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Old 29-01-2018, 05:16 PM   #8041
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very happy, my ah lao approved my proposal for end year holiday to japan again! as we are going with kids, i am going to go nagoya this time for legoland.. i am traveling in mid Nov, i know i kiasu but can advise me if this itinerary is doable in terms of accessibility?

Day 1 (Thurs) - reach Chubu airport - Osu Kannon temple and shopping streets - Oasis 21 <staying near Nagoya station>
Day 2 (Fri) - Legoland - Rail Museum (if have time) - then anything special for night??
Day 3 (Sat) - Nagoya Castle? - Leave for Tokyo (aim to reach Tokyo by 12pm) - Ikebukuro - Shinjuku - Nakano broadway - Shibuya
Day 4 (Sun) - Asakusa (sensoji) - Ueno (ameyoko) - Akihabara (Ueno Zoo worth going?)
Day 5 (Mon) - Lake Kawaguchiko day trip (can??) - Ropeway...
Day 6 (Tues) - Disney Sea
Day 7 (Wed) - Yokohama Chinatown-Cup noodles museum - Ramen museum
Day 8 (Thurs) - Odaiba - Tokyo Skytree
Day 9 - Home sweet home

Thanks! Btw mid Nov does not have any autumn foliage yet right?
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Old 29-01-2018, 05:18 PM   #8042
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I will be spending time in tokyo first before heading to osaka and then flying back to sg.

Can I know if I need to get JR pass?

Not really sure what it is...I only know I need to get shinkansen pass to get to osaka from tokyo.
I didn't get the JR Pass - we just bought 1-way tickets from Tokyo to Osaka - damage around S$350 for 2 pax
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Old 29-01-2018, 05:28 PM   #8043
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Is it wise to hire a driver a bring you around Tokyo area ?

Some agencies quote me their (believe to be Malaysian/Taiwanese) offer me their package like bring you these area for 11000 yen for 11hrs and also tour guide ...
don't really think it's wise as it is easy to travel around Tokyo. I just came back from my maiden trip and it is definitely the most easiest country to travel.
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Old 29-01-2018, 05:32 PM   #8044
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very happy, my ah lao approved my proposal for end year holiday to japan again! as we are going with kids, i am going to go nagoya this time for legoland.. i am traveling in mid Nov, i know i kiasu but can advise me if this itinerary is doable in terms of accessibility?

Day 1 (Thurs) - reach Chubu airport - Osu Kannon temple and shopping streets - Oasis 21 <staying near Nagoya station>
Day 2 (Fri) - Legoland - Rail Museum (if have time) - then anything special for night??
Day 3 (Sat) - Nagoya Castle? - Leave for Tokyo (aim to reach Tokyo by 12pm) - Ikebukuro - Shinjuku - Nakano broadway - Shibuya
Day 4 (Sun) - Asakusa (sensoji) - Ueno (ameyoko) - Akihabara (Ueno Zoo worth going?)
Day 5 (Mon) - Lake Kawaguchiko day trip (can??) - Ropeway...
Day 6 (Tues) - Disney Sea
Day 7 (Wed) - Yokohama Chinatown-Cup noodles museum - Ramen museum
Day 8 (Thurs) - Odaiba - Tokyo Skytree
Day 9 - Home sweet home

Thanks! Btw mid Nov does not have any autumn foliage yet right?
I'm already tired liao looking at your itinerary lol, but different folks, different strokes . It does sound fun though!
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Old 30-01-2018, 11:36 AM   #8045
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very happy, my ah lao approved my proposal for end year holiday to japan again! as we are going with kids, i am going to go nagoya this time for legoland.. i am traveling in mid Nov, i know i kiasu but can advise me if this itinerary is doable in terms of accessibility?

Day 1 (Thurs) - reach Chubu airport - Osu Kannon temple and shopping streets - Oasis 21 <staying near Nagoya station>
Day 2 (Fri) - Legoland - Rail Museum (if have time) - then anything special for night??
Day 3 (Sat) - Nagoya Castle? - Leave for Tokyo (aim to reach Tokyo by 12pm) - Ikebukuro - Shinjuku - Nakano broadway - Shibuya
Day 4 (Sun) - Asakusa (sensoji) - Ueno (ameyoko) - Akihabara (Ueno Zoo worth going?)
Day 5 (Mon) - Lake Kawaguchiko day trip (can??) - Ropeway...
Day 6 (Tues) - Disney Sea
Day 7 (Wed) - Yokohama Chinatown-Cup noodles museum - Ramen museum
Day 8 (Thurs) - Odaiba - Tokyo Skytree
Day 9 - Home sweet home

Thanks! Btw mid Nov does not have any autumn foliage yet right?
Tokyo Skytree is within acceptable walking distance from Sensoji in Asakusa. FYI.
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Old 30-01-2018, 01:21 PM   #8046
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Travelling to Hokkaido on May 23 to June 2. Hakodate--Noboribetsu--Furano--Sapporo, 2-2-2-4.

