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Share your Japanese trip errors

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Annabuzzy, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. hatto

    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Walk around Nozawa in skaters and your feet will be wet in five minutes. If it has been snowing, they use hot spring water coming out of sprinklers in the roads to help get rid of snow. Most streets are narrow and have almost no footpaths. You walk on the road.
    Sorrels the win
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  2. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Because I live 5 minutes from OOL airport I've always been seduced for 15 years by Jetstar
    "I can handle it"
    But no more
    To be fair the original plane (I think 767??)wasn't too bad but the sardine tin 787 that is their stack'em and pack'em offering now means a drive to Brisbane
     
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  3. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not to mention all the ship-ups from Melbourne and the like getting packed in on the way up. QLD really is our dumping ground.
     
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  4. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    A330 - 2-4-2 seating
    was fine
     
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  5. mannyk

    mannyk One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    It only took me 5 yrs , now making the drive up the road, looking forward to it, back to 2-4-2 seating..
     
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  6. Mark*V

    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I only have 8 days skiing, I thought I had 9 but miscalculated. I originally wanted a minimum of 10, but being first time to Japan didn't allow for the travel in and out times. I could have easily booked a couple of extra days on had I known.
     
  7. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So you miscalculated the flights?
     
  8. Mark*V

    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    No, I just thought I had 9 days skiing for some reason. When I looked into a possible rest day in the middle I added up and theres only 8! I booked the flights for 12 days in total, but leaving at 11am from Narita means I chew up that day and the day before. I can ski the morning before if I want to. In hindsight I would've just booked extra couple of days.
     
  9. Mark*V

    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I've even hired boots for 9 days.
     
  10. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    On your last day skiing you could probably ski until 3 - 4pm (a decent day) and then train it back to Tokyo for an overnight before you Narita flight.
     
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  11. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us

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    So that explains the point about lace up boots being a problem mentioned earlier in this topic. In other words I can see, and vaguely recall from ten years ago how they are a PITA, what with the slipper culture, but the solution highlights the problem in terms of there being an alternative.
     
  12. Lucky Pete

    Lucky Pete One of Us

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    Slip on, slip off is KING :)
     
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  13. Hyst

    Hyst Enjoyer Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just have say: still got it! :)
     
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