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      Travelling with kids in Futami area

      Ise Dec 14, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      Hi, we are planning to visit Futami area (Bunka mura and wedded rock) this winter. We will come from Yokkaichi and get off at Ise station. What would be the best way to go to Bunka Mura. I read that there is a bus that we can take to go there. How easy is it to use the bus? And from Bunka Mura to the rock, will it be possible to walk?

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    • Transport options

      Sapporo Nov 26, 2014 at 12:24 AM

      I am traveling in a party of 9 pax, all adults. We will be in Hokkaido from the 14th to 23rd Dec. Upon arrival in Chitose Airport we will have a coach to transport us to Niseko - 4days. from Niseko we will then go to Noboribetsu - 2 days and then go to Sapporo City - 3 days before flying off to Tokyo for a connecting flight out of Japan. Need advise if it is easier and more efficient to arrange coach transport from Niseko - Noboribetsu - Sapporo given that we have nine adults or we should just rely on the train system? Which is cheaper and more time efficient given that it is winter and the roads maybe laden with snow.

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      to Osaka Castle

      Osaka Dec 11, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      Hi!

      From Namba Subway Station how to go to Osaka Castle?

      thanks

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      Kansai Airport to Namba Oriental Hotel

      Osaka Dec 11, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Hi!

      How to go to Namba Oriental Hotel (near Namba Subway Station) from Kansai Airport? What are the options? thanks much

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    • Last Min Trip- Urgent help needed for 7 day Tokyo itinerary

      Tokyo Dec 6, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      Hi Everyone,

      Need some urgent help. Last minute change in plans and I am now travelling to Tokyo with hubby and a 6 yr old girl from 8-14th Dec. I have some places in mind to cover and would be great if you could help string the itinerary together that is most efficient. I arrive at Narita Airport at 5pm on the 8th Dec. Thanks!!

      Disneyland- 1 day
      Disney Sea- 1 day
      Universal Studios
      Tokyo Tower or Sky Tree
      Hakone (would I need to stay over if i want a full day in the gotemba outlet?)
      Mt Fuji
      Lake Ashi Pirate Ship Cruise
      Gotemba Premium Outlets- 1 day
      Shibuya, Ginza

      Doughnut Plant & Magnolia Cupcake & Clinton Street Baking Company (when and how to include these three given their location)

      Anything else that could fit in that I missed that you would recommend for a first timer? Pls suggest if any.

      Thanks for your help.

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      Okinawa Islands itinerary

      Japan Nov 30, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      Hi! First trip to the Islands :-) We are arriving Naha an early morning in the end of March. We have 4 nights before going to Kyoto. I know it’s a bit early going to the beach, but we want to go to Kerama Islands. Aka-Jima ? I’m a diver and want to spend a day diving. A half day whale watching if it’s not to late at the end of March ? Some suggestions for a 4 night itinerary ? Going straight from the airport to Kerama Islands and spend the last day / night in Naha ? Or is 3 night ”too much” on a small island ? Thank you very much ☺

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      Family Visit

      Nagoya Nov 22, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      My family and I will be in Nagoya, DEC 26 to JAN 2, 6 adults + 4 kids. Will need a VAN and Private Tourguide so we can discuss the itinerary.

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      How to keep feet warm

      Osaka 21 hours ago

      Will be departing to Osaka/Kyoto next week. Knowing that the it will be pretty cold, what should I wear to keep my feet warm? thanks.

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      from Osaka (Namba) to Kyoto

      Kyoto Dec 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Hi guys!

      What's the easiest and fastest way to go from Osaka to Kyoto? and also, From Kyoto station, which is nearer to go to - Golden Pavilon or Nijo Castle? Can we visit that 2 in one day? How can we go there? Thanks much

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    • 2 day trip around Kyoto

      Kyoto Nov 30, 2014 at 8:45 AM

      Hi,
      Where we should go -for 2 days- around Kyoto?
      (Not Nara or Osaka, cause they are already in my travel plan)
      Do you know another interesting village/city/interesting place 10-50 km around Kyoto?
      Thank you!

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      a strange costume - what is it ?

      Hiroshima Nov 23, 2014 at 2:31 AM

      I hope this is considdered a travelrelated question ! I saw this Person standing for almost 2 hours in the same place: he/she did not move, did not beg for Money, was always looking in the same direction and had a costume that I never saw somewhere else in Japan. These photos are taken in Miyajima, a holy Island, so maybe it has to do with religion

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      Where can I find the best Hida beef?