Any recommendations on ryokans in Noboribetsu?
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Old 30-01-2018, 01:28 PM   #8047
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Any recommendations on ryokans in Noboribetsu?
My vote in noboribetsu goes to Dai Ichi Takimotokan because of the amazing onsen. It's got 7 different water types. And the best part is that both the indoor and outdoor men's onsens overlook the main jigokudani valley so the view is superb, you can literally stand up and expose yourself to all the tourists walking there if you wanted.

But on the negative side it is a very big place, so a lot of it feels a bit "resort hotel" like, so it's probably not so suitable if you're looking for a more intimate feel.
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Old 30-01-2018, 01:34 PM   #8048
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I've narrowed my search to Hanayura, Takinoya and Bourou...

Anyone got experience staying there?
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Old 30-01-2018, 01:35 PM   #8049
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My vote in noboribetsu goes to Dai Ichi Takimotokan because of the amazing onsen. It's got 7 different water types. And the best part is that both the indoor and outdoor men's onsens overlook the main jigokudani valley so the view is superb, you can literally stand up and expose yourself to all the tourists walking there if you wanted.

But on the negative side it is a very big place, so a lot of it feels a bit "resort hotel" like, so it's probably not so suitable if you're looking for a more intimate feel.
I like it to be more private...
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Old 30-01-2018, 02:44 PM   #8050
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Tokyo Skytree is within acceptable walking distance from Sensoji in Asakusa. FYI.
thanks! btw are the shops near sensoji closed late? maybe i will go there in the evening as i wish to check out Skytree for night viewing..
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Old 30-01-2018, 03:23 PM   #8051
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Am planning 2 x day trips to Kyoto (from Osaka)

Day 1
Kinkakuji + Arashiyama Bambo Grove

Day 2
Fushimi Inari Shrine
Kiyomizudera + Higashiyama District
Nishiki Market

Questions
- Is Day 1 too "empty" as I ready Kinkakuji within 1-2 hrs can complete? And I'm not sure how long the Bambo Grove will take, although there seem to be quite a lot of temples in Arashiyama area which I'm not exactly keen on given that I'm already planning to visit 3 of them in Kyoto
- Any must try food in Kyoto region? Apart from the standard Ramen, Sushi etc (wouldn't mind trying if they have really good ramen & sushi though!). Most of my research introduce Obanzai, Nishin Soba, Matcha Dessert etc
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Old 30-01-2018, 04:01 PM   #8052
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thanks! btw are the shops near sensoji closed late? maybe i will go there in the evening as i wish to check out Skytree for night viewing..
Closed early. I wanted to go to Asakusa Kagetsudo bakery. Google Maps states closed at 7. I came at 6, all of the shops are closed, except for Naritaya.
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Old 30-01-2018, 04:06 PM   #8053
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Hi guys, im heading to japan during may period,will it be rainy there? how cold is it? about 8th of may flying.

Also, i'm planning to go to hokane to do the hokane round course and stay a night there, any idea how to split it up or a sample itinerary that i can follow and edit? Based on my research, it seems i need to go half and then back track then go the other half the next day.
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Old 30-01-2018, 04:31 PM   #8054
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maybe can try this website for some algorhythmic itinerary examples https://www.inspirock.com/
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Old 30-01-2018, 05:38 PM   #8055
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Hi guys, im heading to japan during may period,will it be rainy there? how cold is it? about 8th of may flying.

Also, i'm planning to go to hokane to do the hokane round course and stay a night there, any idea how to split it up or a sample itinerary that i can follow and edit? Based on my research, it seems i need to go half and then back track then go the other half the next day.
the round course only need half day, so will end by afternoon unless you start late or trek at the moto-hakone trail. the next day can visit other attractions in hakone. look up japan guide.
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