- Oct 26, 2017
Luckily Japan is probably the best place in the world to waste time. Maybe not with huge luggage, but still. Karaoke + ramen + music games in arcades + ramen again and done.
Yeah, we got hit pretty hard the first time we went but now I follow a bunch of rules and don't really have much of an issue. I just get up around 6 the first couple days.
Oh, I was sure I covered everything and completely missed that room. I also missed the nest apparently. I know it's part of the "experience", but for the price, I'm not a big fan of having no map, no signs and hiding exhibits behind black curtains in dark mazy corridors.teamLab Borderless was a wonderful experience from how wild the display changes by each section intruding with each other like animals that are made of flowers walk into a inverted bamboo forest. The only down side is the long lines for pretty basic sets like the hanging space display. My brothers kids were super sleepy at the end so we weren't able to see the Gundam statue but the view from the train was wonderful.
If you go try to go out the door in the same station you tagged on you'll need to go through the officer. If you had gotten off at another station you could have gone right through.I am about to start my second day here in Tokyo and I have one question of a little bit of an issue that I had yesterday at Ueno Station.
My destination required me to grab the Hibiya Line so I went into the station and passed my Suica card through the first gate. However, to get to the Ginza and Hibiya line you need to pass through another ticket gate and this is where the issue was. At the moment of passing my suica card through this second gate, the two little doors closed and an message in the screen of the ticket gate said "please inquiry". I went to the officer that its in every ticket gate and told her that I was going to the hibiya line and she proceeded to put my card on a little reading thing that she had and pressed something on her PC terminal and gave me the card and told me to pass through the gate that its beside her.
So I am asking if any of you people has happened something similar or knows why it happened because I dont want this to happen without knowing the cause so any help will be appreciated.
I see, so is there any way to avoid this? so that I dont keep going through an officer everytime that I have to pass through another gate on the same station?
I went through there yesterday and I'm pretty sure you can go on the Hibiya subway line without going into the main train station first. I haven't been close to everywhere, but I think that subways/metros usually have different entrances than trains, and lines operated by separate companies like Tsukuba Express also have separate entrances.
Got it, I just checked a Ueno station map and there is indeed an entrance that takes you right to the ticket gate without going through the main entrance. So I just have to follow exactly the entrance number that google maps tells you (in this case 6) and not just enter from any point.I went through there yesterday and I'm pretty sure you can go on the Hibiya subway line without going into the main train station first. I haven't been close to everywhere, but I think that subways/metros usually have different entrances than trains, and lines operated by separate companies like Tsukuba Express also have separate entrances.
Best would be to take those 5 days into April, so week 13 and 14. To save money, you can book a place to stay in Osaka instead of Kyoto itself.I have nearly 2 weeks holiday to use before April (although I can go five days into April). Japan top of the list, a week around Tokyo and another around Kyoto seems to make sense.
Thinking last 2 weeks in March, bit warmer and hopefully can see the start of the cherry blossom season before crowds and prices rise at the start of April.
Am I right in thinking this is a good plan and if so I better book soon before hostels fill up?
Fight me. At the shores of Biwako.
Carrying luggage is a nightmare. I can’t imagine anyone thinking it’s a good idea to take it there. Definitely showed up after doing zero research.Kyoto has far more shrines than I though and a lot of rivers. Also it pretty unique with how all the residential area integrate with the shines and anything traditional. It really makes sense with the problem they have with tourist when they wonder into a person's property.
Inari shrine was the main shrine I wanted to do and it was an adventure. The main part was very lovely with bright colors and designs but the main interest was the rows of gates and the hike to the top. Also saw 2 types of tourist that don't plan. 1. Those who only look at just the main shrine and fool around with the gates and 2. Who carry luggage thinking it a short hike.
Between this and an actress meet-and-greet I discovered on Twitter, I'm really curious what I can do to register to go to these events. Lots of em require that I have a Japanese home address and phone number, and I can't just borrow a friend's deets from there, right?
The Osaka Amazing Pass was pretty great and the guide you get has tons of suggestions and made getting around pretty easy. There is a link in the op.
I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I love that it's like a dirtier Tokyo.