First timers to Tokyo
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jul 14, 2013 3:50 AM Last Post By: muloroto
Jul 9, 2013 3:08 AM
First timers to TokyoHello, me and my boyfriend are doing our first trip to japan! In February next year! We are thinking of just staying in Tokyo cause we've heard its huge and we will never run out of things to do, so i was just seeing if there was any must see's, or recommendations on activities, places, accommodation shops or restaurants we need to go to? things we need to know before we go/while we're there etc and of course the best way to travel around (I've heard it very complex)
Also we wanted to start of our trip with a bit of skiing, so any recommendations on where to go and how to get there or back to tokyo etc
Any advice, thoughts orhelp would be very appreciated thankyou!
Jul 14, 2013 3:50 AM
how long are you going to stay in Japan? Apart from Tokyo I would definitely recommend to go to Kyoto. There you will be able to get an idea of the Japan of the old days.
You are right, there's much more to do than you can imagine and you will be able to do during your stay, but to give you more concrete ideas of what to do, you should say a little bit more about what you are interested in.
Have a look at the following website. It's being created by foreignerns and Japanese living in Japan, talking about their favorite places, restaurants etc.
For skiing I can recommend Hakuba in Nagano Prefecture, it's about 3 hours by highway bus from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. Alterntively take the Shinkansen to Nagano and then a bus to Hakuba (takes about the same time in total). If you have more time than just a couple of days, you might want to consider to go to Hokkaido, the northernmost Japanese island; but you will have to fly (about 1.5 hours) and then take the train or bus.
Traveling is actually not so complex. The Tokyo Metro system is easy to understand and directions, station names etc. are in English. Check our www.hyperdia.com to plan any travels.
Hope this helps for a start.
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