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    Sorry, I did not explain that well re: being different companies. Basically you can book through AA, but you'll be flying on a JAL plane. What hotel did you stay at while in Tokyo. I've heard back re: the lift rental. Also from the Westin Tokyo (is the Westin in a convenient location?). The response I received is that there is 13 cm of clearance under the bed. The lift rental contact said the lift requires approximately 10 cm of clearance.

    It's strange when I tell friends of my plans. They act like I'm traveling to a 3rd-world country, where crime is rampant. Granted, I have concerns about communication and the long flight...

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    I did not stay in Tokyo except with some friends (in their home).

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    Well the hotel is reserved and the flight has been booked!!

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    KLD, would I be better off exchanging all of my currency prior to going, or should I do some prior, and the rest once I arrive? The least worry and hassle free, the better. Also, I am considering renting a wifi-box, so that my travel partner can text family back home. I believe these gadgets can be rented at the airport.

    I am considering booking a private "accessible" tour through Japan Wonder Travel, with an English-speaking guide for the first full day we are there. Hopefully this will get us more comfortable in navigating the city (well, a small part anyway).

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    I would exchange a small amount of currency here (you should be able to order some through your bank), but you won't need a lot of cash. Credit cards are used all over Japan (VISA, American Express, less often MasterCard), and you can also obtain cash via numerous ATMs all over Japan except in the most rural areas.

    I would be very surprised if you don't find a lot of free WiFi, esp. in Tokyo. I don't know, as I was there prior to the advent of cell phones or WiFi.

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    Any advice on how to manage the 14 hour flight to avoid any pressure sore issues. The longest flight I've been on previously was around 6 hours, so this is a whole new ballgame. For high level quads, how have you managed to do weight shifts?

    Also, do you suggest I wear some kind of compression socks?
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