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Japan Itinerary. HELP!

over 8 years ago about Japan

Hi Guys, I'll be travelling to Japan next month and will be staying there for 10 days. I'm already planning my itinerary but I really don't know where to start. Could you guys help and give me some recommendation like "must see places" in Japan? I'm not sure if i'm gonna take a package tour or not. I know it's more expensive but having an english speaking guide would be a tremendous help. The package tour takes you to these six cities in Japan (Day 1 Osaka, Day 2 Koyasan, Day 3- 4 Hiroshima, Day 5- 6 Kyoto, Day 7 Hakone & Mt. fuji and Day 8- 9 Tokyo). Please note that you can opt to do the tour in reverse. So not sure which place is better as a starting point of the trip, Osaka or Tokyo? I'll arrive a day early before the tour starts. I really need help. Thanks a lot!

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    The tour looks pretty good but i would also add in Kamakura if you can. It is second to Kyoto in terms of temples and is about an hour out of Yokohama. over 8 years ago

    Answered by Lucas Rose via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Thanks for reminding me! I'm planning to see Kamakura as a sidetrip from Tokyo but you see I only have two days and there's so many things to do in Tokyo, I have like 30- 45 places that i want see in Tokyo and all of them are a priority. lol over 8 years ago

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    If i'm gonna take the package tour that means i only have two days to explore Tokyo. Do you think it's enough to see and enjoy Tokyo? Thanks a bunch! over 8 years ago

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    Hi Michael
    Here my suggestion
    3 days kyoto 2 days koyasan 1 or 2 days Kamakura and Tokyo
    in my opinion is better to visit less places but enjoy them, as englishs say:
    take it easy
    have a nice trip over 8 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I'd definitely suggest you aim to do less!

    If you are going to Kyoto, you don't need to do Kamakura.

    I'd suggest the following:
    - 3 days in and around Kyoto temples
    - Hiroshima (and Miyajima!)
    - you have to take a true Japanese Onsen hot spring in all it's nude glory, so perhaps a day in Izu.
    - remaining days in Tokyo (I think if you are going to focus on one city, then Tokyo is better than Osaka.

    There is loads to do, see, and feel in Japan, far more than you can squeeze into one trip, so focus your time and savor and enjoy what you do do. over 8 years ago

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    Thanks guys for the help. Planning a trip to Japan can be overwhelming. I need to take it easy as i don't want this to be like an "Amazing Race” kind of trip. Ha! over 8 years ago

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    I'm planning to go for DIY instead of a package tour. Aside from a 7 day railway pass, is there any other cards that i need to purchase to go around tokyo, kyoto, hiroshima and osaka...something like a day pass? Thank you! over 8 years ago

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    Osaka is a business city. There are a few sights, but Kyoto is far more interesting. over 8 years ago

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