I really liked Sensoji temple in Asakusa. Ueno Park was very nice to wander round and has some nice museums. And if you do like museums the Edo Tokyo museum is well worth a visit. It was probably my favourite of the ones I went to in Japan.Hey guys, I'll be in Tokyo soon for a week so just wondering what you suggest the must do/see things are for a thirty-something solo traveller? I'm not hugely interested in food! For example
Ghibli Musuem (already got ticket)
The very last bus you can take to make it back to Shinjuku leaves the 5th station at 20:10. You'll then have to make the train at Kawaguchiko Station at 21:18 (the bus is scheduled to arrive at 20:55), then switch trains at Otsuki and Takao. You'll be back in Shinjuku between 00:00 and 00:40 depending on what trains you catch at Otsuki and Takao.
Have you looked into the hotels around Kawaguchiko? We stayed at Hotel Konansou, and it was by far the best point of our whole trip. Worth every yen.Hey everyone, I have planned a three week trip with some friends coming up in September.
I have most of it planned out already, but there are still some gaps to fill. So I was looking for some recommendations of some places more remote, preferably with easy access to hot springs, (but not necessarily)
I was looking at Karuizawa, Yamadera, Kurokawa.... stuff like that.
I am happy about any and all personal recommendations :) Thanks!
Also in Odaiba, check out the teamLab Borderless art exhibition. It is amazing!
Thanks for the link! I didn't realize there were separate buses that ran later to Kawaguchiko Station.The very last bus you can take to make it back to Shinjuku leaves the 5th station at 20:10. You'll then have to make the train at Kawaguchiko Station at 21:18 (the bus is scheduled to arrive at 20:55), then switch trains at Otsuki and Takao. You'll be back in Shinjuku between 00:00 and 00:40 depending on what trains you catch at Otsuki and Takao.
If there's lots of people waiting for the bus or there's delays or such you might be screwed.
I'll be in Toyko around that time for NYE. Let me know if you want to meetup.Does anyone have any advice on what to do/where to stay in Tokyo the last week of December? I've only been to Japan in the summer before when it was warm enough to just walk everywhere. Hoping to do some shopping (clothes, records, maybe games), eat a lot of good food, and check out some museums.
Guess I'll bite. It's expensive but I don't want to regret missing it. Better close Disney and Universal as well while I'm at it.
In Japan? Jetstar, Peach, Solaseed (more mid range honestly) and Skymark are the cheapest to get around in the country. Might be cheaper to go and return to a place with these guys than using the shinkansen in most cases.
A lot of your days are way too packed. Especially Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Maybe even Tuesday depending on when you arrive at HND.Hey everyone. Me and some friends are going to Tokyo for a week in September. Can anyone help critique our itinerary if anything? I’m still fixing and adding some stuff to make it flow. Friday, Saturday, and maybe Sunday is when we’re likely doing nightlife stuff. Thanks! Itinerary
You'll either have to get somebody you know in Japan to help you...
Hankyu Corp. and Hanshin Electric Railway Co. announced on July 30 that Umeda Station in Osaka will be renamed "Osaka-umeda Station" and "Osaka Umeda Station" effective Oct. 1, respectively, in a bid to respond to a surge in foreign tourists and underline the hub station as the gateway to Osaka in western Japan.
In a related move, Hankyu Corp. will also change Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line to "Kyoto-kawaramachi Station," also on Oct. 1.
According to the two railway operators, complaints have been heard from foreign tourists that the name Umeda Station makes it difficult for them to understand it's in the heart of Osaka.
As work to change station boards will take much time, the renaming will be timed with fare raises in October in conjunction with the consumption tax hike planned for that month, according to the companies.
The municipal government on July 31 prohibited landing on the former coal-mining island of Hashima after levels of what is believed to be asbestos exceeding safety standards were detected.
Up to 16 fibers of fibrous material per liter of air were found at two out of three open-air spots at the World Heritage site during an inspection on July 12, according to the municipal government's tourism policy department, higher than the standard of 10.
Such inspections have been conducted roughly once a year since 2009 when the island was opened to visitors. Until the previous inspection in December 2017, asbestos had not been detected, according to an official.
Mike already said that it's too much, but I also want to tell you that almost every day (except for the begining I guess) is almost impossible in that time. I would rather half every day and it's still a lot to see. You also won't like going from places to places just to have seen those places. It won't be your one and only time there :) You always will want to be back at least once more so just try to get a feel for everything first.Hey everyone. Me and some friends are going to Tokyo for a week in September. Can anyone help critique our itinerary if anything? I’m still fixing and adding some stuff to make it flow. Friday, Saturday, and maybe Sunday is when we’re likely doing nightlife stuff. Thanks! Itinerary
I wonder if the upmark is as bad as those Ghibli Museum guys...ended up not buying them because fuck paying a 1,200% upmark.You'll either have to get somebody you know in Japan to help you...
Or try contacting Go Voyagin and see if they can get you tickets:
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Thanks. I’m already making a lot of changes like only doing a day trip to Mt Fuji or taking off stuff that would take too much of our time.Mike already said that it's too much, but I also want to tell you that almost every day (except for the begining I guess) is almost impossible in that time. I would rather half every day and it's still a lot to see. You also won't like going from places to places just to have seen those places. It won't be your one and only time there :) You always will want to be back at least once more so just try to get a feel for everything first.
Just a heads up, but I really wouldn't do Fuji-san in a day :) It's doable, but you will get yourself wrecked.
hostelworld.com , AirBnB (it's gotten better again) and Booking.com are my recommendations. Lots of good hostels for cheap (e.g. in Tokyo I can recommend Ks House - the same in Kyoto, it's exactly what you are looking for, the one in Tokyo is way smaller though.)So with some recent going-ons in life I am strongly considering taking a trip to japan here soon, as a kind of "fuck it why not" moment. And I think I got a good handle on everything I would need to do for the trip, the one thing I'm a little unsure of is just lodging. Is there any sites or specific resources I should look into for booking that kind of stuff? I was thinking more hostel type situation (cheaper, chance of meeting other random international travelers) over a hotel personally. This would be primarily a tokyo-centric trip, with potentially a couple days out of the city to hike Mt Fuji.
I was there during New Years last year and was pretty comfortable in a light long-sleeve and a thinner jacket. I'm coming from Chicago.
Can't go wrong with Kyoto in Fall for some leaf views if thats your thing.Found a great deal from ANA--$448 RT Vegas to Tokyo, so hubby and I booked a trip for November! Will be referring to the resources and advice y'all have listed here to come up with some ideas. I'm hafu and we'll be visiting my family, but they like us to let them know if there are specific things/places we want to see. This is trip #4 for me and #2 for him. :)