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1. Posted by 86Michelle (Budding Member, 6 posts) 5 Jan '10 09:30

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Hi,
I'm going to visit Japan from july till august for 5.5 weeks.
It's my first time going there and ill be going alone.
Ill stay in Tokyo for 2,5 weeks and when my Railway pass gets valid ill travel to Kyoto, Yamaguchi and Osaka.

Any people around that time that also visit Japan?
And i'd love to have more tips like the one that you shouldnt board metro or trains between 8-9 am ^^.

Thanks a lot already!

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru, 810 posts) 5 Jan '10 17:06

Why so long in Tokyo?
Tokyo's a fantastic city, but with so much to see in the country it seems like such a waste of time to spend so long in one city - unless of course you have something specific to do there, like visit friends or work or something.
My next tip would be to skip Osaka and spend time in more interesting parts of Japan, such as the Alps (Nagano and Gifu), Hiroshima, Kobe, Himeji, Fuji etc...

3. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member, 611 posts) 6 Jan '10 04:09

www.sawanoya.com - a great Tokyo Ryokan for international travellers. I stayed there with partner and children. Friendly and authentic.
Consider a couple of days in Hiroshima. Objectively an unremarkable city, but one which has a permanent place in human history. The Peace Museum is a full day.

4. Posted by 86Michelle (Budding Member, 6 posts) 6 Jan '10 08:08

Ofc ill travel around but my JR Railway pass gets valid after 2,5 weeks so ill stay in Tokyo for that period of time. A friend of mine who lives in Japan will visit me a couple of times in Tokyo too.
I will go to Kobe, Kyoto, Yamaguchi and Osaka too and some daytrips around Hiroshima and Fuji. So ill be traveling, only the first 2,5 weeks are Tokyo ;) Since its my first time in Japan and for such a long period of time i guess ill like to get to know Tokyo so that when i go back to Japan ill know what to do there ;) (since i have to travel next time with my 2 best friends there haha)

5. Posted by SA-Tokyo (Budding Member, 28 posts) 6 Jan '10 19:55

Hi , I'm glad to hear that you're interested in Japan because I'm Japanese & live , work in Tokyo.
You've already known that you must not take trains between 8 and 9 a.m on weekdays.
It's right.
You don't worry about it on weekends.

But I have to say , July & August are too hot & humidy.
I'm worry about that.
Can you visit Japan in Spring or Autumn ?
Is it difficult ?

I recomend Hakone area & Nikko area also.
Hiroshima.....Please visit there.
We have to keep peace !!

Please check it out

  • Hakone*

http://www.hakonenavi.jp/english/

In winter season & fine weather day, you can see Mt.Fuji from Ashi lake in Hakone area.
It's so beuatiful , but in Summer days,,,,,it's difficult see Mt. Fuji from Ashi lake.

  • Nikko*

http://www.tobu.co.jp/foreign/

You can check this site in below.
You can find lots of information about Japan.

http://www.visitjapan.jp/

6. Posted by 86Michelle (Budding Member, 6 posts) 7 Jan '10 04:51

Thanks about the sites!!
Im going to check them right away. Ive done a lot of research and projects about Japan, thats why i fell in love with this country. I have to visit in the summer cause its my schoolholiday then.
I dont have internet until the 13th so when i dont reply so fast you know why ^^.

7. Posted by ReadyBoon (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 22 Jan '10 15:44

I should be in tokyo around july-ish, that is if my friend makes up her mind about going!

8. Posted by 86Michelle (Budding Member, 6 posts) 24 Jan '10 01:29

Thats great, I hope she makes up her mind fast haha. I'ts a really great country.

9. Posted by annavict82 (Budding Member, 47 posts) 24 Jan '10 06:45

Hi!
I am also going to be in Japan around that time as its part of my RTW....probs more like August I think. Am also travelling on my own there so any contacts out there would be great!! Am just starting to think about what I am going to do out there, will probs be there for 3 wks so keep in touch! Anna x

10. Posted by 86Michelle (Budding Member, 6 posts) 24 Jan '10 12:40

Hi Anna,

Sure i would love to stay in contact. If you have any questions just let me know maybe i can help you with some tips i got from a lot of other people here ^^.

greetz,
Michelle