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Old 08-03-2017, 08:20 PM   #6151
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hi all. may i enquire if the following site is reliable for me to buy advance ticket (narita express) and tokyo-osaka shinkansen (haven check if this is available at this website)?

https://www.eki-net.com/pc/jreast-sh...lectTrain.aspx
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Hi, some quick questions again. Trying to finalize my itinerary currently, and I will be arriving at about 7.45am in Osaka during late April, a little well over the Hanami season already.

My question now is, I will be travelling to Kyoto directly and I am wondering if I have enough time for places like Ginkakuji/Philosopher's Walk all the way down to Nanzenji? Or would it be better to just relax and walk around Nishiki market, Maruyama park and Pontocho/Gion at night?
Philosopher's walk is about 1 hr 30 mins walk. It is better to do on day so that it is easy to see.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:38 PM   #6153
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Is it still worth it doing a stroll past that area even after the Hanami season? Because I might drop that idea of going to the northern Higashiyama (excluding Kiyomizudera area) and focus on the latter half-day itinerary instead.

Philosopher's walk is about 1 hr 30 mins walk. It is better to do on day so that it is easy to see.
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I have a AirBnB accommodation in the Gion area and can only check in after 3pm, that's why I figured if I can just do a short half-day trip in the areas I mentioned.
Hmmm... how big is your luggage? If it's just a backpack that you can carry on your back with no problems, perhaps you can do Nishiki, then Maruyama, before checking into your Gion airbnb since Maruyama is near Gion too. Then rest your legs a little before heading to Pontocho for dinner?
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:44 PM   #6155
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Hmmm I'm not buying the JR pass. Will be using suica
So you're flying into Narita and out from Osaka?
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Hmmm... how big is your luggage? If it's just a backpack that you can carry on your back with no problems, perhaps you can do Nishiki, then Maruyama, before checking into your Gion airbnb since Maruyama is near Gion too. Then rest your legs a little before heading to Pontocho for dinner?
I have a plan to store my luggage in Sanjo station before venturing off elsewhere and will be carrying a personal bag with me.

Anyone who is a photographer here? How strict are they in terms of allowing a camera tripod in most places in Kyoto?
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So you're flying into Narita and out from Osaka?
Yes!
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Is it still worth it doing a stroll past that area even after the Hanami season? Because I might drop that idea of going to the northern Higashiyama (excluding Kiyomizudera area) and focus on the latter half-day itinerary instead.
Yeah. I went there before sakura bloom. I found that it is interesting to stroll there.
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Quick question, can i use my ICOCA in Hokkaido for the shiden and metro ?
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:29 AM   #6160
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Anyway, I've been editing my itinerary since last Nov.
Received many comments from people and been trying to improve and finalize it. So this is my current itinerary... please assist if there's anything more needed to be revise

#1 I'm into shopping but also open to Shrines/Temples.
#2 My hotel is at Shibuya area.
#3 Leaving hotel at 9am to avoid peak hours
#4 Based in Osaka for 3 days and 2 day trips to Kyoto

Day1- Shibuya (Friday)
Landed in NRT Airport at 9am
Hachiko (Statue)
Shibuya 109
Tokyu Hands
Disney Store
(I'm thinking of swapping Shibuya to day3 since by the time I reached will be noon and Ikebukoro activities seem to be a short day? And Shibuya+Harujuku can be in 1 day if I swap to another day. What do you think guys?)

Day2- Harujuku (Saturday)
Yoyogi Park
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Takeshita-dori
Oriental Bazaar
100 yen shop & Kiddyland

Day3- Ikebukoro (Sunday)
Pokemon centre mega
Sunshine City
Marui Department Store
(Anything else to add here?)

Day4- Shinjuku (Monday)
Shinjuku Gyoen
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Takashimaya/Isetan (either 1)
Odakyu
Golden Gai

Day5- Ueno & Akihabara (Tuesday)
Ueno Park
Kiyomizu Kannon Temple
Ueno Ameyoko street
Akihabara
(Will it be rushed if I add Asasuka here?)

Day6- Disney (Wednesday)
To avoid weekend crowds

Day7- Asakusa (Thursday)
Kaminarimon (Kaminari Gate)
Nakamise Shopping Street
Sensoji Temple
Shin-Nakamise Shopping Street
Kappabashi Street
Rox Department Store (if got time)

Day8- Tsukiji Market + Ginza & Tokyo station (Friday)
Breakfast at Tsukiji Market
Tokyo station (Character Street/Marunouchi/Okashi Land)
Ginza (Uniqlo/Matsuya)
Marronnier Gate
Roppongi station (night time)

Day9- Osaka (Saturday)
Take Shinkasen train to Osaka (aiming 6am)
Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Street
Tenjinbashisuji Shopping Arcade
Kuromon Ichiba Market
Don Quixote Dotonbori

Day10 - Kyoto
Nijo Castle (Nijojo)



Day11- Kyoto
Fushimi Inari Shrine (around 8am to avoid crowds)
Kiyomizudera Temple
Higashiyama street
Gion district
Walk from Gion to Nishiki market.
Maruyama Park (seems to be out of place?)


Thank you!
since you are around Asakusa, why not try out the sento there name Jakotsuyu, that should make your JP trip complete:
http://hotspringaddict.blogspot.com/...usa-tokyo.html
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since you are around Asakusa, why not try out the sento there name Jakotsuyu, that should make your JP trip complete:
http://hotspringaddict.blogspot.com/...usa-tokyo.html
Oh I read this before. But I heard need to be fully naked and can't bring towel into the hot spring?

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Oh I read this before. But I heard need to be fully naked and can't bring towel into the hot spring?
yes, everyone inside will be naked so it's ok. I bring one small all purpose towel during and after my dip. No need huge towel as its bulky and heavy before and the the bath. A sento/onsen is a must for any Japan visitor.
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yes, everyone inside will be naked so it's ok. I bring one small all purpose towel during and after my dip. No need huge towel as its bulky and heavy before and the the bath. A sento/onsen is a must for any Japan visitor.
Hmm maybe not.. I'm too 保守 for that

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Hmm maybe not.. I'm too 保守 for that
Dont worry, no one will look at you. Just pay and walk into the changing room, change into your birthday suit , wash up then into the hot baths, so shiok and relaxing. Instead of cheonging all the shopping malls which IMO nothing to shout about , just one visit to sento/onsen will give you a memorable experience of JP.
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Hmm maybe not.. I'm too 保守 for that
Dont worry, no one will look at you. Just pay and walk into the changing room, change into your birthday suit , wash up then into the hot baths, so shiok and relaxing. Instead of cheonging all the shopping malls which IMO nothing to shout about , just one visit to sento/onsen will give you a memorable experience of JP.

sento is a good beginners intro of the japanese bathing culture. As they are cheap and accessible. Once you overcome your shyness, you should go to the real onsen, which is normally more expensive and usually in onsen towns or some hard to access hideout.
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