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Old 08-10-2013, 11:54 AM   #556
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Not sure what your interest is but unless you're a foodie, I wouldn't recommend Kobe and Nara on a single day. The two towns are quite far apart unless you dont mind spending sometime on the train.

Kyoto itself is worth 2-3 days of visiting if you're into temples and historical sites. Near Kyoto is Arashiyama where there are the famous bamboo forests, Basho, monkeys, etc, also worth at least a half-day trip there or even a day.

If you prefer a no rush kind of sightseeing, I'd recommend Kyoto and Nara only. For Nara, half a day is more than enough.
Thanks for the fast reply! Personally, I would love to see the temples and historical sites. However, I wouldn't want to have sightseeing to form the majority of my trip to Japan. I'm more of a foodie lol!

My plan would be something like this now:
Touch down in Osaka
Check into
Go nara (whole afternoon)
Return to osaka in evening

Day 2
Kyoto from morning to night
So for kyoto, what are the must visit sites for a day?

Day 3
Go kobe for one whole day.
Any must do /must visit?

In kobe, I'm definitely going to try the beef there. What about nara?
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #557
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I will be staying at Ikebukuro for a business trip from 22 Oct till 3 Nov. My hotel is 5 min walk from Ikebukuro station. I would like to visit their hot springs. Could someone recommend any hot springs around the area that is accessible by train and preferably no need to change to buses to reach the destination as I am afraid I will be lost?
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One Public bath(Sento) and one Onsen near Ikebukuro and easily accessible from Ikebukuro via Yamanote line.

Sento at Nippori Stn and Onsen at Sugamo stn.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #558
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Thanks for the fast reply! Personally, I would love to see the temples and historical sites. However, I wouldn't want to have sightseeing to form the majority of my trip to Japan. I'm more of a foodie lol!

My plan would be something like this now:
Touch down in Osaka
Check into
Go nara (whole afternoon)
Return to osaka in evening

Day 2
Kyoto from morning to night
So for kyoto, what are the must visit sites for a day?

Day 3
Go kobe for one whole day.
Any must do /must visit?

In kobe, I'm definitely going to try the beef there. What about nara?
i tot u have another thread abt this trip already?
stick to one thread easier, so we know wat was discussed, and wat is ur overall itinerary.
i reply u in the other thread.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #559
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bro, thanks, another question here, as i need to travel from HIGASHIYAMA(KYOTO) where my stay is to universal studio, hence as per the link here.

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the only JR line in this travel is from NISHIKUJO to UNIVERSALCITY , however it was quoted •780 to travel from KYOTO to UNIVERSALCITY. But i think in the travel KYOTO to NISHIKUJO is covered by kansai thru pass.

So if i am to make full use of the thru pass , i need to travel from HIGASHIYAMA(KYOTO) to NISHIKUJO , get out and purchase the JR line ticket and bring me to Universal studio or I am make all arrangement at HIGASHIYAMA(KYOTO) station, ie i top whatever the different for the extra of JR and a strainght travel from HIGASHIYAMA(KYOT) to UNIVERSAL city?

Thanks
Osaka loop line is JR. The best value I found for you is to take this:

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then walk to Osaka station and take the JR line for 170 yen.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:07 PM   #560
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don't use Kansai thru pass la... not worth it...
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:43 PM   #561
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don't use Kansai thru pass la... not worth it...
care to explain? i very confuse over so many passes and line.
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Osaka loop line is JR. The best value I found for you is to take this:

Hyperdia | SearchResult

then walk to Osaka station and take the JR line for 170 yen.
bros, the link travel from HIGASHIYAMA(KYOTO) to OSAKA covered by kansai thur pass?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:33 AM   #563
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care to explain? i very confuse over so many passes and line.
how does ur trip look like? Can show ur itinerary?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #564
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care to explain? i very confuse over so many passes and line.
i think he meant that it is not worth it coz not the entire trip is covered by the pass. it is also a hassle to change so many trains in order to maximise the usage of the pass.

it may be much easier not to get any pass, and enjoy the flexibility and not be constrained by the train lines u can take. but that will depend on ur itinerary.

maybe u can start a thread with ur full itinerary? easier for us to comment and keep track of wat is going on. coz too many ppl asking different things... getting confusing.
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is japan well known for having cute girls?
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #566
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ask a question... next mth going Japan. what kind of electrical socket do they use in Tokyo area only...
I m first timer to Japan... TIA!
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:04 PM   #567
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l l ok?????
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dimitri.... huh?
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Electricity around the world: everything about plugs, sockets, voltages, converters, etc.
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