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      Japan Nov 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM

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      Japan Nov 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

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      Osaka Dec 2, 2016 at 1:31 AM

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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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    • Best location for hiking in the Japanese Alps

      by Andrea_C_89 Online Now May 25, 2016 at 1:34 PM

      I am going to travel to Japan in August (staying there for 10 days). I will land in Tokyo, which I have already visited in the past. This time I would like to visit the Japanese Alps, among other places. I am planning to spend 3 to 6 days there (not sure yet). What I am looking for is some small town / location in the mountains that:
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      Andrea from Italy

      2 Answers Jun 1, 2016 at 5:49 PM
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      Visiting this week end ( Early October )

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      Cherry blossom?

      by owyewwah Online Now 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
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      Chuo Taxi Shuttle b/w Matsumoto and Tokyo’s Airports

      by Melanie_Putra Online Now 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

      by Melanie_Putra Online Now 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
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      Matsumoto and the Alps

      by milapinski Online Now 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????????

      by Pixiekatten Online Now 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