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Me and my family are planning to go to Japan in mid January. Mostly we'll be staying at Tokyo, other than Tokyo are there any side trips near Tokyo that you suggest ? (maybe smwhere that has ryokans/onsen)

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

There is no shortage of places for day trips - Nikko, Hakone, the Fuji 5 Lakes area, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, Izu, Kamamura/Enoshima, Kawagoe, Takao, Okutama, Yokohama, the Ushiku Great Buddha, Nokogiriyama, Minakami, Showa Kinen Park, and more. There are regional rail passes you can get for nearly al...

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Answered over 1 year ago

Me and my family are planning to go to Japan in mid January. Mostly we'll be staying at Tokyo, other than Tokyo are there any side trips near Tokyo that you suggest ? (maybe smwhere that has ryokans/onsen)

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

How about Atami ? From Tokyo, if you take shinkansen, it takes about 30 to 50 mins depends on type of shinkansen.Even with rapid train, you can arrive in 2 hours. Atami is one of oldest and most famous onsen place around Tokyo.Like my parents went there for their honeymoon. :) I have been this su...

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I am going to oirase gorge from Aomori for a day trip. The first bus would reach oirase gorge at abt 10am and the last bus leaves at 4pm. Is it sufficient to enjoy oirase gorge and lake towada? Should I stay the night?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

The Oirase walk is about 13.5 km long - which is about 8½ miles. Even if you were to walk it one way and take the bus back, that would leave next to no time to see Lake Towada. So if you are going to take the trouble to go there, an overnight would make more sense.You also don't say anything abou...

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Answered over 1 year ago

I am going to oirase gorge from Aomori for a day trip. The first bus would reach oirase gorge at abt 10am and the last bus leaves at 4pm. Is it sufficient to enjoy oirase gorge and lake towada? Should I stay the night?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

I have been to Oirase Gorge in winter and we drove all the way to Aomori and spent a night there, because it seemed like there were not much things to do at night. It would be a nice idea to stay if you would like star watching or early morning hike. 

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Answered over 1 year ago

Looking for recommendations for Guides in Japan

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Hi, Well first, you really don't need any guides at all - you can do it yourself and avoid a lot of problems by doing your research ahead of time and knowing where to go. The Matsushima area near Ishinomaki is known as one of Japan's traditional Top 3 most beautiful places. Ishinomaki was per...

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Answered over 1 year ago

Town with Koi in Street canal

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

In Tokyo, I know there is the river alongside of park where you can see Koi. Here is the place. (sorry I could not find the site in English) https://www.gotokyo.org/jp/kanko/bunkyo/spot/10069.html But the river is far from park and you can not watch close by. So I inform some park a...

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Answered over 1 year ago

Where is the best location for sightseeing in Tohoku during winter ?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Tohoku will be covered with snow so there are many beautiful places.One of the most famous winter sights would be Mt. Hakkoda. It's a great ski mountain if you do skiing or snowboarding. Even if you don't, you can climb up all the way to the top with gondola and you can see frost-covered trees.ht...

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