      Takayama May 18, 2014 at 1:06 AM

      Hi everyone,

      Can you guys recommend me a nice affordable place that serves Takayama's best Hida beef?

      Thanks!

    • Driving to Takayam in April

      Takayama Feb 17, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      We are driving to Takayama, Okuhida onsen village and Shiragawa-go in mid April 2014. May I know what the road condition will be ?

      Do we need to get the car fixed with snow tyres, or just get snow chain for standby, or better to hire a SUV / 4WD ?

      Thanks.

      3 Answers Mar 1, 2014 at 7:12 PM
    • Travel from Kyoto to Ogimachi

      Ogimachi Aug 16, 2013 at 9:05 AM

      What is the best way to travel to Ogimachi from Kyoto?

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2013 at 4:41 AM
    • Distance between JR Namba and Namba Nankai station

      Osaka Jun 12, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      Hello. Can someone tell me how far is the distance by walking from JR Namba to Namba Nankai station?

      3 Answers Jun 12, 2013 at 5:48 PM
    • Takayama coming from Matsumoto going to Kanazawa

      Takayama Jan 5, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      Hi,

      Curling our Japan Tour we also want to see some more rural areas. Coming from Tokio we want to go to Matsumoto, then Takayama and then Kanazawa. To Matsumoto and from Kanazawa we will take a train.

      First I was thinking of renting a car, but the dropoff at another location is very expensive.

      Alternatively there is the Bus option, which has two Main downsides for me: 1.we have all our luggage we always have to carry arround and have to store somewhere. 2. we cannot stop when we want Ort do sidetours (i.e.S-go).

      Do you think this Tour is possible by Bus?
      Ort any ideas where to get a rental Car without High dropoff fees.

      Thanks,

      2 Answers Jan 7, 2013 at 1:41 AM
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      Things to do and explore in the Gifu City area

      Gifu Dec 18, 2012 at 5:01 PM

      My daughter is heading to Gifu City early in January and will be living and working there until the end of March. She'll be busy during the week but have time to poke around on the weekends. She won't have a car, so she'll be reliant on public transport.

      She lived in Japan for most of a year 6 years ago, so she's been to the various well known (and lesser known) sites all over Honshu, so the usual tourist spots are not high on her "to-do" list. Any suggestions of things to do and places to go?

      8 Answers Dec 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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      Shin Hotaka Ropeway Bus Terminal's Lockers?

      Takayama Oct 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      1. Are there any locker or luggage storage facility at the Shin Hotaka Bus Terminal?
      1. Would anyone know whether taxi fare is reasonable around there? Four of us plan to stay the night at Yarimikan, which is 10 minutes by bus from the ropeway. Wondering whether it is cheaper to share a cab vs taking the bus...

      Tq, Mel

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM
    • Storage for Luggage

      Ogimachi Nov 6, 2011 at 7:56 PM

      Hi advisors
      We are family of four and plan to visit Ogimachi in Jan 2012
      I plan to take the Nohi bus from Kanazawa it arrives about 10:00am
      I would like to spend some time sightseeing before taking the bus on to Takayama in the afternoon.

      We will have luggage with us. My question is are there any lockers available to store our luggage in the visitor centre while we look around the village?

      thanks for your help

      2 Answers Nov 9, 2011 at 3:37 AM
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      Toilet in Bus running Matsumoto-Takayama-Kanazawa?

      Takayama Sep 14, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      Hi Guys,

      May I check with you whether the highway buses have toilet onboard? If not, how often do they stop? I am considering Tokyo-(maybe Matsumoto)-Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa-Toyama-Alpine Route-
      Matsumoto-Tokyo. Still deliberating which mode of transport to use in term of cost, scenery and timing... But should be taking the bus between Takayama and Kanazawa at least, and perhaps from Matsumoto to Takayama. So specifically, does the Nohi Bus between Matsumoto, Takayama and Kanazawa have toilet?

      Thanks,
      Mel

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2011 at 7:09 AM
    • Faster route?

      Takayama Aug 29, 2011 at 1:37 PM

      Hi guys,

      We are interesting in visit Takayama coming from Tokyo or Kyoto.
      Wondering witch way would be faster. We are planning on visiting the three locations. The idea is to take the Shinkansen to-from the locations.
      Any alternative fast route?
      Thank you!

