Must see places in Japan?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by wicket, May 26, 2008.

  1. vic2rp

    vic2rp Active Member

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    I also think that Tokyo's subway is not as efficient as hong kong's or singapore's. You have to get out of the station sometimes when you want to transfer to another line.
     
  2. Somnambulist

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    Thanks for the travel tips. We will have a short family vacation in Osaka this December :)
     
  3. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    must have, pocket wifi + google maps app

    i recommend kyoto to include in your itinerary :)
     
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    whats your recomended itinerary on kyoto?
     
  5. bhoyetjumpay

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    kyoto escapade one day only (in order)

    bamboo forest (arashiyama)
    golden pavilion (kinkaku-ji)
    silver pavilion (ginkaku-ji)
    fushimi inari-taisha
    gion district


     
  6. catmik

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    Not as convenient maybe, but still very efficient
     
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  7. psymd1

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    next planned destination, time to do research :)
     
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    This is a very exciting part of a trip. :) planning... Of where to's and what to do in thoses places. :)
     
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    for 1st time tour to Japan, which city should be considered?
     
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    Hi sir don2003, it depends on the number of days you plan to stay and tour around japan. But You can consider, Osaka then Kyoto and Nara and of course Tokyo. :)
     
  11. DON2003

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    siguro for a week only, no idea where to starts, where to recommend to land and baka may itinerary where to stay with places to visit just for a taste of Japan.
     
  12. imart

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    i stayed in Osaka with regrets. best is to set base and spend more time in kyoto which is very rich in historical and cultural experiences. set out only to osaka for about 3 days to enjoy the universal studios, shopping and other sites.
     
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    Will be staying for 4 whole days in Osaka next month (days 1 and 6 are for the flights). 1 whole day already reserved for USJ. How would you recommend splitting the 3 days between Osaka and Kyoto? What restaurants should I try?
     
  14. tomangelo

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    Will be on Nagoya by next month, hopefully if the Visa will be approved. *crosses fingers*

    I'll be going to Osaka for USJ and tour Kyoto also as advised by others. Is it recommended for me to go as far as Tokyo? I have 1 week for my trip. Any advice?
     
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    You can go as far as Tokyo :) Your iti should be Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Kyoto and then im assuming back to Nagoya? Buy a JR pass para sulit :)
     
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    Day 1 Osaka sight seeing
    Day 2 USJ
    Day 3 Kyoto
    Day 4 Nara/Kyoto

    :)
     
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  17. tomangelo

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    How much is the rough estimate considering this itinerary? JR pass is for tourist right? My gf is working there so it's impossible for her to get that ticket.

    For Immigration in NAIA, are they strict in terms of your purpose there? Since we already have the visa, do they still check additional documents like Certificate of Employment, Itinerary, Plane tickets roundtrip, hotel accomodation and etc?
     
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    If you have a free day in Tokyo, consider a day trip to Lake Kawaguchiko. It's a magical place, even if Fuji-san doesn't reveal itself.
     
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    in regards to immigration, they don't check additional documents and to be sure just bring 2 or more valid ids (since most of us always bring valid ids in our wallet).
     
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