Views:
22
Viewed
Replies:
4
Replies

Hi all,

We are trying to plan our Japan leg of our round the world trip and wanted some advice from the seasoned travellers on here.

We are flying into Kansai at the end of March and flying out from Haneda in mid April. We have both been to Japan before for about 10 days where we did a very standard Kyoto and Tokyo trip.

I'm looking for advice for a couple of reasons:
1. I'm looking for a place to propose during Sakura season;
2. I haven't been able to figure out what to do with our itinerary -…

Views:
18
Viewed
Replies:
5
Replies

Hi. I am arriving in Sapporo on Sept 3rd and would like to take the night bus to Wakkanai, arriving around 5.30am on Sept 4th. From there I am planning to take the first boat to Rebun. I will be travelling alone.
1) I read that the bus ticket needs to be booked in advance. However, I could not find any online booking websites in English. How do I book the ticket in advance?

2) If I can't book in advance, can I buy the bus ticket on the day that I arrive? Around this time, how likely will the bus…

Views:
17
Viewed
Replies:
3
Replies

Hi,

My girlfriend and I are planning to climb Mt. Fuji round the 25th of Sep. this year (2016). I find a lot of information about climbing during season, and read a lot about how dangerous climbing in winter would be, but I don't find much about doing it in September.

Given that I only found one company that organizes these tours and it costs around $500 USD per person (which seems very very expensive for a 2 day hike with almost no costs), I was wondering:
- Does anyone know a more economic…

Views:
24
Viewed
Replies:
4
Replies

APA Hotel Shinagawa Sengakuji is near the Toei Line but we can not locate a nearby subway station. So not sure how good a location this might be to visit other Tokyo areas?
With our other possible hotel selection we would be close to a subway station and central park but the Shinjuku station is 20 minutes walk. When visiting various sites would we be using the subway or train lines like the Toei Line?

Confused as to whether these are good locations for getting around or not. Your thoughts.

Views:
8
Viewed
Replies:
3
Replies

Hi

I've read about the buses in Japan and I can see that Nohi Buses appear to be a good option for us. I wondered if anyone would be so kind as to check that I've got this right so far.

Kanazawa - Takayama with Nohi 3390 yen

Takayama - Kamikochi, so have to go Takayama to Hirayu Onsen 3190 yen then Hirayu Onsen to Taisyoike (we are staying at the Taisyoike Hotel) 890 yen

We are then heading to Kawaguhiko. Do we then need to go from Taisyoike back to Hirayu Onsen 890 and then go from Hirayu…

Views:
40
Viewed
Replies:
8
Replies

Hey,

My partner and I are spending 2.5 weeks in Japan in February 2017.

We will be doing Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Miyajima Island - Osaka - Tokyo

We have been looking at the JR rail pass which you have to purchase outside of Japan. In AUD it's $600! Each!

Spending $1,200 on train tickets is kind of daunting. Has anyone purchased this and can justify the price to me?! Please haha.

I have looked up what each train will cost and it seems to be around $400 anyway each. That's not including…

Views:
31
Viewed
Replies:
6
Replies

We are travelling to Japan for 14 days in last week of September, first week of October. This is our first time in Japan. Usually, we would book accommodation a few nights before and have a relaxed itinerary. However we are thinking of booking 4 nights in Kyoto at the beginnning of our trip, and 4 nights in Tokyo, and then using the other nights to stay at Hiroshima, Takayama, Kanazawa and Hakone. Our questions are this:

  1. Do you think we will be able to book accomodatiom in…
Views:
53
Viewed
Replies:
6
Replies

Hello,
We are planning to visit this beautiful country in last week of October. We are in very initial phase of planning, so any suggestion would be appreciated.
We will have 10 days to spend there and we can travel by train + car (wherever we need to access remote areas, like Iya Valley and Shikoku) and if needed, by ferry too.
Flying in/out Tokyo is $150/person less than flying in/out from Osaka, but we are yet to book flight.
I think, our plan will be carried out by our interest and time of…

Views:
16
Viewed
Replies:
1
Replies

Hi all,

I’m hoping that if I put up our 3 wk itinerary for our honeymoon to Japan for this October, some provide suggestions around it. We’ve already got our Japan Rail Pass and we have all our hotels booked (except for Kyoto, where we are using an Air BnB).

Tokyo: We fly in to Narita airport on Sunday evening and we stay in Tokyo until following Friday. In Tokyo, a couple of things we plan to do:
Go to Shibuya crossing and the shops, perhaps in Akihabra, Harajuka and Takeshita-dori.
Go on…

Views:
14
Viewed
Replies:
1
Replies

Hi,

Does anyone know of any good online (English language) resources for checking out what's going on in the Kansai region of Japan? I'm interested in special museum exhibitions, concerts, events, festivals, all that kind of stuff. I don't know if there's any handy website that has a lot of information on that kind of thing in English?

I'd like to know what's going on in the whole of the Kansai region really, and certainly the main cities - Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara.

Also - anything on at the…