Haneda, Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Ibusuki, Naha, Kerema Islands
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jul 9, 2011 10:14 AM Last Post By: emihou
Jul 7, 2011 11:59 AM
We are 2 girls from Qc, Canada leaving for Japan in less than 3 weeks. We will be spending around 9/10 days in Japan. Our itinerary is pretty tight. So we have a few question - any answers will really help! We are arriving around 11pm at the Haneda airport. We wanted to go directly to Mt Fuji area, but can we find a way there at this time, we were thinking staying at the K's House hostels... but can we arrive at midnight if we have a reservation? Is there buses that will bring us there? Or should we just go Tokyo? and at night we can't exchange our JR Pass voucher... so what is the best suggestion, we are taking any advice! :)
So our itinerary is: Haneda airport at 10:30pm, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Nara, Ibusuki, Naha (Okinawa), Kerema Island, Tokyo, Home
is that realistic? We will get the JR Pass... is it possible with that pass to go everywhere up to Ibusuki? From there we wanted to take a ferry to Naha/Okinawa then another ferry to the Terema Island.
Would it be better: Haneda, plane to Nara, Ferry to Kerema Island, back to Nara, then ferry to Ibusuki, then my way up to Nara by night train, Kyoto, Mt Fuji, Tokyo?
is Kurume worth the stop for textile industry? Will I be able to see the work on textile?
and also Nishijin? Is it a good place to buy textiles?
- basically we want your suggestion of order and way to link the places together, if we should skip something. What is the best way to see those places in a cheap way if we are getting the JR PASS.
we prefer if we can fly and do the long distance during the night if possible.
Jul 7, 2011 2:27 PM
1First of all, you can't check in at K's House late at night because their reception closes at 10pm.
I'd recommend you to stay at a reasonably priced hotel such as Toyoko Inn in Shinagawa or Shinjuku the first night or two. The last Keikyu line train leaves HND International Terminal for Shinagawa at around midnight, and the last limo bus leaves HND for Shinjuku at midnight. Both are good places to be based in.
The next morning rail pass exchange offices in Shinagawa and Shinjuku open at 9am.
As you have only 10 days, it's impossible to cover all the places you've posted. I'd rule out Ibusuki, Okinawa and Kerema this time. It takes as much as 9 hours to get to Ibusuki from Tokyo by train. Sand bathing in Ibusuki is a sensational experience so you might save it for a future trip. Anyway you might want to be devoted only to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto and Nara on this trip. These places fit in the itinerary.
Jul 9, 2011 10:14 AM
2Optimistk: Thank you for your answer!!!
So yeah, you are right, it was unreal, so I re-work the itinerary, maybe more possible:
1- we arrive at Heneda Airport at 10:30 pm on July 23
2 - we take a plane July 24 at 0:30 (2 hours about after landing) to Naha
3- Arrive at Naha at 3am, we will chill at airport and enjoy a sunrise, then at 9am ferry to Zamami Island, staying at Nakayamagwa Guest House, spending one night and a day
4- ferry back on 25 around 10am, to go back to Naha, flight to Fukuoka.
5- train to Ibusuki for sand bathing
6- night train to Kyoto - arriving on July 26
7- spending 2 days/nights in Kyoto and around and Nishijin
8- Mt Fuji for half a day and maybe mountain hut or I'll check out toyoko inn (july 28)
9- Tokyo for one night in capsule (july 29: visit around and 30: shopping)
10- july 31 flight back to Canada
Is that better? I know it's crazy pack, but I like to move all the time hehe
if it's not realistic i'll rework it again :)
Thanks to all!
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