or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › One week trip to Japan
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

One week trip to Japan - Page 17

post #241 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
Okay cool. Would like to catch some baseball and sumo wrestling as well. Based on skimming this thread it's my understanding that May is a good time for both events. Can we buy tickets online?

I haven't checked but perhaps ticket pia can arrange tickets to both sumo and baseball games. The site looks like it doesn't have an English translation though.
post #242 of 302
Subscribing to this thread.

I'll be in Japan for 8 days for the first part of April this year. Hopefully just in time for the cherry blossom festival.

myke
post #243 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackdice View Post
Both are good if you like some very creative (i.e. less traditional) cuisine - although making a reservation is going to be tough...

If you want to try French, I'd stick with L'Osier.
For Japanese, it really depends on the type of food you want to try but here are my favourites:
Tempura: Rakutei in Akasaka
Sushi: Sushisho in Yotsuya and Kyubei in general is very used to dealing with non Japanese customers
Kaiseki: Kojyu is good for its price; Kyoaji is the best if you can justify the bill (+JPY40,000) and you know someone who can take you there as they do not take reservations from the first timers

Thanks for the suggestions! Kyoaji won't be possible since I don't know anyone in Japan.
post #244 of 302
AA just released a special flight deal from NYC to Haneda for $686 all taxes included! FUCK! Travel dates from March to the end of April....Double Fuck!!
post #245 of 302
So I want to stay at a really nice place when I'm in Tokyo. Right now I'm thinking the Mandarin Oriental. Any other place I should consider?
post #246 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by IBJanky View Post
Subscribing to this thread.

I'll be in Japan for 8 days for the first part of April this year. Hopefully just in time for the cherry blossom festival.

myke

I hope you've booked your accomadation because everything gets very busy. Oh yeah, and make sure you check out lifegear trading post as well - some sweet shoes. They might have a sale while you're there.
post #247 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
So I want to stay at a really nice place when I'm in Tokyo. Right now I'm thinking the Mandarin Oriental. Any other place I should consider?

I've heard the Peninsula is excellent but haven't stayed there. The Intercontinental is a nice property but the location isn't great unless you plan to take taxis. Rather far from a train/subway station.
post #248 of 302
Imperial Hotel.
post #249 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
AA just released a special flight deal from NYC to Haneda for $686 all taxes included! FUCK! Travel dates from March to the end of April....Double Fuck!!


Here is the link.

http://goo.gl/FQ6Rq
post #250 of 302
^ thanks for the link man, I'm gonna send that to my mother and see if she wants to visit next month, maybe even get my dad away from work for a few days finally. edit: those are one-way fares, fwiw. Price would be double that plus tax on the lowest traffic days.
post #251 of 302
You're welcome. I'm really trying to work between my work schedule and finances to see if this is feasible.
post #252 of 302
Anyone have any experience with the Claska Hotel? It's more of a boutique hotel but it looks interesting. How is it location wise?
post #253 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
AA just released a special flight deal from NYC to Haneda for $686 all taxes included! FUCK! Travel dates from March to the end of April....Double Fuck!!
I paid $1200 in December for my ticket to NRT departing in March, thinking I wouldn't get a better deal. For $1600, both the mrs. and I could have left from BUF. I can now only take solace in the fact that the $400 premium bought me a direct flight and a quick jaunt to the airport...
post #254 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by thinksimple View Post
I paid $1200 in December for my ticket to NRT departing in March, thinking I wouldn't get a better deal. For $1600, both the mrs. and I could have left from BUF. I can now only take solace in the fact that the $400 premium bought me a direct flight and a quick jaunt to the airport...

This really does put that Orbitz price match in perspective. Although I don't know much about the fine print, it can come in handy.

On a smei related note, Delta has non-stop JFK to barcelona for $311 all in..motherfucker!!
post #255 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stazy View Post
Anyone have any experience with the Claska Hotel? It's more of a boutique hotel but it looks interesting. How is it location wise?

Claska is very stylish and unique in its own way - has a very nice lounge / restaurant on the ground floor and a nice little shop where they sell design conscious souvenirs and stuff.

The only downside is that it really is in the middle of nowhere. You basically have to take Toyoko linke from Shibuya for some 15 mins, and it's another 15 mins' walk from there.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › One week trip to Japan