questions & answers: general japan travel

wich way to go

wich way to go

hello there,

we are finally coming to Japan! it will be for 14 days so we want to travel as best as we can without losing to much days to travel.
we will begin with a few days in tokyo, after that we want to visit hiroshima, kyoto and to some multi day hiking around alpine route.

i find it hard to find out what is the best order to travel between this places, could u help us?

greeting erik and ingrid from the netherlands

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surfingerik

Hi there,

We have a very useful map that you can use to navigate Japan. The blue lines are the high-speed Shinkansen lines. My advise would be to plan a stop in between Tokyo and Hiroshima as it quite a long trip. Great stop overs are Himeji, Osaka and Kobe. Then on the way I would stop at Kyoto, from where you can use a ltd. express train to Kanazawa and into the Japanese alps.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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thank u so much for your answer.
We will be our last days in kyoto, i am in doubt if should stay in kyoto and go from there to the airport our travel to tokyo for a overnight stay.
we have to be at the airport at 10.00 in the morning.

greeting erik and ingrid

surfingerik
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sorry to post so many questions, we i find it hard to see how it is the most easy way to get to the famous alpine route.
Must be amezing to walk through those walls of snow

thanks again!

surfingerik
surfingerik

Hi again!

I assume you'll be flying out of Kansai Airport? In that case I would advise to stay your last night closer to the airport. You can also leave Kyoto very very early and be on time in Kansai Airport but Its not something I would do.

As for the Kurobe Alpine route. Access information can be found here:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e7551.html

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Hi Daniel,

thanks again to be so clear in your answers!
at the moment we got this traveling plan, before we gonna buy the jr pass we would like to know if it is a good plan to travel and if everything is cover in the jr pass.
Do you also have a site where we can see the traveling times? that would be a lot of help if we know what time it would takes between the cities

24 april: arive at tokyo airport
25 april: tokyo
25 april: tokyo
26 april: tokyo
27 april: travel to toyama (180 min)

28 april: alpine route; mount tate, snow corridor
29 april: alpine route
30 april: travel from toyama to kyoto

1 may: kyoto
2 may: kyoto
3 may: travel to hiroshima
4 may: hiroshima
5 may: travel to himeji
6 may: travel to tokyo
7 may: fly at: 12.00 tokyo airport

Thanks in advanced(again!)
erik and ingrid

surfingerik
surfingerik

Hi Erik and Ingrid,

It's possible to check time tables using www.hyperdia.com, we also have a useful guide here on how to plan with Hyperdia.

The plan itself looks great and you've planned in ample time to travel to each city.

Enjoy your trip!
Daniel

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