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    • I found many informations about Okinawa

      Okinawa 28 minutes ago


      Many Okinawa tourism brochures here :

      You can buy Okinawa food on this shop (worldwide shipping) :

      Beautiful Okinawa photo calendar :

      Good trip !

    • Drifting ice

      Sapporo Oct 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      Is it worth to plan walking on drifting ice or is it just a tourist trap?

    • Drifting ice

      Sapporo Oct 19, 2016 at 12:40 PM

      Is it worth to plan walking on drifting ice or is it just a tourist trap?

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      Day trip to visit snow monkey Park near Nagano from Kyoto or Tokyo?

      Tokyo Yesterday

      I will be staying in both places.I s it possible to visit the park as a day trip from either or Tokyo?


    • Need some advice on where to go for Tokyo and Osaka (26 October to 6 November 2016)

      Japan Oct 17, 2016 at 12:54 AM

      Hi, a group of 8 of us (4 kids from 7 - 15 years old) are travelling on 26 October to 6 November 2016 to Tokyo and Osaka. We will fly in to Tokyo till 1 November and therefore Osaka. Some of the places we would like to visit are :-
      Tokyo - Asakusa, Disney Sea, Mt. Fuji, Aquarium, Ginza & Harajuku shopping streets
      Osaka - Universal Studios, Instant Ramen Museum

      Can anyone of you advice/suggest where else can I visit or plan any itinerary please....thank you in advance :)

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      Transit at Sengakuji Station

      Tokyo Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 PM


      I need to go from Asakusabashi Station to Haneda Airport. I have already checked Hyperdia and see there are direct as well as some that require 1 transit at Sengakuji Station, ie:

      Can anyone help to clarify about the change of train at Sengakuji please? I see only 1 minute wait. Is the change at the same platform or the platform across?
      I would try to catch the direct train from Asakusabashi to Haneda of cause, but just in case..

      Thanks, Mel

    • Luggage storage at Nagoya Train station

      Nagoya Sep 26, 2016 at 6:19 PM

      I need to store my luggage for 5 days in Nagoya station. May I know is this service available in Nagoya station?

    • Suggestions on Itinerary

      Hokkaido Oct 4, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      Hi fellow VTs,
      I need help in your views. I be travelling with grp of 4 (2 couples). We be travelling to Japan nxt yr late march - early April (14 days). This will be our 1st trip to Japan. We have booked a return flight to New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido. Our plan was to travel to Tokyo first then head up back north to Hokkaido. I understand that the Japan Rail Pass is valid for the Shinkanse from Hakodate to Tokyo. As we are most likely to purchase the 7 days pass, we will only be in Tokyo for 7 days then head back up to Hokkaido where we plan to base ourselves at Sapporo.
      (1)Once arrived, how do we travel from New Chitose Airport to Hakidote? Via train/bus.. how long & how much?
      (2)For Hokkaido, is there any similar travel pass like Japan Rail pass? Is it well connected.. If yes, how much?
      (3) Any suggestion on places of interest for Hokkaido. We are nature loving people. We love sightseeing around mountains, villages etc. I heard that Hokkaido has one of the beautiful villages in Japan. Is it true..? If yes is it easily accessible via bus/train.

      Sorry to trouble u with these question. We are open to any suggestions and can't wait to hear from u guys.
      Thank you in advance.

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      from Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo-eki Kita-guchi to NHK Bldg by Toho Subway Line

      Sapporo Oct 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM


      We need to travel with heavy luggage from Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Sapporo-eki Kita-guchi to NHK Bldg by Toho Subway Line.

      Sapporo Toho Line Subway Station
      I know the nearest exit at Sapporo Station to the hotel is exit 16. However, that just has stairs. Is there any route via Paseo or JR Tower Hotel Nikko which we can use whereby we won't be encountering any stairs on the way to the subway station?

      NHK Bldg
      When I searched Google Street View I saw an exit very near the TV Tower with an elevator (Northwest corner of the Odori Park section where the tower stands). However, I can't seem to find the exit number.. Thus, I won't know which exit to use from within the station.

      Would anyone be ably to assist by directing us to the nearest Toho Line's exits with escalator/elevator at both the Sapporo Toho Line Subway Station and Odori Toho Line Subway Station, please?
      Secondly, would appreciate if anyone can post the links to the layout maps of Toho Line Sapporo and Odori Stations, please?
      We are hoping to be able to travel between these two places easily and quickly with our trolley bags, without encountering any stairs..

      Tq, Mel

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      Seven days by rail in Japan

      Japan Sep 26, 2016 at 12:39 PM

      My wife and I are spending seven days in Japan, the last week in October. We arrive at Tokyo Haneda early morning on 25 October and fly out of Fukuoka (to Seoul) on 1 or 2 November. In between we'd like to travel with a rail pass and visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Hiroshima, but we'd also like to see some unspoilt and perhaps less visited parts of Japan's countryside, assuming we would have time. Any suggested itineraries?
      We have both been to Tokyo before, separately and briefly, but have not seen anything of the rest of the country.

    • public transport from Haneida Airport to City Centre of Tokyo

      Tokyo Sep 25, 2016 at 8:06 PM

      Hi everyone, I will arrive Haneida airport very late evening almost 1am. Is there any public transit bus to the hotel in city centre?

      Any budget hotels recommend to stay for 2 people

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      11 visiting days How much time in Tokyo and Kyoto?

      Tokyo Oct 22, 2016 at 11:18 AM

      Hi, this will be my first trip to Japan. I would like to stay primarily in Tokyo, I think, in a hostel, but want to see Kyoto. I want to see old architecture and gardens, as well as museums, etc. I also want to see Modern Tokyo too, but am not sure how much time I should spend in each city, as I am limited on time.

      Also, any suggested day trips? I like to visit large cities, but then contrast them with a day trip to a smaller more traditional place.


    • Tokyo to Kyoto

      Tokyo Oct 4, 2016 at 8:27 AM

      I will be arriving in Japan first week of November. Our travel plans include seeing Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone and Kyoto.
      I have been reading about the JRPass. Which pass should be purchased? Would it be worth it?
      Also, are there any apps that you would recommend downloading prior to our trip? Any Maps? To help get around

    • Japan Winter Trip Itinerary 2016 Help

      Japan Sep 29, 2016 at 8:50 AM

      Hi All!

      I would like to visit japan on mid february 2017 for 10 days with my BF.
      And i want to visit Tokyo, Fuji Q, Shirakawa-go, Zao onsen in yamagata for snow boarding, and will fly back to my hometown from tokyo.
      I still confused to arrange the itinerary. But I will buy JPrail pass for 7 days, so to go to that place i will use shinkansen.

      Day 1: arrived at haneda in the morning, tokyo sightseeing
      Day 2: go to fuji Q and heading back to tokyo
      Day 3: Tokyo disney sea
      Day 4: Shirakawago, I dont think its possible to do return trip from tokyo to shirakawago (or it is possible?)
      Day 5: Heading to Tokyo
      Day 6: Yamagata - Zao, return to tokyo
      Day 7: Kyoto
      Day 8: Kyoto, return to tokyo
      Day 9: Tokyo
      Day 10: Going back home

      I think my itinerary is messed up, isnt it?
      Any suggestion for this winter trip?

    • Itinerary & general cost of living

      Tokyo Oct 1, 2016 at 1:39 AM

      Thinking of doing a stop over in Japan Dec/Jan 207/2018 - going via Japan to New Zealand with NZ airlines - on the bucket list for 2 wrinklies!!

