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    Default Japan Year-End [Hokkaido - Kanto] 20 days trip

    the trip has been modified to a 15D14N trip covering Hokkaido and Kanto region in December/Jan, please refer to page 6 of this thread for more information on the outlines of the trip

    Thankyou
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    me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOTUSfairy View Post
    me.
    lols =Pp

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    Im not going.. but just to say that Hokkaido is rreeeeallly very beautiful!

    But year end is all snow though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by escherichia View Post
    Im not going.. but just to say that Hokkaido is rreeeeallly very beautiful!

    But year end is all snow though...
    and thats the reason i'm going to hokkaido =) missed 2006's snow, so, i'm gonna catch 2007's

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    Hi, saw the budget...wow...must start saving now... I am going..

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    I'm interested. Please send me some details.
    I hope it's free & easy style and not fixed itinerary sort of travel.

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    2006 was horrible. Warm winter caused a lot of havoc with the ice and snow festivals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    2006 was horrible. Warm winter caused a lot of havoc with the ice and snow festivals.
    yeah... it was bad... really bad.... hope it doesnt happen again in 2007

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    best check the weather report during Oct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    best check the weather report during Oct.
    haha too late, by then i'll have got all the arrangements confirmed and settled.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReiszRie View Post
    I'm going on a year-end 20 days trip to Japan with plans to cover Hokkaido and Kanto region

    therefore whoever is interested to go along for part of or the full trip is welcomed and do PM me, thanks

    enquiries are welcomed as well =)
    Could you send me the details. Hope it doesn't crash with my colleague's leave.
    Btw, what will be the average temperature during Dec?

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    whats the budget like for 20 days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeWorld View Post
    Could you send me the details. Hope it doesn't crash with my colleague's leave.
    Btw, what will be the average temperature during Dec?
    sure, will send you a copy of the itinery

    avg temp varies as we'll be travelling through several regions and you could expect sub-zero temperatures in hokkaido and 5-10 degrees celcius in kanto region

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccoli View Post
    whats the budget like for 20 days?
    estimated budget would be at $3600 incl. air tix, food, accom. travel and daily expenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeWorld View Post
    Could you send me the details. Hope it doesn't crash with my colleague's leave.
    Btw, what will be the average temperature during Dec?
    Hello, in regards to the year-end Japan trip, i've drafted a rough itinery as follows


    we shall be using a 14 days JR pass which allows unlimited train rides on all JR lines including Shinkansen

    Day 1-7 (Hokkaido) Day 8-14 (Kansai)

    Day 1 - morning, arrival in Tokyo, own time own target till 8pm

    Day 1 - 8pm, board Shinkansen Komachi 33 from Tokyo station bound for Morioka, 1 transfer at Morioka to Ltd Express Hokutosei 1 Sleeper Car bound for Hakodate

    Day 2 - 5am, arrival in Hakodate, 1 night stay in Hakodate [Hakodate is well known for its excellent seafood and romantic views which its renowned for throughout the whole of Japan, the view from Mt. Hakodate in the night is rated as one of the most beautiful views in the whole of Japan]

    Day 3 - 8.30am, departure for Sapporo on Ltd. Express Super Hokuto 3

    Day 3 - 11.30am, arrival in Sapporo, Sapporo will be our main base in Hokkaido

    Day 4 - Sapporo sight-seeing

    Day 5 - Otaru sight-seeing trip

    Day 6 - *undecided*

    Day 7 - *undecided*

    Day 7 - 6.30pm, board Ltd Ex9press Hokutosei 4 (Sleeper Car) bound for Sendai Miyagi

    Day 8 - 6.48am, arrival in Sendai Miyagi, 7.08am, board Shinkansen MaxYamabiko 102 bound for Tokyo

    Day 8 - 9.24am, arrival in Tokyo, free and easy, staying over in Tokyo

    Day 9 - 7.52am, depart for Karuizawa, via Shinkansen Asama 507

    Day 9 - 9.13am, arrival in Karuizawa, free and easy for the entire day

    Day 9 - 8pm, depart for Tokyo via Shinkansen Asama 548

    Day 9 - 9.12pm, arrival in Tokyo, staying over in Tokyo

    Day 10 - 7am, depart for Kyoto via Shinkansen Hikari

    Day 10 - 9.43am, arrival in Kyoto, free and easy, Kyoto shall be our main base in Kansai region

    Day 11 - Kyoto free and easy

    Day 12- 9am, Depart for Himeji via Shinkansen Nozomi, 1 stop transfer at Shinosaka to Shinkansen Hikari RailStar to Himeji

    Day 12 - 10.05am, arrival in Himeji, sight-seeing in Himeji which includes the revered Himeji Castle, returning to Kyoto in the evening

