Never mind. then you have more time to plan for a good trip.
If you need the book, can let me know. I got the travel guide. But there should not be a lot of changes made to different editions. Just get the one from the library and do some reading first. this will get you to think where you want to go.
You intend for F & E or packages one?
Your pix upload? remember to PM me , ok?
We went there last Oct for HM. F&E is quite ok. but you must do your homework in knowing where to go. Language wise, still ok. some of them know English. but just pick up some jap in case. Some guides have jap words to learn. so bring that along when you travel. will be handy. We din managed to cover a lot of places. intending to spend more time in Kyoto. It's nicer and more relax than Tokyo.
But prepare to spend a bit there. things are quite x. esp the transport. Things are expensive there so, you won't bear to spend a bit there.
But overall, it is really a visual experience.
Haha.. even before going there, already will spend around 1.5K for the airline tix( 2 pax). but if you go during peak period, likelyhood ard 2K (depending on which airline)
But if you want to travel within cities, take the JR pass. think about 300+. so two will be ard 700.
Food wise, per meal is ard SGD15. think if add this and that. one person close to abt 2K? rough guide.
April/ May is peak period.. so air tix and package are high. cherry blossom period.
or else you can considered Autummn period. cooling but raining season.
Almost forgot.. haha.. thinking too much on moving ard places. forgot about the night stay.
Think about there(5K)
Shopping wise.. we bought nothing much back. except food stuff. you should try the bread there and the "7-eleven" style bentos. cheap and good. a lot of variety.. sure miss the bentos there...
When we went there in mid Oct towards end Oct. since no sign of autummn. but think when we left, the autummn starts.. but we managed to see only one tree with little bit of red leaves. that was in Kyoto. Autummn is nicer in the more layback places. think you should spend more time in Kyoto. There is more scenic places there.
But accomodation, hard to find cheap ones.. still looking...
Hi Aleixis... we choose to take the pkg cos oredi did alot of planning for wedding liao... so time to take a rest... if go F&E hv to do quite abit of research... n oso the langauge problem... me n hubby only knw how to say 'arigato' 'sayonara' n 'oishi'... hahaha...
But we will roam ard on our own in tyo... cos it's city area so i tink there s/b more ppl speaking eng there...
Hi Blue... which tour agency did u sign up wif? N wat was the price...?
i think u try shinjuku area. its very convenient and easy to travel to harajuku, shibuya and even ikebukuro. try the online bkg website. we book there and i nvr regret my choice though the rm is small. its v cosy!
sorry, think i din notice ur posting in this thread..until now then realised u asked me a qn, hope i m not too late..
we signed with SA tours...the exact price i can't really remember, think its $1948 per pax (inclusive of air port taxes). this price has not yet inclusive of the tips u need to give to the local tour guide & bus driver.
if u r gg there by tour, guess u need to cater some cash to tip the local tour guide (if any) and the bus driver
Do you still remember which hotel or inn did u book? How much (roughly) does it cost per pax? I am thinking of staying at the ryokan, but there are too many choices and i am not sure which is the popular for tourists. Hope can get some advice...Thanks again
SA Tours having travel fair at Suntec this Sunday. Will pop down to have a look cos we going in mid-Sept, not much time liao.....hee......
at 1st we wanted to do free and easy cos not so rush as in a tour package but really got no time to plan, already very busy with wedding preparations. so u going free and easy for your next Japan trip?
ya, they are having a tour fair at suntec this sun. the tour guide who went Hokkaido with us frm sg mentioned before..can go and see look as he said the offers are pretty gd...
agree with you that its better that u do free and easy to those places u mentioned for ur HM. HM shld be relaxing and fun, at the same time not rush...
that time, when we still deciding which part of Japan for HM, i did consider those places u said but by tour (as we dunno Japanese)..but when i see the itinerary by SA to those places, i feel it is very rush...so in the end we chosen Hokkaido with them...very relaxing and not rush...no regrets..thumbs up! hee hee
I always take the early morning one. at 640am. so by the time reach Tokyo will be by 2pm( their time)7hrs. I prefer to reach in the day time so that got to time to rest and explore a bit.
just went one last week. costs about Sin700.
check out the website. sometimes they have some promo on check flights. Think sometimes they want to fill the capacity that's why it could be cheap.
but no worries.. So far me booked twice and think it is better and cheaper than going thru agents.
you get to choose your seats and the food too... which I like.
I have been twice to JP with my wife... 1st trip to Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5951.html) and for 2nd trip, I visited Kyoto, Tokyo, Mt Fuji and Izu area.. Both of the trips I went are on F&E and I must say the experience is terrific and we can experience the real japanese culture. (Hot spring, Ryokan)
Usually, Tour agent will usually bring u to those usual place and shopping area, but if you really want to experience Japanese culture, travelling on your own is the way to go. The transport is really convenience and you can venture to those remote area easily. As for language, if u can read chinese, that is half battle won.
You can get cheap accomodation via internet too:
These are 2 sites I booked for my trip:
i've been to disney sea when it was just opened some yrs back. after been to the normal disneyland, i muz say disneysea is a new experience.. all the attractions r water related..
must go explore it have time, but entrance fee quite ex i think... as for the train system, muz check carefully b4 boarding.. a platform can have trains going to different destinations.. so muz check out the time of train exactly n ask the platform guy b4 boarding to be safer...
i need some advice here, please help. I will be flying to japan next week. I am planing to buy the JR east pass, did anyone here bought the JR pass before? How is the procedure like? I check the website which says that the seat on the Narita Express and Shinkansen need to be reserve in advance? Does it means that when i purchase the pass online, i need to specify all the date and time? Coz i am scared that what if the flight delay and so on..Or can i just purchase the ticket when i reach narita airport?
You can get the JR pass locally.you can't get it there at Japan.
They will give you a voucher and then when you reached Narita, you can change the voucher for the pass.
I got mine from the travel agent. www.japanrail.com