      Want to see Narito/Hanenko/Kyoto and was thinking of remaining in Tokyo and doing day excursions even though they're long and expensive - Not into hiking/walking cable cars/ropeways excludes many of the Mt Fuji Haven't got the confidence to explore on our own given the language probs - just want to see and experience some of the culture - but definitely no reptiles/snakes as I've got a big phobia - don't mind doing a reasonable amount of walking. Looking at Viator & City Discovery Tours ? - used Viator before

      We've also heard horror stories about the cost of living - so we thought that by booking hotels a year out on a free [cancellation basis we'd do a reasonable price - will only stay in hotels with ensuite, but what about food? Anything food that is simple and cheap would be acceptable - quite happy to eat in McDs for a few days to keep prices down

      All suggestions much appreciated - know it's a long way off but there is so much planning to do which I will find loads of fun - hoping to slot in Singapore & Hong Kong - kids watch your inheritance disappear!!

    • Touring in Nikko

      by Saeed85 Online Now Jan 27, 2016 at 8:37 PM

      I am traveling to Japan in April and I plan to visit Nikko for one day, I have 2 children under 3 years old so is it better to rent a car or go by bus to the lakes and waterfall??!

      4 Answers Feb 4, 2016 at 4:22 PM
    • edomura and temples

      by DaphneL Online Now Nov 13, 2014 at 11:17 PM

      Is it possible to visit Edomura and Nikko's temples in a day trip?

      1 Answer Nov 26, 2014 at 3:01 AM
    • recommended to go Nikko in January?

      by raingoh Online Now Oct 24, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      is it recommended to go Nikko in January? kindly advise...

      4 Answers Oct 28, 2014 at 9:06 AM
    • Daytrip to Nikko

      by jnogen Online Now Oct 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Hello:I'm visiting Nikko October 30, I'd like to know if it's possible to cover Riuzu Waterfall,Toshogu Shrine,Shinkyo Bridge
      in one day and perhaps another place as well.Thanks in advance for any info.

      6 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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      Nikko for new year's eve.. Any authentic restaurant to suggest?

      by smarion Online Now Nov 3, 2012 at 6:14 AM

      Ciao! My husband and I will spend new year's eve in Nikko. We would like to spend it in an authentic japanese restaurant, looking for great food, not looking for parties or fashionabe places. Something real, real japanese style and food. We fear tourist traps by looking at the usual websites... Any suggestion? Grazie, thanks! Mary

      1 Answer Nov 3, 2012 at 8:10 PM
    • Trains to Nikko

      by queue1114 Online Now May 20, 2011 at 11:15 PM

      I find the trains in Japan to be very confusing. I have found an English schedule link online, but it seems to have all the names wrong. Does anyone know (have heard of) the "Nasuno line" that runs between Saitama and Utsunomiya? I think it's the "Bullet" train, but I'm not sure. Also, there is (according to my link) a train that covers 80KM in 12 minutes. Is that for real?

      2 Answers May 21, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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      Nikko mini pass

      by autumn918 Online Now Feb 13, 2011 at 7:04 AM

      Hi fellow VTs,

      Does anyone know much about the Nikko free pass?

      If I purchase a 2 day pass(which include round trip from tokyo), can I stay in Nikko for 2 nights & use the pass for 2 days, & only return to tokyo on the 3rd day?

      6 Answers Feb 14, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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      Nikko travel in 1 day

      by jkmalison Online Now Oct 27, 2010 at 6:40 PM

      I plan to travel in Nikko only one day(3-jan-11).Departure from Asasuka and return arond 19:00.I will purchase Nikko all day pass(4400 yen) ...
      1.There is a train to return at 19:00?
      2.Is it not worth and too short time to travel there only 1 day if I purchase this pass?
      3.I'm from thailand and hope to touch some snow.Is it high possible to see the snow at that time(3-jan).

