My husband and I are travelling with some friends to Japan in February 2017 and I'm after some general advice. Our itinerary is:
8 Feb - arrive Osaka airport - transfer to Kyoto
9 Feb - Kyoto
10 Feb - Kyoto
11 Feb - Kyoto
12 Feb - Kyoto
13 Feb - Kyoto - Nara day trip
14 Feb - Kyoto - Osaka day trip
15 Feb - Kyoto - Osaka day trip
16 Feb - depart Kyoto; train to Kanazawa
17 Feb - Kanazawa
18 Feb - depart Kanazawa; various trains to Hakuba
19 Feb - Haukba - skiing
20 Feb - Hakuba - skiing
21 Feb -…
Heading to Tokyo - Japan in January 2017 planning a couple of day trips, I went to Kyoto from Japan on a day trip & managed to cram a lot in January 2016.
So just wondered best way or cheapest way to get to Osaka? I know go on the bullet train but would it be best just to buy on the day of travel? Is it easy? For my trip to Kyoto from Tokyo January 2017 I brought the bullet train tickets from a company in London which has a base in Japan & they sent them to my hotel of travel. I found online…
I'm currently cycling from Niigata down the Sea of Japan Coast.
At first sight it looked simple. There is an expressway, the Horukiku Expressway and National Highways, mainly H8. Where possible I go for smaller roads, but in places H8 is the only option. I was somewhat worried when I looked in detail on my Google maps to find 8 occasionally labelled as Horukiku Expressway. The actual expressway is labelled as Horukiku Expressway (toll road).
Having recently been escorted off what turned out to…
I am planning a 3 week trip to Is on with 16 year old daughter. We want to go late July . We need help
What to do first?
Off beaten track..
Any help and advice on any of the topics would be amazing. I have lonely Planet book and Japan by Rail. I am starting to get stressed about what order to plan as I need be booking things well in advance.
I will be in Tokyo tomorrow for 3 nights and a family member has asked me to look for some Xmas presents, specifically power rangers adult costumes. Does anyone know of where I may be able to locate these. Out hotel is in the Shinjuku area.
Hello, travelling to Japan next month, and I just have a question about a specific route we are taking and worried about making a transfer. We are travelling on November 11th leaving Takayama at 04:44 am (ouch) and arriving in Kiitanabe at 11:51 am, just in time to start our 6 day trek through the Kumano Kodo area.
I'm now taking a closer look at the timing of everything, and hoping I'm misunderstanding something. I'm concerned about our first transfer T where it shows GIFU and it looks like we…
Could people tell me what they think of this rough itinerary for 12 days in Japan?
Day 1 - arrival in Tokyo (write off)
Day 2 - Tokyo
Day 3 - Fuji lake region
Day 4 - Fuji lake region
Day 5- Kyoto
Day 6- day trip to Osaka from Kyoto
Day 7 - Kyoto
Day 8 - Kyoto/Tokyo
Days 9 -12 Tokyo
There is nothing specific we definitely have to see or do, just want to take it easy and enjoy and absorb Japan. We're more interested in scenery and cultural things like museums and palaces, not night life or partying.
We are thinking of going to Kyoto in april / may to see the blossoms etc. How long does the flower season last? Does it start every year in April?
Can you recommend another must see after we have seen Kyoto? We would be catching the fast trains to get around.
Hey everyone, excited to be heading to Japan in less than two weeks! I have an iPhone 7 (currently locked) as well as an iPhone 5 (unlocked) both purchased in Canada. Can I load one of them up with a sim card purchased in Tokyo when we arrive? If I bring the 7, I would get it unlocked, but might just bring the beater (my old iPhone 5) so I don't have to worry about losing it or damage.
Question #1: is this possible to use one of these phones and buy a sim card?
Question #2: where in Tokyo can I…