Japan Trip 2011

I’m still doing some last minute packing since we’re leaving for the airport early in the morning tomorrow.

Here’s a more detailed itinerary with the major places we want to hit each day:

[Accommodations]
5 nights (Tokyo): Hotel Yanagibasi
1 night (Hakone): Ichinoyu Honkan
3 nights (Kyoto): Hotel Unizo
2 nights (Tokyo): Hotel Yanagibasi

[Itinerary]
11 nights | 10 full days

[Day 1 – Thurs 10/20]
Tokyo
– Arrive at Narita Airport
– Exchange currency (USD to Yen)
– Pick up JR pass (Travel Service Center)
– Purchase Suica & N’EX package
– Travel to Hotel Yanagibasi
– Tokyo Tower
Roppongi Hills
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 2 – Fri 10/21]
Tokyo
– Ghibli Museum
– Nakano
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 3 – Sat 10/22]
Tokyo
– Asakusa
– Akihabara
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 4 – Sun 10/23]
Yokohama/Ikebukuro
Ramen Museum
– Yokohama Chinatown
– Ikebukuro
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 5 – Mon 10/24]
Kamakura
– Great Buddha (Daibutsu)
– Hase Temple (Hasedera)
– Zeniarai Benten
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 6 – Tue 10/25]
Hakone
– Owakudani
– Onsen Inn
– Sleep in Hakone

[Day 7 – Wed 10/26]
Kyoto
– Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)
– Nijo Castle
– Nishiki Market
– Kiyomizudera Temple
– Sleep in Kyoto

[Day 8 – Thu 10/27]
Nara
– Kofukuji Temple
– Todaiji Temple
– Isuien Garden
– Nara Park
– Sleep in Kyoto

[Day 9 – Fri 10/28]
Osaka
– Arrive at Nanba station
– Otaroad
– Dotonbori (river area)
– Shinsaibashi (indoor shopping mall)
– Sleep in Kyoto

[Day 10 – Sat 10/29]
Tokyo
– Shibuya
– Shinjuku
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 11 – Sun 10/30]
Tokyo
– Harajuku
– Akihabara
– Sleep in Tokyo

[Day 12 – Mon 10/31]
Depart Japan from Narita Airport

 

Anything interesting that I missed? Or any suggestions for specific places to visit?

Since this is our first time going to Japan, we might do more or less each day depending on how things turn out. I probably won’t have time to post until I’m back, so see you all in 2 weeks~!

8 Comments to “Japan Trip 2011”

  1. Shizuo says:

    Have a nice trip πŸ™‚

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    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, it has been great so far! (although my wallet is hurting…)

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  2. Brett says:

    Have a great trip! I look forward to hearing about it. πŸ™‚

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    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks! I took a ton of photos so far, so there will be lots of posts in the future. πŸ™‚

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  3. Mhmm pretty constrain.

    but have a good time!

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    Reltair Reply:

    Yeah, it feels like a whirlwind tour of some major areas in Japan. I’ve been cutting out some stuff though, such as spending another day in Kyoto tomorrow instead of going to Nara.

    Thanks, it has been awesome so far!

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  4. Dakuro says:

    Lucky you XP
    Enjoy a lot that trip! =D

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    Reltair Reply:

    Thanks, it was enjoyable but tiring. I still have 650~ photos to process as well. >_<

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