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Old 24-11-2017, 08:42 AM   #7666
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From osaka take train to kobe can use IC card?
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Old 24-11-2017, 12:38 PM   #7667
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From osaka take train to kobe can use IC card?
Local/rapid etc all those can.
I took before from Kyoto to Kobe
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Local/rapid etc all those can.
I took before from Kyoto to Kobe
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Old 24-11-2017, 06:27 PM   #7669
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Not that i can advise here but one thing to note if you want to hire a car in Hakone, make sure hotel provide car park ... I booked my car and now realised hotel got no car park! Also i found out parking charges around Hakone may not be cheap ... can anyone confirm?

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It should be cheaper compared to Tokyo. Usually hotels can recommend public parking spaces nearby.
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Old 27-11-2017, 11:01 AM   #7670
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Just booked our tickets to Tokyo (Haneda)

Is staying at Shinjuku good?

Will be in Tokyo for 4 days and then going to Osaka for 3 days before flying out from there

What pass should I get?

Planning to go DisneySea and USJ

I read online that I don't need to get a JR pass since I am not coming back to Tokyo...is that true?

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Old 27-11-2017, 11:36 AM   #7671
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Have about 2 weeks in Japan (apr), went Osaka and Kyoto before
is the timeline before ok ?

Land in Osaka (8pm) and staying there for 4 nights
planning to go Hiroshima (1 day), Himeiji (1 day), Kyoto (1 day)

Travel to Toyama
2 nights in Toyama

1 night in Murudo
Hike Murudo
Alpine route (1 day) end at Tokyo

Tokyo 7 nights, of which 2 days will be in Mt Fuji.
Rest of the days doing touristy stuff in Tokyo as I have never been there before.
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Old 27-11-2017, 01:07 PM   #7672
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Have about 2 weeks in Japan (apr), went Osaka and Kyoto before
is the timeline before ok ?

Land in Osaka (8pm) and staying there for 4 nights
planning to go Hiroshima (1 day), Himeiji (1 day), Kyoto (1 day)

Travel to Toyama
2 nights in Toyama

1 night in Murudo
Hike Murudo
Alpine route (1 day) end at Tokyo

Tokyo 7 nights, of which 2 days will be in Mt Fuji.
Rest of the days doing touristy stuff in Tokyo as I have never been there before.
Need to check if the whole Alpine Route is opened on your travel dates. If you’re traveling in late April, it should be open. Murodo is part of Alpine Route.
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Old 27-11-2017, 01:20 PM   #7673
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Just booked our tickets to Tokyo (Haneda)

Is staying at Shinjuku good?
Personally, I do not like it. Smaller rooms, noisy streets and more expensive. U transfer less trains I guess but if you are taking only Yamanote then difference is minimal

Train pass you pretty much just need a suica card

https://www.japanican.com/en/tour/de...eapo_affiliate

think abt the above or similar for the trip to Osaka
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Old 27-11-2017, 01:45 PM   #7674
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Personally, I do not like it. Smaller rooms, noisy streets and more expensive. U transfer less trains I guess but if you are taking only Yamanote then difference is minimal

Train pass you pretty much just need a suica card

think abt the above or similar for the trip to Osaka
Actually depends on which part of Shinjuku you’re staying. Hilton, Hyatt Regency and Keio Plaza are on a quieter area and come with bigger rooms. I’ve not stayed in CST but friends with children like staying there. Sunroute Plaza have smaller rooms but you can always book the bigger ones and likewise for JR Kyushu, the single rooms actually are quite big though a little more pricey.
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Old 27-11-2017, 02:28 PM   #7675
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Need to check if the whole Alpine Route is opened on your travel dates. If you’re traveling in late April, it should be open. Murodo is part of Alpine Route.
ya I going late April around 18 Apr.
Was thinking of hiking around midagahara for 1 day
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Old 27-11-2017, 03:13 PM   #7676
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Managed to find info on what is prohibited to bring out of Okinawa.

It is >>>>>>>> sweet potato(!) and some other plants(?)

Who'd knew.

https://www.visitokinawa.jp/travel-t...things-okinawa
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Old 27-11-2017, 03:46 PM   #7677
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I know what it was like in Karuizawa. The old town area have private car park that charge by entry (500 yen each entry).

for eateries that have some parking lots, they either take fee or expect ur patronage. The other more interesting aspect will be road tolls. Plan your routes carefully
Sorry for not clarifying ... I plan to rent a car in Hakone and not Karuizawa.

If we buy the Hakone Pass and go the normal train (not paying extra for Romance car) where should i pick up my rental car - Odawara station on Hakone-Yumoto?

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Old 27-11-2017, 06:07 PM   #7678
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made a rough itinerary for my coming trip. open to valuable feedbacks, or any possible problems i might face.


Day 1
Osaka – Arrival at Nagoya, then train to Osaka. Shinsaibashisuji, Dontonbori, Kuromon Ichiba

Day 2
Himeji/Kobe/Osaka – Himeji Castle, kobe for a meal(maybe), back to Osaka. Spa World

Day 3
Osaka – haven’t plan yet

Day 4
Kyoto – Leave Osaka for Kyoto in the morning. Haven’t plan anything for the day yet.

Day 5
Kyoto – Ginkakuji, Kurama hike+onsen

Day 6
Kanazawa – morning train from Kyoto to kanazawa, Kenroku-en, sleep 1 night

Day 7
Morning from Kanazawa take a bus to Shirakawa Village, explore, then bus to Takayama

Day 8
Finding out how to go to Kiso Valley from Takayama. Thinking of visiting Narai > Tsumago > Magome. Will stay over at one of the towns.

Day 9
Continue down Kiso Valley heading back to Nagoya for the night.

Day 10
Nagoya – Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Ise Grand Shrine(maybe)

Day 11
Morning flight back home.
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Hi everyone, my wife and i wanted to bring our 3yrs old to japan. Its our first time there, and planning to start & end in tokyo around mid apr 18.
Total of 10 nights.


This is rough initial planning.

1. Tokyo stay 3 nights
- Disneyland. Buy from klook
- day trip to fuji Q, five lakes of fuji , take picture of mt Fuji, thomas train theme park.

Shinkasen to kyoto


2. Kyoto stay 5 nights
- Sagano Scenic Railway
- day trip to osaka
- osaka aquarium
- day trip to Himeji Castle
- Sento Imperial Palace
- Fushimi Inari Shrine


3. Tokyo stay 2 nights
- shopping

Some questions.
1. [Tokyo] Stay around Shinagawa Station? It seems easily accessible to kyoto and haneda airport. Being first time in japan, with a 3 yrs old

2. Any nice accommodation or places of interest to recommend for the whole trips? We are looking for scenic and kids friendly iternaries

3. Intending to get 7 days jr pass for the middle of our trip, as it covers to and fro kyoto. Anything i must look out for?

Thanks in advance~

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Old 28-11-2017, 10:07 AM   #7680
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Sorry for not clarifying ... I plan to rent a car in Hakone and not Karuizawa.

If we buy the Hakone Pass and go the normal train (not paying extra for Romance car) where should i pick up my rental car - Odawara station on Hakone-Yumoto?

Thanks
If I buy the Hakone Pass (which was my initial plan), I will pick up the car at Hakone Yumoto and return at Odawara. From Odarawa you can take a train back to Tokyo.
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