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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

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As a big traveler myself I want to see what people are looking for in a trip to Japan.
I have traveled more than 50countries myself and from all of the traveling I most enjoyed the activity and experiencing the local life.
I felt there is lots to see in Japan but not much to mingle with locals and experience the life of Japanese or culture of Japanese.
As Japanese myself I really want to have tourist in Japan experience more JAPAN.
Would you be interested in farm staying, finishing village stay or…

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My wife myself and our 4 year old daughter would like to visit Hokkaido, north East for 4 days. We fly in on 9th xoctober morning and from Japan on 16 October
1. is it a good time to go? temperature, weather?
2. Good onzen accomodation to stay at?
3 We love seafood any reccomendations
4. How to spend 4 days ?
5. Is 4 days enough?
6. How should we spend the other 4 days?
7. any other suggestions

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Hi guys,

I know that there are many posts about Mt. Fuji... but I have a big doubt..
I just want to have a nice view from mt. Fuji..

I have been told that from Shizuoka , ( nihondaira ) There are nice views of Mount fuji with the tea plantations...
from where there are the best views of Mt. Fuji from Hakone, from kawaguchiko or from Nihondaira?

To go to Kawaguchiko is it best to go from Tokio or from Shizuoka? I come from Hiroshima to Tokyo and I do not know if it is better to…

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Hi everyone,
I am planning to spend most of my time in Japan (early September) in Tokyo and Osaka and then do day trips from the two cities.
In the case of Mt. Fuji , I am only interested at seeing it and taking some photograph. Now considering that this might not happen due to the weather, I would not like to take a day only to find out that the nice Volcano is behind clouds.
I would like then to try my luck only on my way from Tokyo to Osaka and stop somewhere where the Mountain could visible.

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I saw a sign yesterday at a FamiMa saying that it's now possible to withdraw yen using foreign bank cards. I didn't test it out because I don't need more cash for a few days but I thought people would like to know there is now another option in the areas that lack 7-11s.

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Hi,

We are looking at an airbnb rental in the Asakus/uneo neighborhood. The home is near Central Park Shinjuku.

What is the neighborhood like?
How easy to get to Tokyo's major sites?
Your thoughts Price range $118ca p/n.

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We are trying to book accommodations for a ski trip to Niseko in January.

Finding super expensive option and wondering what anyones recommendations are for booking... Did we miss the boat? Seams like everything reasonable is all booked... or are we just too early?

Any guidance would be welcome.

Thanks!

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Hi all

We leave for Japan in October. Our general intinerary is below and would really appreciate some feedback and suggestions about Ueda and how to maximise the final days of our trip.

Days 1-4: Tokyo (including day trip to Nikko)

Is Nikko a "must see"?

Days 5-6 Ueda (visit friends with some sightseeing, perhaps visit hot spring?)
Days 7-11: Kyoto & Nara
Days 12-14: Himeji and Miyajima (2 nights on Island)
Day 15: Hiroshima

We will then have roughly 3 days before traveling back to Tokyo…