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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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    • vandermine's Profile Photo

      Clubbing friends in tokyo?

      Tokyo Aug 7, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Good way to make friends, while clubbing tokyo?

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    • mindcrime's Profile Photo

      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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    • mindcrime's Profile Photo

      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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    • lucyguajardo's Profile Photo

      Join me in a tour

      by lucyguajardo Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 10:53 PM

      I will be taking a great 1 day tour around Hirosaima on April 11. In order for me to take it needs to be a min of 2 people but I'm traveling alone. I'm looking for somebody else interested in taking the tour with me. A female or a couple that can take the tour in English with me..anybody?

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2015 at 10:41 PM
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      a strange costume - what is it ?

      by globetrott Online Now 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

      11 Answers Nov 23, 2014 at 4:50 PM
    • Bus from Fukuoka

      by Syd5 Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

      Is there a bus service running between Fukuoka and Hiroshima?

      2 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 6:30 AM
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      Place to nojuku 野宿

      by yuet29 Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 7:47 AM

      Anyone know about good place to nojuku in hiroshima? Anyone tried it before and any advise?

      Thanks.

    • Salsa dancing in Hiroshima?

      by kinichris Online Now Mar 15, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      Does anyone know if there are any salsa bars, or regular salsa dance nights anywhere in, or near, Hiroshima? I will be spending a couple of weeks there in early April and would love to be able to do some salsa while I am there! Thanks!

      2 Answers Jul 2, 2014 at 11:51 AM
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      Anyone in Hiroshima to share experiences?

      by JohnnieM3 Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      Hi all,

      I am Johnnie, a 25 year old student from the Netherlands. I study Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen.

      I am in Hiroshima for 4 weeks right now as a tourist, student and researcher. I'm here on my own, mainly to explore the range of tourists' experiences, feelings and emotions while visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and vicinity. As a tourist, I'll also be experiencing the encounters at the Peace Memorial sites myself.

      The aim of my study is to understand tourists’ experiences in Hiroshima, as well as their potential changed meanings regarding war, peace and nuclear weapons after touring Hiroshima.

      While I'm here, I would very much like to get in contact with other tourists and share some of our experiences. That would help me a lot to better understand the impact of such a visit. Other than that, as a tourist, some company and socializing a bit would do me good while I'm here for 4 weeks.

      If anyone is in Hiroshima in February and would like to meet, let me know :) . Or e-mail me at j.j.meijer.4@student.rug.nl. Hope to talk to you soon!

       

      4 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM
    • Dinner In Hiroshima

      by Otisness Online Now Sep 26, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      Staying near hiroshima station tonite. Three kids, bit tired from traveling, don't want okonomiyaki tonite and not huge seafood fans! Any country cuisine ok. Any suggestions please?..

      3 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 9:45 AM
    • cab fare to airport

      by pmolin Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      Can you tell me if cabs run early in the am? are they 24 hours? What would be the cab fare for 2 people 6 am from downtown Hiroshima to Hiroshima Airport?

      4 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 5:03 AM
    • is there a charge for this service

      by pmolin Online Now Sep 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      is there a charge for this service

      3 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM
    • night out

      by eddmintz Online Now Dec 18, 2010 at 7:54 PM

      Anyone out in Hiroshima tonight or tomorrow night?

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      cheap hotel and sightseeing...

      by alex_aroundtheworld Online Now Dec 11, 2010 at 8:29 PM

      Hello,

      I will be in Hiroshima coming January and staying 2 nights.

      I dont have a clue what to do there. Of course, first of all I wanna see the history of Hiroshima. I am not into museums, but if there is a good one about history of Hiroshima, then I would like to go.

      I dont know how big the place is and how to get around there. We will be two persons.
      How can I make a plan of what to do there and how to find out how to get there? We do not speak japanese.

      Can someone help me in telling me in which areas we should get a hotel (and where to book it online) and where to go?

      thanks and hoping to hear back soon. I believe I have to book a hotel room quick.

      8 Answers Dec 12, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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      Overnight stopover -- what can I see?

      by ellyse Online Now Oct 4, 2010 at 7:07 AM

      I will have a stopover at HIJ airport soon on a weekday night, arriving at 2010 (have to do customs clearance) and then leaving at 0920 the next morning. Both flights are international and it's not possible to do online check-in.