      5 Answers Oct 28, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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      Tobu Bus Schedules

      by SandiM Online Now Sep 25, 2010 at 9:08 PM

      I`m trying to locate the bus schedule for the bus from the JR train station to Ryuzu Falls for November, and back again to the train station. Can someone assist in locating an english website for the schedules, or (if you can read Japanese) find the information on the website? thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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      Tobu World/ monkey mountains bus service

      by Dean&Vanessa Online Now May 12, 2010 at 3:10 AM


      The Nikko part of our Japan trip is coming together,

      but we were looking at doing Tobu World and the kinugawa hot springs ropeway/monkey mountains.
      The only information that we can find is that monkey mountain is about a 30 minute walk from kinugawa Onsen Station. If we do Tobu World first this will make it a 45 minute walk, which could be painful with a 3 year old.
      We cannot find any bus information to get between the two places.

      Any information will be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance

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      accomodation in Nikko

      by Dean&Vanessa Online Now May 10, 2010 at 3:10 AM


      We think we have decided to have a couple of nights in Nikko. But we are having a nightmare trying to find budget accomodation in Nikko. All the websites are in Japanese. Does anybody know of any budget accomodation near the JR Station or a good English Website that has Nikko accomodation.

      We also have a similar question for Odawara/Hakone.

      Many Thanks

      4 Answers May 10, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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      Tobu World Square?

      by Dean&Vanessa Online Now May 9, 2010 at 3:07 AM

      Has anyone visited Tobu World Square? If so approx how long does it take to venture around and look at all the sights?

      We are wanting to do Nikko in a day trip from Tokyo, but not sure if we will have enough time to do this as well as the temples and waterfalls.

      Any suggestions will be appreciated.

      Thanks in advance!

      2 Answers May 10, 2010 at 3:23 AM
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      Nikko to Nagano

      by frog_duh Online Now Oct 30, 2009 at 1:42 AM


      appreciate if someone could provide info on travelling between Nikko and Nagano (the Monkey hot springs)... I've looked thru the JR East shinkansen and rail maps, can't find any good/convenient way to get from Nikko to Nagano... any direct trains/buses between these 2 places?

      thanks! :)

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2009 at 4:21 AM
    • Question about the Tobu passes

      by maestramele Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 11:21 AM

      I'm arriving in Nikko for 4 days in late October from Utsunomiya, not Tokyo. Can I get an All-Nikko pass to use the unlimited bus rides and just the one-way train back to Tokyo, or would Tobu invalidate my pass if I don't start out from their Asakusa station?

      If I can do this, can I obtain all the necessary pass validations either over the internet or IN Nikko, since I will NOT be going to Tokyo before Nikko. (Am going straight from Narita by bus to Utsunomiya.)
      Hawaii, USA

    • Getting there and moving around.

      by Anjulis Online Now Aug 19, 2009 at 1:48 PM

      Is it possible to get to Nikko from Narita Airport without going through Tokyo?
      Is there, perhaps, a direct bus?

      If I rent a car in Narita, how long it will take me to reach Nikko?

      Does it make sense to rent a car for a day or two in Nikko instead of going by buses to onsens and places to see? Will I have to pay for parking at each place? How much?

      How much does bus cost? Is there such thing as an unlimited day bus pass?

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2009 at 12:12 PM
    • PRIVATE hot spring bath in nikko?

      by jackie_9 Online Now Oct 18, 2008 at 6:02 PM

      Does anyone know any place in Nikko where they have a PRIVATE hot spring bath in the room? Somewhere with a nice view. Can be good for honeymooners too? And if you have any other recommendations for a private hot spring bath not in Nikko, that is also fine with me. Thank you in advance!

      2 Answers Nov 24, 2008 at 3:56 PM
    • Backpacking/Camping/Hiking Opportunities in Nikko

      by mdgsolo Online Now Sep 16, 2008 at 10:49 AM

      Was curious about the possibility of tent camping and or trails in the park or anywhere else in Nikko?

