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Japan in 3 weeks

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Japan in 3 weeks

Hi,

Me and my boyfriend are going to Japan for 3 weeks in August and I don't really know how to start planning the trip. We would like to travel around and see not just the cities but also the nature a bit. Is it worth buying the 14 days Rail Pass? What would be your recommendations - how many days should we spend in Tokyo, Kyoto etc. Is it worth going hiking in the mountains? Is there anything we should do or avoid in August? Thanks for any help!

Anna

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1. Re: Japan in 3 weeks

Do we also need to buy a Regional Pass? And what do you think about the Seishun 18 Kippu? Is it considered safe to do Couchsurfing in Japan?

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2. Re: Japan in 3 weeks

What passes, if any, you get depend on your itinerary down to each day. Without this information, it is impossible to give you a meaningful answer.

The Seishun 18 means you can only take local or rapid trains, thus increasing your travel times significantly over long distances. It's your decision to make based on cost vs time.

I have heard of people using CS before. While Japan is generally safe, I don't think any of us can guarantee your safety 100% anywhere, especially using CS.

Generally useful sites:

http://www.japan-guide.com (what to see and do)

http://www.hyperdia.com (train fares and schedule)

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3. Re: Japan in 3 weeks

While I agree with Sammyfloyd's comments that it is hard to advise without more information, I think it is safe to say that in general, if you are planning to travel around Japan alot in a couple of weeks, it is far less expensive and more convenient to have a 14 day JR pass.

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