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      Anyone traveling to Kyoto in November?

      Kyoto Aug 11, 2015 at 2:53 PM

      Hello fellow travelers!
      I am going to be traveling solo from USA to Kyoto from November 29th through December 5th (leaf peeping) and I wonder if somebody else is going to be traveling in the area to say hello and share some tea. I already have my hotel booked (that was many hours online, high season in Kyoto) and I am building my itinerary.

      Pleasant trips and arigato!

      Isabella

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    • 4 days in Kyoto - Any Free Onsen Experience, & Which onsen- Kinosaki, Kurama or Yunohana?

      Kyoto Aug 6, 2015 at 6:40 PM

      Hello,

      I've be traveling in Sep 15 to Kyoto & Osaka For an 8-day trip, so i'm pretty confused about which onsen experience to do. Firstly, any free onsen outdoor experience? And should i stay 2 days Kyoto & doing an outward trip to Kinosaki for a 2 nights stay before going to Osaka? Or should i just base in Kyoto Kawaramachi area, then do half day travel to either Kurama or Yunohana? Any suggestions for anywhere else nearby in Kyoto perfecture?

      Thank you! Appreciate your kind advice & tips as i am now planning the itinerary :P

      Leafie

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    • Hokkaido in late october

      Hokkaido Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58 PM

      Which places should I visit in the Hokkaido/Sapporo area during the last week of October? I have a week.

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      Clubbing friends in tokyo?

      Tokyo Aug 7, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Good way to make friends, while clubbing tokyo?

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      how to reach Oak Hostel Zen from JR train station

      Tokyo Aug 27, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      we will take the train from Kyoto (9.33am) arriving at Tokyo at 12:10.
      Any idea at which station we have to get off?
      and how will reach OAK HOSTEL ZEN from there?
      address of the hostel: 110-0003 Tokyo Prefecture, Taito-ku, Negishi 3-3-3

      have in mind we will have JR pass.

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      from Kansai airport to Kyoto by train

      Japan Aug 27, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      we arrive at Kansai aiport at 21.35.
      1)how much time we need to go through customs, take luggage and catch the train to Kyoto.
      2)Will it run at that time? (on saturday night)
      3)will we be able to exchange our JapanRail voucher with the pass at that time? where?

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      The Icoca prepaid card for Kyoto area and the all day ticket to Arashiyama

      Kyoto Aug 26, 2015 at 10:36 AM

      Hi Kyoto experts !

      What are the benefits of the prepaid Icoca card if I use it while I am in kyoto. ?

      Will it save money on trains going from kyoto to nearby cities? Is it limited in time ?
      Also: What is the all day discounted ticket to Arashiyama ?

      Thanks

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      where to buy JR pass?

      Japan Aug 27, 2015 at 6:43 AM

      what is the official site for buing the JR pass?
      or buing it from other online sellers is the same? (same price? are all of them reliable?)

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    • How much money will i need to bring for 25days?

      Japan Aug 21, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      Hi, i'll be in Japan mid December -

      I'll be in Osaka 7 days, Kyoto 3 days, Tokyo 7 and Yuzawa 3. We are still deciding on our last location. Everything else has been booked and paid for.

      I was just wondering how much i may spend each day on food and transportation. A friend of mine lived in Tokyo for a year and she said i could survive on $20aud a day but i'll be most likely looking at $60-$100.

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    • Tenguyama Ropeway in the Nov/Dec period

      Otaru Aug 6, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      Hey, I will be in Hokkaido for the period 26 Nov to 3 Dec. I'm planning to visit Otaru and thereafter go to Mount Tengu via the ropeway on Sunday, 29 Nov. Just wondering whether the ropeway is available for service and the opening hours.

      Thank you very much.

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      A day in Takao Japan

      Kyoto Aug 5, 2015 at 7:39 AM

      Hi Kyoto experts
      I will be spending a month in Kyoto in November this year.
      Would like to make a day trip to Takao and visit these 3 temples :
      高山寺石水院 - Kozanji Sekisuiin
      Jingoji Temple - 神護寺, じんごじ
      and 京都 高雄)西明寺Saimyoji Temple
      I saw on Google map that there is a walking distance between temples but I wonder about public transportation between them.It looks on the map like I will have to walk on the main road, not very comfortable.
      Any ideas or tips for this day, where to start and how to make this trip easy

      Thank you

      Naomi.

