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    • Mt Figi - 5th staton

      Japan Nov 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM

      In early April, can u get the bus to 5th station,or is Mt fugi closed till climbing season. thanks

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    • Kansai Area Tour (7 nights)

      Japan Nov 6, 2016 at 7:07 PM

      I am traveling for the first time with my family and friends (15 persons in total).

      For 7 nights, we will sleep at Kashihara, Nara.

      We are planning to have a two-day tour in Kyoto, one day tour in Kobe and Himeji, one day tour in Nara, and the rest in Osaka. Is Kansai Area Pass and Osaka Amazing Pass a good idea?

      Any suggestions for the best PASS (or passes) to avail (or cheapest travel expense plan) for this itinerary?

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    • Tokyo to mount fuji

      Tokyo Nov 20, 2016 at 5:10 AM

      Hi need help on mount fuji
      I am planning to have one night stay at mt fuji? Where should i stay? Is it easy to get to mt fuji from tokyo without using tour package?

      Ski resort suggestion maybe..

      Thanks in advance

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    • Mixed sex onsen?

      Japan 20 hours ago

      Are there any onsens which are mixed sex in or near Kyoto or Tokyo?

      I thought I ran into one online but can't find it now. I believe it said there's a women's onsen there and a mixed onsen (which are mainly men).

      My wife and I will be there Dec 9 till 17th.

      If you can't think of these types of onsens, please let us know of any which are outdoors and natural.

      Thanks! 

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      traveling to Osaka in January

      Japan Nov 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

      I am planning a trip to Japan to arrive around the 5th or 6th of January. Is this a good time to go there because i was informed by a friend that the 1st to 4th/maybe the whole week is a Holiday in Japan? Any problems riding trains at that time?

      thank you for any info you can provide.

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      Weather around the second week of Jan?

      Osaka Dec 2, 2016 at 1:31 AM

      I am considering a trip to Osaka for a week ( starting around jan6 2017). Headed for Kyoto as well since it is close by. Is it really cold this time of the year? lots of snow and windy?

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    • from Nara to Mt Fugi

      Japan Nov 22, 2016 at 1:18 PM

      what is best/easiest way to get from Nara to Mt Fugi??,thanks

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    • what must i not miss in kyoto

      Japan Nov 21, 2016 at 11:53 AM

      there are alot of shrines/temples and alot more, i have 2 half days, what would u say i must see and do, thanks

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    • place to stay in tokyo

      Tokyo Nov 19, 2016 at 1:22 AM

      which part of tokyo is best to stay?
      a) hotel area suggestion
      my stay will be for 7-8 days.

      Thanks in advance

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    • walking directions

      Japan Nov 30, 2016 at 11:11 AM

      don't know if anyone knows walking directions from KAMATA station to URBAIN hotel,(havee mailed hotel several times, no response, google maps don't tell u what road to turn lleft/right etc, thanks.

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    • kamakura advice

      Japan Nov 25, 2016 at 12:48 PM

      is it possible to see the sight by bike(as i don't know the distances involved)likekencho ji,kotoku ji, big buddha,hasedera and others?,thanks

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    • best things to see

      Nikko Nov 19, 2016 at 1:11 PM

      i have a day and half, can u please recommend what i should see/do, thanks a million.

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    • hakone (help with where to start)

      Japan Nov 15, 2016 at 8:29 AM

      can i have advice where to start seeing the sights, ithink there is a way to do them without backtracking, ive read a book,but it was no help?thanks

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    • Overnight activities in Sapporo

      Sapporo Nov 30, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      Hello,

      Can anyone recommend any activities/shopping mall/arcades/book stores that operate 24/7?
      My partner and I are unable to find any accommodation in Sapporo center or Shin Sapporo on Christmas Eve (24th of Dec 2016) at this point, and it appears that we will be accommodation-less for the night.

      I would greatly appreciate it if anyone can suggest anything we can do to kill the overnight hours.

      Arigatou,
      Yang

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    • tour operators; any recommendations?

      Japan Nov 15, 2016 at 9:28 PM

      My wife and I want to visit Japan in the spring of 2017. Possible destinations are Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. Looking for recommendations for great tour operators. Also willing to hear stories of the not-so-great, but are really looking to have a fun and interesting time. Thanks.

