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Re: tokyo
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2010, 10:51:42 AM »
^^sis, in my opinion, japan tourist visa is easier to get than US visa in a sense na they are fair unlike sa US na sometimes depende rin sa moods ng consuls. if you can show that you can afford to travel and have been traveling & your papers are in order (bank accounts, assets, etc) malaki ang chances for approval.
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Re: tokyo
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2010, 01:33:45 PM »
chinita8 Naha and Nara magkaibang place yun. Unfortunately hindi pa ako nakapunta doon.

How long ba trip mo? Suggestion ko rin if may time ka pa na punta ka Nikko or even Mt. Fuji. I fell in love sa bridge sa Nikko Toshogu. If I'm not mistaken it's like an hour and a half drive from Tokyo. 

For souvenirs pala punta ka sa Daiso (100 yen store) kasi reasonable na magaganda pa products doon.. from handmade japanese fans to origami papers :)

eto pala website kung gusto mong mag dress up sa kyoto
http://www.maiko-henshin.com/english/index.html

mag allot ka [textspeak!] ng at least 3-4 hours doon kasi matagal ang pag ma-makeup and pag dadamit sa yo.  I highly recommend na kung may time ka try mo.. it was a wonderful experience :)

Have fun sa Japan!

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« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2010, 12:53:00 AM »
^thanks sis ha for the info. so so helpful ...  ;D

i hope i can still ask more questions, sorry ha!

now with your recommendation, I really wanna do that Mt. Fuji/Hakone tour. Ask ko lang where I can find a tour package for that there? Sa hotel ba? Or can you suggest a travel agency there or here who can help us?

Prob is we are a big bunch altogether, with kids and all na ngayon. We're willing to hire our own van coz we're really a lot, maybe more than 10 na ata kami. Hehe!

Talaga bang there is a cable car ride if you wanna see Mt. Fuji up close? How was it? Nice ba? How much?

Also, how is the Shinjuku area as our base in tokyo? Any hotel you can recommend there 4* maybe? Diba the big Isetan is located there?

Sorry for all the questions sis ha, hope you dont mind.  ;D

PS: sis, one more na lang ... would you know where that building selling 2nd hand but authentic designer bags like LVs and Guccis? meron daw ganun sa tokyo, madami daw, that true? really cheap ba? sorry na siningitan ko pa ng shopping question ha.  ;)
 

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« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2010, 01:38:09 PM »
for package tours going to Mt. Fuji check out:

http://www.jtb-sunrisetours.jp/JTB.SunriseTours/frontend/default.aspx

I know na ang usual tour papunta sa Mt. Fuji ay through bullet train.. I'm not sure kung may cable car papunta mismo sa Mt. Fuji. May list ng hotels doon sa website na pwede ka nilang pick upin.

Since group of ten or more kayo.. suggest ko na mag inquire na kayo baka kasi required kayo na mag special booking. Ganon din siguro sa car rental. Hindi rin kasi advisable sa big cities like Tokyo na mag rent ng car since mahal ang parking and congested din daan.. :)

You can't go wrong kung gagawin ninyong base ang Shinjuku. Marami kasing direct services sa mga main attractions doon.. not to mention na entertainment district din kasi ang shinjuku.

Citadines Tokyo & Sunroute Higashi are on top ten list of hotels in shinjuku. The price ranges from 150-200 USD

Kung April kayo pupunta ng Japan.. dapat ngayon pa lang mag book na kayo ng hotels and stuff baka kasi matapat kayo sa golden week..

sorry chinita8 hindi kita matutulungan sa shopping.. talagang nag sightseeing lang kasi ako sa Tokyo :)

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« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2010, 10:20:02 PM »
for package tours going to Mt. Fuji check out:

http://www.jtb-sunrisetours.jp/JTB.SunriseTours/frontend/default.aspx

I know na ang usual tour papunta sa Mt. Fuji ay through bullet train.. I'm not sure kung may cable car papunta mismo sa Mt. Fuji. May list ng hotels doon sa website na pwede ka nilang pick upin.

Since group of ten or more kayo.. suggest ko na mag inquire na kayo baka kasi required kayo na mag special booking. Ganon din siguro sa car rental. Hindi rin kasi advisable sa big cities like Tokyo na mag rent ng car since mahal ang parking and congested din daan.. :)

You can't go wrong kung gagawin ninyong base ang Shinjuku. Marami kasing direct services sa mga main attractions doon.. not to mention na entertainment district din kasi ang shinjuku.

Citadines Tokyo & Sunroute Higashi are on top ten list of hotels in shinjuku. The price ranges from 150-200 USD

Kung April kayo pupunta ng Japan.. dapat ngayon pa lang mag book na kayo ng hotels and stuff baka kasi matapat kayo sa golden week..

sorry chinita8 hindi kita matutulungan sa shopping.. talagang nag sightseeing lang kasi ako sa Tokyo :)

sis, as always, you are so much of help to me ... thanks talaga! that link you gave me if so useful.

one more na lang, if you were me, where is it better to be based in tokyo? shibuya or shinjuku?

thanks again!

