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I am planning a holiday in Japan next month for 2 weeks, one of which I would like to spend on a beach. I'm looking for a beach area with great food options, not a crowded beach, and white sand blue/waters. My understanding is that Okinawa is the best bet and it's easy for me to get to, tokyo to Naha. If Okinawa is the best bet, where should I go to once I get to Naha? Or does anyone have any suggestions outside of Okinawa? Could I stay in Naha and then go to different beaches each day? My…

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Flying in late afternoon and out early morning. Can I find somewhere to sleep overnight in the airport? I presume it is a 24hour place.

I know there is an airport hotel, but it's a bit pricey for a shortish stay. Also I will have a bike in a box or bag so I'm not too mobile.

I

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Why do cars number plates in Japan only have four numbers- eg 12-34?

I know there is a very small number above that, but that can't be read at 20 paces.

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Currently planning a trip to Japan which I am thinking will be around 3 weeks. I'm going to arrive in Tokyo and continue traveling down south. What do you think are the main places I should have on my itinerary do experience Japanese culture and to get out of the major tourist crowds?

Also, is 3 weeks too long/not long enough? How long should I spend in Tokyo?

Thank you :))

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Hi,
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…

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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

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HI Guys,

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…

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Hello,
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)
-Nagasaki
-Fukuoka to fly back to Tokyo Narita - pick up bags before flying…

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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…

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Hi all,

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…