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    • on hyperdia help

      Japan Nov 14, 2016 at 1:25 PM

      when calculating fare, (total price) if u want to reserve seat , is that included in seat fee or do u pay extra?, if u have JRpass do u reserve before boarding train or day before,thanks

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    • Where is the best part to start in TOKYO

      Tokyo Nov 18, 2016 at 10:45 PM

      any suggestion for the best place in tokyo?

      I am going in January and still do not have idea where to stay and what to do in tokyo during winter.

      thanks a lot

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      cheapest way to travel and visit Tokyo and Kyoto from Los Angeles

      Kyoto Nov 12, 2016 at 1:35 PM

      I am thinking of flying into Kyoto from Los Angeles and then departing from Tokyo. Originally, I was going to fly into Tokyo, visit a few days (I have 10 visiting vacation days) and then go to Kyoto and then return to Tokyo for my flight home. I have since found out how expensive it is to travel by train. I am looking into the JR pass which is $269 for 7 days. That is a good deal I believe. So, If fly into Osaka, take the train for $30 to Kyoto, then stay a few days there, then start the 7 day pass while there and use it to go to Tokyo and use it there for five days and then use it to go to the airport too to leave, is that a good economical idea? I have checked plane prices and there is about $100 increase in the flight to Osaka vs. Tokyo.

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      Which Rail Pass is Best to Purchase?

      by SandraK22 Online Now Feb 19, 2014 at 6:07 PM

      Arriving/Departing out of Fukuoka. Staying only in Kyushu for 19 days. Tentative schedule is 2 nites Fukuoka, 4 nites Nagasaki, 1 nite Unzen, 3 nites Kumamoto, 3 nites Kagoshima, 1 nite Ibusuki, 4 nites Fukuoka. Is it best to just buy the 21-day Universal JR pass, or several 5-day Kyushu passes, or a combination of both? Will there be a need for the Kyushu pass (if some forms of transporation not allowed for Universal pass or vice versa?)

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 7:03 AM
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      Drunken Horse Festival in Kumamoto

      by SandraK22 Online Now Jan 20, 2014 at 12:30 AM

      does anyone know what date this festival will be held in September 2014? If too early, does any one know "about" what date in September it normally is held? Weekday? Weekend?

      1 Answer Jan 20, 2014 at 6:13 AM
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      accomodation

      by huggy93 Online Now May 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM

      hey everybody, i'm thinking of going to Nagasaki on 23rd May for 2 nights, could anybody recommend any cheap ryokans, hotels, guesthouses etc which are relatively central? thanks for your time?

      1 Answer May 20, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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      Beppu to Kumamoto

      by Neonstrocity Online Now Nov 15, 2010 at 6:32 PM

      We will have a JR Pass and will be visiting Kyushu in July.

      Does anyone know:

      1) How long does it take to travel from Beppu to Kumamoto by JR Line?

      2) Good place to stay in Kumamoto?

      3) Good place to stay in Kagoshima? One of these could be a Ryokan.

      4) How long does it take to travel JR from Kagoshima to Hiroshima?

      You input would be greatly appreciated.

      Ron

      4 Answers Dec 5, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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      Takachiho Gorge and Manai Waterfalls

      by SandiM Online Now Jul 12, 2010 at 7:20 PM

      What is the bus schedule like to and from Nobeoak and Takachiho Gorge? Is it preferable to stay in Nobeoka or Takachiho? I see that the thing to do is to rent a little boat and go down the river to enjoy the gorge and falls. Can this be done by oneself? I am (female, 42) travelling solo and not sure if they'll let me go in a boat by myself? I intend to be using my camera with grand abandon as I drift down this river, so hopefully it is do-able by oneself...I don't normally drive...!

      1 Answer Jul 15, 2010 at 9:03 PM
    • July whether a good month to travel Kyushu

      by ysljanet Online Now May 12, 2010 at 10:46 PM

      I would like to go to Kyushu in July, is this a good month? Will there be plenty of rainfall and storms?

      Janet

      1 Answer May 13, 2010 at 12:38 AM
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      kyushu itinerary help: 10days end of march

      by naili Online Now Mar 7, 2010 at 6:45 AM

      hi, i would like your opinion on an efficient itinerary for kyushu. i have 10 days at the end of march and i will land in fukuoka. i would love to do some outdoor activities, and visit a small village with sights, and some temples. although i think i am going to kansai in may so i probably get my temple fill then.

      also, i wanted to know if i should limit myself to the north since i only have 10 days or whether i can squeeze in sakurajima too.

      also, about logistics. do you recommend getting a rail pass? i've seen it is for consecutive days only so i don't know if that is much help. is the bus system fast and easy to navigate? i'm about to buy a ferry ticket from korea so i was just wondering if it is worth adding one of these rail passes.

      lastly: does this show question up in the japan section too?

