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3 days in Tokyo 28.03-31.03.2013, anyone fancy meeting?
Posted March 11th, 2013 - 9:35 pm from London, England
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Posted March 18th, 2013 - 8:09 am by from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
Hello. I'm living around Asakusa area close to Sakura bridge where is famous forcherry blossom Hanami in this season. If you are looking for someone hangingaround during your stay in Tokyo, I can take you guys to some interesting places like Akihabara where is popular for Manga, Anime fanatics (Otaku culture) and Maid café with fancy cute fashion girls. Or any other places such as American street in Ueno or Tateishi which still have 1940-50s Asian street market atmosphere in narrow and small area,Meiji shrine the biggest Shinto Shrine in Tokyo, Hama rikyu tea ceremony, Asakusa famous Buddhism temple town, Shinjuku skyscrapers, Skytree worldhighest tower for broadcasting etc. depends on your preference. Also Izakaya, old and traditional style Japanese bar for “Sake” maybe attractive for you. Please feel free to ask anything about Tokyo, I would try to findout good spots to go for you. See you. Araki

Posted March 19th, 2013 - 6:24 am by from Ostroleka, Poland (Permalink)
Dear Jina,
I read your post with a great interest and Id like to ask you if you could find some time to show me some interesting sites in Tokyo (9th April). It will be my first visit and apart from that I am excited , I am also a little bit scared as I am not an experienced traveller. I just bought a ticket for my 50th birthday like crazy:)
All of the things seem to be attractive so if you are free at the time of my arrival to Japan it would be great to have you as a guide.
besides I like your philosophy and attitude to life. I also try to live with the agreement with nature and in harmony so maybe I could learn something from you as well.
If it is a problem , thank you for listening to me .
Best regards,
Halina
Ps I will come to Tokyo on the 8th of April in the evening around 7 p.m and then I am going to the hotel to have a rest ( I am still looking for a hotel with an easy access from Narita Airport . If you have some suggestion , Maybe they could help to find a good not expensive place )
Next day on the 9th I d like to sightsee and they I will move to Kyoto.

Posted March 19th, 2013 - 6:27 am by from Ostroleka, Poland (Permalink)
Jina I am going to Tokyo on the 10th of April not on the 9th .
Halina

Posted March 21st, 2013 - 7:22 am by from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
Hello, thanks for your reply.

First of all, congratulation for your birthday!!!
I hope you could have the best birthday ever in Tokyo!

Well, Tokyo is really advanced well organized city as you may know, and
very sure it should be easier to hang around than in NY. Generally, Tokyo is very safe place except
some picklifting or baggage theft, not many burglars. Transportation is very developed including,
subway, ground train, bus, taxi, rikisha (only in Asakusa) and rental bicycles. There are lots of convenience stores with
bath room in each 300meters where you can buy most of the things needed.
Also so many beautiful, traditional, eccentric, interesting places to
visit with conjunction of old tradition and concurrent new era atmosphere.


Regarding the hotel around Narita, I can recommend Nikko Narita Hotel
that I often used for business stay to prepare for next day early bird flight.
http://www.nikko-narita.com/english/index.html

This hotel has shuttle bus to Narita Air Port, so you can ask them to
pick you up at the airport for saving your coins.

Hotel in Tokyo, I would recommend Sardonyx Tokyo Hotel, that has larger
and more comfortable room than ordinal standard hotel in Tokyo. Actually many of my American friends used here
and very happy for the stay.
http://www.hotel-sardonyx.com/tokyo/english/

For both hotels, if you can use “Hotel.com” or any other booking sites,
there should be better pricing than their own web sites.

Just for your info, there are some bus tours with English speaking guides,
that may be convenient way to look around famous sites.
http://skybus.jp/?lang=en&no=
http://www.hatobus.com/en/index.html
http://o-edo.ne.jp/index.html (Although their web site is only in Japanese,
this company usually provides English speaking tour guide.)

Private tour guide service
http://www.tctour.co.jp/plan/tokyo/index.html

we also have traditional boat tour like this:
http://www.harumiya.co.jp/overseas_edition/english.html
http://www.tokyo-wt.com/option/foreigner.html
(taxi
tour)


Additional tour info:
http://www.gotokyo.org/en/index.html
http://www.veltra.com/en/asia/japan/tokyo/


In a case if it is during weekday, I may need to work in daytime, but
will be available in night and weekend.

Talk to you later.

Araki

Posted March 21st, 2013 - 7:35 am by from London, England (Permalink)


[size= small]Konnichiwa![/size]





Thank you so much for contacting me and providing all the
links and information, definitely will take advantage of your suggestions!


As you might imagine past few days I’ve spend on reading
guides, books about Japan and watching all documentary movies. I can’t stress
enough how attracted and interested I am in Japan and how amazing country this appears.
Few more days to go!! J


The only question I have at this point is ..transport. As
you know I’m planning to be in Tokyo and Kyoto and I can’t make a decision if I
should get the JR card for trains or just buying return trip to Tokyo (where I will fly back to London from).
On top of it of course metro/subway/tube card, correct?





Would be so nice to meet you too! Please let me know if you
would be available at any point J





[size= small]Thank you so much for all help and tips![/size]





Posted March 21st, 2013 - 8:53 am by from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
If you think you will be going someplace, EVERYDAY, as in not so nearby (Tokyo - Nagoya- Yokohama) on a daily sort of basis, then I would get the rail pass. If you are ONLY going to TOkyo and Osaka, I woundn't get it. Getting around Tokyo within one day isn't too bad, and depending on how you plan, you can walk to many places/areas easily ~

Also, Flower viewing in the park this Saturday! You should do it!

Posted March 21st, 2013 - 8:54 am by from Tokyo, Japan (Permalink)
Oh I mean more than welcome to join