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Visa Runs...Osaka
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harpua



Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: haebangchon

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be doing a run to osaka sometime in the middle of may and would love any advice anyone has to offer. If someone will be going the same day that would be great too.
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kprrok



Joined: 06 Apr 2004
Location: back in Jeju

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chronicpride wrote:
Anyone interested if this idea gets turned into a Yahoo Club/Group for people to discuss and advise on visa runs, plus meet others who are going around the same time as you, for travel companions? Or make a Visa Run Club sticky thread here?


I'll get this started, and I'll post the address for anyone who wants to join.

The address for the club is: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/visarunclub

You need a Yahoo ID to join, but it's free, just click the 'sign up' button and you're there. I'm willing to have some help in running the club, so if anyone wants to help, let me know via PM here or in the group.

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matthews_world



Joined: 15 Feb 2003
Location: Coming to a norae-bang near you!

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to resurrect this thread.

It's 1 year later and time to change schools and head to Osaka.

I may be leaving on Thur. 5/28 and staying overnight.

Anyone know where their is a cheap but decent place to stay near Namba or Shinshaibashi Stations?



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saint_moi



Joined: 06 Apr 2003
Location: That little place where I'm meant to be.

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 6:24 am    Post subject: may 27 Reply with quote

i'm doin the visa to osaka on this wednesday the 27th, friend of mine will also be joining me.
If anyone is doin the run on the same day feel free to pm me.
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panthermodern



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Taxronto

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The consulate shoulD be closed on Wednesday as it is a Korean Holiday.
Please be certain that the Korean consulate is open.

May 26 = Happy Birthday Budda.
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matthews_world



Joined: 15 Feb 2003
Location: Coming to a norae-bang near you!

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: may 27 Reply with quote

saint_moi wrote:
i'm doin the visa to osaka on this wednesday the 27th, friend of mine will also be joining me.
If anyone is doin the run on the same day feel free to pm me.



Wed. is the 26th. Thurs. is the 27th.

Make sure you don't got your dates crossed.

Wed. is also Buddha's birthday. Of course, all Korean government offices are closed.

Is this a holiday in Japan as well?



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matthews_world



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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still looking for hotel recommendations near Namba and ShinShaibashi Stations.



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saint_moi



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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well change of plan, going Thursday night and staying over in Osaka.
Has anyone stayed over? Last time I went I did it in a day, this time I have to stay in a motel or whatever?

Does anyone, ANYONE, have ANY advice or info about where's best to stay near the embassy in Osaka? Where did those of you stay when you stayed there?

Thanks in advance.
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oneiros



Joined: 19 Aug 2003
Location: Villa Straylight

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2004 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

saint_moi wrote:
well change of plan, going Thursday night and staying over in Osaka.
Has anyone stayed over? Last time I went I did it in a day, this time I have to stay in a motel or whatever?

Does anyone, ANYONE, have ANY advice or info about where's best to stay near the embassy in Osaka? Where did those of you stay when you stayed there?

Thanks in advance.


I stayed at the Chisan in shinsaibashi. (Link below) There's alot of hotels in that general area, but I had problems because I didn't have a reservation. I spent alot of time wandering around trying to get a room. It's an okay place. The staff were pretty helpful in giving me directions to the tourist sites.

http://www.bookings-asia.com/jp/hotels/chisan-shinsaibashi?id=300454
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saint_moi



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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it near the embassy? The sole reason for my trip is to go to the embassy, I'm not looking to live it up champagne style in Japan, just lookin for a place to crash seeing as I have to stay.

Prices? etc?
Thanks by the way.
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matthews_world



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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oneiros wrote:
I stayed at the Chisan in shinsaibashi. (Link below) There's alot of hotels in that general area, but I had problems because I didn't have a reservation. I spent alot of time wandering around trying to get a room. It's an okay place. The staff were pretty helpful in giving me directions to the tourist sites.

http://www.bookings-asia.com/jp/hotels/chisan-shinsaibashi?id=300454



Ouch. That hotel looks a bit expensive. 85,000 won a night for a single. There's cheaper.


Here's some websites to locate Osaka/Japan hotels:
To Coo! Nice discounts.
Yahoo! Travel
asiatravel.com
lodging.com



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oneiros



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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ouch. That hotel looks a bit expensive. 85,000 won a night for a single. There's cheaper.




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Like I said, I didn't make a reservation, so most of the hotels were booked. Embarassed It was the first one that had a vacancy after a couple hours of trying, so I wasn't too picky about price at that point.

In regards to location, I'd say it's maybe 15 minutes away from the embassy on foot. The link in my original post gives you location.
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saint_moi



Joined: 06 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Does anyone recognise this map? Is the embassy anywhere in this picture?


p.s. I'm leavin on Thursday night for Japan, if anyone else is going at the same time too.
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oneiros



Joined: 19 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The embassy is on the same street as shinsaibashi station. There's great directions on finding the embassy in one of the faqs (link below). They tell you what exit to use coming out of the subway and everything. So, to get to the Embassy you want to use the exit 7, turn right, and walk straight for a bit.

Those two subway stations are actually really close together.
http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/korea/viewtopic.php?t=2843
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saint_moi



Joined: 06 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rooms not availlable at the Shinsaibashi.

Anyone else been to Osaka and stayed over? Im lookin like for a motel near the embassy, anyone know of one or ever stayed at one whilst being there?

TIA
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