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#21 shadowspy

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 05:08 PM

Any recommendations for cheap stay in Shinjuku area of Tokyo? Any recommended websites for cheap hotels in that area?



sad to say, almost nothing is cheap in tokyo esp. in shinjuku area. i suggest try looking at www.hostelworld.com baka may makita ka. also try looking for toyoko inn...it's a big chain of inns around japan...most of their rooms are around 5k to 6k yen which is cheap...kasama na breakfast (di nga lang buffet) and internet access sa room.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:43 PM

April is coming soon so it means Spring will be near. Best to enjoy the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) bloom with beauty in almost any parks in Japan.

Since taga Nagoya ako, eto mga suggested places ko (quite alternative places):

1. Kapag hotspring ang hanap mo, cheaper way will be at Geo Onsen (Geo Hotsprings) located at Gifu Prefecture. I forgot the hotel which I stayed for a nice hotspring bath but it costs me only Y3,000. Then for a meal kahit Y15,000 ok na yun busog ka na.

2. Kung skiing naman, I suggest the Skii Spot in Mie Prefecture. Take a cable car ride for Y200 and will bring you up in the mountain peaks. Then rent a skii set for Y1000 ata for 1 hour and enjoy the great white landscape.

3. Beaches of course like what others said, Naha, Okinawa is the best place to go.

4. When riding a Shinkansen to Tokyo, dont miss the Mt. Fujii..^_^

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 08:58 PM

Im also here at nagoya.but wlang panahon mamasyal.wala kc pera :lol: :lol:

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:06 AM

MIss Tokyo....still by far the best city in asia....It's been decades since....All I rem is it has lots of similarities w/ Si Men Ting in Taipei....

Some vivid mems; Drop 500yen in a jukebox-like under your t.v. and Viola!...Instant porn!, vending machine with alcohol, crowded streets, casinos w/ bearings, Beverage in hotel ref is electronically monitored, blind-assist pedestral, distinctive arches in temples rich w/ unique culture, playing snowballs on top of mt fuji and having frost bite, sipping coffee on top of Tokyo/Kyoto tower, have so much fun in disneyland and yes, Bullet train!....all in the 80s!!! now 20 years later why haven't we have them yet?!.....

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:48 PM

e'to po reference...

Sunrise Tour

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:40 AM

for gaming and high tech gadget enthusiasts, dont miss to visit akihabara district when you are in tokyo.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:06 AM

for gaming and high tech gadget enthusiasts, dont miss to visit akihabara district when you are in tokyo.


Just want to clarify about japanese tech gadget. Isn't true that it is more expensive to buy in Japan. Cause I know their exported item are cheaper than buying it there.

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 07:12 AM

best time to go is durin spring when the weather is not so hot and not so cold. if you like sightseeing, osaka and kyoto is recommended for the traditional feel (temples, geishas plus the cherry blossoms).

if you dig amusement parks, try Sir Galahad's suggestion of going to Disney resorts but I recommend the Universal Studios in Osaka since the rides are said pretty much like the one in the US. For extreme rides, Fuji-Q is famous. If you are planning to go to Yokohama, there's Sea paradise and go to Minato-Mirai 21 to check out the Cosmo Clock (Ferriswheel with bright lights and a digital clock in the middle).

Around summer, you can go to Ocean Dome. Never been there but looks expensive though.

Cost of entrance fees for amusement parks can cost around JPY3500-JPY10,000. If you are going to Universal Studios or Disneyland/sea I suggest you go there for 2 days to enjoy the rides. Queueing formajor rides can take as long as 3 hours esp. in USJ.

You have to try the hot springs or onsen if you are plannin to stay in ryokans. The cost for stayin in ryokans depends on the city you're stayin in. They rarely accept single travellers so it would be better if you go there by groups but they charge per person not per room. Average would be about JPY7000 per person per night. But still ryokans are cheaper compared to hotels. If you are goin wit a gf, then try at least to go to a rabu rabu hoteru (love hotel). Lotsa kinky stuffs (daw)...never been there so can't tell, but i've seen one online.

For transportation, JR is the most famous local train. They sell ride-all-you-can tickets for tourists. Try to google Japan Railways and check the ticket types. They don't sell that kind of ticket in Japan so I suggest to get it before you go here. It is easy to go around here cuz you can always check online which train you have to ride, what time you have to leave, and which trains you have to transfer to. Don't worry, if you think you got lost, you can always go back without payin extra. As long as you're still inside the train station.

