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.
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?
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?)
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 ?
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
Good way to make friends, while clubbing tokyo?
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.
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
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
I am not sure about the Japanese names - Can you correct them ?
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.
Which places should I visit in the Hokkaido/Sapporo area during the last week of October? I have a week.
1. In Spain many homes rent rooms to tourists guests by the month. Would there be something like this for 2 tourists visiting Tokyo, preferably in Shinjuku or near Shinjuku.
2.Is there a monthly budget train ticket and discount for senior travelers.
3. We are non-smokers so we hope it will not be difficult non-smokers accommodation.
thank you for any advice given.
I'll be in Japan for 11 days. Will arrive in Tokyo, train to Kyoto, and then train to Osaka and then return to Tokyo.
Using high speed train, what's the most cost effective solution?
I am planning to visit Japan from Sep 11 to Sep 22, 2015. Most of the stay is in Nagoya for official meeitngs. I have free days 13,20&21 .
Can anyone reocmmend to visit cities for these free days?
Is there places to visit in Nagoya in evening. we can plan free time after meetings?
what about weather in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo in Mid Sep
Will be traveling to Japan in Nov'15. I will be at Tokyo, Osaka & Kyoto, I was interested in attending a basic course in Shibori tie n dye. A few hours utmost.
Do let me have details on these workshops.
Hi, I'm headed to Niigata city and am wondering if there is an airport shuttle or if a taxi would be our best option. We will have four adults and all our luggage. Thank you. Carla
Is there an airport shuttle to area hotels in Niigata city? We will be staying at the Hotel Route Inn, Kencho-minami.
I just booked a fligth by Expedia, and in my itinerary my name is like "Mr. -Given Name- -Surname-". The correct shouldn't be "Mr. -Surname- -Given Name-"? Do I have to ask for name change?
I'm planning a trip to Japan for April 2016 and would really appreciate some advice. To be clear, I went to Japan in November 2014 so this trip is to explore more (we loved it). My current plan is:
1: Day 1 Arrive Narita 31/March
2: Day 1 Fly from Narita to Fukuoka
3: Day 2 Six days on Kyushu
4: Day 8 travel to Shikoku
5: Day 9 Four days on Shikoku
6: Day 13 travel to Koya-san via Tokushima to Wakayama ferry then train
7: Day 14 One day Koyasan
8: Day 15 travel to yyyy.
9: Day 16 3 days in yyyy
10: Day 19 Travel to Narita (stay in Narita to be near Narita Airport for departure next day)
11: Day 20 Fly from Narita.
We will use JRPass and trains as much as possible. In each travel day I've blocked the whole day out for travel, that way if we take less it is a bonus.
So, my questions are probably simple...
1: Looks like Usuki (Kyushu) to Yawatahama (Shikoku) ferry is about 3 hours, is that correct?
2: Looks like Tokushima (Shikoku) to Wakayama (Honshu) ferry is about 2h10m, is that correct?
Are these reasonable routes to use or is there better?
The destination yyy could be a return to Kyoto or to go to Fuji-san. Which would be best, possibly seeing Cherry Blossom? Really liked Kyoto but would like to visit the Fuji area, instead of seeing it whizzing past on Shinkansen.
Many thanks for reading this and any comments really appreciated.
Hi I heard there will be a Golden week in Japan somewhere in April / May . Is it better to avoid that period of time , I am planning to go somewhere in mid April - end April , 29 . I google the date on 29 April 2016 will be Showa . Will it be crowded if I travel back on this date ? Will it be good to travel in Mid of April for weather and to avoid crowd, price increase.
I would like to know I am planning of going these 2 places , I would like o know which would be better I will be flying from Kuala Lumpur , Flying KL- Osaka-Tokyo-KL or Kl- Tokyo- Osaka-KL , in Osaka I planning to go to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe
any suggestions for this coming festival next month?
hi where is it better to stay? around central tokyo or around kyoto station?
I´m going to HongKong in Novermber and was thinking about doing a trip to Okinawa. My questions is if it is easy to travel between HK and Okinawa and how is the weather in mid November? What can I expect? Is it a good time to visit?
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
How to get to tokyo from Haneda airport after 12:00 PM
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.