"A Home away from Home..." Top 5 Page for this destination Tokyo-to by yen_2
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I have added tips in my must see page(I may not finish this page as as I'll jusy keep adding some tips)..I'm also new in Tokyo, we already got here many time years back but all were just a whirlwind..Now, that we live here, I hope to add some of the nicest way around, foods, places to go shopping-ladies, be ready with your cridet card, gents-ready to scratch your head if you're going to get over to Ginza! And some interesting sightseeings..It will take awhile but bear with me or stay tuned! But if you're in a hurry for good tips, you can always go for the top tip maker in here, there are a bunch! Just a click away..up right and click the Tokyo-to!
Note: All my tips here are mostly all about Tokyo. I put it here as I already have a Tokyo Page that I already used. Thanks!
Transportation: Going around
Actually, we don't have a car here as JR TRains goes all over Japan. Besides that, having a car is another expense, the car park which usually cost $200 to $300 monthly and the ptrol maintenance and etc. And specially in Tokyo there are over 12 million people who lives here. So, you can imagine how many cars there are! But, the most easiest way to go around is by train. It can get too traffic if you want to go around by car. But even if you're taking a train, avoid the busiest time of the day. Around 7 am to 9 are the busiest time. Tokyo Metropolitan Station? Gosh..don't ask me! Shinjuku, Shibuya and etc..are the busiest stations in Tokyo. Even in Kameido, this is our nearest station, it can get too cowded! Here's the link for the JR Railway. Japan Rail
Transportation: Getting from Narita to Tokyo
The fastest way to getting to Tokyo is the Narita Express(NEX), a color red train. All train goes through Tokyo station, others goes to Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Omiya and Yokohama. The seats are reserve and the trains runs from 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes. It takes 80min. to Shinjuku which the fare is 3,200+ yen and in Tokyo Station about 53 minutes and the fare is 3000yen. You better book in advance if you don't want a hassle. Information on NEX seats
Limousine Buses- Runs from Narita Airport to many Tokyo Hotels and cost mostly likely 3000yen but obviously sensitive to traffic! Do not ever take a taxi from the airport unless you are prepared to pay $200 to $300.
City Buses- Most buses within the city operates in a single fare which is 210yen. Passenger enters at the front door. And I've read that mostly when it's outside the city, you have to enter at the back door and get your numbered ticket! It corresponds to the fare board above the driver and you'll pay it before exiting in the front door!
Night Buses to Kansai Region- I never tried this before but I've read that it's most likely 5000yen one way and round trip for 9500yen. Must be the most economical way to pay a visit to the old Capitals and WEstern Japan. Buses leaves from Shinjuku and Tokyo Disney Resort every night. For more information you can call 03-5643-7006 or this Night Buses for Kansai Region
Most train Stations and hotels have taxi stands,but cabs can be flagged almost anywhere. The meter starts usually by 660yen. Some has 650yen and 500yen. And some,accepts credit cards but not all.If possible bring map to your destination as well as the full address. Not all drivers can understand and knows english well! Nihon Kotsu offers a 24 hr English dispatch interpration service,tel # is 03-3799-9220(just read this info).
For Flight information, Narita Airport , tel # 0476-3432-8505
There are alof of accomodations wherever for sure you wanna hook up here. But,it would be much expensive if you're thinking of a 4 to 5 star hotels. Usually it's $200 to $300/day approximately. But, there are also ryokans that are not much expensive, affordables and reasonable. Of course we want a clean and comfortable room after a heavy walking in the day. I would suggest that there are guest houses that offers a reasonable price over this expensive city! Try this Sakura House I haven't tried this though but it seems as the prices are very affordable.
Here are some apartments:
Fontana Apartments & Guest Houses
Note: Problems with my accomodation tips is I haven't tried any of it. I just thought it would be much helpful to have a link so that you can check it out if it's affordable and is accesible. We live here so we don't really need a hotel.Sorry!
Cridet Cards: *Telephone numbers
Cridet Cards are being accepted mostly all the big and small establishments. Here are some telephone #'s.
Car Rentals: *Telephone numbers
More later please...Bear with me!
- Pros:High-tech as in..Polite and obedient people..
- Cons:One of the most expensive places in the world! And sometimes racial decrimenation is a problem!
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