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9 days trip

9 Days Trip

Hey there,
we will arrive on second November in Tokyo. We planned our trip already and would like to ask you something. Our flight back will be on the 10th of November.
Here is the plan:
2.-3.11.2016 Tokyo
4.11.2016 Kyoto
5.11.2016 Osaka
6.11.2016 Kochi
7.11.2016 trip to Hiroshima
8.11.2016 Hiroshima
9.11.2016 back to Tokyo

Our questions are:

Is it difficult to find something to sleep spontaneous?

Would you recommend to buy the Japan Rail Pass for that special trip?

What are the 5 most important things to see in that area of Japan?

Kind regards and thank you in advance

Fabian & Lukas

Fabian
Fabian

Hi Fabian & Lukas,

Is it difficult to find something to sleep spontaneous? Do you mean like a hotel? This is generally very easy in Japan. What I used to do was take a train to any city, then walk in to the tourist information and ask for help. They would phone hotels for me, to ask if there was space and what the cost is. The only danger with this, is that you can arrive in a city where they have a big festival or event and everything is sold out. It is rare but can happen.

Would you recommend to buy the Japan Rail Pass for that special trip? Definitely, you can make amazing savings here using a JR Pass. You can use the JR Pass Fare Calculator to find an approximate ticket cost of a single route or even your full itinerary.

What are the 5 most important things to see in that area of Japan? This is a difficult one to answer and I think would be different for every person. For a first time to Japan, I would at least include Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. From there, the sky is the limit.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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