Sunroute is one of the nearest to Shinjuku (approx. 3-5mins), amenities is easily accessible.
Just came back yesterday, manage to smuggle a table pod into disney land/sea. the sun sets early this time of year, around 430-500pm
i put the table pod in my jacket pocket, they only look into your bags
for those going to hakone
i think the anti clockwise route is less crowded
get a ryokan halfway and stay the night
use the luggage delivery service for easy and comfortable travel before you get to your ryokan
a private bath in your room is not a must as you can book a bigger private bath if you wish
one more thing to note, there are not many free wifi hotspots on tokyo, even haneda international airport does not have free wifi
so get hotels that provide free internet access if you need.
haneda airport has internet access terminals if you need but at ¥100 for 10 mins, you will need to change the keyboard layout back to En as the default is Jp
the JR yamanote line goes to shibuya, ueno and harajuku
you can get on it at the shinjuku station
you can also go to hakone from shinjuku station but the odakyu line
i will be heading to Japan in March for 8 days and I've yet to set up an itinerary nor booking of hotels. It would be great help if some of you who have been there are able to guide me, on what are the places to visit and what to expect.
I will be in Tokyo only, and actually wife wants to go DisneyLand and of course shopping and if possible check out some traditional japanese style hotels, parks etc.
I'm kinda lost as to what and where to look, so far the travel guides I borrowed from the library are not very useful.
Really appreciate your advice.
side trip to hakone for hot spring session and then to gotemba factory outlet for shopping
asakusa is a must
akihabara, tsukiji, amoyoko, harajuku on sunday morning (lots of shopping there too) and meiji shrine
odaiba for sunset and more shopping
must also go and see the shibuya crossing while having coffee at starbucks
Last edited by ortega; 23rd January 2011 at 02:36 AM.
oh yeah, some pictures from my trip here
Nikko and Hakone aree easily accessible from Tokyo. Stay in Ikebukuro in Tokyo. Good place for the young. Shinagawa/Ueno convenient. Have fun.