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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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      Clubbing friends in tokyo?

      Tokyo Aug 7, 2015 at 3:23 AM

      Good way to make friends, while clubbing tokyo?

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      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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      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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    • drop baggage

      Kamikochi Jun 23, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      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.

      4 Answers Jun 25, 2015 at 2:04 PM
    • Money changer

      Nagano Dec 30, 2014 at 5:57 AM

      I'm meita . Indonesian. Now i'm living in fujimi city nagano-ken. I want to change my money from rupiah to yen. But it's hard to find money changer near from here. Can you help me.

      5 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 7:51 AM
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      Visiting this week end ( Early October )

      Matsumoto Sep 29, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      Will have any impact the Ontake volcano eruption on on this area ?

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2014 at 1:11 AM
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      Cherry blossom?

      Matsumoto Mar 27, 2013 at 6:18 AM

      Hi, I am interested to view cherry blossom in Japan, but I am told it is kind of late for some of the popular areas like the cities, Tokyo and Osaka, by the time I visit in 2nd week of April. I am told Nagano would be a good place, got chance, I checked Japan-guide.com and realized Matsumoto is one of the places for viewing cherry blossom even in April. I intend to travel to Nagano via Tokyo and I will make short trips to Matsumoto during the my stay at Nagano, does this sound good enough? I come from Singapore. Thanks.

      8 Answers Mar 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM
    • Tsumago/Magome

      Nagano Feb 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      My husband & I would like to spend a few nights in the Tsumago/Magome area en route from Kyoto to Tokyo at the end of May. Any suggestions of places to stay, eat and things do for a reasonable price (we plan to hike the trail between the two towns)? We are very open minded, flexible and are seeking a peaceful, traditional experience to end our rather whirlwind trip. We are also open to any suggestions of alternative places to go between K&T which would have an old Japan feel with a possibility for a hike in the countryside. All responses a very much appreciated.

      1 Answer Feb 3, 2013 at 1:21 AM
    • Looking for someone to share a room with, snowboarding hakuba, nagano

      Nagano-ken Dec 25, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      Hi all!

      Firstly I apologise if this isn't the right forum to post this sort of question, if you can give any advice or direct me where to go for this it would be much appreciated.

      So I'm travelling to Japan (for the first time!) and am planning to go snowboarding for a few days, from Jan 26th-30th, in Hakuba, Nagano. However now I'm stuck with a 2 person room to myself, the cancellation fees are very high and it's a bit late to start trying to find new accommodation, else I would have gone to a backpackers, and so now I'm asking around to see if anyone would like to share the room with me and split the costs.

      I'm a 22 year old Australian male and am not too picky about room mates and would be happy to share with about anyone, and also I'll be staying at the Hakuba-Allure.

      If anyone would like further details, feel free to message me.

      Sorry again if this is the wrong place! I wasn't sure whether or not this fell under advertising/solicitation.

    • Can we still snowboard in mid March?

      Nagano-ken Dec 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      Few of us are planning a ski trip to Japan, and would like to explore other resorts outside Niseko. Flights to Tokyo are always easier to organise, so somewhere on honshu will be good.

      - Which resorts will still have decent snow/powder by early to mid March?
      - Preferably with good runs for both beginners to advanced snowboarders (ie no long flat runs please!)

      Thanks!

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2013 at 10:08 AM
    • Driving from Nagano to Kyoto

      Nagano Sep 22, 2012 at 3:13 AM

      I'm wondering if it's feasible to drive from Nagano to Kyoto, in a day, perhaps to see a bit more than I would see on the train.

      2 Answers Sep 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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      Chuo Taxi Shuttle b/w Matsumoto and Tokyo’s Airports

      Matsumoto Sep 18, 2011 at 3:01 AM

      Chuo Taxi Shuttle b/w Matsumoto and Tokyo’s Airports
      Hi Guys,
      Would anyone know how long will the journey take from Matsumoto to either Narita or Haneda with this shuttle service?
      Also, what is their schedule?
      Are they reliable?
      Any other shuttle service between Matsumoto and Tokyo’s airports?

      Thanks,
      Mel

      4 Answers Sep 18, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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      Alpico and Keio Bus b/w Matsumoto & Tokyo

      Matsumoto Sep 18, 2011 at 2:59 AM

      Alpico and Keio Bus b/w Matsumoto & Tokyo
      Hi Guys,
      Anyone know for sure whether these buses have toilet on board?
      Is reservation required for these buses?

      I mananaged to get Alpico Bus' English page for Matsumoto route's schedule but nothing else...

      Thanks,
      Mel

      8 Answers Sep 22, 2011 at 12:39 AM
    • New Year skiing

      Nagano Dec 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM

      Travelling all on my lonesome... Will be in Nagano from 30th Dec to 5th Jan... anyone around for a good time?

    • Toyoko Inn Ueda Ekimae

      Ueda Nov 25, 2010 at 4:27 AM

      Again, I am having trouble finding an email contact for this motel in Ueda, Nagano. Can anyone assist? I have been on their website and although I can make reservations on-line my accommodation query is a little complicated and I need to see what's possible before I book. Also just checking - I have heard this chain offers "no frills" western style accommodation at reasonable prices - as does U-Inn Ueda. Has anyone had any experience with either of the motels and have any recommendation for either one of them? Cheers!

      2 Answers Nov 28, 2010 at 7:41 AM
    • U-Inn Motel

      Ueda Nov 16, 2010 at 3:27 AM

      Does anyone know how I can contact (preferably by email) U-Inn for accommodation enquiries?

