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    What to do with7 nights in japan?

    Well, if you aren't yet in Japan, but a Japan Rail Pass - it'll save you heaps and you can use most of the Shinkansens. And on. Shinkansen you can go far in a week. My suggestions: 1) couple of days in Kyoto, if you haven't been before. 2) I really enjoyed Sakurajima just off Kagoshima on Kyushu. Great Onsen! 3) there are loads of temples on Shikoku. My recommendation: climb the 1500 odd steps to the top of Kompira sama 4) at the right time of year Miyajima just off the coast of Hiroshima is wonderful 5) loved Kanazawa & it's ninja temple! Enjoy over 4 years ago

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    Apartment in Paris for 5 people?

    Have you tried https://www.airbnb.com.au/locations/paris/ Or http://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?src=city&city=-1456928&error_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.booking.com%2Fapartments%2Fcity%2Ffr%2Fparis.en-us.html%3Faid%3D356987%3Blabel%3Dgog235jc-city-XX-fr-paris-unspec-au-tab-L%253Axu-O%253Aunk-B%253Aunk-T667-3%3Bsid%3D38fe39fd35bfd3f3086e33f0a60149bf%3Bdcid%3D1%3Bflt%3D0%3Binac%3D0%3B&aid=356987&dcid=1&label=gog235jc-city-XX-fr-paris-unspec-au-tab-L%3Axu-O%3Aunk-B%3Aunk-T667-3&sid=38fe39fd35bfd3f3086e33f0a60149bf&checkin_monthday=21&checkin_year_month=2014-6&checkout_monthday=25&checkout_year_month=2014-6&sb_predefined_group_options_value=3&no_rooms=1&group_adults=5&group_children=0 over 4 years ago

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    What is there to see on the shore of the Caspian Sea in Iran?

    How long will you be there? Iran is amazing! A few highlights from my trip last year: - souk/bazaar at Kashan plus the old merchant houses of that town. - everything about Yadz ... - bridges over the rivers in Isfahan at midnight. Superb opportunity to meet locals and so hospitable. over 4 years ago

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    Is it possible to buy a rail pass in Japan for travel only on the island of Honshu?

    No. You've got to buy them before you arrive. (Trust me; they're worth the effort. You'll save the cost many times over) over 4 years ago

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    Is there any visa free travel to Japan ?

    Where are you from? What nationality is your passport? over 4 years ago

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    Getting to Komodo in Indonesia

    I also found this which suggests flying from Bali to Flores: "There are daily flights from Bali to Labuanbajo (the base for trips to Komodo) with AIT and Transnusa - any travel agent in Bali will be able to book these for you, or you could go directly to the offices of these airlines when you arrive at the airport in Bali (they are outside the domestic terminal, a hundred yards to the right when you emerge from International Arrivals. There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses in Labuanbajo, which is a pleasant little port with good views, and lots of dive opperators that double as travel agents - they or your hotel would be able to arrange your tour for you (there are also some hotels on the offshore islands). Boat trips of varying degrees of comfort (and price) run to Komodo and Rinca and various snorkling spots/beaches, and are definitely worthwhile. A simple day trip from Labuanbajo to Rinca will let you see dragons and other wildlife, and give you a chance for a bit of snorkling; an overnight trip will get you to Komodo and Rinca (very similar though having been there twice I'd say there's no need to go to both if all you want is to see the dragons - Rinca has them and is a bit nicer) and will offer some better snorkling." over 4 years ago

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    Getting to Komodo in Indonesia

    When we did it years ago we came from the other direction and hired a boat from Flores. From Bali if you do it independently, it's going to be complicated; you have to island hop across Lombok and Sumbawa before trying to find a boat. There are tours from Bali you might try: http://www.balikomodotours.com over 4 years ago

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    Big luggage in bullet train

    Um, the bullet train doesn't go from Narita to Yokohama, that's probably the Narita Express and you'll generally find quite a few people with significant luggage so not to worry. However, if you are travelling around Japan on a JR pass (which is fantastic value BTW) using Shinkansen, there isn't much room for luggage. Overhead is only suitable for medium bags at best and if you are lucky you might find a spot behind the seats at the end of each carriage. Finally, the Shinkansen don't hang around at stations. When they announce they are about to arrive at ... Get to the doors! By my reckoning, they only stop for 20-30 secs and then they are off again. Not that I'm complaining; I reckon the Shinkansen are one of the wonders of the modern world. Have a great trip. over 4 years ago