It all depends on how much of Tokyo you would want to cover. I think either this thread or another Japan thread would postings on itineraries for Tokyo.
I spent 9 days in Tokyo in April - I visited almost all the tourist attractions in Tokyo itself (except Tsukiji fish market and Disneyland) and I also took day trips to Kamakura (highly recommended), Hakone and Nikko (also recommended). Without the day trips, I think 5 days should be sufficient to cover most of Tokyo.
Mine is a 7D5N, cos night dept flight considered a night le.
Depends where u go. Dec price is usually abt $100 - 150 more than UP. Then diff agencies diff pricing. Ananda's is strictly helping ANA to sell the pkg, nt just taking their carrier & design their itinerary. The norm price was $1848 +++, extn subject to availability & confirmation.
However I will b doing an extn of another 5 nights in Tokyo myself then we will c wat we can do there. Will just do our own exploring.
happens tat the pkg frm Ananda all already bao ka liao.
usually pkgs frm Chan or SA, they hv the normal pkg - scenic pkg, then when they r @ Osaka, if u wanna opt for Universal Studio (scenic pkg is Shinsabashi - shopping), then u pay $100 xtra. Tis one they nv earn, just tat they r helping u to buy the tics.
Feel free to ask me qns, shld I b of any help i will b more than glad to ans u.
I went to japan about 3 months ago. Just basically book hotel and go wherever our feet brings us to. It was a wonderful trip for us. Dun worry about the language problem, it's not a problem for us even tho we couldn't speak japanese.
Food arh - my pkg covers 7788 liao, except during those theme park days then lunch bo bao lor.
I heard frm my frens there are some places w/ reasonable price for Bento sets. As I hv nt even smell my HM yet, so I din take note of wat they said. Closer to date then i will ask them again lor. They said price is ard the same like $10+/- for a Bento set leh.
i have been to japan a few times and loved it! yeah, if you wanna save on your meals, you can always buy bento sets from those 7-11 stores, the cashier will heat up the bento for ya. the selections were great and taste wise, quite tasty but don't eat it too often. dun forget to try the Onsen aka Hot springs!
hi gals, no problem, glad that i can help. it is just that i get all excited when i hear japan coz i always had wonderful experiences there! another thing, you can always get food like bento sets, pastries, sushi rolls(if you are lucky) at a good discount after 6pm, only at the supermarket! if at the bus or train station, you can also try getting those hot food like potato croquette, pogo sticks at those vending machines, you will be surprise how good they taste! they are like 50 to 100 yen, very cheap!
yeah, it'll be my first time in japan, so it really is an exciting yet anxious feeling kekeke... so where did you change your YENs? any good ones to recommend? another thread says that the one at The Arcade or the one at SunTec (opposite Watson). wonder how true??
hi ahger.. actually me same AD as you.. was the same as you.. in a dilemma initially, as to which agency to sign up with.. in the end i sigend up with Chan Bros.. also dunno why hehhee.. we missed the ananda travel fair..
so we went to the SA and Chan Fair the wk after... in the end still signed up with Chan cos the Takayama seems interesting.. but seems like my package more ex as you.. i'll be departing on the 22nd Dec!
i always go to the money changer at Lucky Plaza, across from OSIMS, 1st floor, if i can remember correctly. they gave good rates before but now i am not too sure. you can try that place if you are in that area.
another $$-changer u can go & search ard is Chinatown. there is tis standalone booth beside the escalator near the old Tai Wah Cinema there? I also dunno hw to tell u the exact location. The rates are quite gd.
Otherwise ur neighbouring areas shld b ok too.....
I can't change yet as I m nt sure if my trip has been cfm. Skali change liao can't go then I waste my $$. It will b gd to change $$ during off-peak season, ie non-sch hols cos as the date draws nearer to Oct/ Nov/ Dec, rates sure drop.
Just wondering if this package which i saw at NATAS really at its discounted price already? And also whether the places are really nice? Here's the itinerary. It's a 7D Scenic Delight package:
Day 1: S'pore to Tokyo (1 day wasted as expected)
Day 2: Tokyo to Osaka
Go to temple, some shopping street etc, then evening take domestic flight to Osaka
Day 3: Osaka to Kyoto to Lake Biwa
Visit some castle thingie, to a major shopping belt, more temples and overnight stay at Lake Biwa
Day 4: Lake Biwa to Takayama
Visit town with traditional houses, visit Matsuri underground Museum.
Day 5: Takayama to Mt Fuji
Visit a fresh market, then to a Ramen House, then to a winery to sample Jap wines, then to a Wasabi Farm then go for a hot spring bath and overnight stay at Mt Fuji. (it states that there'll be a Nabe dinner, anyone knows what's a Nabe dinner??)
Day 6: Mt Fuji to Tokyo
To Disneyland (whole day)
Day 7: Tokyo to S'pore (another day wasted)
All these cost S$1929 per person (inclusive of airport tax). Is it worth it?