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Getting From OKA Airport (Naha) to Naha City

Getting From OKA Airport (Naha) to Naha City

If you’re planning on taking public transportation in Okinawa, be prepared to not have your IC cards from Tokyo work.  Okinawa has its own system and limited lines.

Taking The Taxi from Fujinomiya Mt. Fuji and Back

Taking The Taxi from Fujinomiya Mt. Fuji and Back

For our Mt. Fuji climbing adventure, we stayed in Fujinomiya. At 11:30pm buses weren’t running to Mt. Fuji at that time so we had to take a taxi to Mt. Fuji.  Our hotel told us that it would cost 10,000JPY.  There were four of us […]

From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus

From Tokyo To Fujinomiya: By Bus

During Mt. Fuji Hiking Season (summer), buses run throughout the day from the Tokyo Station JR Express Bus Terminal. You can purchase a ticket from Tokyo to Fujinomiya (cities around Mt. Fuji) for 2570JPY.  

Haneda Airport to Tokyo Central by Airport Limousine Bus

Haneda Airport to Tokyo Central by Airport Limousine Bus

You can take public transit into Tokyo from Haneda airport for around 800JPY with a few transfers.  But in my experience, transiting through Tokyo with luggage is an unnecessary world of anxiety.  For 1230JPY, you can get on the Tokyo Haneda Airport Limousine Bus and […]

Award Booking Strategies: Los Angeles to Tokyo in ANA Economy

Award Booking Strategies: Los Angeles to Tokyo in ANA Economy

Flying from LA to Tokyo again in ANA economy (All Nippon Air).  I’d fly with them over AA or United any day since the overall experience is pretty good.

How To Use The Subways, Trains and Buses in Japan

How To Use The Subways, Trains and Buses in Japan

The amount of subway lines in the Tokyo Metro system is significantly more complex than you would find in Osaka, Sapporo and other parts of Japan.  It would actually be easier to understand if you tried to learn the subway system in any other city […]

Getting a Thai SIM Card

Getting a Thai SIM Card

While in Chiang Mai, Thailand, it wasn’t too difficult to get by without a phone.  As I was walking around the mall, I found a cell phone carrier store called CAT.  Out of curiosity, I walked in and asked about what plans they had. A […]

Getting to the Intercontinental Osaka from KIX

Getting to the Intercontinental Osaka from KIX

1/15 I arrived at Kansai International Airport (KIX) at 06:30.  I arrived at the Intercontinental Osaka at 9am.  If you know where you’re going, the trip should only take about an hour.  

Using Uber in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Using Uber in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Chiang Mai, Thailand, Uber rides cost between $1-2.  That was amazing.  The ride to the airport was a flat rate of 150THB (about $4.25USD).  It’s very difficult to walk on the street there because the sidewalks are small and run down.  Crossing the street […]

Melbourne to Bangkok on Thai Airways Business Class

Melbourne to Bangkok on Thai Airways Business Class

Flight: TG 466 Date:1/6/17 Time: 3:25pm – 8:35pm Class: Business For 30k United miles and $118USD (plus $75 close in fee), I flew from Melbourne to Chiang Mai with a connection in Bangkok.