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      Logistics for Mt. Aso, Fukuoka & Nagasaki

      by DSwede Online Now Jan 22, 2009 at 4:58 PM

      A friend of mine will be visiting Kyushu for the Chinese New Year this weekend.
      He hopes to visit Fukuoka, Mt. Aso and maybe Nagasaki.

      Can anyone possibly tell me easiest way to travel between these three, in which order would be best?

      2 Answers Jan 23, 2009 at 8:46 AM
    • baby changing facilities in kyushu/japan

      by aversonne Online Now Apr 7, 2008 at 12:59 AM

      Hi there,

      will be travelling to japan (kyushu, osaka, kyoto, tokyo) end of april. Would like to find out if these places are generally baby friendly? ie. baby changing table/room or nursing rooms in most toilets, shopping malls etc? Also, are there bidets/ spray hose in every public toilet cubicle which we can wash our child's backside with? thanks!

      1 Answer Apr 7, 2008 at 2:02 AM
    • RYOKAN or MINSHUKU located in Aso-san with low price

      by marshall_hk Online Now Mar 18, 2008 at 1:57 AM

      Does anybody know about RYOKAN or MINSHUKU located in Aso-san with low price.
      name and contacts please.
      thanks

    • Choice Between Nagasaki & Kumamoto

      by limehog Online Now Mar 12, 2008 at 4:07 AM

      Will be in Fukuoka for few days and can spend one day
      visiting either Nagasaki or Kumamoto. Would like to know
      which city is better for sightseeing if have to make a choice.
      Also is there anything to see in Saga besides it's famous beef?

      2 Answers Mar 13, 2008 at 12:41 AM
    • advise needed

      by aversonne Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 10:29 PM

      hello fellow vt-ers,

      will be doing a short trip starting from fukuoka, then proceeding on to nagasaki, kumamoto, mt aso, beppu before taking the overnight ferry to osaka/kyoto/tokyo. May i know what is the temperature like, which city is the coldest or warmest in the abovementioned list? will be travelling with a 2.5yr toddler, any advise? thanks!

      4 Answers Mar 14, 2008 at 3:48 AM
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      weather in april, eat and shop

      by porklet Online Now Feb 26, 2008 at 1:22 AM

      Hi, would like to find out what is the weather/temperature like in April? is it cooling? windy? raining? and whereabouts are good eating and shopping places? pls advise, thanks! :)

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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      Where besides Kumamoto?

      by dlandt Online Now Oct 18, 2007 at 11:59 AM

      I apologize for the multiple postings, but my wife and I will be travelling in Kyushu with our two year old daughter. We have friends in Kumamoto and will be spending the bulk of our time there, but would also like to spend 1-2 nights in another location. Nagasaki and Beppu are the two places which occur to me, but we are open to others. Does anyone else have a good idea, we go for both relaxation and sightseeing.

      3 Answers Apr 7, 2008 at 4:18 AM
    • Ryokans in Kyushu

      by lwgordon Online Now May 5, 2007 at 8:54 AM

      Does anyone know of a good, medium-priced ryokan in Yufuin, Aso, or Takachiho? Thanks for any help you can give us. Lois and Jack

      3 Answers Aug 8, 2007 at 6:22 PM
    • travel in northern Kyushu

      by lwgordon Online Now Apr 12, 2007 at 9:33 AM

      We want to travel next October through the Aso-Kuju National Park, perhaps staying in Yufuin and Aso, after having been in Hagi, Shikoku.Then we want to go to Takachiho, after which we would like to go to Fukuoka to catch the train to return to Tokyo. We're having difficulty figuring out how to get to each place (Hagi to Yufuin to Aso to Takachiho to Fukuoka) and how long each part of the journey will take, so that we can plan the number of days we'll need for this part of our trip. Can someone help us with this information or steer us onto a website that might help us? Thank you.

      4 Answers Apr 27, 2007 at 4:55 PM
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      travelling to beppu, kyushu

      by le_routard Online Now Jan 8, 2007 at 1:20 PM

      what is the best (i.e. cheapest) way to travel to beppu from england?

      should i go via Dubai and then somewhere like Osaka to get a train to kyushu/beppu? any suggestions are welcome

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2007 at 5:28 AM