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Old 08-02-2015, 01:00 AM   #1760
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so u intend to do Hokkaido, Nagano/Snow Money, Mt Fuji/Kawaguchigo, Osaka/Kyoto and Tokyo in 16 days?

Ok.. decided to give hokkaido a miss as I don't want my 2 kiddos to get too cranky and become difficult to handle.. below is the itinerary I have drafted.. appreciate all bro/sis feedback on what else should we be visiting/doing and if the itinerary is alright.. thanks all in advance..

16 Dec 15
9am: Reach Narita Airport
10am: Catch Nagano Shinkansen to Nagano Station (1.30hr Journey)  To check for cheaper alternative)
11.45am: Reach Nagano Station and take Nagano Dentetsu Train to Yudanaka Station (50mins journey)
Reach Yudamaka at 1pm: Bus/Cab to Hotel St. Moritz or Hotel Khuls (to be decided nearer to date)
2pm: Leave luggage at Hotel and visit Snow Monkey at Jigokudani Monkey Park (will take est. 45mins – 1 hr trekking to reach Snow Monkey)
4.30pm: Leave and head back to Ryokan (to leave early and avoid it getting too dark if possible)
Night time: Dinner at Ryokan & explore the area. Have an early night

17 Dec 15
8am: Breakfast at Ryokan
10am: Ski full day
6pm: Return to Hotel for dinner & rest

18 Dec 15
10am: Check out and depart to Tokyo
12.00pm: Reach Tokyo  Lunch first
2pm: Catch JR Chou/Ome Line Rapid Service to Mitaka & transfer to Ltd. Express Kaiji 111 to Otsuki & finally transfer to Fujikyu Railway to Kawaguchiko
Reach Kawaguchiko at 5pm
By 6pm: To check-in to hotel/Ryokan and rest for the night

19 Dec 15:
8am: Breakfast
9am: Proceed to Lake Kawaguchiko
2pm: Head over to Gotemba Premium Outlet store
6pm: Head back to Hotel/Ryokan for the night

20 Dec 15:
10am: Visit Fuji Q Land (main purpose: Thomas & Friends land)
10pm: Check-out & take an overnight bus to Osaka

21 Dec 15:
7am: Reach Osaka & breakfast
9am: To hotel/apartment (airbnb) to leave luggage (likely Osaka/Namba area)
10am to 6pm: Head over to Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
7pm: Visit Rinku Outlet store

22 Dec 15:
8am: Breakfast
10am to 6pm: Universal Studio Japan (JR Sakurajima Line)
7pm: Visit Shinsaibashi again or Dotombori

23 Dec 15:
10am: Make our way to Nara (JR Nara Station)
11am: Reach Nara: go to Nara Koen & Naramachi
5pm: Head back to Osaka
7pm: Head over to Nipponbashi (Den Den Town in Namba) for anime & robots

24 Dec 15:
10am: Make our way to Arashiyama
To visit Monkey Park; Kameoka & River Hozu
5pm: Head back to Osaka
7pm: To visit Umeba Sky Building for Christmas Market

25 Dec 15:
11am: Visit Osaka Aquarium
Remaining time Free & Easy to roam around..
26 Dec 15:
10am: Check-out and head over to Tokyo via JR
2pm: Lunch & proceed to check-in (likely AirBnB apartment)
4pm: Akihabara (Anime building & Final Fantasy Café)
8pm: Back to apartment for the night (or shibuya depending on “awake level”)

27Dec 15:
9am: Breakfast around Shibuya
10am: Departs to Bandai Museum (Ishibashi Station)
4pm: Heads back to Tokyo Tower or Skytree
8pm: Back to apartment

28 Dec 15 & 29 Dec 15:
10am: Tokyo DisneySea & Tokyo DisneyLand

30 Dec 15:
10am: Legoland
5pm: Odaiba (Aqua City, Diver City, Rainbow Bridge, Palette town)

31 Dec 15:
10am: Ueno Park – Kaneiji Temple, Toshogu Shrine, Kiyomiza Kannon Temple,Bentendo, National Science Museum
5pm: Shibuya
11pm: Meiji Shrine for Countdown

1 Jan 16:
10am – Check-out
Roam around apartment area
6pm: Head over to Haneda airport (target to reach by 7.30pm – Flight departure at 11.35pm)
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