Page 8 of 16 FirstFirst ... 367891013 ... LastLast
Results 141 to 160 of 303

Thread: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

  1. #141

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    No any extra fuel surcharges here, my flight to Tokyo is next week tuesday. Local friends in Tokyo are ok with the whole thing.
    Might be strange to see Tokyo at night now, no neon lights in Shinjuku so much...

  2. #142

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    No any extra fuel surcharges here, my flight to Tokyo is next week tuesday. Local friends in Tokyo are ok with the whole thing.
    Might be strange to see Tokyo at night now, no neon lights in Shinjuku so much...

  3. #143

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    No any extra fuel surcharges here, my flight to Tokyo is next week tuesday. Local friends in Tokyo are ok with the whole thing.
    Might be strange to see Tokyo at night now, no neon lights in Shinjuku so much...

  4. #144
    Member/Tangshooter Redsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    7,932

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak View Post
    No any extra fuel surcharges here, my flight to Tokyo is next week tuesday. Local friends in Tokyo are ok with the whole thing.
    Might be strange to see Tokyo at night now, no neon lights in Shinjuku so much...
    it might be a good idea to avoid tokyo for now,coz some parts will have rolling blackouts,Yokohama, Kamakura, Hakone, the Fuji Five Lake region, the Izu Peninsula and Nikko

  5. #145

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    ya the nuclear thing is a time bomb...once radiation level gets too high, leaving that country isnt easy...
    My Blog

  6. #146
    Member/Tangshooter Redsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    7,932

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread


  7. #147

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    Where can I buy Japan train pass here in Singapore ?

  8. #148
    Member/Tangshooter Redsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    7,932

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    u mean JR pass?
    JTB

  9. #149

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak
    Where can I buy Japan train pass here in Singapore ?
    I think u can get them from the Japanese embassy here in Singapore.. Pls take note tat there are various type of rail pass available..

  10. #150

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    Quote Originally Posted by adiJOO View Post
    I think u can get them from the Japanese embassy here in Singapore.. Pls take note tat there are various type of rail pass available..

    Yeah, JR pass thats what i mean. Embassy, is that the place to get it? JTB what is that ?

  11. #151
    Senior Member bonrya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    In a mobile cage
    Posts
    2,633

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak

    Yeah, JR pass thats what i mean. Embassy, is that the place to get it? JTB what is that ?
    I think there's a JTB at ion orchard.
    My Flickr
    ~Neko baka

  12. #152

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    I went to JTB ion orchad. Did not know those passes are so expensive. Then i google "hitchhiking in Japan" and got lots of hits. Seems like its pretty easy over there. I might do that instead.

  13. #153
    Senior Member bonrya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    In a mobile cage
    Posts
    2,633

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak
    I went to JTB ion orchad. Did not know those passes are so expensive. Then i google "hitchhiking in Japan" and got lots of hits. Seems like its pretty easy over there. I might do that instead.
    I think if you get those passes from Japan they're like $700 or something. More ex than Singapore for sure.
    My Flickr
    ~Neko baka

  14. #154

    Default

    How long u intend to stay there?
    When I went there for my honeymoon, we also thought of buying JR rail pass but working out on our itinerary and using the japan national tourism organization website to check transport costs, it will make sense to u if u really need rail pass.

    Use the following link, on the top right section, there is a "Plan, check and go" tab.

    http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

  15. #155

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak View Post
    I went to JTB ion orchad. Did not know those passes are so expensive. Then i google "hitchhiking in Japan" and got lots of hits. Seems like its pretty easy over there. I might do that instead.
    Actually the lady at JTB told, that passes can only be bought outside of Japan, not anymore when in Japan.

  16. #156

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    planning to stay 2 months there. one month traveling around

  17. #157
    Senior Member bonrya's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    In a mobile cage
    Posts
    2,633

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak
    planning to stay 2 months there. one month traveling around
    Wow. Have fun!
    My Flickr
    ~Neko baka

  18. #158

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jaskak
    planning to stay 2 months there. one month traveling around
    Wow... U need alot of planning and $$$.. =)
    All my meals are from the stalls inside the railway stations.. Cheap and nice! Haha

  19. #159

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    I rented a room for 1 month in tokyo, shared house, living with 2 japanese + one american, have kitchen internet etc 830 SGD a month, i think thats ok price. And with a kitchen i can do my own cooking, save money. Im really not a rich guy, have to find cheap way. Thats why I think i will do hitchhiking
    Planning, not my style, i follow intuition.

  20. #160
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    East Coast Road.
    Posts
    256

    Default Re: Budget travel in Japan - tips and info thread

    JR passes can only be bought out of Japan and are meant for tourists. You can buy it from JTB in the basement of Ion which is what I did. Unfortunately, do not make the same mistake I made. I left the tickets on the dining table at home and only realized the mistake just as I was hopping onboard my flight to Japan.

    After some frantic searching on the internet I ordered passes online and paid a 2nd time. The passes were delayed in Europe as that was when the whole of Europe was hit with a cold freeze. Finally got the passes a couple of days late and as a result had to spend more time in Tokyo where hotels are not cheap (S$300+ per night).

    I was relieved that JTB did issue a refund for the original passes that I had bought.

    Internal travel is not cheap in Japan so plan your traveling wisely. Sometimes it's almost the same to fly by private jet (internally) if you have enough people to charter the whole plane (8 pax).

    My prayers go out to all the Japanese people who are facing difficult times in areas affected by the recent events. Please be sensitive to others when taking pictures in areas that have been affected. These people have enough of photographers sticking cameras into their faces.

Page 8 of 16 FirstFirst ... 367891013 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •