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Mom and Kids Trip : Tokyo - Osaka on Plane

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This could be the least preferred way, or popular way to reach Osaka from Tokyo.  Most sites and friend will tell you to take JR Shinkansen railway which will take approx. 3 hr 46 mins between those cities.  Without JR Pass, the cost will be about 14,000 JPY. 
Well, JED is quite fed up taking railway for the past 4 days in Tokyo. So the fact I decided to get last minute booking on a place was excited for them. It cost us 4,500 JPY each person to fly the budget airlines, Peach Air. Bear in mind that we also need to pay another 2,500 JPY to take Narita Express from Shinjuku. 

We book and have the QR code by email. Then we easily use this check in machine at the airport. No checked in baggage.  The one hour journey was good. Cabin is just a common budget airlines cabin where you need to purchase your own consumables on board. 


On board, you can purchase a discounted express train to Namba station. Actually it was tempting cos our hotel is in Namba. But, since Peach air only sale for adu…

Universal Studios Japan bareng JED

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Tujuan utama kami ke Osaka memang datengin Universal Studios Japan (USJ). Sebab konon apapun yang dibuat di Jepang lebih keren, lebih cakep dan lebih lebih lainnya. So our expectation is quite high, dibandingkan franchise yang sama di Singapore. Apalagi di sini ada Harry Potter dan Hogwarts school-nya! Berhubung kita ke Jepang hanya ber-4 tanpa babe, tentunya nggak mau melewatkan USJ (yang kemungkinan Dave misuh-misuh kalo diajak ksini).

Untuk ke USJ cukup mudah dijangkau karena ada jalur keretanya. Kami kesiangan dari hotel (pengen dateng awal biar nggak antri di Hogwarts, tapi tetep gagal). USJ buka jam 8.30am dan kami jam segitu masih di Namba! Jadilah 'iseng' naik taksi yang akhirnya terbukti memang luar biasa mahalnya. Nggak lagi-lagi deh.




JED sbenernya kurang gaul dengan tokoh-tokoh yang kekinian, termasuk yang ada di USJ ini. Mereka nggak mudeng banyak film yang dikemas jadi permainan. Mungkin itu dia faktor yang membuat USJ ini kurang nendang buat mereka. Tapi bukan b…