      2 Answers Nov 25, 2010 at 3:49 AM
    • Nagano in February

      Nagano Oct 20, 2010 at 8:39 PM

      Will it be snowing heavily there in Feb? I'm planning a short trip to Nagano with some friends and wonder whether heavy snow will make many places unaccessable by public transport. Will be based around Yudanaka to see the snow monkeys.

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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      Snow monkey park to Shiga Kogen Ski resort

      Nagano Feb 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM

      I am going to visit Snow Monkey at Jigokudani Yaen-koen.
      After Jigokudani Yaen-koen, I want to go to your Shiga Kogen ski resort.
      How do I get there from Jigokudani Yaen-koen to Shiga Kogen? Is there a bus that I can take?
      How many kilometers is it from Jigokudani Yaen-koen to Shiga Kogen?
      You can email me at cayuga@gmail.com

    • Shazza

      Nagano Dec 9, 2009 at 8:44 AM

      Does anyone know where the Europcar / mazda location is in relation to Nagano Railway Station? I have to pick a car up from there and will be arriving by train from Tokyo.

      3 Answers Dec 9, 2009 at 10:33 PM
    • tokyo to nozawa-onsen?

      Nagano-ken Oct 20, 2009 at 2:18 AM

      please help me, I'm trying to find a night bus that goes from Tokyo to Nozawa-Onsen in Nagano and I can't find anything, would prefer night bus instead of having to take shinkansen,
      thanks

      2 Answers Oct 24, 2009 at 1:44 PM
    • Train from Karuizawa to Nikko Possible?

      Nagano-ken Jul 5, 2009 at 4:14 AM

      Hi

      We will be in Karuizawa and will travel to Nikko after.

      Is there any possiblity of getting a train from Karuizawa through to Nikko?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance.

      Joe

      1 Answer Jul 5, 2009 at 7:48 AM
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      HELP URGENT NAGANO

      Nagano May 20, 2009 at 11:30 PM

      Trying to find a really nice (traditional?) Ryokan in Nagano or close to monkeys for 24th May - has to be really clean and nice want some luxury if poss - willing to pay up to 22000 yen - single room - can anybody help please

      1 Answer May 21, 2009 at 2:40 AM
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      Need help with acommodation/spending the night!!!

      Nagano Mar 17, 2008 at 4:51 AM

      Hi! Me and my girlfriend are travelling to Japan in May. On May 1st we want to go from Tokyo to Nagano to attend a concert. The problem is that the last Shinkansen runs at 21:40 and we´re likely not making it; but we can´t afford spending 10000 yen in a Business Hotel. Is there any alternative?? Anything is valid, from a Love Hotel to a Capsule (it has to accept a man and a woman), to a 24 hour internet place, to a Youth Hostel (with no curfew, obviously); better if near JR Nagano Station, as the venue of the show is near it.
      Thank you very much for your help!!!

      4 Answers Apr 2, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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      Parking

      Nagano Feb 11, 2008 at 3:42 AM

      Is any body able to help me with advice re parkinging at or near the Nagano
      Railway Station.

      Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2008 at 12:54 PM
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      Matsumoto and the Alps

      Matsumoto Sep 3, 2007 at 9:00 PM

      My wife and myself will travel from Tokyo to Matsumoto (via Nagano) by train. We want to stay in Matsumoto or nearby for three days, hire a car and explore the area, going to Kamikochi, the Alps and to Kiso Valley. Then we go to Kyoto by train.

      Would be helpful to hear from someone who knows the area or traveled there. We would like to find some nice (not too expensive) accommodation in Matsumoto or in the area, as a base. We would also welcome some tips on what to see within this time limit. We'd like to do some walking trips, but no longer than a few hrs.

      Thanks,
      Michal

      1 Answer Sep 8, 2007 at 5:54 AM
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      Whats the deal with the samurai frogs????????

      Matsumoto Nov 17, 2006 at 4:20 PM

      When I visited Matsumoto to see the amazing Crow Castle I also got a look at a very weird statue indeed. Two samurai frogs fighting a huge toad!

      Anyone knows anything about it, please enlighten me!!!!!!!!!!! :O)

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2006 at 9:24 AM
    • Adding to previous post

      Takato Aug 23, 2006 at 2:23 PM

      Re: My guitar question, Takato is in Japan.

    • Shopping: Guitars made in Takato

      Takato Aug 23, 2006 at 2:12 PM

      I am interested in a twelve string accoustic guitar, brand name Egima, made in Takato, but can currently find no information about a guitar manufacturer by this name in Takato. Does this company still exist? What information might you have on this company, either past or present? Is there any contact information?
      Thank you for any information you might be able to give me.

      3 Answers Oct 12, 2006 at 8:32 PM
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      going from Nagoya airport(chubu) to nagoya station

      Nagano-ken May 28, 2006 at 3:38 PM

      what is the easiest and fastest way to get from nagoya airport(chubu) to nagoya station..
      thanks
      ursula

      3 Answers Jun 3, 2006 at 2:40 AM
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      Nagano-ken

      Chino May 10, 2004 at 8:36 AM

      I will soon be moving to the Chino-Suwako region of Nagano-ken and was wondering if there are any members living nearby? I'm interested to find out if there are any gyms with aerobics and any good places to hang out. I'll have my touring bicycle with me and wonder if the whole area is rolling hills or steep climbs. Thanks . Tellme@virtualtourist.com