Tokyo Metropolitan area 17 - 18 season

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Ramenman, Sep 29, 2017.

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Are you going to stay in Tokyo in 17 - 18 season?

This poll will close on Mar 29, 2018 at 12:56 PM.
  1. Yes.

    29 vote(s)
    70.7%
  2. No.

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  3. I won't go to Japan to ski in 17 - 18 season.

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. I will ski in Japan in 17 - 18 season but not sure yet if I stay in Tokyo.

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Ramenman

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    Many people who come to Japan for skiing / snowboarding visit & stay in Tokyo too. So this thread is for sharing useful & interesting information about Tokyo Metropolitan area.
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  2. Heinz

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    Yes, but just a night in Ueno on my way home.
     
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  3. Crispy013

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    Same here - one night in Asakusa on the way out.
     
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  4. Tonester

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    I just LOVE Tokyo. Big city vibe, but different!
     
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  5. alexmok

    alexmok First Runs

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    I am doing 3 weeks travelling before season starts. Only 1 week in Tokyo though
     
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  6. Thommo79

    Thommo79 Hard Yards

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    Yeah, staying at Ueno for three nights on the way home.
     
  7. Melskius

    Melskius Hard Yards

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    Narita on way in one night. Yokohama on way out 3 nights (with day trips to Tokyo). Last 2 trips stayed in Asakusa. But loved our night in yokohama, so have decided to end the trip there.
     
  8. Sandy

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    Where abouts in Yokohama? (I live in Yokohama)
     
  9. Tanuki

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    yep, two nights somewhere yet to be determined, but somewhere near a Shink station. The two nights means we can chill in Tokyo and Black Cat our gear to Appi. Another night after Zao
     
  10. Donzah

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    I like staying suburbs next to a Hub. Ie one or two subway stops to Shibuya, Shinjuku etc.
    just a better vibe.
     
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  11. Melskius

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    We stayed at hotel monterey yokohama right on the water (water view room). The garden necklace was on at the time- so many tulips. We used Kannai station. Enjoyed the view from landmark tower, we walked from the hotel via the red brick warehouse to landmark.
     
  12. 2ESki

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    Two nights in Roppongi, so we will see how that goes
     
  13. Donzah

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    Good pubs in Roppongi. Odd mix of money and grime. Too many foreigners.
     
  14. Sandy

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    I live about 1.5km from there!!
     
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  15. slotele

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    I like the Hotel New Grand in Yokohama, classy place.

    Funny thing I found when staying there last summer was the Motomach-Chukagi station was really familiar looking. Finally worked it out, It was the station at the end of the line that time I fell asleep ( yeah, had a few drinks before getting on the train ) and missed my stop in Jiyugaoka when I lived there back in the early 90's.
     
  16. TACKIE

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    Dem Nigerians...
     
  17. HoopDogg

    HoopDogg Hard Yards

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    Got a week in shinjuku on the way home. Past visits have all been 2-3 days, so looking forward to slowing down a bit and soaking it up rather than rushing around trying to squeeze in as much as possible.
     
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  18. Donzah

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    It's almost a cliche
     
  19. Sandy

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    That's my station: Motomachi-Chukagai. I often see people asleep in the train, when they are waiting to go back the other way (not drunk in the evening, but asleep in the morning heading to work, not realising that their station was 10km further back!!!.... I will often "accidentally" bump them on the way onto the train..... ;)
     
  20. Hyst

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  21. skivet

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    One night Ueno before skiing at Shiga Kogen then 2nights Asakusa at the Gate Hotel for the weekend then back to Myoko for more skiing. While in Tokyo a day at the races!
     
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  22. Crispy013

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    Gate Hotel here too! Simply amazing location, great rooms and incredible staff. Had to re-book this time after such an awesome experience last trip.
     
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  23. munja

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    just booked 4 nights in Shibuya, on Airbnb
     
  24. globewanderer

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    4 nights in Minato-ku staying at a friend's apartment en route to Hokkaido ;)
    First time visiting this part of Tokyo so it should be fun!
     
  25. skivet

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    We stayed there last year too and were blown away by the hotel and the area! The bar onto top of the hotel for guests only do the best cocktails!
     
  26. shepski

    shepski Early Days

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    4.5 days from 14th Feb. We haven't booked anything yet, thinking Airbnb around Shinjuku.
     
  27. smackies

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    Shimokitazawa.
     
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  28. Donzah

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    Overrated.
    No restaurants.
     
  29. smackies

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    You kid, no?
     
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  30. Annitowa

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    The Donzah does not kid.
    May walk funny,
    But does not kid. :thumbs:
     
  31. Donzah

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    You failed to supply
     
  32. PMG

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    Ebisu.
     
  33. PMG

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    Shirube.
     
  34. crackson

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    Shinjuku.
     
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  36. rikedwards

    rikedwards Hard Yards

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    Will have a couple of nights in Tokyo prior to heading to Nagano prefecture. Get in one evening, will have half a day shopping on the second day with the afternoon with a Japanese friend.
     
  37. shabu_shabu

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    From Ramen Adventures:
    "Some friends of friends were in town, and they wanted a proper food crawl. Shimokitazawa is one of the best places in Tokyo for this kind of adventure."
    I don't think there is a Mos Burger there though.
     
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  38. Donzah

    Donzah A Local
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    I was being facetious.
     
  39. shabu_shabu

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    Face palm. I actually took Annitowa's comment seriously. Cheers.
     
  40. ojisan

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    shall be booking flights this week (just getting the approval for LS leave)... will be taking my daughter to the snow for about 3 days & on the way back to Osaka, will spend at least a day at Disneyland with her & stay at one of the resort hotels for 2 nights.
     
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  41. Sandy

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    If you're at Tokyo Disney for two nights, you should get the 2 day pass and go to Disneyland and Disneysea.
    There's also special hotel /Park package where you get fastpasses to all rides, all day.
     
  42. ojisan

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    Yeah, I know, but with a (will be by then) 3 year old, I am not sure whether Disney Sea would be appealing for her.

    Besides, everything these days is Frozen this Frozen that
     
  43. Tonester

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    **cough cough** ski forum! **cough cough**
     
  44. Sandy

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    I'm not sure how you come to that conclusion
     
  45. Donzah

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    I've sent my friends to kappabashi for knife purchasing.
    Any tips?
     
  46. Sandy

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    Weekends are not much chop (!!) because many of the shops are closed.
    There also a good knife shop in Asakusa. From the main gate at Sensoji, you keep walking until the next side street, and it's on the corner. They have a variety of knives including ones that he makes himself (or his smiths)
     
  47. Donzah

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    Cheers , i'll tell them to go thursday.
     
  48. Tanuki

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    I like that idea
     
  49. Tanuki

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    Really nice place
     
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