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Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

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Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

Hi everybody

I am plan to going to japan with my boyfriend for birthday between 1th - 10 th April 2013. I would like to go to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Mt. Fuji and some where good place to see cherry blossom. I still no idea which town I have to starting first and how long to stop.

Is it enough to traveling in 10 days ?

What's JR pass?

Have to booking a hotel before travel ?

this is my first trip to japan and hopefully I can have more information from here....Thank you for help

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1. Re: Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

10 days is right enough for these 4 places.

JR Pass

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361.html

Early April is one of the most popular tourism week. Hotels in some cities(namely Kyoto) can be booked out far in advance.

http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php

You can fly into NRT-Tokyo and leave out from KIX-Osaka with Jetstar.

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2. Re: Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

Tokyo 4 days (including a day trip to Nikko or Kamakura); Hakone 1 night; Kyoto 4 days (including a day trip to Nara); Osaka 1 day

For this itinerary (pretty standard) a standard JR Pass may or may not break even. You might consider Japanican Shinkansen e-voucher instead.

If you could allow a few more days, you might go to places like Hiroshima/Miyajima, Takayama/Shirakawa-go, Matsumoto/Magome/Tsumago and Nagano. For such itinerary, JR Pass (7 days or 14 days) would be quite mighty.

It is better to book a hotel before you depart.

See JNTO, Japan-Guide, as well as local tourist information websites in English.

For trains, see the official JR Pass site. Also in English.

For train schedules and fares, you might check out Hyperdia.com

For hotels, you might browse Jalan, Rakuten, and Japanican hotel booking sites. (Please Google search for the sites).

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3. Re: Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

Thank you very much for help :)

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4. Re: Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

Japan is amazing, if you can spare a few more days it would be worth it.

I would suggest using the Shinkansen wherever possible. It's much easier than the JR and quicker. If you time it right with the forecasts for the cherry blossoms, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagasaki and Kagoshima are great for viewing. I would suggest:

4 days Toyko

2 days Kyoto

2 days Nagasaki

2 days Okinawa

It's very easy to get around in Japan

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5. Re: Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

Shinkansen are operated by JR.

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6. Re: Need help for 10 days trip in Japan

It's much easier to use than just having the regular JR Pass though

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