|12-24-2012 05:28 AM|
Since you're doing at least 1 round trip via shinkansen and regular train (works on some buses as well) travel, the 7-day JR pass is worth it. You have to purchase that pass outside of Japan.
It would be nice if the JR pass worked like a SUICA...man I loved that card when I was living there.
|12-24-2012 05:18 AM|
|Green_Flash||you could also check out the Sumida aquarium at the Tokyo Skytree, it has the world's largest nature aquariums, I am sure we are all familiar with.|
|12-24-2012 01:49 AM|
I went this past January, and yeah you need to take a 2.5 hour train ride which is pretty amazing because you are on a bullet train going through the mountains.
You do need to take about a $35 cab to get there. I don't think they sell equipment as it is mainly a gallery, but they do sell some sweet merch there like tshirts, pins, books, calendars, etc. They gave me like 4 huge posters for free also. I think its worth it because the building itself is pretty amazing and I even got see Mr. Amano but he was on his way out.
Highly recommended. I didnt stay in Niigata, but next time I would.
|12-08-2012 02:32 AM|
|Kado||Yeah Niigata isn't the easiest place to get to. Its kinda out in the country, in the winter that area has some nice ski resorts. I would like to go there some day, just not really sure my wife would fancy driving all the way out there just to see some planted tanks.|
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|12-08-2012 12:55 AM|
From the Shinkansen station, you will likely have to take a taxi (I don't remember if there is a bus service).
I have not been there, but it was too much of a hassle (and I lived closer to Niigata than Tokyo).
For 2 people, staying in Japan, no airfare, it will depend mainly on your accommodations. If you are staying at a business hotel, you are looking at about $150 per night. 6 nights (7 days) is $900, plus food (budget about $25 per day, per person).
7 * 25 * 2 = $350
$1250 for accommodation and food, excluding any other money you wish to spend on traveling (i.e. to Niigata, local trains, etc) and any shopping/entry fees (to attractions, some temples, etc).
|12-08-2012 12:40 AM|
Has anyone been to the ADA gallery in Japan?
I'm planning a trip to Japan sometime in 2013 and would love to visit the ADA Gallery. From their website, it gives some directions but it seems pretty vague. I know that they're only open on Sundays or holidays so I plan to go on a sunday.
My question is, has anyone been there? How would one get there from Tokyo? Do they sell any stuff there? I would love to pick up some ADA stuff direct from the source!
Another question, what would you say the average cost for 2 people for a week in Japan, excluding flights? We'll probably be in tokyo most of the time except for sunday trip to ADA HQ.
Thanks for all the help!