I plan to be in Japan this summer for a week or two, traveling with my 8-year-old boy.
I was going to spring for a JR pass, but then I discovered about this seishun18 pass which would be valid starting July 20th.
Sounds great! But then I started looking at how slow some of the trains travel.
Would it be possible to get from Fukuoka to Tokyo on the seishun18?
How long would it take?
If I bought 10 days would I be able to make some stops in Hiroshima, Mastsuyama, Himeji, Nara, Kanazawa, and Nagano…
Hello guys, I asked the same about China but I'd also like to know about Japan. Could you tell me how much is a basic ensuite (bathroom included) room in different parts of a country? (i.e. the type of room which is 15 dollars with aircon in Thailand, and 10 dollars fan only). Also are there any differences in how these rentals work compared to South East Asia? I.e. check out time, etc.
Thanks a lot
I am planing the itinerary to Japan for the middle of october.
From Tokyo ( I arrive at 7.30 a.m.) I will go directly to Osaka and from there to Kii Tanabe.
I am not going to do the kumano Kodo trail. I just want to do some walks around the area, visit the temples,( kumano hongu taisha) and maybe we will do a boat trip along the Doroyko George.
We will do all by public transport.
I have some doubts.
1. What is best, to sleep in Hongu or in Yunomine.... ? which one is nicest and…
I'm looking for some help re a one month itinerary July 21st to 20th August.
(I've read a few of the previous posts on sample itineraries).
Having been working in Tokyo for a few months I intend travelling as follows:-
-Kanazawa (overnight bus or Shinkansen)
-Kyoto- trips to Nara and Himeji (not sure whether to stop in Osaka for a few days - previous posts say it's not worth it)
-Hiroshima (day trip to Miyajima)
-Fukuoka to fly back to Tokyo Narita - pick up bags before flying…
This is all much easier than expected.
Took train at 7.15 to Sinano-Omachi from Matsumoto. Arrived 8.15am. Bought bus ticket to Ogizawa bus departing 9.05am. Took bags to shop next to train station and lady gave me baggage docket to attach to bag stating my name and what hotel to deliver bag to that afternoon in Toyama- cost 1300 yen. From Ogizawa you are basically guided through the various modes of travel by what seems an excessive number of staff.
Because I did the trip on the Monday there…
Travelling to Japan this summer and happen to be in Aomori for the Nebuta Matsuri festival on the 7th of august. As I am trying to find accommodation, way too late I know, I wonder what is reasonable in travel distance, wouldn't mind an hour by train. However would like to catch some of the festival evening celebrations.
Has anyone had experience with last minute accommodation on such short notice? Or some advice on how to arrange an overnight stay?
Help is much appreciated, kind…
Hi, my family plan to visit Japan in November. This is our first time travelling to Japan. Plan to visit the places below . need advise on the travel train pass and if can, how to plan our itinerary. Tqvm
Tokyo station, marunouchi
We (2 adults +4 year old) are planning a 24 day trip in Japan.
we are looking for a slow vacation (to absorb the local vibe of places), enjoying culture, temples, gardens, architecture and nature. because we are traveling with a kid we don't want to move our hotel too much or take long transnational detours (for example - taking a 3 hour bus for a 2 day trip). we will be flying in and out of Tokyo for the airline tickets are affordable that way for us)
- I'm attaching our "tentative"…
Seasoned mid-budget traveler here. Leaving for a vacation in Japan Oct 8 and will be in-country a full 21 days. I am considering 4 days each Tokyo and Kyoto. The rest of the time I want to explore other parts of the country. I am interested in maybe three 4-day bases from which to explore out from and have them be semi-rural so I can experience a slower more traditional cultural experience. I have the Lonely Planet Guide and it is great but everything it describes sounds awesome…
Hello fellow travelers!
We are planning a 2 week honeymoon (15 days) landing in Toyko and keen to visit Kyoto and Osaka and If timing works out also Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Besides the city sights I woul love to hear your tips of more quiet and authentic places we could stay a night or 2 along the way to these cites. Open to Ryokans, places in the mountains or lakes or by the water. Places that have that romantic charm. We leave towards end of Sept. Many thanks! Justin