Saturday, March 5, 2011

Planning a DIY trip to Japan

After a month of reading and planning, with a guidance from forumers in Hardwarezone, I finalised the itinerary. It will be my third times to Japan. I luv the place. People are kind of obligated to be nice. Here, I share my plan. Will update with pix when I am back in May.

Day 1: NARITA AIRPORT - SHINJUKU (arrival @ 6am)
In airport: Buy 7-day JR Normal JR Pass. (from airasia)
  • AM: Shinjuku: (store luggage) Visit Kudanhu!ta to check out Sakura if any
  • PM: Shinjuku – Odawara – Hakone Yumoto @7pm, Onsen in Hotel
    (In Odawara: Buy Hakone Free Pass - 3days 4400Yen)
Accom(Senkei Plaza Inn (Special Plan)

Day 2: Hakone
  • AM: Owakudani, Lake Ashi, Hakone Shrine, including boat ride
  • PM: Old Tokaido/ Check point, Onsen in Hotel
Accom(Senkei Plaza Inn (Special Plan))

Day 3: Gotemba – Odawara (via Haneko pass) - Shinjuku (via JR pass)
  • AM: Gotemba for shopping (Lugguage in Gotemba locker) @10am
  • PM: Asakusa浅草, Akihabara, Ueno (some will be remove, depending on my shopping duration)
Accom(Nishi-shinjuku Hotel)

Day 4: Shinjuku
  • AM: Takaosan or Nagano (Zenkoji Temple, Olympic Facilities)
  • PM: Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Toyko Tower (depend on AM activities)
Accom(Nishi-shinjuku Hotel)

Day 5: Shinjuku @722am – Kyoto - Shijo
Buy a City Pass @ 500Yen
  • AM: (City Pass) Nishiki market (1115am)
  • PM: Kiyomizudera Temple (清水寺), Kamo Shrines - Philosopher's Path, Gion (祇園) (630pm or 740pm for the show)(eat Tofu)
Accom(Khaosan Kyoto Guest House)

Day 6: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto
  • AM: Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha
  • PM: Arashiyama (rent bicycle)
Accom(Khaosan Kyoto Guest House)

Day 7: Kyoto - Shinjuku
  • AM: @10am Aoi Festive
  • PM: in Train
Accom(Nishi-shinjuku Hotel)

Day 8: Shinjuku
Buy Suica-NEX pass @3500Yen
  • AM: Anything balance from Day 3/4
  • PM: Anything balance from Day 3/4
Accom(Nishi-shinjuku Hotel)

Day 9: Shinjuku - Narita Airport @ 11am

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