So how are you flying to Japan?

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So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Joanne on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:16 pm

From the previous emails,

Johnathan suggests the cheapest way to get there is to book Jetstar, from Melbourne to Osaka, and get a train to Kanazawa

James writes:
Bus routes - schedules, prices etc
http://www.bus.or.jp/bus/index_e.html
Train routes - ditto
http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/
There's a rail pass called the Seishun 18 Kippu - check here for info:
http://japan-guide.com/e/e2362.html
If anyone was thinking of going anywhere during the 1 week holiday
period, this ticket would be ideal (5 days [they don't have to be
consecutive] of unlimited travel for 11,500yen). It's limited to certain
holiday periods, so the only time we could use it is that 1 week of
holidays.
There are several other rail passes as well - see
http://japan-guide.com/e/e2357.html
Apparently you can also get one-off domestic airfares for like 100,000yen
(http://japan-guide.com/e/e2364.html)
I was planning on spending the whole holidays in Japan. I've been told
that you can leave the country, return and have another 90 days (just as
long as you can prove you are leaving - ie show them an airfare out of
Japan for within the 90 day period). It's about 400,000yen to fly return
to Korea or Taiwan (from Tokyo - I believe it's cheaper from Osaka).

Jacinda suggests going to Korea is cheaper than Taiwan, to get to Osaka that is.

Anyway I'm going back home to Singapore first, then get to Osaka from there, so it wouldn't be the cheapest way Razz Good luck all
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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  osaka on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:29 pm

I'm planning to go to Osaka using Singapore Airlines, i havnt booked a ticket yet, so i was wondering if anyone was going to do the same...^___^"...

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Michelle on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:18 pm

I haven't booked my ticket either, indeed, i haven't done any planning yet for the whole thing (maybe i really should start now...)

anyway, I don't mind Singapore Airlines, but when are you going?

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  osaka on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:26 pm

...LoLz...good question...havnt thought that far yet...^___^"...

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Michelle on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:29 pm

lol, i don't think i will go there too early, unless you want to go around 0w0~~

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Anyone Flying Jetstar?

Post  jonno on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:19 pm

i sent out an email to the 5/6 ppls, but just to send out a public invitation:
i think there's a few people on the flight departing melb on the 20th Nov flying to Osaka, well i'm on it anyway.
give us a shout if you're on the same flight so we know who you are

Jetstar japan sale is meant to end tonight, but i haven't really noticed that much activity on it, so they may extend it since there are still seats available, i don't know how it works.
g'luck

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Nathan on Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:35 pm

I've been told that in the event of the flights being oversold, the people on the Jetstar el cheapo tickets are shoved aside for full fare passengers. I don't know how likely that is, but the advice I've been given is that I may as well spend a bit more to make sure I get what I need.

I wouldn't panic, but I'm just putting that out there. Anyways, some of you already have your tickets.

I wouldn't think it's likely in any case - most tourists would probably want to fly to Tokyo, eh? Not to mention, it's freaking winter.

Haha, you probably don't have to listen to me at all since it looks like I'll be consulting a travel agent anyways, in regards to the other things I want to do while I'm there.

I'd say most likely I'll be going with the good 'ol flying junk-piles at Qantas. Sure hope I don't fall out of the sky or anything.
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What about Tokyo!?

Post  Jacinda on Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:51 pm

I'm doing the Qantas gig, having bought it already on my overenthusiasm. Leaving 18th of November going into Tokyo (QF0462) AT 6:10 AM Weds. And the previous quotes I got are straight out of Tokyo, though it shouldn't be too hard to route it around for Osaka.

Speaking of airlines, if you're a prince/ss go Singapore Airlines, they never disappoint. For your average joe, keep hitting the STA Travel website and other travel websites over and over. Take them down and head into flight centre to get it beaten.

And Osaka to Kanazawa is cheaper and easier to get to than Tokyo.

But that said... anyone?

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20/11

Post  charge on Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:19 pm

i booked jetstart 20 nov as well .

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Joanne on Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:24 pm

I'm probably the riskiest person round here Razz
Because I want to spend time home, I'm only leaving on the EARLY MORNING of the day we are supposed to arrive Razz
(Singapore airlines SQ618 departs 1.10 am from SG, and arrives 8:15 am at Osaka, which I know ain't the cheapest way Razz)
But I should be able to get there by lunchtime, and enjoy an ekiben XD (train bento)
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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Michelle on Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:14 am

wow, Joanne, won't u be worried about the delay?

i won't be a risk taker ^^;.. i think i will get there on 20th or 21st in case thigns happen... (u know these airlines, sometime their delay is ridiculous...)

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  Jacinda on Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:19 am

Singapore Airlines is awesome though, my dad got delayed and they put him up at the hilton hotel (even though it was just half a day) and gave him a taxi voucher if he wanted to go home and back. Afterwards they made up for any connections he missed (he had a budget airline one and he got a singapore airlines one after).

I've been delayed in Sydney airport for 7 hours by air Canada and a whole day on return. They were pretty much "tough shit".

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Re: So how are you flying to Japan?

Post  james on Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:49 pm

harharhar

i just booked my flight home - $450, tokyo to melbourne on jetstar (granted, i had to book return with one leg jetflex, and get that refunded) - if i hadntve done that, one way from tokyo on jetstar is ~90man, which is like $1400 odd...

so yeah, $350 to osaka, $450 from tokyo - i'm laughing

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