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Best Places to Stay when training in Japan
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I am looking for the best palce to stay when in Japan. I have heard that Kashiwa is good but I was looking to say in Noda. Any help would be great

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Well to start with it would be great if you filled out your personal info completely so we could know more about you.


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Brad; We encourage all to use the search function to do research. I use the Asuza Ryokan when I visit. But the search window at the bottom of the page will help alot.
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Posted on: 2005/6/28 2:36
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As already mentioned, please use the search but
bear in mind that Noda isnt necessarily the best place to
stay. Kashiwa or thereabouts has some western hotels if
the idea of squat toilets scare you and is one train
away from Tokyo and Noda.

A trip to japan takes a lot of time, money and effort
and to come all the way to japan to stay in Saizeria
(Nodas local italian sort-of restarant) killing time
for training once or twice a day is rather wastful.

To immerse yourself in training is to immerse yourself
in the culture so don't sink....swim!

Mike L.

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Hi guys,

Sorry to bring up this topic again, I thought it fits in here and did not want to start a new one.
The situation is that I am going to Japan either in August or in next January. (I've been waiting for this opportunity for 20 years!!! )
Originally I was planning to go for the DKMS, but some people made it clear to me that I don't wanna get squeezed in Hombu at that time, and if I have to chose, I would prefer learning rather than partying (the absolute top situation of course is when these two can be combined).

I am going alone and now I am trying to find some accommodation for poor little me.
I have heard about 2-3 places now and then, but I would like to know what is the choice at this very moment.
Coeducated places are absolutely okay with me. It should not be an English speaking place either, as I started learning Japanese so I will be able to speak at least some survival level if needed.


Could you please let me know about any possibilities that you know of and really recommend staying at? Maybe with URL (info on prices would be such an extra that I even dare not ask for )

I would greatly appreciate any help. Yes, I tried the Search function but was not so lucky with it, and I need up-to-date info.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Eva
P.s.: yes I know it's very humid there in August.

Posted on: 2006/1/10 4:07
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If it's your first trip, a stay in Noda (Azusa, Noda Parks, etc..) will plug you in to a lot of extra training at the hombu. This is especially convenient when the training has a morning/evening split (like Monday). Kashiwa is an excellent location as well.

I stayed in Nippori on my last trip because I wanted a change of scenery. It was good for Ayase and outlying dojo I visited but by the second week, the train commute to Noda was beginning to wear me down.

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I totally agree with Pete. Even if you do not mind paying a few extra bucks for a little further on a train, the thousands of stairs you will be climbing are another reason to stay close to Noda. Since you will be training sometimes twice a day, it is a good idea to not stay too far out from where the training is. Your legs will thank you.

To get a better idea of the layout of the area, a highly recommend you buy the Rail Map of Tokyo Area, which as the name implies, is a map of the railways around the Tokyo area. It even lists the Tobu noda line, Tokyo subway, and other private lines, not just JR East. The ISBN is 439883009X and it is 750 Yen.

I don't know if you can get it outside of Japan, but a nice guy by the name of Tony showed me this one. I believe it was in Wings books which is part of Kashiwa station where we got it. I think that was the station. It was the 7th or 8th floor and was part of Takashimaya department store.

Posted on: 2006/1/22 9:15
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Hi Eva,

I recommend the Tenshiyama Slums! There is a banner ad that runs here on Kutaki at the top that you click for more information.

Also, there were some other threads in the past that you can have a read through:

Places to stay for DKMS

Staying at the Asuza Inn

Hotels in Kashiwa?

Posted on: 2006/1/22 11:13
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Thanks a lot guys!

Yes, I've already read through those threads, but I had the impression that some of them might have a bit outdated information, that's why I asked for up-to-date info in here.

Since then I got some really useful and life-saving info from Alan Witty, too - thanks again Alan

Cheers,

Eva

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This is good to know, as I'm planning on going to the Daikomyosai this year. Anyone know where I can get some info on prices for training, etc.?

Thanks and appreciate it.

Randy Engle
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