Member since 26 May 2012
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Couple of days in Seoul. Couple of days in Tokyo. Any tips?
Member since 27 Nov 2014
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Enjoy the trip. I had a couple of days in both these places in the last couple of months:
USO Koridoor Tour of the DMZ - there are lots of tours but this one takes you to the JSA (the actual border with North Korea). You go into the Freedom house and actually stand in North Korea. Very tense but an amazing day tour from Seoul. Don't take a trip unless they take you into the Freedom house. You need to submit passports a few days before and they will also ask if you are going to defect.
The Military museums are also good. Buy a Subway top up card. Easy that can also be used in taxi's, at fast food places and also 7-Eleven. I don't ride a lot of public transport in OZ but took about 20 rides and didn't get lost once. Cheaper and often better/quicker than taxi's.
Similar to Seoul in using the subway.
I did a day trip to Mount Fuji also including a ride on the bullet train. I didn't get outside Tokyo and there are lots of day trips.
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I'd definitely recommend the Korean War Memorial Museum. Outside there is a huge array of military equipment from small artilery right thru to a B-52 bomber. Inside is good too. Allow 3 hours.
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I only got to spend a couple of days there earlier this year - it's a big city with a lot to explore.
Also, in both Seoul and Tokyo, a lot of places don't take credit card - most touristy places do, but smaller restaurants and such may not. So be prepared to carry a fair amount of cash. In Japan, many ATMs won't take international cards, some ATMs may not take MasterCard, and most ATMs have designated operating hours so it's hard to get cash after midnight. Your best bet is to go to a 7-Eleven or a Japan Post outlet - their ATMs will accept international cards.
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