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8 Days in Japan

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 Days in Japan


Im planning for my trip to Japan in early December.

I plan to visit Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo in 8 days.

Is it realistic? Im buying the Japan Rail Pass .

with me will be 3 boys (9-12)

in tokyo, i plan to visit , mt fuji and disneyland. any other recommendation?

will appreciate your advise in osaka and sapporo too?



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1. Re: 8 Days in Japan

Tokyo, Osaka, and Sapporo in 8 days might be done, technically, but I hesitate to recommend it. Tokyo-Sapporo takes a long time, about 9 hours, even on the fastest Hayabusa and Hokuto connection. Also, you'd be just passing many wonderful places on the way in the Tohoku Region and Southern Hokkaido without visiting them. Sapporo City is okay but not the highlight of Hokkaido.

Osaka is an interesting city, and I love it, but the main focus for tourists in the Kansai Region, or for the whole of Japan, should be Kyoto and Nara, even if you aren't so interested in old temples and shrines.

Osaka is fine for a day in the 8 days schedule.

Mt Fuji (Lake Kawaguchiko or Mount Hakone resort areas) requires a long day trip from Tokyo or a stay trip.

Edited: 5:12 am, July 28, 2013
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2. Re: 8 Days in Japan

Thank you for your advice.

1. Accommodation

Which areas in Tokyo and Osaka would you recommend? Accessible to stations is important.

Im looking for room that can fit in 2 adults and 3 boys. dont mind trying the japanese traditional room, sleeping on mat.

2. Day Activities

Besides mt fuji and disneyland, what other places you would recommend. intend to stay in tokyo for 4 days.

Also, in Osaka, beside universal studio, other interesting place to visit.

Lastly, what would you recommend for 8 days visit in Japan. As to which parts of Japan i should visit.

Thank you so much

3. Re: 8 Days in Japan

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