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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    Didn't go through the morning one but the evening one. Good thing is you do not need to hold the handrails, you are automatically propped up by the bodies thats squeezing you on all sides.

    As for photography.....good luck getting you arms above your body.
    you need a helmet cam..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    you mean you guys actually joined in the squeeze, i only want to take pictures/video from outside
    no choice, no $ to take taxi...btw certain hours and certain station the crowd is lesser.

    etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canto View Post
    no choice, no $ to take taxi...btw certain hours and certain station the crowd is lesser.

    etc..
    i nvr got into a major squeeze in japan.. the worst was at abt ~8pm and the experience was not as bad as SG city hall at 6pm
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    i tried the morning squeeze from ikkebukuro to Shinjuku. usually i will leave hotel after 10am to avoid the crowd but tat day need to catch the train to Hakone. So no choice. Waited for 3 trains to pass before we attempted to get in. It is a horrible experience!! It is summer and everyone is so sweaty and sticky. Luckily is jus one stop for us. And getting out is worse, ppl squeezing in from outside and ppl inside forcing their way out. This is one experience i nv wanna try again. SG mrt squeeze is really nothing compared to Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i am going in late nov, most likely tokyo and hakone only free and easy
    anyone experienced the morning rush hour train squeeze?
    Bro, I experienced the worse squeeze ever on one day from Shinagawa to Tokyo. Basically, me and my girlfriend already at the door opening cannot go in le, the people still push in from outside until we were way pass the halfway mark on the other door. Something you will NEVER experience in Singapore.

    So packed that like Kenn said, no need to hold anything. Everyone is breast to breast, arse to privates, privates to arse. Truly felt uncomfortable for my girlfriend especially knowing what Japanese trains are famous for. Was ready to smack anyone who tries with my tripod-o-steel LOL.

    Anyway pics are a little slow, trying to upload up till day 10 on flickr before i share here, but anyhow here's the link to my flickr:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3122184...th/4876478188/

    A few teasers -

    Day 1:

    #1 - 2nd Last Train from Narita!!!


    Day 2:

    #2 - The Lonely Path (Koishikawa-Kuen)


    #3 - View From Tokyo Tower (Really hard to take with the foggy glass and reflections!)


    Day 3 (DisneySea):
    #4 - Stitch!


    #5 - Lighthouse


    Yups, Enjoyed Tokyo!

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    which is better, Disney sea or Disneyland

    tell me more, i am still planning

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    which is better, Disney sea or Disneyland

    tell me more, i am still planning
    It's going to be a hard choice bro. In my opinion, I prefered DisneySea to DisneyLand. Sea was more theme based.

    However if u go Sea only u will miss out experiencing Land. If u go Land, u will keep wondering what Sea is like. Afterall, you'd probably want to know what either is like and you will probably not go there again, or for some people, 1 or 2 times more if they really loved it

    Solution? Go both...it was a no brainer when i had the same questions too

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    what about hotels? pictures, reviews, price?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    what about hotels? pictures, reviews, price?
    thanks
    Can can, now at work will take awhile to reply. GG bedok to see the YOG relay.

    Can give u a brief description of where i go later, but pics not so ready hahaa

    Okay heading out to YOG now

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    thanks

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    i only have time for one resort and i choose disneysea. my wife and i enjoyed ourselves there.. esp the Tower of Terror.. But too bad quite a few rides down on the day i visited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    what about hotels? pictures, reviews, price?
    thanks
    Hihi, for my first 7 nights I stayed in Shinagawa Prince Hotel, price is about 1050 for 2 ppl..that works out to be 75 per person per night.

    Next 2 nights in Taisenkan in Hakone. This is about 1040 for 2 ppl for 2 nights...that works out to be about 260 per person per night.**

    The last 2 nights I stayed at Ueno Fountaine Villa...this one is 274, so about 68.5 per person per night. (comes with free buffet breakfast)

    ** Taisenkan is a ryokan, price includes a Kaiseki (traditional dinner) and breakfast (super big spread too). Highly recommended you go to a good ryokan especially if you're going together with wife/gf. Get to book a private outdoor bath (at least for my ryokan).

    I liked all my hotels. The last one is quite squeezy but for the price, it's considered good. The best of course is Taisenkan as it is the highlight of my trip. Don't skimp on this one if u want to experience a traditional ryokan with ALOT of food , wearing a yukata and sleeping on futon - True Japanese Experience

    Paiseh, photos not ready yet

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    i am currently looking at the various train passes and Free and easy packages from japan

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    this tripit app is quite good

    does anyone know what time does the mad sardine train ends?
    9am?

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    Hi,

    I'm planning to travel japan this November as well but still have some concerns about accommodation. Do you think that I can travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone at night, say after 8pm? Hotels and ryokan / minshuku allow check-in after 3pm if I make a reservation beforehand?

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    9am is still very packed. 10am should be safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonngx View Post
    Hi,

    I'm planning to travel japan this November as well but still have some concerns about accommodation. Do you think that I can travel from Tokyo to Kyoto, Nikko, Hakone at night, say after 8pm? Hotels and ryokan / minshuku allow check-in after 3pm if I make a reservation beforehand?
    sleeping on an overnight train is a good way to save lots of money to spend on other things
    this site is a good resource for trains, you need to know the name of the stations

    www.hyperdia.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    i am currently looking at the various train passes and Free and easy packages from japan
    not sure if you saw this yet.. japan bus pass

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    Default Re: Japan - Tokyo - Hakone First Timer

    sadly i am traveling with my family so cannot be cheapo
    if i was alone i would do just that

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    I have no idea how to take the bus safe for the ones in Hakone and Nikko

    If not travelling beyond tokyo I cannot imagine using any pass system. Some of these passes (eg, I got a metro ticket pass when buying GRUTT museum pass, cannot use on JR lines), will need you to be walking more than usual if you want to make these passes worth!

    eg Ueno, got aga aga 5 stations, but only JR line nearest to where u wanna go, but u use this pass u need to do more walking. Vice Versa for JR east pass or something, doesn't apply for private trains.

    IMO just get their SUICA/PASMO (EZ-LINK!) and get done with no need to think more

    Passes i DO recommend are the GRUTT pass and Hakone/Nikko passes if u are going there.

    A little late but as promised (NPNT right?):

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...96#post6436896

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