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  1. Thank you to everyone who answered. I understand that there shouldn't be a problem with withdrawing money once we get to Tokyo. My concern is that we might not have cash to get from the airport to the hotel if ATMs at the airport do not accept our cards. Is there a way to exchange some cash at the airport should it happen, or should I get a few yens here in the U.S. before leaving for the trip just in case?
  2. I searched for the answer here, and it seems like most people recommend waiting until you are in Japan to find an ATM and withdraw money. I also found posts saying that ATMs in Japan might not accept some debit cards. Do they accept cash? Thank you!
  3. Thank you so much! A very interesting report and the most beautiful pictures! Can't wait to our trip to Japan in June!
  4. Actually, our ship is sailing from Harumi in Tokyo, not Yokohama. It was a surprise to me, too. When I first saw those cruises, the itinerary stated "Yokohama", and only by accident, thanks to a guide from Yokohama, I found out that we are not sailing from there. Now Costa confirmed it, so I have to change plans. I understand that time is going to be limited. We just want to go somewhere and do something vs. staying at a hotel or onboard. Thanks!
  5. We are going to be on cruises that start/end in Tokyo and stop at Kobe, Kochi, Shingu and Nagoya in Japan as well as Pusan and Cheju City in Korea. My understanding is that the weather is going to be humid and warm, but not too hot, with lots of rainy days. Is it correct? Also, being used to wearing shorts and T-shirts when sightseeing in Carrebean and Mediterranean, I am wondering if we should dress more conservatively in Japan and Korea. Any first-hand experience with that? Thank you!
  6. We are going to take two B2B cruises from Tokyo in June. We have never been to Japan before. We are arriving at Haneda early afternoon the day before the first cruise and staying at Intercontinental Tokyo Bay. What sightseeing can be done on that day? Also, we will have a few hours between the cruises - arriving at 8am and departing at 3pm. Same questions - is there anything not too far away from the port that would be interesting to see? We do have a whole day of sightseeing scheduled with a volunteer guide in Tokyo on the day of arrival from our second cruise, so the major sights that might be far away from the port will be covered later. Any advice is appreciated, thank you!
  7. Thanks everyone, it is helpful. In my opinion, Celebrity needs to do a better job telling people about theme nights beforehand. Leaning about them after embarkation won't help much - you need to know what to pack if you want to fully participate.
  8. Our June cruise starts and ends in Tokyo. We would like to spend the disembarkation day in Tokyo, but we would need to leave our luggage somewhere for the day. I know Yokohama has a lot of luggage storage facilities and luggage forwarding services. Does anyone know if there are places to leave luggage in Harumi? We wouldn't like to forward it since there is no guarantee of next day delivery; we'd rather just leave it somewhere for the day. Thank you!
  9. We are going to be on Equinox in March. Will there be any theme nights like a white night or a Caribbean night? Thank you!
  10. We are going to be in Busan for the first time on June 6th, from 10 am to 6 pm, and would like to use a HOHO bus to get an overview of the city. Has anyone done it before and could give me some info? Is there a bus stop near the port? Is there a Tourist information office there to get a Busan Stamp Tour leaflet? I read there are three lines. Which line is the most interesting? Which goes to Jagalchi fish market? What is the best way to combine at least two of them? Thank you!
  11. Thank you! Any idea about how often those discount events happen? I have a cruise booked for March, so I guess I still have time to wait and see?
  12. How did you find out about those discounts?
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