Need some help with my programme. My partner and I are planning our 1st self drive trip to Hokkaido in end Aug. We're into scenery (photography), food and shopping. Here's what we came up with:
Day 1: Sin – Tokyo – Chitose (pick up car at 17:00). Chitose-Noboribetsu. Overnight Noboribetsu.
Day 2: Noboribetsu – Lake Toya - Otaru. Overnight at Otaru
Day 3: Otaru - Furano. Overnight at Furano
Day 4: Furano - Biei - Asahikawa - Sapporo.
Day 5: Sapporo
Day 6: Sapporo. Total 3N at Sapporo.
Day 7: Sapporo - Chitose (Return car at 18:00)
1) Are the plans too rushed or ok? Especially for Day 2 and 4.
2) Should I overnight around Lake Toya at Day 2, or go directly to Otaru?
3) Any place I should skip/visit for better route plan?
4) Any better route to be taken?
Thanks so much for your help!
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I have three weeks in total and I was thinking about breaking up my time between resorts to get the most out of the trip as well as seeing some of Japan. I am going from the 26th of Dec 2015. , does the itinerary below look good? I want to make sure I am making the most of my time boarding but also seeing as much of Japan as I can
7 Days - Niseko
2 Days - Hakkoda
2 Days - in Kyoto
3 Days - Hakuba
3 Days - Nozawa Onsen
2 Days - Tokyo
I have considered dropping Hakkoda from the trip to give myself more time in niseko or Nozawa Onsen or skipping Hakuba in favour of more time in one of the other places.
Thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated
I am coming to Tokyo on 24 Sept (reaching Narita at 9pm) and leaving on 4 Oct at 10am. So I have 9 full days. Can u suggest a plan for this trip for 2pax.
My wish list include
Mt.fuji (no need to get near) I need to click pic from far
Jigokudani monkey park
Aoshima cat village
Zao fox village
Sagano bamboo forest
I really need help regarding Tokyo Station.
I will arrive into Tokyo Station at track 3 (Keihin-Tohoku Line) or track 4 (Yamanote Line) from Hamamatsucho. I will give myself an hour at Tokyo Station before boarding the Joetsu Shinkansen for Jomo-Kogen, departing from platform 22.
In this one hour I would like to go buy ekiben from Ekiben-ya Matsuri which I read is at Tokyo Station City's Central Street. I also read that it is inside the paid section of the station.
Would anyone be kind enough to give me a clear direction, please? Do I need to go to another level? I am a bit confuse about the 'paid section'.. Does it mean I don't exit from the Yamanote/Keihin-Tohoku area but just head towards the Shinkansen gate? I see in the map the shop is in between the tracks 3/4 and 22. But I am not sure if I need to go to a different floor..
Hello, does anyone know if there is any place that I can drop my baggage in Kamikochi? I plan to visit Kamikochi from Hirayu, then travel from Kamikochi to Matsumoto, I don't want to travel back to Hirayu from Kamikochi to pick up my luggage for Matsumoto. Thanks.
i will be travelling to Japan from July 5-15. I need help with the JR pass. do you thing it would be advisable to buy it?
My itinerary is as follows:
Arrive at Tokyo on July 5.
july 6- 7- Disney Land and Disney Sea from Tokyo
July 8-9 Explore Tokyo
July 10 day trip to Mt Fuji
July 11 trip to kamikochi. Stay at kamikochi.
july 12 - july 14 trip to kyoto
july 15 leave for narita airport to catch flight at 9:35 am.
Also, what would be the best way to get to Narita Airport terminal 2. I have a morning flight to catch back at 9am.
thank you so much!
I will travelling to Osaka on 18 June and returning 23 June (5 days). This is my first time travelling to Osaka and but sure how to get around. I read about the 1 and 2 day passes which I am think of getting one. Is this a good idea? If so, where can I get one? Are they available at all stations? I read you can get one at airport, however I don't arrive until around 10pm and the info centre will be shut.
Also the the rails run 24 hours? If not, when is their last run usually?
Hi All, I have a sizeable back tattoo but would still like to onsen (preferably outdoor) on our trip around Hokkaido during the next two weeks. Does anyone know any onsen (anywhere in Hokkaido) that don't care and will let me bathe? From previous experience years ago I know most places have signs up prohibiting entry to tattooed folk. Have the times changed? I was last there about 4yrs ago and was able to hide a smaller tattoo under strapping tape, but I won't be able to hide this new back one. We have a car and no set itinerary - will just end our trip in Kushiro, so any recommendations, anywhere at all, would be appreciated. Thanks, Terry
For a firstimer to visit Japan (soon), which one should come first to visit? Tokyo or Osaka?
NO preference place yet to visit, i think all places in Japan are great.
Option A: April 5-16, 2016 > April 5- 10 Tokyo, April 10-13 Kyoto, April 13-15 Hiroshima, and April 15-16 Tokyo
Option B: April 10-20, 2016 > April 10-15 Osaka, April 15-20 Tokyo
Option C: April 4-12, 2016 > April 4-12 TOKYO only
If family would tag-along (sister, nieces, mom, etc.) should i choose Tokyo to visit first and come back next time for Osaka (and Kyoto) or, should I visit Osaka first and vice-versa ... If noone will come, i will surely go for Option A ...
We're a small group of close old friends taking one of our own on what will, for health reasons, almost certainly be his last trip to Japan. Our friend studied in Tokyo and Kyoto more than 40 years ago and hasn't been back since. Because seeing Japan once again is one of the few things he'd like to do in the time he has left, we want to make this trip as wonderful as possible. Of all the tremendous things Japan has to offer, our friend especially enjoyed Japanese cuisine.
We're not as much concerned about budget as we are finding what's best, most interesting, most surprising, most unusual. So are questions are basically the following:
Please know that we're quite willing to visit out-of-the-way areas, and to make the necessary transportation arrangements for getting to them. So, please, don't confine your suggestions to what's most readily accessible. We're looking for places that particularly touched your heart, imagination, and appetite.
I very much thank you in advance for whatever responses you might have to this somewhat out of the ordinary query.
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