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Re: tokyo
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2010, 04:59:54 PM »
^^sis, i am considering the 2 hotels you recommended talaga in shinjuku. thanks =)


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« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2010, 05:02:21 PM »
i have heard about the 24 hours open department stores in tokyo. is this true? what dept stores are these? what area? meron ba sa shinjuku?

thanks to all those who will respond.  ;D

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« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2010, 12:13:03 PM »
^ hey girl! not sure if you're talking about Don Quijote, the discount store? I didn't check out this one but I know it's open 24 hours

Btw, just got back from my fabulous shopping trip! it was a short one though, but I'm definitely a certified tokyo addict. Excellent shopping, food is to die for, the people,hands down, are the most fashionable and most courteous. I am hooked!

My loot:
Burberry blue label purse
Garcia Marquez tote
mirror (hard shell) spinner luggage
tons of sanrio (japan exclusive)goods
duds from shibuya 109 (cecil mcbee, dolce rosa, etc.)
tons of japanese cosme (make up) and hair products from chacott, rmk, shiseido, tsubaki, palty, canmake, etc.
fake nails with elaborate designs
cute gashapon toys
tons of kitkat (japan exclusive flavors like royal milk tea, green tea, ginger ale, red bean, soy sauce, etc.)
sakuma drop candies (very cute)
japanese mags (vivi, popteen,etc.)
etc.etc.etc.

All in all, it was a successful shopping trip! Only thing I wasn't able to bring home is the transparent umbrella, which was too long to fit in my suitcase, sigh...

Of course, this trip wouldn't be complete without checking out miraikan! Finally got to see Asimo! It was the real deal! I highly recommend this. And of course, food tripping! Besides sushi, I suggest trying out broiled eel (unagi), also T*** (belly part of tuna), okonomiyaki, curry katsu, melon soda, etc.etc.
I also tried to play pachinko, which was fun, but my machine was not hot that day so I ended up with nothing, sigh. I got to try it though!

well ladies, I hope you enjoy tokyo as much I did! Time to plan for Osaka!

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Re: tokyo
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2010, 10:53:44 AM »
sis how long was your trip and may i ask how much nagastos mo?

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« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2010, 03:05:53 PM »
^6 short days girl! I think for the whole trip I've spent a little more than USD3500. It was so worth it! I had so much fun  ;D


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« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2010, 11:50:23 PM »
my husband wants to include Japan sa aming asian tour/honeymoon

I have one major worry lang...

we don't know nihonggo. Arigato, hai, that's it ;D how did you survive?

sa mga nabasa ko, ok na ako sa Tokyo :) shopping, onsen and fooooodd!! Yum yum!
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« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2010, 01:09:04 AM »
^learned a few basic japanese travel phrases/words and the rest, well, was just a matter of hand gestures and pointing! besides, the japanese are well educated folks and they do understand english. it's just that majority can't or IMO, don't want to.  And they are very courteous even to foreigners so it's not something to be alarmed about.

here's a few tips:

In almost all restos, before getting seated, you'd be ask a couple of Q's: how many people are in the group and if you prefer smoking or non- smoking. in our case, I always said futari (2) desu, no smoking!
before ordering, you'd get asked about nomimono (or something like that, which means drink) and I'd always say coca cora (you know how they are...), or meron soda, etc. and if you want the check, just ask, okanjo-o onegai shimasu! don't forget, there's almost always a counter where you can pay your bill. btw, it's rude to count your change in japan. the japanese take pride in their honesty.
some more useful phrases/words: ____ wa doko desuka? (Where is ____?) ex: toire wa doko desuka?(where is the toilet?)
chikatetsu(subway)
eki(station)
denwa(telephone)
kore wa ikura desuka? (how much is this?)
kore wo onegai shimasu (this please. very helpful with shopping or showing the taxi driver your hotel address/destination)
chisaisugimasu (this is too small)
daijobou desu (I'm alright)
wakarimasen(I don't understand)
etc.etc.etc.

I really found the nintendo ds game, my japanese coach very helpful also, fyi...






 

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Re: tokyo
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2010, 11:35:19 AM »
^cool! Thanks for that!

now, my problem is to find a cheap flight from hongkong to japan... cebupacific flights kasi puro Sorry no seats available na! Kahit na Oct pa yun departure!
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« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2010, 06:08:03 PM »
^hi  [-c-h-a-]! So you would be coming from hong kong, then? hmm...

Did you try expedia.com? how about mobissimo.com?

If everything else fails, try calling a travel agency, they might be able to find a cheap flight.

Since your trip is not until Oct., try booking Cebu Pacific every once in a while, some folks might cancel.

hope this helps  ;)


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« Reply #54 on: February 25, 2010, 10:34:50 PM »
do they have unlimited bullet train ticket? or is it always per way? thanks!!!
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« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2010, 05:30:47 AM »
just got my tourist visa recently, we'll be there this holy week. how's the weather there? malamig ba?

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« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2010, 06:07:57 AM »
Hi cold siren! I'm green with envy...

March and April are the best times to visit because not only is the weather pleasantly mild (I'd say bring only a light jacket or a trench coat in case it gets cold at night), but the sakuras are in full bloom also! Don't forget to take a ton of pics! You'll have a blast!

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« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2010, 12:55:53 PM »
^sis, is the weather same from april to may? are the cherry blossoms also in full bloom at those times?

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« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2010, 01:59:36 PM »
^pasagot, ah?
medyo tricky kasi ang pag-bloom ng cherry blossoms and it lasts only for two weeks...

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do they have unlimited bullet train ticket? or is it always per way? thanks!!!

they have the Japan Railpass: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361.html
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« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2010, 05:38:34 PM »
nagsnow don a few days ago....tokyo yokohama area.

 

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