Japan is becoming cheaper

Nov 17th, 2005, 05:49 PM
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Japan is becoming cheaper

For all of you who thinks Japan is expensive... The yen is trading today at 118.82 yen per 1 us dollar. When we went to Japan this past March it was 104.31 yen to the us dollar. Going in the right direction
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Nov 17th, 2005, 07:55 PM
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Yeah, I noticed that the other day. Checked on oanda.com and the yen was at its lowest in about three and a half years (119.24 recently). I think that is also without any real price inflation.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 08:12 PM
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Wrong direction for me, though, as we are paid in yen. We lose when we come to the states.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 12:28 AM
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Wrong direction for me too. I'm also in Japan. That means my trip to Thailand and Bhutan this winter is getting more and more expensive every minute... Yikes.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 01:41 AM
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Yabba dabba doo, I'm watching it too! Hawaii, I was there last March. I decided the advantage at that point was that I never really had to think about conversion factor when I bought something; it was just about 1:1. If this holds up til April I'll have to take the calculator, but it is getting worth it at this rate. I have two sets of hotel reservations, the frugal ones and the ones I really want (as I am self-employed and don't know how much work I'll have and how secure/insecure I'll feel at the time). If this rate holds or gets even better, I'll keep most of the nicer reservations.
Have you decided where you are staying in Kyoto?
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Nov 18th, 2005, 07:59 AM
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I still have both reservations at Granvia and Okura. I will have to make up my mind sooner than later but not quite yet . Have you seen the newly revised website Granvia has? I cancelled my initial res and made a new one at a cheaper rate. You might want to check it out as I see rates for 21000 y per double and cheaper for JR Passholders in April.

Kim & Mealea:
Sorry...forgot about you guys
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