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      before leaving osaka. 

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  • My fabulous trip in Japan - To My fabulous trip in Japan - Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima

    • From: yasmina
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      Japan, both in physical size and global power might be seen as the big brother to Korea, but telling that to a Korean is similar to telling a Scotsman he's English. To the average westerner Japan is probably looked upon as similar to Korea and China but besides eating rice the differences are noticeable. 

      Immediately you are struck at the politeness and accommodation of the Japanese people. Throughout our stay in Japan we experienced great hospitality.

      Tokyo, with a population bigger then that of Delhi, Los Angeles and Beijing combined correctly holds it's reputaton as the great and more expensive city in the world. Taxi's start at 700 Yen (£7; $14; 14,000 won), a meal 1000-1200 yen and a pint of beer around 6-800 yen. However the public transport is superb and in the same manner as Korea, on time to the second. Using the subway (whilst confusing at first) is the best way to see the city, allowing you to see the majority of the city in the two day/nights we were there. The city itself is still recovering from the effects of the Tsunami in March 2011 and still regularly experiences minor after-shocks* with a limit placed on electricity usage at night and the extrememly helpful and normally talkative hostel owner noticeably quietening upon myself asking whether or not Tokyo had fully recovered from the events. Despite this, the famous night-life and shopping Shibuya district located in the west of Tokyo was still swarmed with both people and neon lights on a late August Monday night at 11pm. 

      We had rent an apartment on a vacation rentals website in Japan, even If we didn't found apartment in Korea where we decide to go to hotels.Before leaving Korea we had purchased the JR railway pass (Japan Railways)


       Pushing speeds of 300km/h, a journey in a bullet train feels a bit like travelling in a plane, both in appearance and time saved. The journey from city to city (Tokyo>Osaka;Osaka>Hiroshima;Hiroshima>Fukuoka)  took just under 2 hours each. 

      Located between Tokyo and Osaka is Mt. Fuji. The weather was overcast at the time but the mountain can be spotted for miles around and on a clear day the mountain can be seen from Tokyo Tower, 60 miles away. The next three days were spent between Osaka and Kyoto, the two cities close by, separated by a 15-minute train journey. Osaka, big in area but not in attractions can be seen as the opposite to Kyoto, small in size but packed with temples and shrines (both originals and restorations). Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto is one of the few Japanese cities to survive WWII relatively intact and due to this remains a favorite city for many tourists to visit. The city is easy to get around, built in an american grid-like system served by air-conditioned buses much needed on what was an extremely hot and humid day.


      After spending the last afternoon in Osaka at the traditional, cultural enhancing Universal Studios it was off to Hiroshima, which along with Nagasaki was subject to the effects of an atomic bomb.

       Here was our trip in this so particular country.




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  • How to get to and from Japan i How to get to and from Japan in the earthquake/tsunami aftermath?

    • From: vietnamsvisa
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      Authorities in Australia and around the world are advising against non-essential travel to Japan. The situation for essential travel is confusing, though, with Tokyo’s main airports congested and difficult to access. We’ve got the lowdown on the current situation, and we’ve put together suggestions (in order of convenience) for ways to get to and from Japan right now.

      The situation in Tokyo

      City centre Tokyo Haneda Airport seems to be more accessible than remote Tokyo Narita, which sits 60 km to the east of Tokyo. Narita’s remote location, damaged railway track, crowded roads and disrupted trains are creating delays and problems for travellers. Leave plenty of time if you’re heading for Narita, and consider the other options outlined below.

      Booking or changing your flight

      Airlines are waiving change fees in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, even for tickets that would normally incur a change penalty. Check our full list of airline change fee waiver policies. If your airline doesn’t have seats, check whether they will rebook you on a oneworld or Star Alliance partner airline. Alliance rebooking isn’t part of airlines’ official change offerings at the moment, but it may well be possible in individual cases.

      Qantas passengers may well be able to travel on oneworld partner Japan Airlines (JAL). Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand travellers could be rebooked on Star Alliance’s Korean Asiana or Japanese ANA All Nippon Airways).

      When looking to book or rebook in unusual circumstances like these, it’s always helpful to be able to present a list of route options to a booking agent. They’ll be busier and more stressed than normal, and may well miss out some options. Bear in mind also that the Shinmoedake volcano on Kyushu, in southern Japan, is currently erupting. Its ash cloud may disrupt flights as airlines route around the plume.

      Here are the next-best options to get to and from Japan right now.

      Japan: Osaka

      Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX) is a good bet for getting into and out of Japan, particularly since it is far enough west to have been undamaged by Friday’s earthquake. Jetstar flies from Cairns, Gold Coast and Sydney to Osaka, while Air New Zealand flies from Auckland.

      Korea: Seoul

      Incheon International Airport in Seoul (ICN) is a major international hub for Korean Air (a SkyTeam airline) and Asiana (a member of the Star Alliance). Both airlines fly to multiple airports within Japan. To connect to or from Australia, both airlines fly to Sydney, and Korean Air also flies to Melbourne and Brisbane. Auckland is also served by Korean Air.

