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Finally off to Japan!

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@element, @mooney058, On my last trip one of our party snored so loudly (he had a single room), that he kept the person in the next room awake Shocked

On the subject of earplugs, after years of business travel, I found that these silicone earplugs are the best I've used. They are way better than any of the foam or wax based items.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Macks-Pillow-Moldable-Silicone-Earplugs/dp/B075784519/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1505397253&sr=8-7&keywords=silicone%2Bear%2Bplugs&th=1&tag=amz07b-21
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@PowderAdict, grand, ordered Smile

Now, where can I find anti-nuclear coat and iodine tablets in case the nutcase in N.Korea goes mad and his toys start falling on Hokkaido ... the last launch and rocket path was crossing Hokkaido and places I will be skiing at .... and it will be just before the Olympics in S. Korea so one can expect 'fireworks' .... Evil or Very Mad
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@mooney058, from a purely selfish point of view I'd be hoping for more fireworks - will definitely keep the crowds down!
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@element, +1 for taking cold remedies / medicines with you.

I also got the absolute worst cold out there, I was bed bound for a whole day! Very painful achey/stiff neck etc. Took several days to get over it fully. It was worse than a normal cold but it's not something I've ever had before or since. My friend caught it too, offset by a couple of days.
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Well I hope the internet is good when we arrive or I won't get the benefit of your wisdom. We leave on the second of Feb. 4days in Kyoto the up to Sapporo for the snow festival on the 6 th then going to Furano on the 7th.
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@FoofyNoo, Well I hope the internet is good when we arrive or I won't get the benefit of your wisdom. We leave on the second of Feb. 4days in Kyoto the up to Sapporo for the snow festival on the 6 th then going to Furano on the 7th.
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I am going next week with Cathay Pacific and they say that if my ski bag exceeds the 80Ē rule that I need permission. Iíve never had that before even with EasyJet 🤔
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I am going next week with Cathay Pacific and they say that if my ski bag exceeds the 80Ē rule that I need permission. Iíve never had that before even with EasyJet 🤔
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@taffvalais, That rule seems to be common in Asia, but I guess it wasnít designed for skis, as it would limit you to nothing longer than a 170cm ski in a soft bag. Japan airlines have the same rule, but happily carried my 197 x 37 x 20 = 254cm or 100Ē ski bag, because I flew BA on the first leg.

I guess they just want to make sure you pre register, so they donít end up with a 100 people with big bags. Have you already contacted them?

https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_GB/travel-information/baggage/check-in-baggage/cathay-pacific-flights.html
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Make sure you use the Onsens, hopefully where you stay will have them.

Also check if you'll be sleeping on the Floor ala Japan style, or in a Western bed. If you're on a Futon I thoroughly recommend upgrading to a bed. You'll thank me.
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I'm not convinced about Onsens Confused
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Yes I contacted them regarding my airbag and that's what alerted them to the skibag and I've just received an email regarding the weight which is likely to be under 20kgs
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@Bod, Iím the opposite, Iíve no interest sharing a bath, and I have no problem sleeping on a Futon. Way better to have a big Futon, than a small single bed.
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You know it makes sense.
Yes definitely will use the Ohnsen as didn't have the opportunity the last time I visited Japan and definitely having a bed Laughing
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PowderAdict wrote:
@Bod, Iíve no interest sharing a bath.


Errr.....................doesn't it depend who's in there with you Twisted Evil
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@Mosha Marc, Depends on your orientation, since Onsens are segregated.
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For your feet those neoprene boot covers work well I have found.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
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For your feet those neoprene boot covers work well I have found.


I have neoprene 'socks' (Alpine Heat) for my skiing boots. Or do you mean for regular walking shoes?
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Advice needed. For my second week in Otaru looking at car hire options but no clue how small JPN small cars are. Would need a car that can transport a pair of 188 skis.
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Well here we go .....
Flying out tomorrow to start my Whiteroom Sky to Sea Powder tour.
Thanks everyone for all your help and advice.
I will write a report when I get back.
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Here you go guys - to get you going - this was today.


http://youtube.com/v/HLXxGiqzudg
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@mooney058, all the hire cars I saw in the Toyota depot in Kutchan had ski racks
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