Notices

Japan April

Reply

Feb 8th, 2014, 08:25 PM
  #1
hnl
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 54
Japan April

I will be taking my 1st trip to Japan in April. I will spend the 1st 3 nights in Tokyo, then 6 nights in Kyoto. My plan was to leave Kyoto on the morning of the 27th to fly out of Narita that night. Because it is Sunday and the start if Golden week, I am concerned that the train will be booked. Any thoughts on whether I should spend my last night in Tokyo instead.
hnl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 8th, 2014, 08:34 PM
  #2
kja
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,157
Personally, I prefer to be in the city of my departure flight in advance of a flight. I'm not willing to pay the extra cost in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. Can you switch your time in Tokyo to the end of your trip so you don't have an extra change of hotels?

BTW, you might ask the editors to add a "Japan" tag to this thread -- click on the triangle to the upper right marked "Report Abuse" and state your request. (You can use that button to contact the editors, even if you aren't reporting abuse!)

I trust you have seen japan-guide.com....
kja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 8th, 2014, 08:53 PM
  #3
hnl
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 54
I have refundable hotel bookings so would be able to change my plans. I do feel uneasy about not being in the city the day of departure. Thanks for advice, will look into changing things around and will tag to Japan forum. BTW, japanguide has been my new best friend!
hnl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2014, 01:47 AM
  #4
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,131
As is so often the case, I agree with kja.

I'd split your Tokyo nights to beginning and end, and put the Kyoto ones in the middle.
Kavey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2014, 03:42 AM
  #5
hnl
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 54
I am working in it but hotels getting more difficult to find in Kyoto. Is anyone familiar with Hotel Monterey Kyoto?
hnl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2014, 04:08 AM
  #6
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9,131
Have you checked booking.com?
I booked most of my last trip through them.
Also used Agoda.com for the previous trip (but switched to Booking.com this time as they don't require payment up front and most places offer free cancellation up to 3 days before arrival.
Kavey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2014, 03:54 PM
  #7
hnl
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 54
I found a great deal last night for the remainder of my Kyoto stay. Sometimes it worthwhile looking for deals at 2:30 in the morning
hnl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Feb 15th, 2014, 04:04 PM
  #8
kja
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,157
BTW, there's an odori in Kyoto during April -- do consider going!
http://www.kyoto.travel/miyako_odori_wo.html
kja is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:47 PM.