      I am not sure about the Japanese names - Can you correct them ?

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    • What should i pack for a 25 day trip in winter Osaka, Tokyo and Yuzawa

      Tokyo Aug 21, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      Hi, i'll be in Japan mid December - January and have no idea what to pack. I'm a girl from Australia, so i've never really been in cold weather before.

      I'll be in Osaka 7 days, Kyoto 3 days, Tokyo 7 and Yuzawa 3.
      I'm hoping to start buying clothing soon so and i have no idea where to start.

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      Ekiben sold at New Chitose Airport?

      Hokkaido Aug 2, 2015 at 8:41 AM

      We are arriving into New Chitose Airport at 8:20am and hoping to catch the 10:33am train to Shintoku. Where in the airport can we buy ekiben to have as lunch on the train? Would prefer to get here rather than at Minami Chitose Station since the transit time is only 10 minutes.

      Tq, Mel

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    • Help with 3.5 day Tokyo/Kyoto itinerary

      Japan Aug 23, 2015 at 3:56 AM

      Hello

      I have an upcoming 3 and a half day trip to Japan, and it will be mu first trip to Japan. I am flying into Tokyo, though am flying out of Osaka three days later.

      Day 1 - (Arrive Tokyo 4.05am)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Day 4 - (Depart Osaka 4.20pm)

      I am trying to put together an itinerary. I would like to see Tokyo, and so envisaged spending day 1/evening 1 in Tokyo. However, I feel that I would like to spend the remaining time in Kyoto (the reason I booked the return flight from Osaka). I realise that this is a very short trip and that it is going to be very on-the-go. I envisaged catching one of the early bullet trains from Tokyo to Kyoto on the morning of Day 2, and then spending the rest of day 2, day 3 and the morning of day 4 exploring Kyoto. Does this seem feasible? I realise that the one day in Tokyo is a push, but as I won't have another opportunity to visit Japan for a very long time, I'm wanting to try fit in both cities.

      I would really appreciate some thoughts on this itinerary. I also have a few questions regarding the logistics of the itinerary. As I will be flying out of Osaka, it does not make sense to get a Japan Rail Card as I will only be taking the bullet train one way. What is the best way to arrange this one-way train ticket? Is it worth booking the JapanICan 3-day Kyoto train + hotel package from Tokyo, or is it preferable to book the accommodation in Kyoto independently and then purchase a one-way bullet train ticket by other means? Is it possible to buy a one-way bullet train ticket online?

      I look forward to receiving some thoughts on this, and thanks in advance for your time!

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    • cheap hotel near Hakata star lane

      Fukuoka Jun 4, 2015 at 1:43 AM

      the bowi m for a tournament at hakata star lane, i m loking for cheap reasonable hotel near the bowling centre. can anybody give some advice thank you

      1 Answer Jun 22, 2015 at 8:14 AM
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      Fast ferry to Busan?

      Fukuoka Jan 11, 2015 at 4:52 AM

      Hi there,

      My wife and I are travelling to Japan for the first time at the end of July / start of August. We've got 2 1/2 weeks where we're planning to travel most of the central and southern part of Japan (Honshu).

      We've got a plan to get to Fukuoka by train, and take the ferry over to Busan in South Korea, staying overnight there and returning the next day.

      Could anyone help me with any recent experience of the Beetle fast ferry I've heard about? How easy is it to book and are there any issues visa-wise with departing and re-entering Japan on a tourist visa?

      Many thanks,

      Ingmar

      5 Answers Jan 28, 2015 at 1:37 AM
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      Buying a Kimono / Yukata in Fukuoka.

      Fukuoka Oct 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

      Hello there,

      I'm interested in buying a new Kimono / eventually Yukata. Is there any good shop in Fukuoka that you would recommend?
      I'm looking for something rather classic / Unicolor parts. (Kimono, Juban, Haori, Obi and Hakama)
      Unless the prices are an absolute killer, I would rather not buy them from second hand stores.

