10 JAPAN TRAVEL HACKS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

10 JAPAN TRAVEL HACKS YOU NEED TO KNOW!

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    Eden Renner

    Where did you get your Australia to Japan adapter? I can only find adapters that have 2 pins not 3 (no earth pin) so I cannot plug in a power board or laptop.

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    Rajivrocks Ltd.

    Go to lawson, I'm using maestro and when i withdrew 50.000 yen from a family mart i think but it might have been a 711 i had to pay like 30 euro's conversion fee and when i withdrew 20.000 from lawson i paid like 700yen conversion. so yeah 😛

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    eleonora

    I'm currently planning my japan trip in a few weeks, so this video was really helpful! 😊 Still need to take care of a few things, like figuring out which trains to take between cities and so on…so much work, haha, but I think it's better to plan everything ahead 👍

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    alex goodness

    with Jr pass you also can't ride the Mizuho bullet trains, not only Nozomi. These two trains are usually 8 car bullet trains and what you get when using the pass is 16 car bullet trains. you can also reserve sits with the pass.

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    Makoto Silver

    About the JR pass: you can't get them in Japan!! You have to go to their website and order it several weeks before you go!! It's better if you're traveling all around Japan, but if you're mostly staying within the Tokyo area then a suica card or a pasmo is just fine!! The JR pass also only works on JR train stations but a suica card and a pasmo card work in every train station!!

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    Nitin Santhosh

    What's the difference between JR card and train card? Also I will be only travelling within Tokyo. What's the best mode of transport ?

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    nurria apriyanti

    I just found this video then im so thank to you.. im just confusing either using tokyo metro pass or suica but after watch your video i definitely decide to use suica in tokyo is more easier for me.. again, thank you so much kim 🤗

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    Fiona Jang

    Great tips Kim! I tried the Odigo site hoping to plan the ideal trip with some of the highlights from your other videos and unfortunately I’m unable to do save my travel plans or read full articles 😣

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    ASHLEIGH GRIFFIN

    Hey Kim. Did Odigo change their website? it looks very different now and i am unable to find the planner. I was so excited to try this idea!

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    Taylor J

    It seems that Odigo is really confusing and actually isn't helpful. It doesn't have the bar where you can set up your traveling plans anymore, and seems to be a complete News website rather than interactive one to aid in where to go and such things. I've spent days trying to figure the website out, and if it takes that long to work out, it really isn't worth it.

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    Ailene Tam, RMT

    thanks so much! how about money exchange though…say if I were to bring bills…is there a place that's most trusted to get the best rates back?

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    itssugarfree

    I get the pocket wifi every time I go – super convenient, they deliver to my hotel when I arrive and when I leave I post it back in the pre-paid envelope at the airport.

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    LINTECH

    JR PASS or NOT?………. 90% of the time definitely… NOT!

    Most people travel to Japan for only a few Weeks (a few weeks are enough to enjoy TOKYO, Mt. FUJI, OSAKA and KYOTO)
    You DONT NEED a JR PASS for TOKYO OSAKA and KYOTO.

    In Tokyo buy a Tokyo Wide Pass (only 10k YEN, this pass will also let you ride SHINKANSEN Trains so if that's your reason for buying JR PASS, just get Tokyo Wide Pass.

    How will you go to OSAKA from TOKYO? Ride an Overnight Bus! Only 2,000 YEN! And you sleep while traveling so you also save money (less 1 night of Hotel)

    JR PASS = ONLY JR TRAINS. Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto have their own Train Lines (Subways) which are more conveniently located (Near all Tourist Spots), and a ride only costs 100-120 yen on average. You'll only spend 300-500 yen a day to go to different tourist spots.

    500 YEN a day x 7 = 3,500 YEN only! + 10,000 YEN Tokyo Wide Pass + 2,000 YEN Overnight Bus = 15,500 YEN TOTAL!
    JR PASS for 7 days = 29,000 YEN! DOUBLE the price!!!
    ***note: TOKYO WIDE Pass can also be used on NEX (Narita Express) Airport Train. You can ride it straight from Airport to Mt. Fuji! For Free and in just 2-3 hours! That alone makes the Tokyo Wide Pass worth it!

    10% of Tourists who need JR PASS = Those who need to travel from/to FUKOKA or HOKKAIDO in just 1 day.
    That's the only time buying a JR PASS makes sense. 🙂

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    Alina Alina

    There are metro wifi, city wifi, hotel wifi, wifi in convinience stores/cafe/shopping mall n etc. You just don‘‘t know I guess.

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    Jenna Lee Prado

    I am going from Hakata (near Fukuoka) to sasebo. Will the IC card work with the trains the same as the subway? I am having trouble figuring out how to reserve a seat on the train as well. Can I just buy then the same day?

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    Sophie G

    I was making a list with things i should be fixing before leaving to japan for the first time this mach, and your video is so clear and helpful! thank you very much for the video!

