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…
Does anyone have an email address for Sim and Maki of the Guesthouse Soi in Kyoto. I loved their guesthouse in Chengdu and can't imagine going to Kyoto and not staying with them. I need to reach someone at the guesthouse as I want a three week visit in spring and the booking forms can only tell me there is no availability. I would be prepared to move rooms within the three week period, or go on short trips out of the city if I could just email a real person.
Thanks for any help.
Had anyone any experience of this bit of coastline?
I am thinking of cycling down it on my way back to Osaka, in preference to Tokyo and the east coast.
Roads, towns, accommodation, scenery, etc. Any information welcome.
Im planning a trip to Japan next April (to coincide with the end of my trip to China).
The problem I have is i'm stuck for how long to spend in each area,
This is my route so far.
8th April - Shanghai to Tokyo arrive afternoon (ish)
9th - Tokyo
10th - Tokyo
11th - Tokyo
12th - Tokyo
13th - Tokyo
14th - Takayama
15th - Takayama
16th - Kanazawa
17th - Kanazawa
18th - Kanazawa
19th - Kanazawa to Kyoto
20th - Kyoto
22nd - Kyoto
25th - Koyasan (staying on the…