Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Tuk Tuk Driver For Cochin
  2. 2 Trip Report A hungry mouse's (very sweaty) adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun
  3. 3 Sri Lanka in December
  4. 4 Trip Report Travel Report Turkmenistan (Ashgabat - Gas Crater - Konye Urgench)
  5. 5 New Thai Visa
  6. 6 january 31 in colombo
  7. 7 Serendipity Srilanka
  8. 8 sri lanka two places, two hotels
  9. 9 best options for cell phone in Vietnam and Thailand
  10. 10 2 weeks in Vietnam
  11. 11 Traffic and Police in India
  12. 12 Trip Report Sulawesi - Tanah Toraja, Lake Tempe and Ramang Ramang
  13. 13 New Years in Japan
  14. 14 Need ideas: Himeji? Osaka? Fukuchiyama area? Kinosaki
  15. 15 Best natural wonders in Japan?
  16. 16 Good fare for US west coast to Japan?
  17. 17 3 weeks in Japan
  18. 18 Trip Report A first time for everything in Japan
  19. 19 India Tour Companies
  20. 20 Road Accidents and Police Assistance in SE Asia.
  21. 21 Tokyo-to do and districts
  22. 22 Kerala House Boat book online?
  23. 23 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhotai ..or even Siem Riep?:
  24. 24 Understanding beach destinations in Thailand
  25. 25 3 Weeks Thailand Itinerary - Advice Sought
View next 25 » Back to the top

Back to Japan -- ideas for different places to visit.

Jump to last reply

So, as I dropped into the conversation on ShelleyK's Tokyo thread, yesterday my husband and I agreed for definite that we're going to prioritise a return trip to Japan.

We're already sorted for a trip for this spring so we're considering either a second autumn trip (our first trip to Japan was last October) later this year or a spring trip next year. (If we go for spring 2014, I'll plan something else for this autumn, no idea what yet).

Last year our itinerary included overnights in Tokyo, Takayama (for the festival), Nara, Kyoto, Koyasan, Osaka and Miyajima (with a short daytime visit to Hiroshima).

We know we definitely want to return to Kyoto, probably for 5-7 nights. We'll definitely include Tokyo again too, though as before, less time spent there than in Kyoto.

I'm RIGHT at the beginning of thinking about the trip, but would love some ideas on where we might consider outside of the previous itinerary.

We loved using the trains but are more than happy to drive for a different perspective / to tour areas better served by road.

We (read I) probably still won't have the confidence to strip in front of others to use the single sex onsens, so whilst I'd love to do that, I can't see it happening really. Likewise, we do have a need for en suite accommodations, so a few experiences such as overnighting in the traditional houses in Shirakawa-gō are probably not ideal for us either. And we're not big walkers (by which I mean hiking... of course we walk around to view the sights).

We love food and drink producers and visiting specialists of any kind in this area, so would be happy to learn of your experiences visiting tea, sake, whisky, rice or any other producers.

And just generally, ideas.

Of course, I'll be doing loads of reading and planning, I'll find lots of ideas myself as I start. But I know from reading the many many many Japan threads at the moment that there are people here who've been to Japan many times, and who've strayed off the beaten track, or at least, the first-time visitors' circuit and who can give me some initial ideas.

Many thanks in advance,
Kavey

21 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement