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Old 12-26-2011, 11:19 AM
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So Im knee deep into planning my Japan trip in March. We have a self guided tour the first 11 days (hoping to play the Tokyo CBD course one day there), and we are looking to extend our stay afterwards by 8 days.

I am thinking the area North/West of Yokohama, as there are 3 courses nearby (6 overall including the Tokyo one) AND Mt Fuji isnt too far away for hiking and whatnot...along with the potential to board the local trains to get to a few other courses.

Anyone been who can offer insight?

The six courses near there are...

Showa Kinen Park - main couse to play (18)
Kamiyugi Park
Musashi Kyuryo Shinrin Koen NGP
Yokahama City Seya Citizens Woods 18!
Tatsuumi-no-mori Kaihin Park
Yoshino Event Park
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:20 AM
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fOR THOSE 8 DAYS WE WANT 1 HOTEL IN ONE PLACE, JUST TO CHILLAX ETC AND MOVE AROUND FROM THERE...darn caps lock, but I aint retyping all that, lol

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Old 12-26-2011, 11:54 AM
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I first went to Japan ("Nippon" to them), in 1980 with the USAF and I had the pleasure of going there probably 14 or 15 times, for 3 weeks each time, during my tour in the Air Force. As a civilian, I worked with and for Yamaha Marine for 11 years and again traveled to Japan many times, usually for a week or so each time. It is a wonderful country, filled with a great people. The Japanese are friendly and polite to a fault. You in turn, should be as polite as you have ever been in your life! Use your please's and thank you's liberally and it will take you far. Buy a small pocket guide to Japan with some common phrases and useful information. Using even a few words of Japanese (Nihongo) will really be appreciated by the locals and again, will get you far. Most Japanese know at least some English, and you will often find those who speak very good English and are glad to help out with some translation and information. TRY THE FOOD!! Embrace it and run with it. It will be the culinary highlight of your life. You may not love everything you try, but just try it. You will find lots of stuff that is really good, and you might be quite surprised at what you do like! While I never got to play any disc golf in Japan, I did get to use the trains, they are excellent. There are lots of options with various local, regional and national routes and options on economy or luxury (The Japanese have certainly worked out many of the creature comforts of life). Keep an open mind and you will have a blast!! Good luck!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:27 PM
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I can't offer you any advice but you have my envy. The courses don't look too spectacular but just being in Japan will make it an experience I'm sure!
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:12 PM
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Don't they throw 150 class discs over there? Being way above sea level and what not? I'm sure I read that somewhere
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:20 PM
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You should bomb a disc off of my fuji, but probably not a nuke.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:00 AM
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of course I will eat the food, not one of those tourists that packs my own food to go over...I try anything and everything! My profile picture is me eating a massive burger in the US, haha.

Dunno if the 150 rule is constant, when player with others, or only in events/league days etc, will see.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:52 PM
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Sounds like you are going to have a freaking blast! Make sure you tell us how it was when you get back.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:38 PM
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I think the 150 class is a requirement at the Showa Kinen Park in Tokyo. Not positive but be careful if your bringing your own plastic. Ask about the other courses to be safe!
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If memory serves 150 are mandatory at their parks due to the population density and therefore increased risk of hitting someone.
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