Travel: Japan - General

School terms keep kids in school and parents sane. Holidays can be boring to kids if they are left alone. Discuss vacation ideas and how to make good use of the free time for both children and adults.
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Re: Travel: Japan - General

Post by Estéema » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:12 pm

ngl2010 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:02 pm
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:59 am
Wondering if anyone tried staying in a capsule hotel?
I can’t decide if it will be an interesting experience for my kids just for one night or if it is not worth a potentially sleepless night.
We tried capsule hotel at Narita airport on our last night in Tokyo for the sake of experiencing it. Anyway, our flight to Singapore was in the morning so capsule hotel at the airport makes sense.

The capsule hotel is clean, modern and orderly. There was no drunken workers. Most (or all) are tourists. There are no baths, only individual standing showers with doors. Male and female are in separate sections. You don’t see other gender other than in the check-in/out lobby.
@ ngl2010 Amazing experience you hv there with capsule hotel! Think it works coz at the airport, there’ll be less chances of shady character & wld generally be safer. Good that M/F segregated. If ever I hv time, might just try it.

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Post by MJ2009 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm

MyPillow wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:33 pm
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:46 pm
Hi, does anyone hv any recommended tour agy for Japan? Planning to bring my fmly (incl 2 teens) for a 8D/7D holiday in Nov/ Dec.

Places we are looking at are Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo (hopefully some free & easy time for a day's shopping in Tokyo too) 😊
try JTB sg or HIS sg for authentic iti - own by Jap travel agency
local ones - i think u know those big names
u can extend your stay in tokyo
Yes, heard and googled them too. There will b a japan ttavel fair end of Sept where both will oso participate.

Has anyone tried Chan brothers' Jpn packages before? Any feedback? They r hvg a jpn fair this weekend too, wonder if i shld go or wait for mth end to chk out jtb & HIS (chan bros' not one of the participating agy for mth end fair).

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Post by MJ2009 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Also, for those who travelled during sch terms (ie. Oct), can we write a letter to ask for our kids to be excused? 😅

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Post by MJ2009 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:04 pm

thanks for tips, links & advices, greatly apprec, ppl! 😍

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Post by Hiaweh » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:26 pm

Is there any place/area that we can venture out of Osaka as a day trip, besides Kyoto, Kobe and Nara, within 30mins-1hour by train?

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Post by floppy » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:55 pm

Hiaweh wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Is there any place/area that we can venture out of Osaka as a day trip, besides Kyoto, Kobe and Nara, within 30mins-1hour by train?
https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best ... rom-osaka/

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Post by Estéema » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Hiaweh wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Is there any place/area that we can venture out of Osaka as a day trip, besides Kyoto, Kobe and Nara, within 30mins-1hour by train?
For us, Kyoto is highly recommended. Nara is subjective. Unless you hv very young kids, they might enjoy. But be very careful with deers who might ‘bite’ for their food & scare yr kids. I didn’t enjoy the visit coz nothing much to ‘sightsee’ with deers. We enjoy more of their atmosphere, food and culture. Try their kabuki & theatre. Kobe not much except I managed to get nice soap fr the Garden (can’t rmbr name off-hand).

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