Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by chainbolt, May 29, 2012.
Ah i wondered about this too. cheers
Also if you are in Osaka there is a german christmas market
Awesome i will be in Osaka actually before going to Tokyo for NYE
Off to Japan in early september, lining up everything right now, looks like 4 days tokyo, fukoaka, kyoto and around the place.
Just need to find a way to get to himeji castle and back to kyoto in one day
Should be as easy as a quick Shinkansen ride to Himeji and walk/bus it to the castle, then back.
Check Google Maps and/or Hyperdia for exact times/prices etc.
It's an easy walk from the train station to Himeji from what I recall. They do get tourist buses but it a big castle to walk around in.
Can Kyoto basically be done in 2 days?
Travelling around Japan with limited days and time.
Looking to leave Osaka on the 17th of October (so arrive in Kyoto approximately 12:00-1:30pm?).
Osaka/Kyoto: 17th October
Kyoto: 18th October
Kyoto/Hakone: 19th October
Hope this makes sense. Need ideas what to do in Kyoto. Girlfriends birthday is also on the 17th so when we arrive I need ideas what to do, eat and make it special I guess. TIA
How hard or easy do you want to take it?
light lunch @ kyoto station
Yasaka Shrine & area
Gion / Shimbashi
I don't wanna half arse stuff but its also my first time. Japan ain't going anywhere so there will always be a second trip. Just this trip I've got 13 days in Japan to make the most of it and doing a mix up of Tokyo > Osaka > Kyoto and POSSIBLY Hakone for Hotsprings.
But if it means missing out a couple things in Kyoto I'm not too fussed. As long as I get to see the major tourist spots.
When I get the chance I'll post up sort of an itinerary of what I've got already booked and sorted. But a quick idea.
Flying into Narita Airport on the 10th October (Land 6:30pm) > Leaving Narita back to Australia on the 22nd October (8:30pm flight)
So far I've booked accommodation for:
10th > 13th (Shibuya) - Check out 13th in the morning and planning to catch a plane to Osaka at the Kansai Airport. So should get there approximately 2-3pm.
13th > 17th (Osaka) - Check out 18th in the morning then planning to go Kyoto by standard public transport.
Need to fill out the rest from the 17th to the 22nd. Factoring in transit times etc. I want to be able to go Hotsprings potentially in Hakone/Mt Fuji (either one) and then back in Tokyo before our flight back on the 22nd.
You could see some of the key elements in Kyoto if well planned.
Kyoto is broken into 4 main tourist districts so you want to be quite focused on the elements you want to see (rather than just getting stuck in the 1 district):
The video on this page will give you some good ideas.
turns out my citibank card is expired.
will be using my commonwealth card
$5 transaction fee and 3% withdrawal.
Try their travel card, it's not so bad.
to late, i fly out tonight.
have fun brah!
Ive booked flights to Japan and accomodation in Japan and rail passes. However now due to NK I might have to cancel everything.
Do you have insurance? when is the trip? Don't cancel anything based on a bunch of politicians waving their fists at each other, seriously. If shit hits the fan, don't board, but otherwise, just go about your daily life.
I'll be in Tokyo in November. I won't be canning anything.
Yeah end of Nov early Dec.
Insurance is from credit card, should I buy extra?
why? ... anything happening is highly exremely unlikely...
Check the fine print on the policy, and see what cancellations it covers. It's good to be prepared, but don't go mad over it. NK fist waving is nothing new, sadly, Trump is waving his fist too, which makes it all even more stupid, but it should all calm down soon, until the next cycle.
So the insurance will cover things I've already paid before getting the insurance? Hmmmmmm I was reading some and it's only for illness or such not for "change of mind" stuff.