      Taiwan: Taipei

      Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is a hub for China Airlines and EVA Air. Both airlines fly to Brisbane, and China Airlines also flies to Sydney. In Japan, China Airlines flies to Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Miyazaki, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Tokyo Narita. Eva Air serves Fukuoka, Komatsu, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai (closed), and Tokyo Narita. JAL, Delta Airlines and ANA also connect Tokyo Narita with Taipei. JAL also flies to Osaka and Nagoya. Jetstar Asia flies from Osaka to Taipei.

      China: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong

      Connecting in mainland China can be tricky. According to the Chinese Embassy in Canberra’s visa rules, which are aimed at Australian passport holders:

      - You do not need a Transit Visa (G Visa) if your transit in China is less than 24 hours and during which time you will only stay within the airport (However, American and British passports bearers still need visas under this situation).
      - You need to apply for a Transit Visa (G Visa) if your transit is more than 24 hours, or if you have to go out of the airport regardless of the duration of your transit.

      The Embassy also highlights that there is a 48-hour special permit allowing transit between Shanghai’s two main airports, Pudong (PVG) and Hongqiao (SHA):

      - Australian, New Zealand, American, Canadian, South Korean, German, French, Dutch, Luxemburg, Belgian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Austrian, Greek, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish passports bearers do not need a Transit Visa (G Visa) if they transit via SHANGHAI and staying for less than 48 hours (going out of the airport is allowed).

      There is an application process involved so please apply for the Transit Visa only 1 to 2 months before your planned date to enter China.

      As a result of all of these conditions, connecting in Beijing or Shanghai is unlikely be a convenient option for some passengers. Hong Kong is not subject to these mainland Chinese visa restrictions, which means that a connection in Hong Kong’s airport might be easier, even with the additional flight time. Many Chinese airports have flights to Japan. We’ve picked the largest, in order of convenience.

      Hong Kong is connected to many airports in Japan:

      - ANA flies to Osaka and both Tokyo airports.
      - Cathay Pacific flies to Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo, and both Tokyo airports.
      - Delta flies to Tokyo Narita.
      - Dragonair flies to Fukuoka and Sendai.
      - Hong Kong Express flies to Osaka, Sapporo and Hakodate.
      - JAL flies to both Tokyo airports.

      From Beijing, many airlines fly to Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports, including Air China, ANA, China Eastern, Delta, Japan Airlines and United. Iran Air and Pakistan International Airlines also fly between Beijing and Tokyo to connect back to their home hubs, although ticketing on those airlines may be more difficult.

      Beijing to Osaka services are run by Air China, ANA and China Eastern. Chinese airlines also fly to other airports in Japan, including Fukuoka, Nagoya, Okayama, Sapporo, and the closed Sendai airport, which was hit by the tsunami on Friday.

      Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport has flights to Tokyo Haneda on ANA, China Eastern, JAL and Shanghai Airlines. Note that there are no connections to Australia from Hongqiao, so a transit across Shanghai to larger Pudong Airport will be needed.

      Shanghai Pudong International Airport is connected to Tokyo Narita by Air China, China Eastern, Delta and JAL. ANA and JAL also fly to Nagoya and Osaka. Shanghai Pudong is also the hub for China Eastern, which flies to Fukuoka, Fukushima, Hiroshima, Kagoshima, Komatsu, Matsuyama, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Naha, Niigata, Okayama and Sapporo.

      Air China flies from Shanghai Pudong to Fukuoka, Nagoya, Osaka and (closed) Sendai, while Shanghai Airlines has flights to Osaka and Toyama.

      Whichever route you take, make sure that you prepare yourself, business colleagues, family and friends before you leave home in case you’re caught up in a disaster.

      Source http://www.vietnamsvisa.com/

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  • Napping under the Cherry Tree Napping under the Cherry Tree

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      Man taking afternoon nap under a canopy of cherry blossom near Osaka Castle

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  • Osaka Palace Osaka Palace

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  • Lanterns in Osaka Lanterns in Osaka

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      Taken in December 2008 in Osaka, Japan.

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  • Sammy Ebisu Plaza, Osaka Sammy Ebisu Plaza, Osaka

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      The Sammy Ebisu Plaza in Osaka, Japan.

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  • Osaka at night Osaka at night

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      Trip to Japan in June 2008.
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  • Indoor arcade in Osaka Indoor arcade in Osaka

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  • Osaka Castle Osaka Castle

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  • Dotonbori district, Osaka, Jap Dotonbori district, Osaka, Japan

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      The Dotonbori district in Osaka is a major tourist destination filled with shopd, restaurants, theatres and gaming. The Kani Doraku Crab has hung above the restaurant Kani Doraku since 1960's and is so popular and well know it has appeared in movies and on postcards!
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