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tokyo - kyoto itinerary

Tokyo - Kyoto Itinerary

We have tentatively planned our bookings as under:
03 Jul - Arrive Tokyo - 08:45 hrs - Second halfl day available. Need suggestion
04 Jul - Visit to Hachioji - Soka University. Rest of the day is available. - Need advise to travel and activity for second half.
05 Jul - Full day blocked for business meetings
06 Jul - Tokyo - Kyoto - Wish to cover Mt Fuji / five lakes on this day if this is appropriate - Need advise on program and travel mode from Tokyo to Kyoto. Shall we buy 7 day JR pass
07 Jul - Kyoto - No program for this day. Need advice. Wish to cover Nara / Osaka
08 Jul - Kyoto - No program for this day. Need advice.
09 Jul - Kyoto - No program for this day. Need advice.
10 Jul - Kyoto - Narita - No program for this day. Need advice. Evening we plan to return to Narita from Kyoto to stay overnight for a comfortable transfer next morning to international airport to catch the flight to India. Here also if you can advise, the mode of tranport from Kyoto to Narita - Will JR pass be advisable?
11 Jul - Return India

Thank you very much in advance. Arigatou Guzaimasu
Ajay

ajayupmanue
ajayupmanue

Hello there,

Starting with the JR Pass, I recommend a 7 day JR pass to use from day 4 to day 10 in order to get the best savings possible and cover most travel.

For travel to Fuji, I recommend reading this post. Since Kawaguchi-ko is not easy to reach on the way to Osaka/Kyoto, I would visit Hakone instead, as it is directly on the route and also gives you a great view on Fuji.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel San,

Thank you for all your help. Your link about Mt Fuji is not working. Also need suggestion for Kyoto program on 7-8-9-10 Jul including transport mode suggestions

Regards
Ajay

ajayupmanue
ajayupmanue

Hi Ajay,

Here is the link for Fuji:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/itinerary-tip-mt-fuji

Having lived in Kyoto, I recommend exploring the city on bicycle. There are plenty of bicycle rentals and you see way more than using other transport like the metro. If you are not comfortable with a bicycle, then the Kyoto bus is a good alternative. There are bus lines everyone and day tickets for 500yen are available.

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Daniel-san
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Hello Daniel san

Thank you very much indeed. Just last question - Is the following program ok then?

06 Jul - Shinjuku - Kawaguchi-ko - Hakone. Overnight in Hakone
07 Jul - Hakone - Kyoto
In Kyoto I'll take your advice of bus

Regards
Ajay

ajayupmanue
ajayupmanue

Hi again,

Yes, that looks good. Going to Hakone after Kawaguchiko will make the best possible route.

Let me know if I can help with anything,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hello Again and thank you very much for all your help. I would be really grateful, if you can further help me plan:
Is the following sequence OK?
3rd July - Arrive Shinanomach. Evening Shinjuku and around
4th July - Hachioji (personal visit)
5th July - Blocked
6th July - Shinanomachi - Yokohama (spend 2 hrs) - Kawaguchiko (5 lakes) - Hakone (Overnight)
7th July - Early morning - Hakone - Kyoto (check-in)
8th July - Kyoto - (Days trip to Hiroshima and if possible spend some time in Osaka enroute)
9th July - Kyoto - Side trip at leisure by bus
10th July - Return to Shinjuku
11th July - Fly back

Please advise if this programs is workable..
Regards

ajayupmanue
ajayupmanue

Hi again,

I reviewed your itinerary and its certainly possible. A bit busy but you do get to see a lot because of it.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Then as per this itinerary, should we be buying 7 days JR pass starting from 4th July to 10th July? And as per the itinerary, please advise the mode of transport for the following sectors and can JR pass be utilised for the same?

04 Jul - Shinanomachi - Hachioji - Shinanomachi
05 Jul - No movement
06 Jul - Shinanomachi - Yokohama - Kawaguchiko - Hakone
07 Jul - Hakone - Kyoto
08 Jul - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Osaka - Hakone
09 Jul - Kyoto - Local travel
10 Jul - Kyoto - Shinjuku

It would be great if you can help me with the trains / bus service that we can use for 3 pax for the above, SECTOR WISE.

Regards

ajayupmanue
ajayupmanue

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