    Day 13 - Osaka free and easy, returning to Kyoto in the evening

    Day 14 - Kyoto free and easy, departs for Tokyo at 8pm

    Day 14 - arrival in Tokyo at 10.30pm



    the next 6 days for the 20 days trip would be to explore the immediate vicinities around Tokyo such as Nikko, Kamakura and Mt Fuji area


    please give me feedbacks on how to further improve the itinery, thanks =)

    estimated budget as of now is at $3600SGD per pax for 20 days including air ticket, accomodation, transport, food and misc. expenses

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    it's a pity for me. 20 days and the budget is quite a sum. i won't be going but would give my best wishes for all of y'alls. would put this later in the central travel thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReiszRie View Post
    Hello, in regards to the year-end Japan trip, i've drafted a rough itinery as follows


    we shall be using a 14 days JR pass which allows unlimited train rides on all JR lines including Shinkansen

    Day 1-7 (Hokkaido) Day 8-14 (Kansai)

    Day 1 - morning, arrival in Tokyo, own time own target till 8pm

    Day 1 - 8pm, board Shinkansen Komachi 33 from Tokyo station bound for Morioka, 1 transfer at Morioka to Ltd Express Hokutosei 1 Sleeper Car bound for Hakodate

    Day 2 - 5am, arrival in Hakodate, 1 night stay in Hakodate [Hakodate is well known for its excellent seafood and romantic views which its renowned for throughout the whole of Japan, the view from Mt. Hakodate in the night is rated as one of the most beautiful views in the whole of Japan]

    Day 3 - 8.30am, departure for Sapporo on Ltd. Express Super Hokuto 3

    Day 3 - 11.30am, arrival in Sapporo, Sapporo will be our main base in Hokkaido

    Day 4 - Sapporo sight-seeing

    Day 5 - Otaru sight-seeing trip

    Day 6 - *undecided*

    Day 7 - *undecided*

    Day 7 - 6.30pm, board Ltd Ex9press Hokutosei 4 (Sleeper Car) bound for Sendai Miyagi

    Day 8 - 6.48am, arrival in Sendai Miyagi, 7.08am, board Shinkansen MaxYamabiko 102 bound for Tokyo

    Day 8 - 9.24am, arrival in Tokyo, free and easy, staying over in Tokyo

    Day 9 - 7.52am, depart for Karuizawa, via Shinkansen Asama 507

    Day 9 - 9.13am, arrival in Karuizawa, free and easy for the entire day

    Day 9 - 8pm, depart for Tokyo via Shinkansen Asama 548

    Day 9 - 9.12pm, arrival in Tokyo, staying over in Tokyo

    Day 10 - 7am, depart for Kyoto via Shinkansen Hikari

    Day 10 - 9.43am, arrival in Kyoto, free and easy, Kyoto shall be our main base in Kansai region

    Day 11 - Kyoto free and easy

    Day 12- 9am, Depart for Himeji via Shinkansen Nozomi, 1 stop transfer at Shinosaka to Shinkansen Hikari RailStar to Himeji

    Day 12 - 10.05am, arrival in Himeji, sight-seeing in Himeji which includes the revered Himeji Castle, returning to Kyoto in the evening

    Day 13 - Osaka free and easy, returning to Kyoto in the evening

    Day 14 - Kyoto free and easy, departs for Tokyo at 8pm

    Day 14 - arrival in Tokyo at 10.30pm



    the next 6 days for the 20 days trip would be to explore the immediate vicinities around Tokyo such as Nikko, Kamakura and Mt Fuji area


    please give me feedbacks on how to further improve the itinery, thanks =)

    estimated budget as of now is at $3600SGD per pax for 20 days including air ticket, accomodation, transport, food and misc. expenses
    Last edited by zoossh; 10th April 2007 at 03:42 PM.

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    try to have a full day for Fuji esp if you want to climb up... The last bus leave Fuji around 230 or 330pm. Then you can consider another full day at the towns around fuji...

    Kyoto-need bout one full day. Visit the Golden Temple. That's really a beauty. The silver one looks as though it was burnt down....

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    damn...my UK colleagues tried to kapo my leaves (so that they oso can go holiday)...fighting for my leaves.. applied leave liao...hahaha

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    WOW !!! 20 days. Hope you guys have lotsa fun.

    One thing about Mt. Fuji. I don't think you can climb up Mt. Fuji in December. From what I know, the official climbing season is only for a month or so in June/July.
    You might want to get this sorted out beforehand.

    There are buses that go from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 5th station (the last stop accessible by road - from where you start the climb up Mt. Fuji) and back. The direct buses are not that frequent. Please do check on that too, in advance.
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