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Postby Dennis » Thu 05.18.2006 2:41 pm

hi there.
gonna go to japan soon (this summer!!)
is it cheap to travel by train?
do you know any prices, or maybe a website or something?

I'll be staying there for one entire year -
do you reckon it's profitable to buy a really cheap car? is that easy over there? how about patrol? etc. etc.

thanks a lot for help!!!
best regards
dennis.
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RE: travel expenses

Postby Matsutake » Thu 05.18.2006 6:23 pm

A car is probably a big hassle for only a year. Trains are generally the way to go. More info on where you will be going will help. Any big city the trains are the easiest and they go everywhere. If you want to save some money just buy punch cards at the train station. You get a discount when you prepay. It adds up in your favor pretty quickly and you don't have to bother buying the little individual tickets everytime you go somewhere.
Like I said, depends on where you are though...
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RE: travel expenses

Postby keatonatron » Thu 05.18.2006 7:31 pm

A car would be extremely difficult.

What part of Japan?
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RE: travel expenses

Postby Dennis » Fri 05.19.2006 10:48 am

I'll go to Nishinasuno/tochigi
http://www.denniskeller.net
my homepage - english, german, french, kiswahili
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RE: travel expenses

Postby keatonatron » Fri 05.19.2006 11:23 pm

I don't know where that is :(

Many cities have their own webpage for tourists. You can find out about their train system and whatnot.

Who are you going to stay with? Whoever you are in contact with over there should be able to give you much more detailed info than we can, but usually trains are convenient and in just about every town.
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RE: travel expenses

Postby Matsutake » Fri 05.19.2006 11:28 pm

Here is the city's homepage- (According to Wikipedia the town you stated doesn't exist. Nasushiobara is the amalgamation of a few little areas.)

http://www.city.nasushiobara.lg.jp/www/ ... 03000.html

Cars and scooters can be real pain, but if you have a job there the employer might hook you up and just take a fee out of your paycheck.
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RE: travel expenses

Postby Dennis » Sat 05.20.2006 9:53 am

okay thanks .. Gonna check out those website..
http://www.denniskeller.net
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