Tokyo Kyoto timing

Dec 13th, 2016, 11:46 AM
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Tokyo Kyoto timing

I am thinking Mach 27 till April 7, 7 days Tokyo and 4 Kyoto to see cherry blossoms. Any thoughts ?

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Dec 13th, 2016, 12:16 PM
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If it was me -- and it isn't -- I'd reverse the number of days. More time in Kyoto and less in Tokyo.
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Dec 13th, 2016, 02:12 PM
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Ditto. Also, I hope you like crowds, and you need to book soon.
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Dec 13th, 2016, 02:20 PM
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ditto ditto . . . a minimum of 5 full days (6 nights) in Kyoto and more is even better.
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Dec 13th, 2016, 05:58 PM
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How about 5 days each? Are there any potential places that maybe already booked? Thank you
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Dec 13th, 2016, 06:20 PM
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Please see your other thread:
http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...april-2017.cfm
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Dec 13th, 2016, 06:55 PM
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Thanks for your comment Kja. Anybody thinks 5 days is enough for each city?
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Dec 13th, 2016, 07:03 PM
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As noted on your other post, I thought 5 days too much for Tokyo -- and I had 3 weeks with which to play. And I thought 5 days too little for a first visit to Kyoto / Nara. JMO.

Does having us post everything twice help in some way I've failed to appreciate?
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Dec 13th, 2016, 07:15 PM
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I agree -- having the dueling threads will have us recreating the wheel a bit.

Not quite sure why you were posting to the other thread this morning and then decided to start a new thread asking the same thing? Your head may start spinning comparing the responses on the two threads.

In my (less experienced) opinion, you will definitely need/want more time in Kyoto. It is a smaller place than Tokyo of course, but there is soooooooo much to see (plus sites will be very crowded which will slow you down).
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Dec 14th, 2016, 12:39 AM
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Having a second thread asking the same question doesn't magically result in anyone giving different answers.

You will get the same ones of us suggesting 7 for Kyoto and 5 for Tokyo here as you did there.

You can do 5 in each, heck you could do 11 in one and 1 in the other if you really want to. It's your trip and all people are doing here is giving you their opinions on how to balance the time in the two cities.

You are not obliged to follow the advice, but it is a bit odd to keep asking until you get the answer you want?
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Dec 14th, 2016, 08:10 AM
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WTH does that mean? Are you talking about restaurants, hotels, airbnbs, ryokans, trains or what? The answer is yes.

If you have specific interests and reasons for hanging about in Tokyo for __ days, mention them. Then instead of the rest of us shooting in the dark, you could receive a more tailored answer as to why Tokyo would or would not be worth your 5 days instead of more time in Kyoto and its environs.
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Getting back to the original question, on average those dates are good to see the blossoms - however there are no guarantees with Mother Nature, and there is no way to accurately predict when the blossoms come out until about a month before they do. You can have a look at various sites like:
http://sakura.weathermap.jp/
http://www.jnto.go.jp/sakura/eng/index.php
http://www.rurubu.com/season/spring/sakura/
But popular hotels may be booked up months before, and the key to seeing the blossoms is to have a flexible schedule.
And while the blooming starts from the south and moves up, Tokyo is an exception and on average starts a bit earlier than Kyoto.

You can see a list of the more popular places here:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2011.html
That said, trying to enjoy the blossoms in the middle of a tidal wave of people is not as much fun. I suggest you find some lesser known places to enjoy the blossoms without the crowds.
The mecca of blossoms is undoubtedly Yoshino in Nara, with a history going back over a thousand years. Lots of people go there too, but it is so spread out that it is easy to explore and enjoy.
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Dec 15th, 2016, 09:39 PM
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Hi

Yes I think 5 days is enough for each city.
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