      I have been looking around the web, but have only found suggestions about shops in either Kyoto or Tokyo / Web shops (about which I'm a bit skeptical)

      Thanks a lot for your Answers and Suggestions!

      3 Answers Oct 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM
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      the weather

      Fukuoka Jul 7, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      Hi, I will go to Fukuoka this August. Can anyone tell me about the weather?

      5 Answers Jul 11, 2014 at 9:17 AM
    • Bus to Hiroshima

      Fukuoka Jul 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      Is there a bus service that runs between Fukuoka and Hiroshima?

      3 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 6:29 AM
    • looking for japanese toy

      Fukuoka Apr 8, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      looking for a kendama (toy). can anyone tell me where to find it in fukuoka?

      3 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 2:49 AM
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      Fukuoka to Tokyo

      Fukuoka Mar 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      Hi all! Has anyone used the services of the bus company Nishitetsu? I saw that they offer overnight bus trips between Tokyo and Fukuoka. Can foreigners (no Japanese speakers) book it from abroad or at least a travel agency who can book it for you?

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2014 at 4:11 AM
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      Question about airline offices in Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal

      Fukuoka Feb 26, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      Hi, Japan VT,

      Are there offices of Amakusa Airlines, IBEX Airlines, Fuji Dream Airlines, J-Air and JEX Express at Fukuoka Airport Domestic Terminal? If yes, what are their contact numbers and/or email addresses? Can i find their inflight magazines and Timetables there?

      Chyan

      7 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 8:06 AM
    • shooping inquiry

      Fukuoka Feb 12, 2014 at 11:27 PM

      dear all, anyone know where can get different flavor kitkat around fukuoka ?

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM
    • Ideas for itinerary in and around Fukuoka City

      Fukuoka Nov 4, 2013 at 5:24 AM

      Hi,
      I'm spending about a week in Fukuoka City with my family (4 of us - spouse, 2 kids who are close to 20, myself) and we have about a week. I'm trying to put together a quick itinerary at short notice and I'm wondering if I could have recommendations on what to see/do/eat in and around Fukuoka. Attractions outside of the city however would have to be day trips.
      Will be arriving in Japan at the end of Nov, leaving about 8 - 9 days later, on Dec 8.
      Thanks.

      3 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 10:30 PM
    • 5 days in Kyushu

      Fukuoka-ken May 1, 2013 at 4:23 AM

      My wife and I will be spending 5 days in Kyushu, travelling from Osaka. We would prefer to base ourselves in a central location and travel to other centres (by rail mostly) on a daily basis, probably in the northern part of Kyushu. Please recommend a suitable base .e.g. Would Kumamoto be a practical place to travel to most other northern centres such as Beppu, Nagasaki etc. It seems to be on a main rail line? Thanks.

      6 Answers May 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM
    • HELP! Need Tickets to Kitakyushu Kodo Show in October and Don't Speak Japanese!

      Kitakyushu Aug 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      Hello,

      I am planning a trip to Japan with my parents and my sister in October and my dad is a huge fan of the Kodo drumming group. He sees them whenever they come to Toronto. My sister and I found out that they are actually performing in Japan while we are there and we wanted to surprise him with tickets to a show, but the only way that we could work it into our itinerary was their show in Kitakyushu on October 7th. Unfortunately, navigating the theatre's japanese website has been difficult to say the least, not speaking/reading japanese, and we have managed to gather that the tickets went on sale at the beginning of August to members, but that window for purchasing tickets has since closed (not to mention the fact that they don't ship tickets abroad and we don't have an address in Japan to ship to). In any case, it appears as though (and we have no idea how accurate this info is) a very small number of tickets will be available at the theatre on the day of the performance.

      Does anyone out there have any insight to lend to this situation? Is there any other way to get tickets beforehand? I fear that we will show up at the box office on the day of the concert, there will be no tickets left to purchase, and we will have re-routed our itinery to Kyushu for nothing. If anyone can help navigate the website, or provide any help whatsoever on how we might be able to score tickets, I would be eternally grateful!

