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Looking for advise for a Tokyo trip

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speedpacket

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Looking for advise for a Tokyo trip
« on: April 27, 2007, 08:53:30 PM »
Does anyone know of a travel agencey that specialises in travelling to Tokyo Disneyland?  Dsneysea looks INCREDIBLE, and I alo LOVE their TOT version (brick by brick...)

I was trying to see how we would get their the easiest, but from what I understand on their site, they don't even offer packages that include hotel and entry to the parks, so it all seems as if we need to book everything seperately...

If anyone has been there, any advise on where to look / start would be much appreciated.

I'm looking to book a two week vacation - 4/5 days at the resort, 2 - 3 days in the city, and the rest to explore some more of what I believe must be a great country...

Thanks in advance for any feedback you guys may have!
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 10:03:00 PM »
There are no travel agents that seem to cater for tdl from the uk, so seperate bookings are the way to go. There is a sale at cathay pacific right now - london to tokyo with a free stopover in hong kong (hkdl) for 507 return! Kuoni and alan sturgess do tours of japan from the uk for about 2300.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 10:53:50 PM »
Everyone that I know that travelled from Belgium to Tokyo arranged everything themselves.  You can book by calling TDL.

For you flight, I suggest to visit http://www.airstop.com (a Belgian website) that calculates the cheapest carrier.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2007, 03:42:45 AM »
Here a few tips and advises:

-When you arrive in japan, buy a map of the train and subway network, they really huge and quite complicated.
-If you want to do the winnie the pooh attraction, try to early to get a fastpass or you'll have to wait 1 or 2 hour to do it (it's the most popular attraction in the resort).
-Some of the souvenirs are quite expensive.
-When there is a parade in mediterranean harbor, the attraction "journey to the center of the earth" will be closed.
-The monorail is the best way to move around the resort.
-Japanese people don't speak well english, you might have problems to umderstand them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007, 10:44:14 AM »
THanks for all the feedback.
I was indeed looking at booking everything seperately / directly, but perhaps I should mae it my business to organise such trips LOL
Strange that no-one seems to be offering these for the European markets, although I believe there would be a niche market or it.

Thanks anyway for all the feedback - If and when I get around to get it all orgnised and visit them, I will let you know...

Good idea to have a stopover in Hong Kong!!!!  thanks for that tip!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 07:34:21 PM »
HI!  Hope I caught you before you finished booking for TDL!  We have found it's easiest to book directly through TDL rather than through a travel agency.  You will need to call unless you read Japanese and have a Japan based cc for payment and you may need to call them several times to get an English speaking agent.  When you call you will get a message in Japanese - just wait and the English language portion of the message is at the end.  When you get a person on the line just ask for the English speaking agent.  Hotels at TDL fill up SUPER fast so be sure to call as soon as you know when you will be traveling.  Concierge level rooms are great if you don't speak Japanese but all counter workers both in the lobby and on the Concierge floors speak English. When you land in Tokyo after you exit the luggage collection area you will see counters selling bus tickets.  You can purchase tickets at this counter for an express bus that goes directly to the two TDL hotels.  If you stay at one of the other official TDL hotels you can get tickets here too.  The bus will pick you up right in front of the terminal and it leaves hourly, if I remember correctly, beginning at about 7am.  The train does go from the airport to TDL but we have found the bus easiest, quickest, and most convenient.  Advance reservations for the bus are not necessary.  Oh!  DO be sure to make your dining reservations when you book your room.  Chef Mickey and the other dining venues can also fill very quickly.  One more tip - when you get to Disneysea move as quickly as possible, do not walk , to the fastpass line for Tower of Terror.  They sell out SO FAST :) !  Also, park tickets are easily purchased on arrival at a counter in the hotel lobby next to the registration desk or at the concierge desk - no advance ticket purchases/reservations necessary and you are guaranteed park admission.  Hope this helps and have a great trip!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 06:43:46 PM »
Quote from: "greenpea89"
HI!  Hope I caught you before you finished booking for TDL!  We have found it's easiest to book directly through TDL rather than through a travel agency.  You will need to call unless you read Japanese and have a Japan based cc for payment and you may need to call them several times to get an English speaking agent.  When you call you will get a message in Japanese - just wait and the English language portion of the message is at the end.  When you get a person on the line just ask for the English speaking agent.  Hotels at TDL fill up SUPER fast so be sure to call as soon as you know when you will be traveling.  Concierge level rooms are great if you don't speak Japanese but all counter workers both in the lobby and on the Concierge floors speak English. When you land in Tokyo after you exit the luggage collection area you will see counters selling bus tickets.  You can purchase tickets at this counter for an express bus that goes directly to the two TDL hotels.  If you stay at one of the other official TDL hotels you can get tickets here too.  The bus will pick you up right in front of the terminal and it leaves hourly, if I remember correctly, beginning at about 7am.  The train does go from the airport to TDL but we have found the bus easiest, quickest, and most convenient.  Advance reservations for the bus are not necessary.  Oh!  DO be sure to make your dining reservations when you book your room.  Chef Mickey and the other dining venues can also fill very quickly.  One more tip - when you get to Disneysea move as quickly as possible, do not walk , to the fastpass line for Tower of Terror.  They sell out SO FAST :) !  Also, park tickets are easily purchased on arrival at a counter in the hotel lobby next to the registration desk or at the concierge desk - no advance ticket purchases/reservations necessary and you are guaranteed park admission.  Hope this helps and have a great trip!!

Hi there!!

Thanks for the updat - I'm sorry I missed this post earlier...
It's a bit of a long ahead planning things I'm doinghere, probably combining with a 2 month holiday in Australia that I have been trying to work out for a while now...

Thanks for the info - it will surely come in handy for when I will get to the point to finalise everything :)
« Last Edit: January 01, 1970, 01:00:00 AM by speedpacket »
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13-14-15 February 2009 - Valentine in DLH Castle Club

Thank you Disney for introducing me to my girlfriend!  Disney truly is magical!!!