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    from what i have seen online. rooms in Japan look like the are similar (in size) to some of the rooms that i stayed in in Europe. Has anyone found a great price on air travel. I have found $1300 round trip (from AZ) but thats about the cheapest i have found. Info on food prices would be great too if anyone has any. In europe i ate a lot of meals at wagamamas. great food for a good price. Any ideas in Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Ritter
    Thanks again for doing this. Just a quick question though regarding room sizes, how small are they in Tokyo in general? I know a few of us were more than suprised by how small European rooms were during CE. There was no way 4 people were sharing a room like in the american hotels and even 3 was tight sometimes. I know in the past I've heard everything is smaller in Tokyo so I was just wondering.
    Yeah, it depends on your price range, but it's farily safe to say they'll be smaller than hotel rooms in the States. A resort hotel usually has bigger rooms because they try and make the hotel itself part of the attraction, but for a basic single room you're probably looking at a bed, small desk and chair, and not a lot of space to move around.

    I saw pics of C4 where a bunch of people were drinking beer and hanging out in someone's room. That's not something most of the hotel rooms will be able to accomodate (unless everyone sits on the beds). Might be kind of fun... like meeting in a tree house or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Ritter
    Hey John_sH, any chance I can convince you to ban JohnA? I'll buy the first beer at the con!
    I'm sure there's a downside but... ... What kind of beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_sH

    I'm sure there's a downside but... ... What kind of beer?
    Sapporo, of course.

    Those pics were in Andy's suite, not exactly a room. His room was like 3 of mine. LOL Still, we usually get 1 in each bed and two on the floor in sleeping bags or blow up mattresses and *still* have space to get around without stepping on people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amdevil
    Info on food prices would be great too if anyone has any. In europe i ate a lot of meals at wagamamas. great food for a good price. Any ideas in Japan?
    I'll probably start a dedicated "getting around" thread later but looking at maps of the surrounding area there seems to be plenty to suit everyone's budget (assuming that the lowest budget someone has is around 500 yen a meal).

    The only thing that might be an issue are the prices of refreshments at the complex itself. It might not be practical to duck out of the complex just for a Coke or something, and who knows how much they'll charge?

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    hey all,i head off to japan for holidays every year (the benefits of having a japanese wife ) and on the subject of food just wanted to chip in with a few things.you can eat relatively cheap over there. ramen (noodle)shops can be quite cheap and can be found everywhere.yoshinoya is a chain of cheap counter service restaurants that are everywhere too (its logo is in english and is orange),the train stations have small kiosks everywhere where you can get sandwhiches as cheap as 150yen ($1.50ish).for keeping the thirst at bay they have a great sports drink with a shocking name 'pocari sweat' but its awesome and cheap. and for quenching the thirst alcoholically,go the asahi!!! kirin black is a nice drop too.
    if you want to travel around tokyo while you are there,i'd recommend staying in tokyo and commuting out to chiba for the con.japans rail system is unbelievably efficient so you'll have little trouble.plus if you stay in tokyo you can visit Akihabara ( a few stops from tokyo central on the keihin tohokyu or yamanote line) this is the techno geek capital of japan...basically our mecca the lines are color coded so kehin tohokyu is blue and yamanote is green.the yamanote is a loop line so its a good way to travel around and see the city.i recommend shibuya too if you go cause thats where the blister shop is.
    John_sH,youve put up some really great info mate,very nice work
    a few of us from australia are heading over too,most so far are first timers so im planning on showing them around tokyo.if anyone wants in,we can organize a meet up and youre welcome to come along.cant wait!

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    hey John_sH,just realised youre located in Osaka,which part mate? i went to Osaka for the first time in december,had a ball!!! stayed in shinsaibashi,met my best mate at the airport and we made drunken fools of ourselves for 3 days before heading back to yokohama.went to club pure near the dotonbori bridge.3500yen cover charge but all you can drink

    god bless japan

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBH
    hey John_sH,just realised youre located in Osaka,which part mate? i went to Osaka for the first time in december,had a ball!!! stayed in shinsaibashi.
    Heya, I'm further down south past Tennoji but I actually work two stations up from Shinsaibashi. Hope it wasn't too cold for you!

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    Ha! it wasnt too bad,but it rained pretty hard on our last night.yokohama/tokyo was colder by mid january (we stayed for 7 weeks) I know tennoji,we had a quick look around there.became pretty familiar with the midosuji line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amdevil
    Has anyone found a great price on air travel. I have found $1300 round trip (from AZ) but thats about the cheapest i have found. Info on food prices would be great too if anyone has any. In europe i ate a lot of meals at wagamamas. great food for a good price. Any ideas in Japan?
    Just thought I'd chip in too. I don't go to Japan to visit my relatives often enough, but I can always act like I know what I'm talking about since I was born there . As for plane tickets, read in "Celebration Japan" thread. There are Japanese travel services (supposedly for Japanese people in the States) that offer really good deals in the summer. I think the cheapest I've found so far is about $920 (out of Chicago). I'm sure better deals will come out soon, although with oil prices going up again, I don't think we'll ever see deals at $500 any more. If you need more info on travel agencies, I'm sure everyone on here will be willing to help you find them .
    As with food, it's really cheap to eat in Japan than you think. You can get a lot for 500yen (appx $5). As GBH said, there are kiosks in train stations that have really good food for really cheap (not like here in the States where things are overpriced in travel locations b/c people need it and they can only get it there). It costs about the same as getting things in a supermarket (almost...). There are also many fast food chains (not greasy like over here) like the ones GBH mentioned and many others. Also, convenience stores (like 7/11 or Lawson) have decent food for decent price too. I would say you could probably have a good full meal there for under 1000yen. As for drinks, I'm not sure what they'll charge at the con, but they have many vending machines along the streets for 120-130yen a bottle (and even beer!). Or you can always stock up at a supermarket or somewhere and take them with you (for money conscious people like me ) I'll leave it there and let others add more!

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