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    yes4me

    I am going to try GoogleFi. It is $20 per month
    You MUST get a JR Pass if you are a tourist if you go on your own.
    They drive on the right side in Japan.
    Love the #10 advice

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    Jacqueline Isais

    If I buy the train card for 500yen do I need to put credit to it? Or that is inclusive of everything? Thank you.

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    lee53597

    Instead of a power board, I think that's what you called it… I take an extension cord that has multiple outlets, thus needing only one adapter and allows me to place the outlets in a convenient location such as on the night stand next to the bed. It's also handy in airports where there is a shortage of outlets and I can share with other travelers.

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    Alyssa Danley

    Thank you for the suggestion of using Odigo as I hadn't heard of it before and love sites like this to help me save itineraries. That being said, I used the link you have provided to sign up to use it and the site appears completely different than what is shown in your video. Do they no longer have booking options? It seems really user non-friendly 🙁 Your video was posted over a year ago, so perhaps it has changed since then, but i'm really bummed I can't seem to figure out how to get to the pages you are referencing.

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    rexlunae

    I've always had pretty good luck using the data plan on my phone. T-Mobile USA or Google Fi work well enough most places.

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    nicholas peterson

    one thing for the power board Japan uses the A/B outlet standard. if you are from america or canada its the same 2 prong or 2 prong + ground as america and canada. note that you may run into situations where you may not have a ground wire prong. also Japan's power grid runs at 100v at over 50 or 60 hertz depending if you are just north of Tokyo or Tokyo and south. North America run at 120 over 60 hertz. most of your newer devices should be able to run on japans power grid though they may charge slower then you are used to.

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    Sapna lindgren

    hi dear .I like ur videos.its very informative..im going to Tokyo on 4th april.i wanna request u plz when u make ur video..try to speak little slowly…ur speaking very fast its little bit hard to understand,,,

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    Surgeon Funtime

    “Take a photo”? Seriously, how can this be a hack? Feels the word “hack” has been hacked.
    No offense, but there are many other videos more useful out there.

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    Jaclyn Conti

    Thank you so much for clearing up about the sim card vs pocket wifi! I went the pocket wifi route for our two week trip in two weeks! omg 😀

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    XV9Genesis

    Hey if you are australian, and dont want the fees or commissions use citibank card. It has zero commission and hardly any fees. Easy to exchange as well. In japan right now it helps.

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    Marc Redgate

    Nope, Odigo is a very disappointing website. They must have changed it since you’ve been there. You cant input travel dates to get suggestions anymore. Not helpful site unless you’ve already been to Japan. Also doesn’t tell you how to get around, nor where to go. Very difficult to navigate.

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    고양이는구엽다심술궂은고양이

    I have read about those that got sim card but were not able to use it. so best to know if your cell is compatible with those sim cards. or is that wrong?

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    Nikki Notes

    If you have a data plan here in the US does that mean you still have data when you go to Japan?
    Love from florida❤️

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    Aileen Hang

    YES, I DO RESPECT OTHER COUNTRIES' CULTURES. BUT, IT'S WHEN I HEAR FOREIGNERS WHO COME INTO TO AMERICA & THINK IT'S OK TO BASH OUR AMERICA, ALSO DON'T CARE FOR OUR RULES & LAWS FOR ANYWAYS THEY WANT TO. THAT'S WHEN I'M SO OFFENDED & DON'T EVEN CARE TO NOTICE THEM. THEY EITHER NEED TO KEEP THEIR MOUTH SHUT OR GET THE FUCK OUT.

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    Tunan N

    Does anybody knows if there is a luggage storage in Universal Studios Japan? We are checking out that morning and going from our hotel to usj is abit of a mission, will we be able to find sufficient storage for our bags?

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    Dimitris Ambient

    Nice useful video
    What set up.u mean when puting the sim card??
    Also where i can withdraw cash from.my european card??

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    Bastian

    A few days ago, I saw the news that more than the standard level of radioactivity was detected in a park in Tokyo. So it's crazy to eat and relax there. I still think Japan's radiation levels are serious. It's been 30 years since the Chernobyl incident, and there's still a lot of radiation in Chernobyl. So I wanted to go to the Olympics, but I gave up.

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    Phil Yagami

    why you ask people to make sure they hit the thumbs up and subscribe BEFORE you video even starts? Here is my thumbs down

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    Marcus Olivieri

    Asian girl in a chinese named channel talking about japan in english with a british accent. wow! Do u speak chinese too?

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    Sugei Hernandez

    That website aucks, it doesn't look like how she shows it and I can't figure out how to make an itinerary

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    Anonymous

    We will be travelling in Japan next week and we are a family of Five (3 kids) do you think it's much cheaper to ride a taxi than train to go tour around Tokyo? Since we will be paying for our children

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