As for food, you'll be overwhelmed wit the serving of the dishes. Durin summer if you wanna try Sobas or Udons, mind ya...they serve em cold. Must tries are ramen, sushi, yakuniku, kare, tempura. There are places that offer unlimited rice, eat-all-you-can, drink-all-you-can. Individual meals cost around JPY500-JPY2000. It's always nice to go to restaurants that have picture menus so you won't feel lost.

Whew and haba na pala..when it comes to Airlines I think China Airlines is the cheapest and when it comes to service I'd say you go for JAL.

Kung may tanong ka lang fireaway hehe.


Nice reply... Been to Japan countless times on account of my job... Tokyo (Nishi-shinjuku area) is where I usually stay for a couple of days beofer taking off to visit clients in Himeji, Yokohama, and Hamamatsu.

If staying for a couple of days... try getting a Rail Pass from JAL... This gives you all day and night free rides on the Bus, Metro, Subway, Express Trains and even the Shinkansen (bullet train). It's around 250USD for a 5 day pass but you can go crazy with it. It allowed me to see the japanese countryside while getting quickly to Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and other cities within the validity period of the pass. The rail pass is worth it if you city-hop as just one roundtrip Tokyo - Kyoto Bullet train ticket would run up to 150USD or more. Heck, just the NaritaAirport to Tokyo express cost 60USD roundtrip.

If planning to only hit one city then the Rail Pass may not be an economical option. Tokyo in itself is a huge city and can take several days to explore it's hi-tech and cultural attractions. Akihabara is a must see and so is Ginza, Meiji Koen, ROPPONGI hills, and those who are for the daring Kabuki-cho in Shinjuko :)

Kampai!!!

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:29 PM

i miss freshness burger :D
ok yamanote train in tokyo..you wont get lost and dami na mapupuntahan :-)

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:14 PM

been to kyoto, tokyo and nagoya. expensive places..
in kyoto, sighseeing in their temples and castle. Tokyo, i was fortunate to stay in a hotel just fronting the imperial palace and is very expensive. I ate dinner alone and it cost me 7000 yen and that was only a light dinner..
best buys in japan would be the electronics (second hand), still functioning well at a cheap price only caveat is that there is no instrcution manual in english

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:21 PM

for a sexguide in tokyo visit tokyopinkguide.com dont forget to bring me along. :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:47 PM

for those going to osaka make sure to go to the Kaiyukan aquarium...very accessible by subway :-)

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 02:16 AM

planning to go to tokyo this september, anyone can suggest a good escort service? and how mu they charge, thanks

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:50 AM

Tokyo is expensive indeed. Good to have a "guide" that speaks japanese if you wanted a native PSP. Otherwise you will end up getting a japayuki...hehehe

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:07 PM

i stayed about a week and it was cold. haha! didnt do much siteseeing, as it was a business trip, but the intercon in shibuya was very comfortable with great food! i got lost alot on the trains but its easy to figure out after awhile. shopping was pretty fun in tokyo and shibuya and the nitelife rocked in roppongi (go with a group of friends tho, it can get scary haha) :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:31 AM

btw, where do you shop for second hand electronics.. thanks

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:34 AM

btw, where do you shop for second hand electronics.. thanks


akihabara is the place for you! electronics heaven! brand new, second hand etc.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 04:52 AM

btw, where do you shop for second hand electronics.. thanks


If you are staying in Tokyo, go to Akihabara. They've got rows upon rows of electronic shops that go as high as the 7th floor. One day isn't enough. You'll lose track of time in one shop. If you have an itinerary, don't make the mistake of over-staying in one shop. Prices usually have the same range from store to store but it pays to scout before finally buying. Just remember where you saw what you wanted. With no English and roman alphabets, its easy to get confused. And before buying, make sure that you'll be able to use it here.

TIP: Tourists get discounts if you show your passport, and if you've been there for less than 6 months. I can't remember how much your purchase should be to avail of that discount but do ask, and just purchase your goods in one store all at one time.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:00 AM

a friend of mine recently tried the capsule hotel near akihabara station. okay naman daw yung experience, though not for claustrophobics! kasama mo lang yung mga salarymen na na-miss yung last train. hehehehe!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:57 PM

japan sana makapunta ko hehe since i was a kid eh pinapanuod ko na ung japan video topics sa channel 13




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