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Northern Honshu (Tohoku): What to See/Skip

Hello,

I'm planning a 2-month trip to Japan roughly April-June. It's my first time there, and I'm most interested in cultural sites and landscapes/hiking. I've prioritized the Kyoto area for culture and the Japan Alps and Hokkaido for landscapes. I'm working out the itinerary, and one big question I'm having is whether to skip over some or all of Tohoku. I see that there are some sites (Nikko, Yamadera, Dewa Sanzen, Sado-ga-shima, Matushima, Hiraizumi, Tazawa-ko, Towada-ko, Shimokita peninsula)…

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Christmans in Yakushima

Hi guys!

So I just booked flight ticket to Fukuoka, I need to get Shinkansen from Hakata to Kagoshima station.

Do I need to book a Shinkansen ticket in advance? also need to book accomodation?

As a solo traveller I usually don't book things in advance, but this time is a Chirstmas, so I worried it would be a peak season in Japan to travel Yakushima.

Thx for reading the post.

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Golden Week Customs

Hello all!

I will be in Kyoto during Golden Week 2015, and was trying to get some information about what to look for (special parades, events at shrines) during each festival, as well as any customs that are attributed to each festival. I searched online, but ended up mostly finding overviews and other general information. Do I use any particular greeting on a festival day ("Happy Greenery Day!"), or perform any sort of action (like handing out candy on halloween)?

Any insight would be…

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Transport help needed! Urgent

“Transport help needed!!! Urgent!”

Jeremy F · 1 forum post
today, 21:25
My family of 5 is going to Japan this Monday 22nd Dec to 30dec. 3 Adults 2 children(13,18). We hired a personal driver, but last minute there were some issues. Now, we are not sure of how to get around form place to place, & urgently in need to find transport of getting from:

Narita Airport to Karuizawa Prince Hotel.

Karuizawa Hotel to Royokan Miyama Ouan(Address: Okuhida Onsengo,Hirayu 229).

-We want to take a ride…

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Amami Island

Hello,

Since I have been fascinated by the last movie of Naomi Kawase, Still the water, I am thinking seriousely to visit Amami island next summer.

I have a question for those who already been there in summer: are there in the coastal waters lot of box jellyfish like further south in Okinawa?

Thank you for sharing experience!

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Itinerary for April-May, please comment!!

Hi, we would appreciate any feedback or tips on our itinerary (30 year old couple)

20-24/4 Tokyo
25/4 train to Tsumago
26/4 walk to Magome, train to Matsumoto
27/4 Tateyama-Kurove alpine route, sleep in Tateyama
28/4 Takayama
29/4 Takayama
30/4 - 4/5 Kyoto
5/5 Koya-san
6/5 Osaka or Himeji or Hattoji
7/5 Naoshima
8/5 Naoshima
9/5 Hiroshima
10/5 Hiroshima
11/5 Fly Hiroshima - Tokyo

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Kyushu

I'm researching the possibility of doing part of my cycling trip in Kyushu. I have only about 8 days.

Given this limitation, I'm considering training it to Nagasaki, then riding back over the mountains via the nachi gorge, Mt Aso and one of the major shrines heading on to a port near Beppu to take the ferry to Shikoku.

I found this. Kyushu tourist map

Along my route, i want to try some hot spring baths and enjoy good scenery.

Do you approve of my choice in Kyushu or do you have a better…

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Fare for a seisshin ticket

I'm exploring the idea of starting my trip in Kyushu. Travelling by train looks to be the cheapest way. I need to get from Osaka to Nagasaki.

Can you help me figure out exactly what the details are. I always find these websites so ambiguous.

I need to know how much it will cost.
How much in advance i have to buy the ticket.

I already understand about the season and i will be in Japan in the right season to buy it as i arrive 10 March and want to travel within a few days.

I only want to…

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Japan or India???

Hello! In late June I will start a study abroad trip in Taiwan. However, I have the option of a side trip to either Japan or India. I've been to Japan before (2 weeks) but I really like the country, and I'd like to see more of Tokyo and see new places there, like Hokkaido. However, I can also visit India, which would be very new to me. Most likely I would see Delhi, Varanasi, and Chennai, along with some other places in Tamil Nadu. Plus, I could take advantage of the visa on arrival for US…

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japan urban culture? nightlife?

hi all. i'm planning to visit japan to meet my college friend early next year. can you name some exciting places to go their that are primarily focused on nightlife? can you enumerate specific places and how much should i expect to pay? also, i watched the film lost in translation. is the depiction of japan accurate? i'm sorry guys for over asking