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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…

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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…

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So I've heard that, rather unexpectedly, some of the peninsulas in the south of Wakayama Prefecture, as well as on Shikoku, are meant to have coral. That sounds rather exciting! I have a decent snorkel, and am considering trying to take a trip to one of these places in order to try out some snorkeling in Japan.

Does anyone know anything about this? Where is it likely to be easiest and most interesting to snorkel? I have low expectations; I know it's not going to be the Bandas. But seeing coral…

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So far the plan goes:
Dec 27-30: Tokyo with a day trip to Nikko
Dec 30-31: Nagano and Shibu Onsen
Jan 1: Visit a shrine? Any recommendations of where to go/stay?
Jan 2: Possibly Takayama or Tsumago?
Jan 3-5: Kyoto with a (day?)trip to Nara
Jan 6-7: Back to Tokyo, visit Himeji on the way back

Any recommendations to fill in days or things to add/change? What are some things you would do?

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OK, I have no connection with this guy, except I owe him a great big thank you if we ever meet.

If you're a foodie and/or a Japan otaku like myself, I highly recommend a book that came out late last year by Matt Goulding, titled "Rice, noodle, fish: Deep travels through Japan's food culture." It is very well written, informative, entertaining and thoroughly covers a fair range of Japan's extraordinary food scene. The definitive volume, IMO. Warning, though, you're liable to end up with an…

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Dear All
I will be having 2 weeks holidays in Japan and would like to spend the second half in Kyoto. The date should be around 1-7 Oct. Yet it is exactly when the National Day "Golden Week" of China. I wonder if there would be flocks of Chinese roaming around Kyoto during the period and I should avoid it.
Thank you.
Tse

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Good evening,

I am looking for information on how best to do a 3 day section of this trek. I'm finding it hard to find the following info and hope someone can advise me;

  1. Do you have to book with an tour operator and book ahead and can you just turn up and do parts of this trek independently and make your own bookings. Was hoping to be able to park the van somewhere and do a some treking and for a few days or so then get a bus back to where we parked up.

I have read some information…

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Hello. I'm planning to visit Japan in late December-January. However, new Years seems to have many closings and I was wondeirng if anyone knows if the snow monkey park closes during this time as well?

We are planning to stay in Shibu Onsen from Dec31-Jan 1st, but want to make sure the park is open. Additionally, does anyone have good Ryokan recommendations for this area? Thank you!

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Hi all,

I'm now looking at whether it would be worth the time to fit in a stay in Koya-San at the end of my first trip to Japan.

We will arrive in Kyoto mid afternoon, and then stay for four nights. The next day, would we be able to visit Nara, and then go on to Koya-San for the night, before travelling to Osaka the following day for an evening flight?

I've read quite a lot of mixed things about how much time you need to spend in Koya-San to make the experience worth it, and how long the…

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Hi,

I'm going to be descending Mt Fuji down the Yoshida Trail to the Fuji-Subaru 5th Station. I then need to get to Gotemba so I can catch a train to Osaka.

Could anyone offer some help on this? Trying to look for the most direct way to get to Gotemba from Fuji-Subaru. After looking into this myself I think I'd need to get a bus back to Kawaguchiko Station and then another to Gotemba but just wanted to be sure.

Thanks