Answered almost 3 years ago

Which park/garden that has blossoming flower in July?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

There are numerous parks and gardens in Tokyo and the Kanto area. One of the very best is the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki. There is also the Showa Kinen Koen, Koishikawa Botanical Garden, Nikko Botanical Garden, Ashikaga Flower Park, and in Chiba there is the Keisei Rose Garden, Mother Farm, ...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

How to get to Hakone?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

The best money saving and hassle free way is the Hakone Free Pass, if you plan to see all the sights in the area. You can take the Odakyu train from Shinjuku, or if you have a JR Pass or Tokyo Wide Pass, you can take a JR train to Odawara and get the pass there.The Loop Course is a common way to ...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

I will be visiting Tokyo and planning for a 2D1N trip to Hakone and would like to have Mt.Fuji view as well. However I noticed it's about 1hr journey between Hakone & Kawaguchiko. Also saw there is Fuji-Hakonepass. Need advise on this.

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Hi,Not sure what the question is. You could spend 1 day in Hakone and a day at the Fuji 5 Lakes. If so, the Fuji Hakone Pass is a good way to save money. As for the view of Fuji, a lot depends on the weather and it is notorious for being uncooperative. Best chances to see it clearly are in the au...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

I would like to check if it is wise to purchase Jr Pass 7 Days? Can i check where can i go if we like to go strawberry picking?

Toraneko Toraneko, Lived in Japan

Hi...is that your entire itinerary? Are you returning to Tokyo or leaving Japan through KIX?Given what you write, you are not  traveling enough to make a JR Pass pay off. For Hakone, you can save some money with a Hakone Free Pass. If you can't use a JR Pass to save money, you could use a Kansai ...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

How to get to Hakone?

ERI ERI, Living in Japan

Hi, I would take Odakyu line from Shinjuku as it would be the most convenient way. 

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Answered almost 3 years ago

How to get to Hakone?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

It depends on where you are, but if you are from Tokyo, then you have 4 main ways to get Hakone.1. Limited Express "Romancecar"  From Shinjuku to Hakone-Yumoto takes about 85 minutes about 2100JPY <<-- recommended!2. Local train You need to change the lines, but it is the most reasonable way to g...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

Am I able to visit Osaka Castle and go to Nara to Todaji Temple and see the deers in one day? Also are we able to hire a local guide to take us there. We will be staying at Universal Port Hotel

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

Yes, that is possible! Between Osaka Castle and Nara Todaji Temple is only 35 km distance. You can take a cab or bus between these sightseeing points.And you can find the guide in the local or non-local travel agent. They will arrange the tour with a guide. 

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I would like to check if it is wise to purchase Jr Pass 7 Days? Can i check where can i go if we like to go strawberry picking?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

It seems like you are going to travel a lot around Japan. Japan Rail Pass is worth it if you are traveling long distances and using Shinkansen (bullet trains). The one-way ticket of Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto costs about 13,000 yen. Strawberry picking usually open from January but "Grandberry...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

We will be in Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo during Christmas and NewYear. Tokyo,29-2. We were told that everything's closed during that time in Tokyo. First time ever in Japan and doesn't want to miss anything just because we picked the wrong time of travelling.

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Not exactly everything.  Most of the privately owned restaurants and bars may be closed around 30 December to 3 January. It really depends on the restaurant/bars so it is very hard to say which one is open and which one is closed. If you have particular places you want to go, you should check i...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

Can I check will there be any train service avaliable after the countdown? is there any hatsumode in osaka on 1st Jan 2018?

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

Hatsumode means "the first visit to the shrine in the year". So it's not something available or not, your first visit to the shrine will be called "Hatsumode". Some shrines have special events during new years, such as distributing amazake drinks, music performances, etc, but it depends on shrine...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

What are the must see sights in Tokyo?

Goro Goro, Lived in Japan

I was born and grow up in tokyo. So I’ve never thought about sightseeing in tokyo. But.. last summer I visited Tokyo skytree with my European friends and .. it was wonderful !!!There are often nice events so please check it out !http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/If it is too complicated to arrange book...

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Answered almost 3 years ago

What should we do / where should we go in Osaka during the new year period?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

How about Universal Countdown Party of Universal Studios Japan? They have the special pass for the New Year Eve and you can use the Party Pass for 26 hours long! There will be the great fireworks too! It is the must visit place if you are in Osaka for the New Year Eve!http://www.usj.co.jp/e/

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Answered almost 3 years ago

best places to visit

Ako Ako, Living in Japan

I would like to recommend visiting Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto. (http://inari.jp/en/) 1,000 torii is very famous and you will be able to feel you are in mysterious world. If you like Japanese traditional sweets (Wagashi), you can try to eat daifuku at Inari Futaba.

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Answered almost 3 years ago

what to see for an anniversary trip

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

You should definitely experience nature in Japan :)Especially snow is going to be very beautiful in winter. Visit around Hokkaido, maybe Biei/Furano area or snow hike in Oirase Gorge in Aomori. The snowy places are so quiet and romantic. 

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Answered almost 3 years ago

what are the kid friendly places

Mari Takahashi Mari Takahashi, Living in Japan

There are many kid-friendly places in Tokyo.Amusement parks, aquarium, Kid-o-kid, kidzania, fast food and family restaurants, etc.This article may help you:  https://hubjapan.io/articles/best-attractions-activities-in-tokyo-for-children-to-enjoy

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Answered almost 3 years ago

Monkey Sauna resort near Tokyo in late December?

Norman Norman, Lived in Japan

That should be Jigokudani Yaen-koen in Nagano. You can get there about 2 hours and a half by the train from Tokyo. The best season is between December and March, so you will be there for the best season. http://en.jigokudani-yaenkoen.co.jp/

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