Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Asia
Reload this Page >

Okayama, Kurashiki, Hiroshima and more...

Notices

Okayama, Kurashiki, Hiroshima and more...

Old Apr 19th, 2006, 03:13 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Okayama, Kurashiki, Hiroshima and more...

Mr. Mikeneko gave me the idea to visit Okayama, Kurashiki and Hiroshima from Kyoto. I think that we pick-up it!
Could you give me the name of good / not too expensive (100 / 150 dollars) hotels in these towns?
In Kurashiki I have seen that you have also a modern art museum, is it good to visit?
I am not able to find on the Japan map where the Naoshima island is (Yes, the one with the museum) and how to go there...

Other info: Fukkuoka, is it another good target for our visit? It looks to be a really beautiful town...

Again grazie, best regards.

Gianni P.

Gianni is offline  
Old Apr 19th, 2006, 06:15 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,097
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Granvia Hotel in Hiroshima has nice rooms in your budget. Better would be the Rihga Royal Hiroshima where you might be able to get a twin room for $140 or so.

Fukuoka/Hakata on Kyushu is a fairly large city. An interesting one, for sure. Or are you referring to a town by that name in a different area?
mrwunrfl is online now  
Old Apr 21st, 2006, 02:38 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry, I did a mistake in writing Fukuoka. Yes, the area is the one mentioned in the previous reply to my message.
Is it feasible a 3 / 4 days visit from Kyoto to Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Unzen, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Beppu region? Ia it a real / good alternative to Okayama etc.?

Thanks again.

Grazie, ciao.
Gianni
Gianni is offline  
Old Apr 21st, 2006, 11:45 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,097
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Kyushu is a wonderful place to visit. But that is too much for a 4 day visit because of the travel involved. It can be done but I don't recommend it. You should cut two places from the list.

What interests you in Fukuoka city?

Nagasaki deserves at least a full day. You would spend a day getting there and that night. A day of sightseeing and that night.

I would think that you would need a day to visit Unzen, and perhaps the Shimabara area, and then go on to Kumamoto or Kagoshima for the night.

That's three days so far.

If you went to Kagoshima then you could spend the day there and go to Kumamoto for the night. That's day 4.

Day 5, in Kumamoto you could visit the castle and garden and then go on to Beppu. I recommend the scenic route via Aso (may be the shortest in time too), so you would want to do that during the day which squeezes your time in Kumamoto.

Day 6 in Beppu and on to Fukuoka (or beyond) for the night.
mrwunrfl is online now  
Old Apr 21st, 2006, 11:48 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,097
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
That's a 6 day itinerary that could be squeezed into 5, but note that it excludes any significant amount of time in Fukuoka.
mrwunrfl is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
lkashi
Asia
7
Mar 4th, 2015 10:16 AM
jgg
Asia
9
Feb 12th, 2015 03:30 PM
thestyledancer
Asia
7
Aug 29th, 2012 03:23 PM
patfoo28
Asia
29
Oct 17th, 2008 01:55 AM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO