Answered about 1 year 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...

Answered about 1 year 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 ...

Answered about 1 year 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...

Answered about 1 year 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. 

Answered about 1 year 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?

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...

Published about 1 year ago

20 Best Things To Do and Discover in Ikebukuro That’s Worth Your Visit

20 Best Things To Do and Discover in Ikebukuro That’s Worth Your Visit

It’s not the most popular area to visit among tourists in Tokyo, but Ikebukuro in the city’s northwestern corner certainly is not without its share of hidden gems and amazing attractions to offer. From shopping to anime, this busy district is an ideal destination for those who seek quirky enterta...

Answered about 1 year 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...

Answered over 1 year 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...

Answered over 1 year 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.

Answered over 1 year 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. 

Answered over 1 year 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