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Taso
04-01-2010, 09:49 PM
Seriously? Hmmm. Food for thought.

However, if I had a chance to travel to Japan I would certainly not waste my time in an arena, because I've never been there yet!

Eys, that's a really big deal. I barely saw any of Moscow whatsoever when I went to Worlds in 2005, and I REALLY regretted it both then and now :(

senorita
04-01-2010, 10:25 PM
I want to go to Japan too, but since it would be my first time, I find it hard to combine Worlds with tourism and it is too much money to spend just to see Worlds. I saw not much of Tallin and I regretted it also. It was freezing but there were a couple of things I wish I had seen apart from chocolates and food. I was almost all day in Arena and the Shopping center near by. In Russia it was better cause I stayed three days after the competition was over, but to see Moscow and museums and walks in three days, it took so much running that our feet went blue from pain.
In Torino i tried to do the same like Moscow in between the competitions and now I m sleeping all week to recover!
I think Euros sound more optimistic to go!

Hedwig
04-01-2010, 10:27 PM
Seriously? Hmmm. Food for thought.

However, if I had a chance to travel to Japan I would certainly not waste my time in an arena, because I've never been there yet!

Or combine it. :) That is the way I am planning to do it. Spend a week in Tokyo for Worlds and see a bit of Tokyo and then travel around Japan for 2 weeks. That would be my dream holiday!

senorita
04-01-2010, 10:30 PM
Three weeks in Japan? Wow! I m jealous! I think if i did it with apartments, flights and all I would die broke after!:wideeyes::(

Marge_Simpson
04-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Definitely interested in going and in getting tickets as part of a group (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2657637&postcount=363).

Me, too. Can we organize something???

julesgotheblues
04-01-2010, 10:34 PM
I found some not very expensive (well, by the standards I had set for this ;)) flights to Tokyo from Poland (not direct though, IIRC) so I'm considering going. I'm so tempted after Worlds in Torino, which was awesome!

Define 'not so very expensive', please? Not that I'd ever dream of actually going, but reaching Poland is easy for me, and then--.

UMBS Go Blue
04-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Me, too. Can we organize something???Sure, once an official website / ticketing contact details are available. :)

maatTheViking
04-02-2010, 12:32 AM
I am considering going and bringing Mr. MaatTheViking. We have never been to Japan and would definitely combine it with some tourism, so we would probably not want to see all the events, though it will depend on the scheduling.

I would be interested if we do the group ticketing thing :)

Asli
04-02-2010, 12:42 AM
Or combine it. :) That is the way I am planning to do it. Spend a week in Tokyo for Worlds and see a bit of Tokyo and then travel around Japan for 2 weeks. That would be my dream holiday!

:swoon:

Unfortunately mini-Aslis #1 and #2 go :drama: enough during my 3-4 short business trips a year, and Mr. Asli would not be too thrilled of my leaving him with the little princesses and making a three-week tour of Japan on my own.:rofl:

However this year I'm determined to go to the Euros, at least for the second half of the week. :)

BreakfastClub
04-02-2010, 01:19 AM
I'm going with a group of friends and we are already planning the trip. The competition is confirmed at Yoyogi. We first heard pricing and tickets would be available in August, but now our organizer was told that pricing will be available in October w/tix on sale in November - it generally sounds in flux so I would stay alert starting in the summer.

We're doing what Hedwig is planning - traveling around Japan for about 9 days, then 5 days in Tokyo for Worlds. We're pretty hardened veterans who don't watch practices anymore and are pretty disgruntled with the IJS so we will have plenty of time to sightsee during the competition and we are so disgusted with dance we may not attend any of that... Worlds is really more like an excuse to travel Japan! :)

midori
04-02-2010, 02:12 AM
After the worlds would be a great season to trip to Japan. You may also watch many Japanese getting crazy about cherry blossoms :D

- What arena will it be in?
Yoyogi Gymnasium. The past ISU events in Tokyo were always held in this arena, except 2007 Worlds.

- How many seats?
They have 10037 seats including temporary ones, according to the seating chart for 2005 GPF held in the same arena.
Seating chart for fixed seats: http://naash.go.jp/yoyogi/sisetu/ichitai/tabid/67/Default.aspx

The arena is not small but Tokyo has 14millon people and more in vicinity.
GPF in last December and NHK Trophy in the last season, held in the same arena, both went sold out in a minute :drama:

- Is there an official website already?
Not yet IFAIK. I would not expect much for the official website. It is usually just a crap without practical information. Especially for the english one.

- When do the tickets go on sale?
For public individuals in Japan, usually about 3 month before the event.
Not sure for people from abroad. Last GPF they were selling by email.



Sure, once an official website / ticketing contact details are available. :)
:cheer: I am also interested in the group ticketing!

I think we should act before that. Last time the official website in English just told us about ticket that "all were completey sold out."

Besides, in Japan public sale is not done by a sole vendor but by 3-7 of them. Event holder allocates seats to each company. I think we should contact JSF well before the allotment is finished. When the ticket information for public is released, it can be too late.

Marge_Simpson
04-02-2010, 08:56 AM
I have never been to Japan (would love to go, though!) but would feel a bit nervous touring there on my own. If anyone is interested in doing some group travel before or after Worlds, I would be VERY amenable. :)

melonmelon
04-02-2010, 09:46 AM
I hope that I will be there..
It will be very difficult for foreigner to get events ticket. T.T

gosia.douceur
04-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Define 'not so very expensive', please? Not that I'd ever dream of actually going, but reaching Poland is easy for me, and then--.
When I look now, it turns out the flights are actually not as cheap as I initially thought - I thought there were return ones for around 2000 PLN (= around 498 euro) but now it looks like the cheapest return flight is 2916 PLN (= around 726 euro) :confused:, which seems to be some kind of a promotion if you fly to Japan on 7th July this year the earliest. Maybe the ones I was thinking of at first weren't return flights, which I didn't notice? Anyway, I posted a question on what kind of prices I might expect for a flight to Japan on a discussion board related to cheap flights and will let you know as soon as I get an answer.

I've never been to Japan either and if I end up going, I'd love to spend some time before or after the competition sightseeing or maybe travelling to some other town(s) but it depends on several factors - how much $ I'd have for this, if my school/work schedule allows to take more days off etc.

The idea with group ticketing is a wonderful one!

Yunaonlyhope
04-05-2010, 12:43 AM
I've been to Tokyo twice and I speak some Japanese (JPLT level3). I know some nice, budget hotels in Tokyo and Yokohama as well. Count me in if you are organizing a group tour, because I'm definitely interested in going.

Navigating Tokyo subway is not that hard, Go to "info" centre on subway stations. They will get you a map and draw the line along the route you want to take to your destination. Japanese in general are extremely friendly towards visitors and often go out of their way to help tourists.

Japan outside of Tokyo in February and March is just gorgeous. I strongly recommend visiting Shizuoka, Yokohama as well. Close to Tokyo, yet you can enjoy the beauty of Japan in quieter environment. The only inconvenience I experience was lack of banks that do foreign exchange and indoor smoking. Other than that, I loved, loved, and loved my 2-week stay in Tokyo.