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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      One day in Osaka...

      Osaka Jan 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

      We'd like to take in three things -
      Umeda floating gardens
      Aqualiner or the Naniwa Tanken Cruise (but I can't find enough info in English
      Osaka Castle.
      I'd appreciate it someone could advise in which order we should take them.
      We'll be docked at the cruise terminal.
      TIA
      David

      4 Answers Feb 7, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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      Takayama Night Markets

      Takayama Feb 17, 2010 at 2:23 AM

      I've heard that there are night markets in Takayama. Does anyone know about this, or has anyone been? Are they open every night and if so, whereabouts?
      Thanks!

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      Osaka January 2010

      Osaka Nov 24, 2009 at 10:17 PM

      I will land at Kansai airport, osaka on 14th of january 2010 at 2100 hrs. I will be having a paid accommodation at Osaka Portopia Hotel from 15-18 january 2010. My return flight is on 20th Jan. so need to find a cheap accommodation near the above hotel for two nights i.e 14th and 19th. Please help.

      1 Answer Nov 25, 2009 at 3:00 AM
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      Takayama AND Kanazawa?

      Takayama Nov 3, 2009 at 6:30 AM

      Should we visit both Takayama and Kanazawa or only one and if so which? we will only have around 17 days for our trip , and otherwise will be in Tokyo, Kyoto and HIroshima.Travelling by train its doable but maybe better to spend more days in one location.. thanks

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2009 at 7:57 AM
    • Accommodation in Shirakawa-go

      Gifu-ken Aug 28, 2009 at 5:21 AM

      We plan to stay 1 night in Shirakawa-go, and would like to book either Koemon, Magoemon or Hisamatsu. I have contacted japaneseguesthouse, but they informed me that they do not work with these ryokans.

      Can someone recommend me a website or email address where I can make the booking.

      Thanks

      Sandy

      4 Answers Aug 31, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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      Takayama Accomodation

      Takayama Jun 2, 2009 at 7:40 PM

      I am travelling to Takayama and am looking for a place to stay ( budget guest houses, Not hotels pl) in November of 2009 ( 4th, 5th, and 6th)

      2 Answers Aug 1, 2009 at 1:24 AM
    • Places to see in Takayama

      Takayama May 19, 2009 at 10:46 PM

      What are the must-see places in Takayama?

      Anyone? Please post your faves here so I may have initial ideas
      on where to start my trip. Thanks!

      Would two days and two nights be enough to explore Takayama? I'm basically after the folk village, and seeing more of nature this side of Japan.

      5 Answers May 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM
    • Budget Traveler Need Advice

      Takayama May 18, 2009 at 11:07 PM

      Hi! I'm planning a trip to Takayam sometime in October 2009. I would like to spend some time in Tokyo first, then on to Takayama. As I've never traveled to Japan before, and I hear everything is just so pricey, around how much do I have to prepare if I wanted to stay for about 3 days in Tokyo and two days in Takayama?

      Also, anybody got some advice on budget places to stayin both Tokyo and Takayama? And least expensive routes to Takayama from Tokyo and back?

      Thank you so much!

      5 Answers May 24, 2009 at 12:19 AM
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      VT Meeting in Takayama on april 9th 2009 ?

      Takayama Mar 17, 2009 at 5:57 AM

      Hello everybody

      I travel on my own to japan for the first time, and I will spend a night in Takayama on april 9th 2009.

      I would be pleased to meet local people for a drink, and discovering the city by night.

      Hoping you will have a little time to meet me,
      Thank you,

      Nathalie

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      Sanno Festival (14-15Apr) 2009

      Takayama Feb 24, 2009 at 7:14 AM

      Hi fellow VTs,
      I'm heading to Takayama for the Sanno Festival 2009.

      1. Which of the 2 days are more festive and when do the puppets make their appearance? Will it be daytime on the 1st day or night-time? Is there anything spectacular on the 14th night and 15th? I want to enjoy the whole experience but I can't get a room on the 14Apr (unless someone here lives in Takayama and don't mind lending a sofa / futon / pillow for the night :-))

      2. Is the train station safe to spend the night (as a last resort)? else I have to catch the last train out to Osaka at 8pm.

      3. Anyone else making their way to the festival?

      Thanks all.

    • Sanno Matsuri Spring Festival PLEASE HELP!

