Discussion in 'SMB' started by dixonsafc, Jun 9, 2010.
Where is the best place to fly to Tokyo from the UK?
Which company are the best value for money?
Newcastle, KLM are normally competetive.
check Expedia, i managed to get a flight there with Virgin for £530ish,that was sale prices mind.
Ive flown KLM From Newcastle via Amsterdam before And also JAL from Heathrow.
Booked a few weeks ago and the cheapest direct was Virgin
I flew BA from Newcastle via Heathrow but I wouldn't recommend using them at the minute.
i researched it and emirates was the cheapest for me, and it was from newcastle. unfortunately, i didnt have a chance to go
Two long haul flights to get there though ?
I'd do either BA (via heathrow) or KLM via Amsterdam. Virgin or JAL might be a little bit cheaper if you live in London, but if you need a connection then its always better (particularly if you hit a delay) to do it with one airline/alliance
i flew for under 400 quid with Asiana with a stopover in Seoul
this was for hanami as well so a busy time
love tokyo me like
I arrive there on Sunday, never been before so really looking forward to it. Any recommendations for places to go /see / do (apart from the Soaplands of course!).
Staying at Shibuya.
If you are just staying in Tokyo and not travelling anywhere else i can recommend the following as decent activities:
Nekobukuro (ねこぶくろ?), or "Cat's House", is part of the Ikebukuro Tokyu Hands store, located on the eighth floor. For the price of admission (¥1000 for an hour with the cats, as of April 12, 2010), customers can interact and play with the 20 or so cats running free around Nekobukuro at any given time.
Nekobukuro is a play on the Japanese word for cat, neko and the location Ikebukuro
Because many apartments will not allow pets, and some Tokyo residents feel their work schedule may not be compatible with the ownership of an animal, Nekobukuro is viewed as an alternative to pet ownership while still maintaining pet interaction.
It was bizarre but funny to see!!!!
go to this bad boy, its really nice to relax , massage is good and the onsens are the nuts
actually this link is in english
and go for a beer here and be like Bill Murray!
Cheers, the cats sound typically Japanese and might be worth a laugh, I'll check your new onsen link 'cos the first one was unintelligible (though I did like the music ).
Staying at the Cerulean Tower on Shibuya Crossing (and right next to Tokyu Hands I think) which has a sky bar so that'll do the Lost in Translation bit near enough.
people going nuts over the cats , was ace
yeah the new link is better, the onsenis massive and has indoors and outdoors onsens including some bizarre treatments for extra using leeches etc but its in the financial district so its a commercial onsen and friendly. one of the few i went into in japan that had round eyes in it other than me
also depending who youre with the karaoke boxes in roppongi are fun
shibuya is close to everything anyway, i stayed in shinjuku the times ive been
Good link and it looks canny - and no riffraff ...
I'm only there for three nights but will certainly visit Roppongi, Kubichiko, Shinjuku - the onsen seems a good place to recover.
Did you do breakfast at the fish market? that's an option if we last all night on the beer.
Yes got there at 5am or something ridiculous
its canny but you have to have your wits about you as they are buzzing all over on little forklifts and its easy to get in the way
worth seeing though as is the Senso Ji temple once your done with modern japan
Roppongi at night time is fucking hideous. If you have any taste in bars, clubs, nightlife you wouldnt go near the place. Or you could go and have a look for yourself and walk out after a beer (One will be enough).
I don't, I will and I probably will.
No point in going all that way and not even having a butchers.
See how long it takes you before you want to almp a Nigerian. They are a pain in the arse.
But, a few days in Tokyo will be canny
WGM, you reckon Asiana is the way to go to get it a bit cheaper? Don't mind the changeover if it's going to save me a couple of hundred sheets.
I'm off to Tokyo for a week then off to meet a mate from uni in Mito for a week. Can't wait like.
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