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    • Melanie_Putra's Profile Photo

      Mitake Station Autumn Leaf

      Japan Apr 13, 2014 at 2:52 AM

      We have been invited to stay in Mitake and thus, are planning to visit Tokyo and Mitake in Autumn. Not planning to hike up Mt Mitake but just hanging out at this friend's house which is 10 minute walk from Mitake Station.

      Can anyone tell me when is the best time to go? I know its hard to predict the weather but does the leaf turn color here (around the station and not up the mountain) earlier or the same time as Tokyo?


      4 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 6:24 AM
    • Best month for Japan

      Kyoto Apr 12, 2014 at 11:06 PM

      Is June a good month to travel to Japan? Which are the best months?

      5 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    • Are 2 days good enough, in Kyoto

      Kyoto Apr 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      Are 2 days good enough, in Kyoto

      5 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 4:38 AM
    • tourist sites outside Tokyo

      Tokyo Apr 11, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      will be 2 days in Tokyo before cruise. would like to be advised on areas of interest outside city.WOULD HAVE TO BE DAY TRIP SO CAN RETURN TO HOTEL OVERNIGHT.WOULD APPRECIATE HELP THANKS

      7 Answers Apr 12, 2014 at 11:47 PM
    • First time travel to Japan/Kansai

      Japan Apr 10, 2014 at 2:27 AM

      Hello, we are travelling to Japan for the first time and will arrive at Kansai International Airport. We only want to travel in Kansai and have 12 days altogether: so probably visit Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama peninsula and spend time around Lake Biwa. (Possibly with a trip to Hiroshima if it is not too expensive.) We don't like moving too fast: about 3 days in each place. Can someone advise what train passes/etc we should buy or is it better to just buy the tickets for the local line? Or take buses? Are there any suggestions for nice small towns to stay: rather than big cities. We are happy to just take walks around town or along the lake etc.


      Any suggestions would be great: btw we are an older couple 57 and 75 years old. We go slowly!!

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM
    • Tokyo to cruise port at Yokohama

      Tokyo Apr 9, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      We need transportation for 4 people and their luggage from a downtown hotel in Tokyo to the cruise port at Yokohama on May 10th. Because of our ages and having luggage we do not want to take the train. Can we go by taxi and what would be the cost for 4 people...we would need a large taxi or van

      4 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:20 PM
    • are there online sites to getdiscount or coupons to use for sresturants and or attractions

      Okinawa Apr 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      Are here sites to get coupon or discounts for resturanrs or the attractions for


      3 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM
    • Enquiring about Kure Japan

      Kure Apr 9, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Thinking of travelling to Kure. I was there in 1953 but guess it will have changed dramatically has anyone any tips they can give me re accommodation travel etc. and where can I find photographs of modern day Kure. Thank you in anticipation. George Love

      3 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:14 PM
    • Onsen and interesting places in Japan

      Kyoto Apr 9, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      Hi all, my name is Alan Goh. Have a few questions, your suggestions are much appreciated :

      1. ONSEN We plan a trip to Japan in Dec 2014. My wife always want to soak in "open air" onsen while snowing (well, to be honest, I don't know why so, but she felt is romantic.....). Is there any value for money open air onsen (including accommodation, we can stay there 1 -2 days as long is not too remote else nothing much to do, cannot be soaking in onsen for 8 hours, right !!).

      We will be traveling with 3 kids, therefore cost is a big concern especially Japan is not a cheap place to be.

      2. TAKAYAMA In our last trip, we stay at "ryokan" in Takayama, Gifu, Japan. They have onsen but is more of indoor hot bath. Love the HIDA beef, juicy !!! 1 of the best beef steak ever !

      Is there any places you may suggest that is similar to Takayama ? we love Takayama, it is quiet, relax, friendly,

      3. Our "draft" plan goes like this : OSAKA - enter Japan via OSK, stay 2 nights KYOTO - 3 nights, day trip to NARA (not sure worth the trip or not to Nara?),
      TAKAYAMA - 3 nights, my sons want to ski, there are some ski resort within 60 mins bus trip.
      TOKYO - 5 nights, exit Japan via TOKYO.

      Appreciate any comment or suggestion regarding above plan, We are on our own, may be will join a few local tour. The objective of the trip to travel at relax pace, at time, we didn't do much but having cup of coffee watching people walk by. Based on our last short trip to Japan, most attractions are shrine, temples, castles.

      Thanks for input.


      5 Answers Apr 13, 2014 at 2:21 AM
    • What are the various means of transportation available in the Japanese capital efficiently.

      Tokyo Apr 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      Hi All,

      I want to know about the various means of transportation around the Japanese capital. I got some information of Japanese train & list of train network listed below.

      Can anyone tell me about this.

      8 Answers Apr 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM
    • 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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      Shinkazen Nara to Tokyo

      Japan Apr 8, 2014 at 1:37 AM


      Does anyone know the fastest way to travel by Shinkazen from Nara to Tokyo ?
      Do we need to book in advance ?

      Thank you,


      6 Answers Apr 10, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Transportation from Kyoto to Kawaguchiko

      Kyoto Apr 6, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      How can I go to Kawaguchiko via kyoto at night?

      3 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 7:49 PM
    • from matsumoto to osaka

      Japan Apr 6, 2014 at 4:20 AM

      how to travel from matsumoto to osaka?

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM
    • Tere Ceballos

      Tokyo Apr 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      How long will take to transfer from Narita to Yokohama cruise terminal?

      4 Answers Apr 4, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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      Yokohama Apr 3, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      how long will take to transfer from airport to Yokohama cruise terminal?

