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I need help to plan a 6D4N itinerary~ arrival at Tokyo

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I need help to plan a 6D4N itinerary~ arrival at Tokyo

Hi,

My husband and I are planning to visit Japan for our first time this October.

Arrival on 2/10/13 (night)

Depart on 07/10/13 (evening)

I was browsing thru the train system and I REALLY find it confusing! We have not found a hotel yet as we do not know where to start from? I find the traditional japanese guest houses , ryoto? really interesting.

Is my stay long enough to go out of Tokyo as well?

I would really really appreciate if anyone could help come up with a itinerary. We are travelling on a budget.

Thank you so much!

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1. Re: I need help to plan a 6D4N itinerary~ arrival at Tokyo

Please start by doing some research at www.japan-guide.com for ideas. The site has some suggested itineraries.

Since you're on a budget, I would stay in Tokyo the entire time and consider a day trip or two.

No need to be intimidated by the train system. It's not as complicated as it seems.

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3. Re: I need help to plan a 6D4N itinerary~ arrival at Tokyo

Once you get to Tokyo, you will see how easy it is to use the transportation systems. They are all very well organized and signs are usually helpful. So don't worry about that. I agree with the previous post that staying in Tokyo makes the most sense for your relatively short visit.

You might enjoy a day trip out to Kamakura. There are several quite famous, beautiful temples to see including Hasedera and the Great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple.

A previous post noted the Japan Guide site. Here are a couple more sites that will help you get started with your planning:

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/tokyo

http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

Once you know more about what you want to see, and what interests you, post again on this forum and you will get lots of help.

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4. Re: I need help to plan a 6D4N itinerary~ arrival at Tokyo

This question comes up a lot. Most people will recommend Shinjuku or Shibuya as both have lots of trains going in any direction and are good for nightlife and convenience. However, it all depends on your budget. If you look at a map of the JR trains in Tokyo, the green circle line (Yamanote line) is one of the main lines to get around - if you are along there you will be fine. The link to Japan-guide.com has a hotel guide: http://www.japan-guide.com/hotels/tokyo.html

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5. Re: I need help to plan a 6D4N itinerary~ arrival at Tokyo

Thank you for useful information!

We will definitely check out the websites suggested.

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