to book everything myself.. managed to get plane ticks from Creative Travels (at hong leong bulding) They're teh JAL agents here.

    Hope this helps!!
    http://www.greenhotel.co.jp/en/hotel...chanomizu.html

    This one--ochanomizu = tea water.

    I guess the vending machine is better for foreigners since the people at most restaurants mostly speak Japanese but there are a lot of great little restaurants all over Tokyo, especially if you don't eat in tourist areas.

    You were brave. I couldn't imagine being there without understanding Japanese.

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