      I'm looking at staying at a hostel near JR Hiroshima station, and taking the airport shuttle to get there and then back to the airport the next morning, which should take about 1 hour each way.

      Or, is there any non-smoking place (McDonald's or Internet cafe) where I could spend the night? Capsule hotel would also be an interesting option, if anyone knows of any that take female guests.

      Will I be able to do any sightseeing at all? Or, at least try the local okonomiyaki? I'm just trying not to make it a trip where I see nothing apart from the airport, accommodation, and airport transport!

      5 Answers Oct 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM
    • Okonomimura

      by bagunca Online Now Apr 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM

      What's the best way to get from the Hiroshima Shinkansen Station to Okonomimura?
      Walk?
      Bus?

    • Looking for family in Hiroshima

      by geronimo2168 Online Now Apr 9, 2010 at 1:00 PM

      Hello,

      We are traveling to Japan on April 23rd and are trying to find our relatives in Hiroshima. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, mom (who's 91) cannot locate her address book with family's contact info.

      Can anyone point us in the right direction on finding our aunt, uncle and/or their 2 grown children? Thank you!

      3 Answers Apr 9, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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      fukuoka to hiroshima

      by mavl Online Now Mar 10, 2010 at 11:48 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 and just have to be in hiroshima by noon of the following day, if that makes a difference.

      thank you in advance!

      MAVL

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2010 at 6:44 AM
    • Day itinerary in Hiroshima/Miyajima

      by Lad_uk Online Now May 7, 2009 at 2:37 PM

      Hi,

      I'm planning a day trip from Kyoto to Hiroshima and then going to Miyajima Island.

      As my time will be tight, hoping to arrive by 10:30am and must leave on the 19:51 train, can anyone help with how best I should spend my time at these places? My initial thoughts are:

      Hiroshima
      ---------
      Peace Park
      A-Bomb Dome
      Hiroshima Castle
      Museum

      On Miyajima
      -----------
      Itsukushima Shrine
      Take ropeway to the top of Misen Mountain

      Having looked into Miyajima further, it seems there's more to do on it than I originally thought.

      What should be seen and what can be left out?

      How long should I aim to spend at each place?

      Any help would be greatly appreciated!

      6 Answers May 24, 2009 at 12:32 AM
    • bicycle rental in Hiroshima

      by sdearing80 Online Now Mar 23, 2009 at 4:50 PM

      I was wondering if there are any places to rent bicycles in Hiroshima-preferably near the station. Thanks for your help!

    • Travel from Nagano to Hiroshima

      by dragonfly08 Online Now Mar 9, 2008 at 8:14 AM

      What is the best way to get to Hiroshima from Nagano? Preferrably by JR Shinkansen.. where do we have to transfer trains and how long does it take?

      We plan on leaving Nagano really early in the morning, leave our luggage at a locker in Hiroshima JR Station, explore Hiroshima/Miyajima and then check into a hotel in Osaka.. Tnx.

      2 Answers May 10, 2009 at 2:39 AM
    • tram from city center to Prince Hotel?

      by necrosis Online Now Oct 15, 2007 at 8:57 AM

      hi all you knowlegeble folks,

      there's a 4-day meeting going on in Prince Hotel (near the Hiroshima port) that i need to attend, but staying in the grand Prince hotel itself is out of budget. :( heard the views were superb.

      plus, most budget friendly hostels/guest houses are located near the city center.

      is there a tram line/subway/bus that goes from city center all the way to the hotel or its proximity that i can catch to and fro? (perhaps the first and last tram timing?)

      i've tried various searches and haven't been able to pull this info off the WWW.
      so any help/info is very appreciated. :)

      TIA

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      How long from Tokyo?

      by hslowe Online Now Sep 29, 2007 at 7:50 AM

      How long does it take to get to Hiroshima from Tokyo by train? I have three free days in Japan and am thinking that on one of them I'd like to travel to Hiroshima.