      1 Answer Sep 16, 2008 at 1:04 PM
    • From place to place

      by julieyj Online Now May 1, 2008 at 4:37 AM

      How difficult is it to see all the tourist sights in Nikko without a car and what is the best way to see everything? Also, how can you get to the Teddy Bear House?

      4 Answers May 4, 2008 at 9:55 AM
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      Hiking in Nikko National Park

      by Josilver Online Now Mar 3, 2008 at 8:39 PM


      Is is safe to go hiking in Nikko national park by myself. Are there usually a lot of people around? Is it possible or better to book an organised hiking group in the town?

      Thanks Josilver

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2008 at 2:49 AM
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      Mt Nantai...

      by foxymoxy Online Now Jan 31, 2008 at 5:24 PM

      How do you get out to the foot of the mountain from Nikko?

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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      Tobu World Square

      by foxymoxy Online Now Jan 31, 2008 at 5:04 PM

      my guide book doesn't mention anything about it, neither have i found any info about it on VT...
      how do you get there from Nikko? Is it worth it? Is it doable in a day?
      Any info is highly appreciated!

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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      Nikko accommodation.

      by nizora Online Now Oct 23, 2007 at 7:09 AM

      Could anyone please recommend a hotel or ryokan in a convenient location in Nikko, around 15000 yens for 2 people.
      Many thanks in advance .

      2 Answers Nov 9, 2008 at 12:03 PM
    • One More Time Pension

      by chanshadow Online Now Jun 23, 2007 at 6:43 PM


      Can someone who had been One More Time Pension - Nikko tell me how far it is from JR station and the temples?
      Can we take a bus from JR station to this pension or do we have to take taxi? If so, any idea about the cost?
      Also, how can we access to the temple area from this pension?
      By viewing their web-site, we like their rooms but need to know how we can access to and from JR station and the temple area.
      Thank you so much for your advise.

      2 Answers May 4, 2008 at 9:46 PM
    • World Heritage Pass

      by heymikey Online Now Mar 24, 2007 at 5:59 PM

      I will be getting a Japan Rail Pass and I was just wondering if it would be better to buy the World Heritage Pass for Nikko, or do it on your own using the Japan Railpass to get there and paying for individual tickets at sites?

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      about "dargon falls"?

      by fsefi Online Now Apr 1, 2006 at 1:38 PM

      i am looking for some information about "dragon falls" near nikko/

      1 Answer Apr 1, 2006 at 9:42 PM
    • Nikko Ice festival

      by ymshivaji Online Now Jan 26, 2006 at 5:56 PM

      Hello all,

      Can anyone provide information on Nikko Ice festival? we would like to make it in a day from Nishinasuno. I mean Does the festival actually enjoyed in night? what are the activities.

      One more festival starts in Early Feb. in Nikko please provide info on that as well.

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Mar 12, 2007 at 9:35 PM
    • tornadoes28

      by tornadoes28 Online Now Aug 19, 2005 at 12:01 PM

      Where can I get a list of all the hotels in Nikko? Has any one heard of a small hotel I believe called Hotel Hind & Stagg?

      2 Answers Dec 1, 2005 at 1:38 PM
    • Is there enough time to visit the shrines & Kegon Falls in 1 day?

      by dopey332 Online Now Dec 28, 2003 at 9:34 PM

      I'm visiting Nikko in January and will be there for just 1 day before I return to Tokyo. Is it possible to visit both the shrines and Kegon Falls and still catch the last train (about 5pm) back to Tokyo? I heard the bus ride to Kegon Falls is rather long.

      2 Answers Dec 31, 2003 at 2:59 AM
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      Campgrounds at Nikko

      by Thumbee Online Now Jul 18, 2003 at 6:51 AM

      We're heading for Nikko this weekend. Wanted to know what the campgrounds are like, and if they are actually by Chzenji Lake. We're going camping, so we just thought we'd better know the wheres and whats.... Thanks... thumbee

      2 Answers Aug 11, 2005 at 9:19 AM