    • How long to finish this itinerary?

      Kyoto Apr 2, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      How long in terms of hours if me and my boyfriend walk in decent pace, taking pictures and seldom resting?

      Here is a map of my planned itinerary. It says 2 hours walk but does that include walking through the temples inside out? Or does it only arrive to each temple and head to the next location? If we count the time stayed in each temple/place, what would my total trip time for the day be? (I'm not sure how long to stay for each place) Thank you.


      2 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 7:23 PM
    • Nagoya to himeji

      Japan Apr 2, 2014 at 4:41 AM

      Hi there, I'm going to Japan for next holiday. I arrive at Nagoya airport but my friend is living in Himeji. How can I travel from Nagoya airport to himeji station? Can I buy a JR pass or have to buy ticket in Japan?

      5 Answers Apr 6, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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      Tokyo and Tokohama

      Tokyo Mar 31, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      Hi! Where is the best place to stay in Tokyo before going on to Yokohama to take a cruise? What is the easiest way to go to Yokohama from Shinjuku or Ginza area? Can anybody recommend a company that provides tour and transfers?

      5 Answers Apr 2, 2014 at 3:47 AM
    • Need help with a Kyoto - Nara - Osaka 5 day itinerary

      Kyoto Mar 31, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      What would be a good itinerary to plan if I'm planning to go to Kyoto from KIX first, then move onto Nara (probably for a day in the park), and 2 days in Osaka? Thanks. (P.S. I arrive in Osaka first at midnight and staying at the lounge until the morning when I go to Kyoto, also on my last day, my plane leaves at around 1 am)


      2 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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      Place to nojuku 野宿

      Hiroshima Mar 31, 2014 at 7:47 AM

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


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      Japan Rail Pass during Golden Week

      Japan Mar 31, 2014 at 2:41 AM

      I am going to visit Japan during the Golden Week. To save some money on train transportation I am purchasing the JR Pass. Do you think it will be very difficult to book the seats on Shinkansen trains a few days before the Golden Week? Do you have any advice concerning train travel during the Golden Week? I am going to visit Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto and Osaka.

      1 Answer Mar 31, 2014 at 10:59 AM
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      Japan Rail Pass during Golden Week

      Japan Mar 31, 2014 at 2:40 AM

      I am going to visit Japan during the Golden Week. To save some money on train transportation I am purchasing the JR Pass. Do you think it will be very difficult to book the seats on Shinkansen trains a few days before the Golden Week? Do you have any advice concerning train travel during the Golden Week? I am going to visit Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto and Osaka.

      4 Answers Apr 1, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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      Japan Mar 29, 2014 at 1:31 AM

      Finally after a year, get to travel again out of the Philippines. Will be staying for 4 days in Japan and my IT would probably look like:

      Day 0- arrive at Kansai, take train to Kyoto, check in hostel near Kyoto Station.
      Day 1- Kyoto, arashiyama.
      Day 2- Kyoto, shrine, palaces and all that stuff.
      Day 3- travel to Shirakawa, overnight at Kanazawa or Takayama OR go to Osaka
      Day 4- Osaka, 8pm flight to Manila

      My question is from Kyoto to Kanazawa to Shirakawago, what would be the best and cheapest possible route? Is it worth to spend a night in Kanazawa? Or better to go straight to Osaka?

      Thank you po!

      5 Answers Mar 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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      Kofu Mar 28, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      can i get eye brows threaded and tinted in kofu city?

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      How to go to Shirakawago from Kyoto

      Shirakawa Mar 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

      Hi everyone! For the first time, I am going to Japan. I only have 4 days to spend and my IT would include:

      Day 1 and 2: Kyoto
      Day 3: Shirikawa
      Day 3: Osaka

      How to go to Shirakawa-go from Kyoto? Is it cheaper to take a bus? I am a budget traveler and would love your suggestions! I found a tour from J-Hoppers for 11, 900 Yen for 1 night and 2 days tour from Kyoto to Shirawaka-go. Is it expensive or should I do it myself and instead spend half day in Shirakawa and stay the night back in Kyoto.

      Thank you!


      2 Answers Mar 29, 2014 at 2:39 AM
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      Can buy Kyoto's ¥500 Bus Pass at Convenience Stores?

      Kyoto Mar 28, 2014 at 4:34 PM


      Where can I buy the ¥500 City Bus Pass using ICOCA Card? All convenience stores sell the bus pass? I want to use ICOCA to pay for the pass to finish off the credit...


      5 Answers Apr 3, 2014 at 7:41 AM
    • Hagi Bus Tour

      Hagi Mar 28, 2014 at 6:07 AM

      A group of 9 of us would like to take a tour to Hagi on Saturday April 19th 2014. We are staying at the ANA Hotel in Ube. Are guided bus tours available?

      1 Answer Apr 10, 2014 at 2:57 AM
    • Mochi and Kit Kat Candy

      Okinawa Mar 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      Where can I buy mochi and kit kat candy in the Okinawa area

      2 Answers Mar 28, 2014 at 7:10 AM
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      anyone around this weekend for a quick meet up?

      Osaka Mar 27, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      Hi, Im heading to Osaka tomorrow for 6 nights (heading out on day trips) but Im looking for people to talk to. Ive been by myself for nearly a week and am struggling to find people to converse with as I dont speak Japanese,

      I would love to go where the locals go for a drink or a night out if anyone is free to do so, either expats or locals..

      Ive set up an event, but thought I would post here as well.


      3 Answers Mar 28, 2014 at 2:10 AM