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over 1 year ago
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Hello, i am putting my iternary got Japan below and would appreciate if you can fill in the best way and which fastest and most scenic JR train to use with my JR pass in a way to maximize the purchase of 14 days JR pass along the places i have mentioned to visit. I really appreciate it. We are a couple. I have put a question mark ? where i request you to provide the best route option. We will reach on 9th may evening and though of staying in a capsule in Narita and use the benefit of Jr pass from 20th while visiting Narita Temple on the 9th evening and continuing to our hotel on 10th Morning.

2016 trip
9th May- arrive Narita evening. stay in Narita capsule. Exchange voucher with JR pass starting from 10th May. Visit Narita temple by best way of travel without JR pass?
10-Narita to Hotel in Shibuya shopping area? go on the government building near Shinjuku station, which is also the 54 floor and free with 360 ^ ° view?. Also go to aki habara electronic area?
11- tokyo- mount fuji and hakone tour and back to Shibuya?
12-tokyo- imperial Palace by Tokyo station. Senso ji temple Senso-ji temple located 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo, you can see Japanese Buddhist architecture , ginza, euno garden, , asakusa for old fashioned feel of Tokyo and temple. Gion show?
13-tokyo tsukiji fish market, Meiji jingu shrine morning, afternoon in ikebukuro, , rappongi for night life. Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple ( Golden temple on the lake)?

Kiyomizudera ( pure water temple)

14- Tokyo to Kyoto via JR?
Nijo castle, fushimi inari-taisha shrine morning, golden Pavilion, bamboo forest, nishiki market and kyoto tower evenings?
15- kyoto- kyoto kiyomizu temple best and ninenzanka morning, gion geisha spotting evening and pontocho bar area night?
16- kyoto to nara via Jr nara line Jr miyakoji kaisoku go to nara Park area?
17- kyoto - visit otagi nenbutsuji and arashiyama bamboo groves and walk to kinkakuji. Phoenix hall at byodo city?
18- kyoto to hiroshima via Jr pass shinkansen from hikari early morning and transfer to the sakura at spin-off osaka station?
Hiroshima peace memorial Park and hiroshima castle. From the main station the maple-loop bus runs to the peace Park and memorial as well as shukkeien with Jr pass for free?. Stay in hiroshima overnight
19- Miyajima and itsukushima shrine -from hiroshima station take Jr Sanyo line to miyajimaguchi station then ferry to Miyajima pier with Jr pass?
20- hiroshima to himeji leave early in the day as it gets busy and closes at 5?
then continue to osaka? In evening visit shinsaibashi shopping arcade and dotonbori nightlife? 21- osaka. Spend the day in osaka check if interesting visit namba district castle morning, sumiyoshi taisha afternoon, umeda sky building night?
22-osaka to Tokyo airport for 1 person by hikari or Kodaya train 3-4 hour mid morning to reach tokyo airpport for flight back to dubai?.
2nd party tostay in osaka and continue japan trip till 25th May. visit den den town electronics?
23- osaka to fukouka? - nanzoin temple
24- fukuoka - take the sightseeing tourist city pass visit Gion. Kudisha shrine. Ohori part 2 subway stops west of tenjin. Close is maizuri Park with view of fukuoka castle?
25-go to ferry to busan from hakata

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over 1 year ago
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Hi there,

I am always happy to help out fellow travellers and point people in the right direct. However I am afraid that I would still be writing tomorrow if I where to answer all your questions.

Instead I'll share some of the tools I use so you can plan like a pro!

The first is Hyperdia, this website is great for finding routes and also routes covered by the JR Pass. [Here is how to plan with Hyperdia.

The 2nd are maps resources, finding out where a place is can give you a good feel for the distance involved and how to get there. Here is a JR Map but also things like google maps are a great help. For instance if you need to find the closest station, find your hotel and zoom out until you find the closest station. It sounds simply and it is :) Google maps is also great to find local travel options.

The third is searching for particular access routes. For instance simply doing a google search: Miyajima + access will give you different options and the best way how to get there.

Hope this helps and good luck with your travels!

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