      Thanks,
      Heather

      5 Answers Mar 4, 2015 at 5:37 AM
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      1.5 Days in Hiroshima

      by blacksnail Online Now Jun 12, 2007 at 1:34 AM

      Hello, I'm planning for 1 to 2 days in Hiroshima, I would like you all to comment on my plan. do u think i can visit all these places in 1.5 days? thanks

      1. Itsuku-shima
      2. Hiroshima Castle
      3. Itsukushima-jinja
      4. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
      5. A Bomb Dome
      6. View from the Price Hotel in Ujina Port at Sun set

      6 Answers Jun 22, 2007 at 1:43 PM
    • Lockers at Hiroshima JR Station

      by adealon Online Now Mar 25, 2007 at 10:58 PM

      We are making a day trip to Hiroshima with our lugguages before travelling to Kansai Airport, can someone please tell me if there are lockers big enough at the train station to accomodate 60cm lugguages?

      1 Answer Mar 27, 2007 at 6:02 AM
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      Is it worth a winter visit?

      by saw50st8 Online Now Dec 13, 2006 at 4:11 AM

      I am coming to Japan in about a week. We are flying into Osaka and out of Narita. We do not have that much time (about 9 days), but I would love to see Hiroshima. Is it worth it to make the day trip to Hiroshima? I would take the first possible train there and the last one back.

      How long does the train take approximately?
      Can I see Mijama in the winter? Is it worht it?

      I would probably go to Mijama first and then go to the Peace Park afterwards.
      Let me know what you think!

      2 Answers Jan 5, 2007 at 2:52 AM
    • Aster Plaza International Youth House

      by tqlu0911 Online Now Dec 8, 2006 at 4:40 AM

      Is there internet booking for this Youth House?

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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      Looking for someone to guide us

      by dutchbmx Online Now Aug 15, 2006 at 11:54 PM

      Would anybody be willing to give my younger brother and two friends a tour of Hiroshima on Monday, August 21st? They are 21-22 year old Americans, really cool, have never been to Japan and don't know how to get around on their own. They will gladly pay for your attractions and meals, and will bring you gifts from America. I would accompany them, but I am stuck at my Nova job on that day in Yonago. I would like them to see Miya Jima island, the Peace Park, the Okonomayaki restaurant "tower" and whatever else you think is interesting. We would all really appreciate your help. Thanks so much!

      Sincerely,
      Nick Cohen-Meyer.
      Japan phone: 090-7761-4601

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2006 at 6:53 AM
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      Ryokan or minshuku recommendation in Hiroshima?

      by Phantasm Online Now Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00 AM

      Hello! I'm looking for an affordable (Y8000 or less incl meals) japanese-style ryokan or minshuku in Hiroshima. Would like it to be easy to get to (near JR station?), with an onsen (open-air a plus), and with a webpage/map in English. Thanks for the help!

      1 Answer Apr 16, 2008 at 8:24 AM
    • Phantasm's Profile Photo

      Ryokan or minshuku recommendation in Hiroshima?

      by Phantasm Online Now Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00 AM

      Hello! I'm looking for an affordable (Y8000 or less incl meals) japanese-style ryokan or minshuku in Hiroshima. Would like it to be easy to get to (near JR station?), with an onsen (open-air a plus), and with a webpage/map in English. Thanks for the help!

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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      1 Day only in Hiroshima in March, 2006

      by gaizee Online Now Nov 13, 2005 at 1:20 PM

      What are the must do's and must see's in Hiroshima?

      9 Answers Feb 24, 2006 at 11:26 PM
    • Logistics problem

      by elffie Online Now May 5, 2005 at 9:50 AM

      Hi! i will be leaving Fukuoka to Hiroshima.. However, i will spend a night in Kyoto instead. ANyway i can arrange or place my bags so that i do not need to lug them all the way? thanks!!

      2 Answers May 10, 2005 at 9:22 AM
    • places to stay

      by ciaranpowell Online Now Sep 7, 2004 at 11:12 PM

      hi im in hiroshima for 4 days in october and was hoping someone could recommend some where to stay close to all the attractions and at a budget thanks ciaran powell

      3 Answers Jan 19, 2006 at 9:28 AM