      Thanks,
      Janice
      Yellowknife, NT, CANADA

      2 Answers Aug 29, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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      Fukuoka vs Osaka

      Fukuoka Jun 11, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      Hi, I'd like to visit Fukuoka in November. Would like to know how Fukuoka is like compared to Osaka. I had a great time in Osaka shopping because the shopping was very compacted into a shopping strip eg. Shinsaibashi-suji. Whether rain or cold, it was easy to just nip into shops as I walked down the covered walkway.
      Does Fukuoka have a shopping strip like Osaka? Reason I ask this question is because I'm a shopping tourist, and dislike 'scattered' shopping as I don't like to walk too much to shop.

      6 Answers Jun 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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      Kyushu Rail Pass or Not

      Fukuoka Mar 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      Hello all. I was wondering if it would be worth buying a Kyushu rail pass as opposed to buying tickets per trip. My only travel will be from Fukuoka/Hakata to Kagoshima and back (round trip). The JR website does not list the prices for single trips.
      Thank you.
      Jenny

      9 Answers Mar 7, 2012 at 12:50 AM
    • Fukuoka International Airport

      Fukuoka Feb 20, 2012 at 4:35 AM

      Hi!

      Is Fukuoka International Airport, a 24-hour airport?

      Are there any closing hours?

      How far is it from Fukuoka International Airport to city center
      Are there any public transport to bus / port terminal?

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Feb 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    • Toyoko Hotel Closest to Ferry Terminal

      Fukuoka Jan 20, 2012 at 4:52 AM

      Which one of the Hotel Toyoko chain hotels is closest to the ferry terminal as I will be arriving by ship and returning to Korea the next day. The hotel guide lists several Toyoko Hotels in Fukuoka. I would like to know which one is the closest.
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Mar 6, 2012 at 11:36 PM
    • fukuoka 5 days

      Fukuoka Nov 30, 2011 at 9:34 PM

      I am thinking of going to fukuoka for 5 days in january. wondering how much spending money i should bring, and what the best things to do are
      i definitely want to visit a hot spring or spa at some point.
      any adive/info would be great!
      thanks!

      3 Answers Dec 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM
    • JR vs. Subway confusion

      Fukuoka-ken Jan 16, 2011 at 10:56 AM

      Hello!

      Is anyone familiar with rail transportation around Fukuoka? I'm going to be living there for around 3 months, so I'm trying to figure out the details.

      From where I'm staying, my destination would be Akasaka station, near the "heart" of the city.

      From what I understand, I have 2 options:

      I can walk 5 minutes to the local JR station, ride to Hakata station, and then transfer to the Kuko subway line until I reach Akasaka.

      OR

      I can walk 15 minutes to the Nishitetsu Kaizuka line and ride the same subway train, without transfers, all the way to Akasaka. (At least, that's what it looks like based on their subway map. Please correct me if I'm wrong).

      subway.city.fukuoka.lg.jp/en...

      Here's my problem: Since I'm going to be staying for 90 days, I'd like to get a 90-day prepaid pass. So, if I choose the first option, will I need to get both a prepaid subway pass AND a prepaid JR pass? Or do they have a "one size fits all" pass that works for both? Both the JR and Subway sites aren't very helpful. Obviously I don't mind walking for 10 more minutes if it means I can save money.

      Thank you in advance!

      4 Answers Mar 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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      Which tour in Fukuoka?

      Fukuoka Sep 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM

      I will be in Fukuoka for one day via cruise ship and trying to decide between these 2 tours. Which would you choose?

      Tour #1: Kushida Shrine, Yusentai Garden, and Hakata Machiya Folk Museum
      Tour #2: Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Kyushu National Museum

      Also, if you have recommendations for a private tour, I'd love to hear those as well.

      Thanks in advance!

      6 Answers Feb 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM
    • where I can buy the toys, scale model and Action figure in Nagasaki & Fukuoka?

