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11. Posted by SA-Tokyo (Budding Member 30 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I recomend Tokyo sight seeing spots.

  • Asakusa area
  • Ueno area
  • Meiji-jingu ("Jingu" means shrine) near harajuku station or Meiji-jingu station.
  • Shinjuku area

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Oct-2009, at 21:08 by SA-Tokyo ]

12. Posted by layla1915 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

if we are in japan for 7nights. 2 of them will be mainly travelling from it worth while buying a jr railpass? or just paying for train passes whilest we are there?:)

13. Posted by SA-Tokyo (Budding Member 30 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!
  • Meiji-Jingu

If you visit "Meiji-Jingu" , you 'd better go there on Saturday or Sunday.

Meiji-Jingu is one of the most famous places for traditional Japanese wedding.
So if you go there on weekends , I think you can see couple with "Kimono" for wedding.

"Kimono" is traditonal Japanese clothes.
For wedding one is special

  • Ameyoko (Near Ueno station)

It is funny place if you go on weekdays evening or weekends noon or evening.
You can see many fish & vegitable & Fruit....and so on.
It is kind of market.

If you go there in the morning. it is not exciting , I think.
Because not so many people , so all shop staffs are so calm.....

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14. Posted by m1ket (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

This is a plan myself and a friend are doing in early november (after advise from someone who lived there for 2 years)

Hakone (Stay in Ryokan) - (1st day of 7 day rail pass)
Himeji /Hiroshima
Koyasan (Stay in a temple)
Koyasan To tokyo/osaka (Last day of rail pass)

He also told me this ..

There is a national holiday on the 3rd Nov so would recommend booking accom in advance for the few days leadng up to this as will be a long weekend. Also recommended to book in advance to stay at Koyasan.

He also passed on a what to do/where to go in tokyo guide ill try to find it!

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Oct-2009, at 18:20 by m1ket ]

15. Posted by rantan (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I stayed in a hotel and a hostel in Tokyo. The hotel isn't necessarily the cheapest for two - we were travelling in a group of 6, so the room cost split nicely. It was great though - traditional style rooms, brilliant free breakfast and very central. It's called Hotel Edoya, and it pops up in Google easily, so I won't post the link.

The hostel was called Asakusa Hostel Toukaisou. Very nice, reasonably small place - I was in a shared room, so I can't really speak for the security in the dorms, but the rooms have secure locks on. Just a couple minutes walk from the underground which connected easily to the JR lines so it was really easy to get anywhere. And of course, just a couple streets away from the main Asakusa area - pretty gates, great little shops and countless food places which are very reasonably priced!

For 'have to see' in Tokyo, I'd recommend Akihabara, if you have any interest at all in electronics, games, anime and the like. It's awesome!

I also agree with the trip to Nikko - it's absolutely beautiful :) We day-tripped to Nara as well, which is also very scenic - and has deer :D

16. Posted by layla1915 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi to All who have helped out with japan travelling tips,:) you have all been extremely helpful. i believe we will be having so much fun that 7 days will fly by. means we will have to go again to see kyoto...etc. for anyone who has been to mt fuji advise booking it here in Australia, or when we get there?thanks again for all your help:)

17. Posted by footsteps (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

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