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Japan Self Drive

Hello everybody.

I'm researching a holiday in Japan in late March/early April. This will be my second trip, with wife+4yo+1yo. We went in 2005 and used a JR pass and travelled exclusively by public transport.

This trip I'm thinking about renting a car ex-Kyoto for about a week and using it for visiting places smaller towns which are a bit time consuming to reach by public transport, such as Kumano Kodo.

Can anybody who has driven as a tourist in Japan offer any advice? If the car is picked…

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sim card for Japan

Hi,
I need to pick up a sim card for my iPad at the Tokyo airport. Can anyone recommend a carrier for Japan?

Thanks!

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Takayama Matsuri?

Hi, guidebooks say this festival happens April 14 and 15 - does anyone know if the evening portions are on both nights as well, or is it just the night of the 14th? We'll have to visit on a day trip, just wondering about logistics and how not to miss out.
Thanks!

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1 Month Japan Itinerary

Hi,

I will be travelling to Japan for a month in September 2015, it will be my first time in Japan. Ill be travelling light with one other person. Basically I need some help with the planning, Im into all things Japan so id like to see as much as I can! From quiet mountain temples to the hustle and bustle of major cities and everything in between. Im not fussy. Below is a rough outline of where ive planned so far, I just want to get an idea of where ill be and when ill be there so I can start…

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Itinerary - 14 days in Japan

I've just finished the basics of my 14 days in Japan... I'm not specifying everything I'm visiting, so no need to worry about pinpointing this or that exact spot (although suggestions are always welcome!), as I only exemplify some locations in the route below... but in case you guys see any problems with the order, for example, I'd appreciate any suggestions. I only used google maps and its JR itineraries informed (I'll hold a JRPass) in order to decide where go next as not to waste much time…

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Itinerary Suggestions for a 3 week family trip to Japan

Hi,

We will be in Japan for 3 weeks at end of April and the first 2 weeks of May. Traveling with kids ages 8 and 12. We've booked lodging in Kyoto for the last 6 days of our trip but nothing else. We would love suggestions on how to route the rest of our trip, how long to plan at each destination etc. Will fly in and out of Tokyo. Would love to see Hiroshima/Miyajima, Nara, Himeji, Nikko and Mt. Fuji. Plus a few days to explore Tokyo. Also, what can we expect given that we will be there for…

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Train from Kansai to Kanazsawa

I've seen conflicting references to whether or not there is an express train right from Kansai airport to Kanazawa. Can anyone tell me for sure? Thanks.

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Japan Rail Pass to buy or not to buy...

Hi all!

My sister and friend and I are all going to Japan this April (for the second time- wahoo!) to fall even more in love with the country and celebrate our birthdays. We are travelling from Osaka to Kyoto, Kyoto to Nara, Kyoto to Hiroshima and Hiroshima back to Osaka. Through HyperDia I calculated our travel costs to be roughly $210. A 7 day rail pass is more than that. My question is- does the rail pass cover inner city travel? Are the trains faster? (some of the tickets like Kyoto to…

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Japan 19 days - Question about intinerary

Dear all,

In April, I’m going with my wife to Japan, this will be our first time.
Could you check my intinerary and give me some advices, please?

Day 1 - Kashihara
Arrive to Japan (Haneda airport)
Travel to Kashihara, meet with relative
Hotel in Osaka

Day 2 - Nara
Nara Park
Todaji Temple
Hotel in Osaka

Day 3
Universal Studios Osaka
Hotel in Osaka

Day 4 - Kyoto
Fushimi Inari
Nijo Castle
Imperial Palace
Kinkakuji
Hotel in Osaka

Day 5 - Kyoto
Higashiyama ward
Kiyomizudera Temple
Philosopher…

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Japan Snow Pass

Hey guys!

Sorry to bug you - quick one... I leave for Japan to go snowboarding in Feb - a 2 week trip.

Is it better to buy my snow passes before I go to Japan (Niseko and Hakuba) or easier/cheaper to just sort it out once I'm there... Same question for equipment rental etc.

Just FYI my flights and accomm are sorted so I'm not looking for a package deal.

Really appreciate your help!
Thanks, Sarah