      Takayama Feb 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM

      Hi, my friend and I are planning to go to Takayama on 15th April to catch the festival. Actually we are pretty much clueless about how to get there. Would it be better to go on the 14th? We are thinking of staying in Tokyo then taking the train with the JR pass to get to Takayama. Or is it better to stay in Takayama. Also, what is the timing and location of the festival? I have searched online that it is associated with the Hie shrine, but I don't really know where we should head. Please help us with this :D Your help would be greatly appreciated!

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2009 at 6:57 AM
    • Takayama April festival

      Takayama Nov 19, 2008 at 1:30 PM

      Hello, we will be in Takayama for 1 day either 14 or 15 April 2009. We want to see the Spring Festival. Could anyone please tell me whether it is best to be there late on the 14th for the evening festival and spend the 15th in the town, or whether all the events are focused on the 14th April and therefore we should arrive early on that day? I have heard there are 2 parades - what are the dates and times of these? Any help is appreciated.
      Thank you.

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      Hi folks!

      Kakamigahara Sep 22, 2008 at 10:04 AM

      I plan to go to Kakamigahara next april. What can i do overthere? Best cities to visit near by. The hot water baths is near? I don't need hotels and restaurants info but i need train info and distance between cities. Shopping, where we can make good deals?

      I will stay there 2 weeks.

      Thank you and have nice trips :-)

      Violette

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      Takayama & Shirakawago

      Gifu-ken Jul 16, 2008 at 10:18 PM

      Hihi, I will be spending 2 days in Takayama and was wondering if a side trip to Shirakawago is worth it (i could spare an extra day if i go here). Is Shirakawago similar to Takayama, esp the Hida Folk Village?

      Advice please :) Thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 15, 2008 at 7:50 PM
    • advice on how to get to Ogimachi

      Ogimachi Jul 8, 2008 at 5:46 AM

      I am wanting to spend a couple of days in ogimachi after skiing in Shiga Kogen before returning to Toyko by bullet train - and was wondering what is the best way to get to Ogimachi - Is there a bus or train from Nagano or another way to get there from Shiga Kogen or anywhere around there?

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      Must see places in Takayama

      Takayama Oct 13, 2007 at 2:50 AM

      Hi there. We will be in Takayama on 6 and 7 Nov. We are not young and energetic so please tell us what are the must see places and must eat places. we are also budget travellers but we would like to taste the local cuisine. we love nature and we do not mind walks or hikes rather than to temple hop.so much to see and do. so little time, money and energy. PLEASE HELP! tHANK U

      5 Answers Oct 17, 2007 at 2:43 AM
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      Weather in late September

      Takayama Sep 2, 2007 at 8:46 PM

      Dear fellow VTers

      I'll be in Takayama/Kanazawa/Shirakawa between 20 Sep to 26 Sep. Check of the weather report history shows rainy weather. As we'll be driving from Takayama towards Gokayama, I notice some roads are closed in the event of heavy rain.

      Any advice on some good routes and whether the weather will clear up by then?

      Thanks in advance

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      When do the leaves turn red in Takayama?

      Takayama Aug 30, 2007 at 4:05 AM

      Those who visited Takayama for the October Festival, or those who just happen to live in the area: do the leaves turn at the beginning of October or later? Takayama's tourist page says "early Sept- early Oct". I think it's BS. No way it can start so early. Or can it?

      1 Answer Aug 30, 2007 at 8:05 AM
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      Accomodation for the October Festival

      Takayama Jul 7, 2006 at 12:50 PM

      I'm making my first visit to Japan in October and when I found out the festival was on I decided I should see it. But it must be very popular because all the accomodation I've found (via the web) is booked out for 9th Oct.

      Can anyone suggests any alternative lists that I (non-Japanese speaking) can use to try and locate some more obscure or less obvious accoummodation that just might still be available for 9th Oct.

      3 Answers Jul 7, 2006 at 7:16 PM
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      Oct.9-10 festival

      Takayama May 14, 2006 at 3:09 PM

      What will happen during Oct.9-10 festival? Will there be any float parade on the street? If so, where will be the usual path/route for the parade? Where will be the best place (and when the best time) to experience the event in Takayama?

      If we arrive at Takayama in the early afternoon of Oct.9, will we miss something important of that morning? Our original plan is to arrive on Oct.8, but just wonder if there is any other option.

      Thanks for any info/advice/suggestion!

      2 Answers May 17, 2006 at 9:44 AM