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12days in japan

12days in japan

hi there.. my interary is osaka ( 1days ) kyoto 3days cover nara 1day trip then go to takayama (2 or 1day) then to tokyo.. in tokyo would like go to hakone 1day trip, mount fuji, go to azumayama park, kawachi fuji and hitachi seaside park..

  1. how much transportation fare if i use normal train? should i buy JR PASS 7days?

  2. im coming early it worth i visit hitachi park? where u suggset if i want to visit beautiful garden in japan? i really love flowers!

  3. and dis is the most hard for me to research.. i would like to go to any cat island.. where u suggest that nearest place that i mention in my internary.. even the okunoshima island.. but i dont understand the direction.. can u help me? thank u! :)


Hi there,

1.) The most expansive trips in your itinerary are:

Kyoto - Takayama ¥ 9,870
Takayama - Tokyo ¥ 14,620

The cost of a 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,100, so the difference is quite small. Add in travel to Hakone and other possible day trips and a 7 day JR Pass is certainly worth considering. You can also use to check any route.

2.) Kenroku-en garden in Kanazawa is also a great visit, or de Adachi art museum in Matsue (however this is a bit off the route). Hitachi seaside part is also a great visit.

3.) I think you mean TashiroJima cat island? Its located in Miyagi, north of Tokyo. Its possible to visit as a day trip (and the JR Pass is a big help) but its still a long trip. A detailed blog post can be found here.

Hope this helps,


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