Many many thanks for your responses.
It looks like what might be the best plan is to go LAX
and then AA
. I guess JAL might be a better idea, you guys are right that its probably a good idea to try their carrier. AA
's 777s are really quite comfortable from my experiences on LAX
...but maybe I should stick it out with less seat pitch just for the sake of travelling on JAL.
The only problem I now face is: the flight arrives at KIX
at 5:30pm from LAX
, the plane to haneda leaves at 9:30. Japan is pretty far north, I'm assuming by the time I arrive it will be too dark to see anything :-(
I'll try to figure something out.
Kyoto sounds like somewhere I'd like to go. I'm hoping that can be done in one day.
Do you all think that 2.5 or 3 days is enough to see Tokyo well?
incidentally, do they have Kobe beef in kobe?
I have three main objectives in Japan other than sucking up local colour and seeing whatever I can.
1) Spotting and taking pictures, which hopefully A.net will accept (it will be my first time in maybe 20 attempts)
2) Kobe beef
3) Eat sushi
It looks like 2) and 3) will set me back quite a bit. Kris YYZ
makes a good suggestion, I'll try looking up online how much a week pass on JR
Thanks again for your help, or should I say...konichiwah? no...thats hello i think. oh..it's arigato gossaymas
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