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    Seek out all the old castles - Imperial palace in Tokyo, Himeji, Osaka, Hiroshima, etc. travel by train and get a JR rail pass. Go to the Japanese Alps, Nagano, go north to Hokkaido, ski if there in winter, hike up to mt.Fuji, visit Kyoto and Nara, go south to Kyushu and see the sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima, best views of volcanos is mt. Nakadake, which has the largest caldera in the world. Go for a hike there around the caldera if the sulphurous gases allow. So much to do. Eat sushi at Tokyo's tsukiji fish market, stay in an Onsen, eat great pastries and drink amazingly good Italian coffee, drink Japanese green tea. Hope the helps. Get a copy of LP Japan and read up! over 5 years ago

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    Do your homework on the computer.
    The above reply is good.
    It depends on how much time and how much money you have. The JR Rail pass is not cheap but is a good option. Bus/Coach travel is cheaper. Accommodation is not cheap either. You can stay at backpackers for about $30/night and then pay whatever you can afford above that level. The people are ultra friendly and will try to assist even if there is a language barrier. over 5 years ago

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    Thanks I will remember to do those things when I go to Japan. over 5 years ago

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    Just remember to get a Japan rail pass BEFORE you arrive!

    I'd suggest:

    - Miyajima just south of Hiroshima
    - beautiful Kyoto (of course)

    Check my blog posts, photos & other answers on the subject over 5 years ago

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    I'd recommend Kyoto and Yokohama over 5 years ago

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    Use the train to go as many places as you can afford- Hiroshima, Kobe, Himeji, Osaka. There's a great craft museum in Osaka and the world's only anime museum. I'm no fan but its really cool! Do sake and brewery tours. Find a tea house or a garden - they are lots of times on castle grounds. Do all the castles!!! Oh, and you have to go to Nara. The deer are so friendly and odd. And try to find a fish market - it's like being in your own Travel Channel show. over 5 years ago

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    Try and include a stay in one of buddhist temples. We stayed in one at Koyasan and it was one of the highlights of our trip. dont be put off by the travel instructions on how to get there. It sounds hard but is really easy on public transport. normal train, connecting train (cable car) up the mountain, then a local bus is waiting for you. Well worth it, cant recommend it highly enough ! over 5 years ago

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    I plan on going to Japan south korea and philippines from toronto or detroit best way to do this least expensive way

    Thanks Terry over 5 years ago

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