4 Days in Kyoto

Apr 3rd, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Bob, Gaggan is a given..... Regardless of hotel choice
Now I am in a fix, because I had only really considered the PH!,,,,,,
Haven't a clue about where we plan to visit yet, it's giving me a headache! Is he location fork he PH really that in conveinient ?
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 01:44 PM
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All things considered the GH is in the better position with the subway close by and the shopping/restaurant mall attached. Eating venues abound in both places and the night life again abounds in both places with Roppongi being a little smaller yet and more compact whereas Shinjuku's nightlife and shopping is spread over a larger area. People who stay at the PH really don't worry about subways and public transport anyway.....they limo and taxi everywhere somewhat like the Kimaball's do

Staying at the GH will save you money not only on the price of your stay in Tokyo but also drinks in the evenings and the cost of breakfasts and dinners(the hors at GH are plentiful and can sub for dinner easily). Another plus would be the savings of breakfast in Kyoto plus one free night at the Hyatt Kyoto(which can be expensive). The cost of a night in the GH while paying for the club level rooms would rival the cost of staying at the PH so you can see the deal you would be getting.

We have stayed at both hotels and although the PH is one of the best hotels in the world, and we enjoyed our stay immensely, I would save it for your next time in Tokyo as the Park Hyatt will still be there but these offers probably won't be.

If you do decide to stay in the PH, the bar on the 48th floor still offers killer views of Tokyo and has a fantastic atmosphere with the advantage of cheaper drinks than the NY bar on the 54th floor.

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Apr 3rd, 2013, 07:43 PM
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ok, a new way to look at it.... you will need several suitcases for yourself and at least a dozen for muffin if you stay at the PH... think of the airline cost...

so stay at the GH and your wonderful normal clothing will surfice and you can buy a case of hand creams in bkk and have tons left over for designer japanese duds....

muffin will never notice the switch..
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 10:49 PM
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That's the other problem. Muffin already knows I have booked us in there... Ok I am going to seriously look into it.
SORRY Craig for hijacking your thread.
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Apr 4th, 2013, 10:56 AM
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The Yen continues to fall. 6 months ago, a dollar bought 78 Yen; today it buys 96. That means that the hotel that cost $250/night last October now costs $200/night. (A pound sterling buys over 3 billion yen, so Englishmenandwomen can probably afford anything they feel like.)
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Apr 4th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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I'm rooting for it to hit 100 by November.
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Apr 4th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I'm rooting for 100 by mid May. By Nov I am hoping it to be around 106.....

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Apr 4th, 2013, 07:32 PM
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dreamers
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Apr 5th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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What's that song....beautiful dreamers?
97.125 right now
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Apr 5th, 2013, 07:10 AM
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Loving it...
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Apr 5th, 2013, 08:44 AM
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i feel sorry for the japanese... in the spirit of ABO i would like to offer them a rate of 68.2215
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Apr 5th, 2013, 09:20 AM
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looks like it's time for bobbo to have a cup of cocoa and take a nap with Faux Newz groaning in the background
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Apr 5th, 2013, 10:54 AM
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ABO???
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Apr 5th, 2013, 11:53 AM
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Yes what is ABO?
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Apr 5th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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> ABO?

Anyone But Obama. See the rhk trip report from last fall for context (look for "silent voters," "next President of the U.S. voting in Belmont," and put-down of Nate Silver).
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Apr 5th, 2013, 12:39 PM
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I suppose I should know that, but since the President's fate for the next 4 years has now been determined, it didn't occur to me...

It appears that the Japanese are now mimicking the US' and Europe's policies of "quantitative easing" or in layman's terms, "printing money". Lord knows where this will all lead but if it gets Fodorites traveling to Japan next fall a better exchange rate, I'm all for it...
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Apr 5th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Jerez you guys still on about Obama, seriously get over it....
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Apr 5th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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That should say.. Jeeez.... Damn this spell checker....
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Apr 5th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Yep, that's exactly it, Craig: put a lot more cash into the economy and hope that will spur investment. Seems that the Japanese are notoriously averse to using credit, even when readily available, which is why the cash inflow is bring tried.

The increase in money supply will cause the Yen's value to decrease in world markets, but the real risk is that it would kick off an inflationary cycle. (As even our right-of-center friends surely understand, the only economic reason for taxation is to prevent inflation.)
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Apr 5th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Not me Nicky. On Fodor's I've learned to report the news but not comment on it. Wouldn't want to incriminate anyone in particular for excess opinionating, but you can draw your own conclusions...
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