Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by chainbolt, May 29, 2012.
Take a picture - it will last forever .
Did anyone go to the Kanamara Matsuri today? Lines were pretty wild, thought the drizzle might have put some travellers off.
Went to a friends liveshow tonight, and ended up meeting an ex-developer from Square Enix. Spent most of his time with the Dragon Quest series and a little on Final Fantasy. Major otaku moment.
I've got my eye on August flights. It's currently ~$965 return with JAL, direct to Narita from Sydney. I'm hoping this price stays for a couple of weeks.
I'd be interested in checking out Hokkaido/Sapporo, and also Fukuoka. Anyone have recommendations for these areas, and getting there from Tokyo/Osaka respectively?
A domestic flight to Hokkaido would be the easiest way up.
The Sapporo Beer Factory/Museum was a nice place to visit if you love your drink.
Me and my friend flew with Skymark from Tokyo to Sapporo in Feb. Fares were pretty cheap.
I would get the Shinkansen to Hokkaido.
Hokkaido has lot's of national parks with some being world heritage areas:
- It is worth visiting Hakodate, including Mount Hakodate and Fort Goryokaku and the Morning Market.
- Sapporo I don't really see anything of interest here in Autumn?
- Just outside of Sapporo is Asahikawa with Asahiyama Zoo which we will be visiting in June/July.
I also plan to go to Shiretoko, Five Lakes, Kamuiwakkayu Falls and shall wing it a bit around this region.
Ueno was just mental -
That was on the Saturday, Sunday was much quieter.
Now the stuff is all down, and many streets got a pink pavement.
Even the waterways look quite pleasant from all the petals.
I thought Yoyogi Koen had a bigger Sakura grove?
I don't think so. Maybe I haven't see all of it in Yoyogi, but Ueno appears to be bigger. Anyway both do not compare with Shinjuku gyoen, it's a real English park with huge lawns, lovely, but you have to pay entrance fee.
Fantastic picture right there
You should see the crowds along Meguro river
I think my plans to see the Sakuras just changed
The good thing is that as chainbolt said everyone is really relaxed, happy and just happy to be alive during hanami.
Also a lot of them are drunk
Yeh that's true. If it was a gathering like that here, it'll lead to drunk fights, glassing, stabbing and rubbish getting thrown everywhere.
Sad but true with a lot of idiots running around on Ice nowadays as well.
Including the girls