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    • Do they sell Charms/Omamori in Arashiyama?

      Kyoto Mar 18, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Do they sell Charms/Omamori in Arashiyama? Will I be able to get a right one if I only spoke English to them? Thanks.

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    • 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? http://imgur.com/c3OHAVt

      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.

       

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    • 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)

       

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    • Transportation from Kyoto to Kawaguchiko

      Kyoto Apr 6, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      How can I go to Kawaguchiko via kyoto at night?

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    • 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.

       

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      Can buy Kyoto's ¥500 Bus Pass at Convenience Stores?

      Kyoto Mar 28, 2014 at 4:34 PM

      Hi!

      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...

      Thanks,
      Mel

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    • 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?

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    • Are 2 days good enough, in Kyoto

      Kyoto Apr 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

      Are 2 days good enough, in Kyoto

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      Hanami in Kyoto 2014

      Kyoto Mar 16, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      I saw latest reporting March 5th stating first bloom on March 28 and full bloom, April 5.. I am really praying for earlier bloom since I'll be in Kyoto March 30 till April 5.. Thus, slightly earlier bloom would be better, no?

      Any feedback from the locals, please?

      Mel

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