Japan Trip

Re: Japan Trip

Postby spongebob99 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:18 am

I would really like to go but I've committed too much money for other things already. Paying off my student loan and committing to CPA just took up a sizable amount from my bank account. Also have to pay off the car soon so really don't have much money to spare right now.

Maybe next year once things settle down a bit.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:13 am

Even if not next year, I really recommend playing around with a mock schedule etc. It's actually fun and it will open your eyes up to the real costs, time, etc etc
You'll likely find stuff and places you didn't know existed or wanted to see.

And if a mistake fare comes up you will have an itinerary you can work with.
We've actually seen errors as cheap as a few hundred dollars. My sister's friends flew to Australia and back twice over a weekend... just because lol.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby spongebob99 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:40 pm

I'll do that Mako.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:09 am

I'm actually spending a few minutes each day looking at fares.
Also thinking about looking up and bookmarking places to visit for the future.
Only problem is that things change very fast there and things like the Giant Gundam gets moved or taken down.
Still, it's good to have an idea of what's available. Better than starting from zero when the times comes.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:29 pm

Did some simple searches and I've found Toronto/Vancouver flights to be a little over $500 while at the same time flights to places like the Philippines and China on sale at about $500.
So keep your eyes peeled and options open. I've seen the UK as low as $400.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:03 pm

Something like this can potentially save you money

https://yvrdeals.com/abbotsford-to-lond ... op-flights

Abbotsford is about 1.5hours($35 shuttle bus) ride from Vancouver/major hub area.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:50 am

Some more links. I'll sort out the others one of these days

Cat Cafe

https://soranews24.com/2019/08/01/cool- ... scue-cats/

And actual Bento Boxes ~ the kind you buy for on the go, not sit down in a restaurant to eat.

https://soranews24.com/2019/07/30/hungr ... a-station/
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby vanity » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:31 am

I saw a nice fare to JP earlier today and was almost tempted. I just spent a week in Hawaii and got addicted to their Poke bowls. Maybe my taste has matured enough so that I can actually enjoy proper JP cuisine now which has always been a slight concern...
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:00 am

There are so many types of dishes that you won't have trouble with food. You can always default to fast food but even those are good quality.
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Re: Japan Trip

Postby mako89 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:07 am

This is a re-post but I cleaned it up a little:

For anyone going to Japan. Here are some random articles about neat, interesting, weird places to visit. Maybe you might find something interesting. I'll add more. And if anyone is curious about something please ask.

Cafe/Food

Hard Rock
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/23/beaut ... %e3%80%91/

Pokemon Cafe
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/15/ho-oh ... -in-tokyo/

Kyoto Match Parfait
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/12/kyoto ... years-for/

Kyoto Breakfast
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/09/kyoto ... art-a-day/

Tempura
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/04/this- ... s-awesome/

Hidden Ramen
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/03/this- ... -in-japan/

Starbucks
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/03/this- ... %e3%80%91/

Oyakodon (chicken -egg bowl) 200 year old restaurant.
https://soranews24.com/2019/10/02/this- ... s-awesome/

Eating in the morning
https://soranews24.com/2019/08/28/curry ... ning-sets/

Airport/Travellers

Sushi at Narita Airport
https://soranews24.com/2019/10/02/last- ... estaurant/


Sightseeing for nerds

Lapras in Miyagi
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/10/pokem ... ador-role/

Accommodations/Tourism

Kyoto
https://soranews24.com/2019/07/09/the-c ... s-awesome/

Train Travel
https://soranews24.com/2019/10/02/japan ... ant-train/


Honorary TTF Member
https://soranews24.com/2019/09/21/poop- ... ng-duties/
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