"Once a Dream, Now a Memory" Japan by blacksnail

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For Vter who always visit Japan Pages, will realise i've been posting lots of questions about japan for the past few months. and Yes!! I'm back from Japan. It was not a very relaxing trip I must say. But within this 2 weeks I travelled from North to South of Japan. I wonder if anyone done something like what i did before. It's fun and rewarding.

Bottom Line: It's a very interesting country!

My Itinerary

24th June
4pm BSB - Bangkok
25th June (Day 1)
12:30am Bangkok - Tokyo
7:30am Tokyo
26th June (Day 2)
Tokyo - > Hakone -> Odaiba
27th June (Day 3)
Odaiba -> Hokkaido
9:30pm Sapporo (Hokkaido)
28th June (Day 4)
29th June (Day 5)
Morning - Beia
Afternoon - Otaru
10pm Sapporo - Tokyo
30th June (Day 6)
Lake Kawaguchiko (Fuji)
1st July (Day 7)
Lake Kawaguchiko (Fuji)
4pm Tokyo
2nd July (Day 8)
8am Tokyo- Kyoto
3rd July (Day 9)
4th July (Day 10)
Himeji and Hiroshima
5th July (Day 11)
Fukuoka and Nagasaki
7:30pm Nagasaki - Osaka
6th July (Day 12)
7am Osaka
7th July (Day 13)
7pm Osaka
8th July (Day 14)
1am Osaka - Bangkok
6am Bangkok
12pm Bangkok - BSB
9th July
Back to work!!!


I`ve seen and experienced Japanese Onsen, Hostel Staying , Capsule Hostel, Inactive but live Volcano, Sea of Flowers, 2 of the 3 Most Scenic View in Japan, Geisha watching, Shinto Praying and lots of train sitting.


1. if you are taking Long hour train, please ensure you reserve a seat first!
2. to travel long hour train, preferable take the night train, so you can save 1 night accommodation.
3. The Train is very on time, so please be punctual.
4. Most restaurants drinking water and tea is free, you can save money on buying mineral water, just carry a bottle with you and refill it in the restaurant.
5. Is very hard to get people who can speak english in japan... so a good
translation book is essential..

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  • Last visit to Japan: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 2, 2009
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