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Tokyo trip in Dec 2007/11/4 01:46
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I'll be visiting Tokyo from 16 Dec to 22 Dec 07 & have following queries:

1) since 17 & 18 Dec are not Winter school holidays, will Disneyland & DisneySea be usually crowded on these 2 days?

2) I'll be travelling within Tokyo region during my 6 days there. Is it worthwhile to buy the JR pass or no need?

3) For children, is it sufficient just to wear long john, followed by a knitted sweater then a down filled jacket as outer wear OR do I need to add another layer of clothing before putting on the knitted sweater?

4) understand that sunset in Dec is around 4.30pm. Does it mean that the sky will turn dark at around 4.30pm?

Thanks.
by pristine  

... 2007/11/4 07:55
since 17 & 18 Dec are not Winter school holidays, will Disneyland & DisneySea be usually crowded on these 2 days?

No, it is probably not very crowded, relatively speaking.

I'll be travelling within Tokyo region during my 6 days there. Is it worthwhile to buy the JR pass or no need?

Certainly not! The Japan Rail Pass only makes sense if you make long distance trips.

4) understand that sunset in Dec is around 4.30pm. Does it mean that the sky will turn dark at around 4.30pm?

Tokyo is not on a very northern latitude, so the sunset process takes relatively little time. It starts to get a little bit darker before the sun sets, but then it takes some more time until it gets completely dark. I never measured the actual time it takes. Of course, it also depends on weather conditions.
by Uji rate this post as useful

what to wear and getting dark 2007/11/4 12:17
Hi, a lot of children in Tokyo wear just short-pants even in winter. In tokyo they can always go indoors if they feel cold. In December, the temperature gets fairy warm during the day if sunny.
They may feel cold in the morning or at night.
In late December it gets quite dark around 5pm.
by mamiko rate this post as useful

Tokyo Trip in Dec 2007/11/4 16:16
Apologies. Reference to my question no. 2, what I meant is it worth to buy JR East Pass, not JR pass?

If not, is it recommended to buy any kind of pass for travelling on the JR within Tokyo or Greater Tokyo?
by pristine rate this post as useful

... 2007/11/4 18:14
Reference to my question no. 2, what I meant is it worth to buy JR East Pass, not JR pass?

Same answer.

If not, is it recommended to buy any kind of pass for travelling on the JR within Tokyo or Greater Tokyo?

I recommend using prepaid cards:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2359_002.html
by Uji rate this post as useful

JR Pass? 2007/11/7 20:07
To Uji,
My family of 3 adults and 1 kid planned to travel to:
From Tokyo Shinjuku Stn to
1) Hakone
2) Lake Kawakura (hope I got the right spelling)
3) Ski resosrt in Nagano
4) Osaka
From Osaka to:
1) Kyoto
2) Nara

With the above destinations, please advise if it would be better to buy the 7 days JR Pass or daily tickets.

Thank you

by Joe Koh rate this post as useful

... 2007/11/8 10:13
It depends on how many days you require for your trip and on where you start and end your trip. Also, I am afraid, I don't know Lake Kawakura.

by Uji rate this post as useful

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