      Fukuoka Apr 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM

      i intend to visit Nagasaki(長崎) and Fukuoka(福岡) next month. I would like to know where I can buy the toys, scale model and Action figure like Akihabara-eki, Tokyo (東京秋葉原) and Denden Town, Osaka( 大阪), Please help, Thank you very much.

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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      fukuoka to hiroshima

      Fukuoka Mar 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM

      hello all,

      trying to find out the best (meaning most inexpensive) way to get from fukuoka to hiroshima. arriving at fukuoka airport on a saturday afternoon, if that makes a difference.

      thank you in advance!

      MAVL

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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      Fukuoka in a day

      Fukuoka Feb 26, 2010 at 6:46 AM

      Hi All

      can you please suggest ittenary/places to see in a day as we are coming in a cruise ship for a day.
      All replies appreciated
      Bal

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 11:30 PM
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      Nanzo-In Temple Buddha

      Sasaguri Jan 5, 2010 at 11:59 AM

      Has anyone heard of this temple in Fukuoka area (Sasaguri)? I'm interested in travelling here in November to shoot some photos of the nehanzo (reclining) buddha--one of the nicer looking buddhas I have ever seen. Is it a hard walk to get here or is there public transport from the train station? Photo-taking is ok? The website I found is all in Japanese, and doesn't translate too well online using normal translations. Thanks!

      2 Answers Mar 27, 2010 at 7:12 PM
    • Can I use JR rail pass from Hakata to Nagasaki?

      Fukuoka Aug 7, 2009 at 5:40 AM

      Can I use JR rail pass from Hakata to Nagasaki? or I have to buy tickets? Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 7, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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      Isla de Salsa August 8-9, 2009 - need to find a HOTEL

      Fukuoka Jul 23, 2009 at 3:12 PM

      Need your advice on a budget hotel for a female that could be easily accessed at night. The festival ends around 11p.m. on the 8th of August, and I will use public transportation. (the festival is on the beach right near JAL SeaHawk)

    • Best Restaurant in Fukuoka

      Fukuoka Dec 8, 2008 at 6:27 AM

      Will be spending X'mas Eve/Day in Fukuoka, and would like a recommendation for a real special and nice dinner place - probably something more than just ramen or street stall.

      2 Answers Dec 8, 2008 at 7:21 PM
    • No of Days in Fukuoka??

      Fukuoka Oct 31, 2008 at 8:52 PM

      Going to Hokkaido for ski trip from 20 Dec to 3 Jan, and I will be stopping over in Fukuoka enroute to Sapporo. Wondering how many days should I spend in Fukuoka/areas around (Aso? Beppu? Kumamoto?). Was thinking of say around 4-5 days (till 25 Dec) then head north to Sapporo. Any ideas/ suggestions as to number of days / itinerary ... any festivals / special things to see/do during winter, etc?? Happy to spend 1-2 more days down South if necessary ...

      1 Answer Dec 3, 2008 at 2:19 AM
    • Fukuoka to Beppu

      Fukuoka-ken Jun 30, 2008 at 6:27 PM

      I'm flying into Fukuoka this September but my flight arrives too late for me to catch the last bus to Beppu (21:42 or 9:42PM). So I was looking for some advice. What do you think is the best way around that? Is there a way for me to get down there that late or a good place to stay in Fukuoka close to the airport with close bus/train access?

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      New Year's in Fukuoka

      Fukuoka Dec 20, 2007 at 11:46 PM

      Last minute planning and contemplating taking a short trip to Fukuoka for New Years. Putting the tourist spots to the side as well as the red lights of Nakasu, would anyone recommend spending NY eve in Fukuoka?

      1 Answer Dec 22, 2007 at 12:40 AM
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      Where bnesides Kumamoto to visit?

      Fukuoka Oct 18, 2007 at 12:00 PM

      I apologize for the multiple postings, but my wife and I will be travelling in Kyushu with our two year old daughter. We have friends in Kumamoto and will be spending the bulk of our time there, but would also like to spend 1-2 nights in another location. Nagasaki and Beppu are the two places which occur to me, but we are open to others. Does anyone else have a good idea, we go for both relaxation and sightseeing.

      14 Answers Nov 20, 2008 at 7:36 AM