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My 2 Cent



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:36 am    Post subject: Tokyo or Osaka??? Reply with quote

If you had a weekend to kill in either city ~ which one would it be?
I am getting tickets this week, and can't make my mind up!

Looking for good nightlife, and seeing some interesting things while i'm at it... money is an option!!!

Any advise out there?
cheers!


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JackSarang



Joined: 28 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes no difference, they're both equally outrageously expensive.

For a nightlife you'll be more welcome in, go to Tokyo and then visit the district known as Roppongi, best nightlife for a foreigner.
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Squaffy



Joined: 25 Feb 2003
Location: All over the place

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osaka for sure - less hectic if it's a break you need. Hiroshima is lovely too. Still good bars and nightlife, but the option of a quiet time is there too.

Tokyo is mental.
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rush



Joined: 17 May 2003

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokyo go to Roppongi
Osaka go to Shinsaibashi

either way you cant lose
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whatthefunk



Joined: 21 Apr 2003
Location: Dont have a clue

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought about going to Kyoto? Just got back and had a gret time.
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANYTHING but Tokyo
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zyzyfer wrote:
ANYTHING but Tokyo


judas.

denz
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denz wrote:
judas.

denz


I've been to Kanagi, crackpipe. Tokyo holds NOTHING for me.
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My 2 Cent



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the information so far...
just also wondering how easy is it to find some reasonably priced accomadation too.... any idea what i should be lookin at for 2 nights?
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Dalton



Joined: 26 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an excellent Japan site with info and links:
Japan Zone

Pick up a copy of Metropolis Magazine at an airport magazine shop.

You can reserve accomodation on line for some places. Both sources have most info about Tokyo.
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Harpeau



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Location: In Hannam-dong, Seoul.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go to Osaka and then head to Kyoto (Nara??). There's the Fuji ann Guesthouse. Pretty good place- dorm, but you can rent a bike and meet lots of interesting people.

The thing with Tokyo is that Nara is a bit far from the center and may be a tad expensive. Either way, have fun!
Harpeau
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Walter Mitty



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Location: Tokyo! ^.^

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 Cent wrote:
thanks for the information so far...
just also wondering how easy is it to find some reasonably priced accomadation too.... any idea what i should be lookin at for 2 nights?

If you go to Tokyo, I highly recommend the Taito Ryokan. I stayed there for 4 days at the end of March this year. Cheapest place to stay in Tokyo (only 3000 per night), close to a subway station, nice neighborhood. The owner speaks great English and is very helpful with suggestions about what to do and see in Tokyo. I can't recommend this place enough.
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panthermodern



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Taxronto

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest Fukioka.

Very nice city ... so quiet I thought I was going deaf.

Seriously... If you want to relax not party in big town Tokyo or Osaka ...

BTW: There is a Irish Pub in Fukioka which has Guinness CHEAPER the Seoul and better fish and chips too .....
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Mashimaro



Joined: 31 Jan 2003
Location: location, location

PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harpeau wrote:
I would go to Osaka and then head to Kyoto (Nara??). There's the Fuji ann Guesthouse. Pretty good place
Harpeau


The 'tour club' is a another fantastic guesthouse in Kyoto. Very clean, very friendly stuff, I can't recommend it highly enough (book ahead though, it is pretty popular).
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The Great Wall of Whiner



Joined: 24 Jan 2003
Location: Middle Land

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roppongi in Tokyo hands down.

Can't tell you why, that would be giving too much information away.
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