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Plans for future Japan Travel

Kyushuu

  • Kagoshima & Sakurajima Weekend
    • Sengan en park with tea serving, LP 732
    • Sakurajima, LP 738
      • spectacular active volcano
      • can be done by bicycle as day trip
  • Greenland Amusement Park near Kumamoto
  • Kuma-Mura Village in 熊本県
  • Kurokawa Onsen
    • Kurokawa Onsen, considered one of the best onsen villages in Japan, e.g. cave baths and riverside rotemburo, LP 726
  • Miyazaki-ken
    • Kaeda Gorge, LP 745
  • Iou-jima, Tiny bamboo-covered island with a souldering volcano and two brilliant seaside onsen, LP 767

Kansai

  • Kobe, LP 408
  • Nara, LP 417
  • Kii-Hantou, LP 432

Western Honshu

  • Inland Sea
    • Manabe-shima, LP 476
  • Hiking Daisen, LP 501

Northern Honshu

  • Kitakata, LP 518
  • Bandai Plateau, LP 519
  • Dewa Sanzan, LP 560

Hokkaido

  • Hiking Niseko Area
  • Rishiri Rebun Sarobetsu National Park, LP 618
  • Furano, LP 623
  • Daisetsusan National Park, LP 625
  • Akan National Park, LP 632

Tokyo and Around

Tokyo Day Trips

  • Around Nikko
    • EDO Wonderland, LP 204, www.edowonderland.net
    • Yashio-no-yu Onsen, LP 204
    • Chuuzenji-ko, LP 204
    • Yumoto Onsen Hike, LP 205
  • Oedo Onsen Monogatari, LP 158
  • cafe-athome.com
  • Meguro Parasithogical Museum LP 156
  • Toyota Mega Web LP 158, www.megaweb.gr.jp
  • Tokyo Walking Tour LP 160
  • Shin-yokohama Ramen Hakubutsukan, LP 232

Tokyo Kagurazaka Station Walk

  • Overview: A spontaneous walk through the former-day athmospheric Kaguraza Station area
  • Tour around Kagurazaka Station, as described in Lonely Planet page 160
    Google Maps

Shikoku

4d+ Shikoku Trip from Kyushu

  • This will include the Ishizuchi-san 石鎚山 2-day Hike
    • Source: LPH p.302
    • Hiking the highest peak in Western Japan, including three sets of steep chains
    • Staffed Mountain Huts available for staying overnight
    • Nearest JR Station: Saijou 西条
  • Matsuyama and Dougo Onsen (道後温泉), Shiukoku
    Argued to be the oldest Onsen in Japan, and played model for Miyazaki's Spirited Away
  • Seto-Uchi Shimanami Kaido, 70km Bridge which can be conquered by bicycle, LP 476
    • links Onomichi (Hiroshima-ken) and Imabari (Shikoku)
  • Inno-shima, with pirate castle, LP 476
    • lies on the Bridge-Way
  • Transport research
    • Bus to 石鎚山
    • Going to Shikoku from Kumamoto
      1. Start: 22.09, Afternoon
      2. Coming to Beppu:
      3. Two options ferry to Shikoku
      4. Train to Iyosaijo JR Station (伊予西条駅), next day
        • From Matsuyama: Only with LtdEx: 06:14 - 07:11, 2,730Yen
        • From Yawatahama: Not possible to arrive for first bus
          First normal train: 05:42-09:39, 2,660円
    • Returning from Shikoku
      • Last train IMABARI->Matsuyama: 19:49-20:57, 920円
      • Train Matsuyama-YAWATAHAMA, ¥1,240 09:12-11:15
      • Train Imabari-YAWATAHAMA: last, 17:23-21:21, ¥2,030
      • Ferry Yawatahama-Beppu: 3020/5500 (2/1 Klasse), http://www.uwajimaunyu.co.jp, 13:00 - 15:50, 17:25-20:15, ..., 0:20-3:15 (night trip, can stay until 5am on board)
      • Bus from Oita
        • Last bus from Oita: 16:55-20:34, 18:25-22:04, 2,700円, Timetable

Misc Shikoku

  • Youkaichi, candle manufactury , LP 667
  • Kotohira, Japans oldest kabuki theather where you can wander through the backstage and trap doors, LP 676
  • Iya Valley, LP 652
    • Great hiking, valleys and vine bridges over rivers
    • Access: Oboke station, or Awa Ikeda Station
    • JNTO, Miyoshinavi
  • Uwajima, _interesting_ museum, LP 664

Dedicated Hiking Trips

Hiking Japanese Alps

Takama-ga-hara Onsen

Hike Tanzawa Traverse as 1day Trip

  • Weather forcast of nearby cities
  • 17km, 8 hours from Oukura 大倉 to 蓑外
  • Access on Sunday
    1. Shin-Nakano Start: 07:17 (better to take the train some minutes ago)
      • Change 07:31 at Shinjuku to Odakyu Odawara Line Exp. (meet at head of the train, before first train door)
      • Previous Odakyu Odawara Line Exp. to catch: 07:21
      • Train to Shibusawa
      • 810¥, 650¥
    2. Bus from 渋沢駅北口 to 大倉
    3. Hike Starts at 大倉
  • Return from Minoge 蓑毛
  • More Information


Information

Abbreviations

  • LP: Loney Planet Japan Guidebook
  • LPH: Lonely Planet Hiking in Japan Guidebook

Travel Discounts

Seishun 18 Kippu

Period Valid On Sale
Spring March 1 to April 10 February 20 to March 31
Summer July 20 to September 10 July 1 to August 31
Winter December 10 to January 20 December 1 to January 10

Northern Tohoku Welcome Card

Holidays in Japan 2010

  • 19.07. Tag der Marine
  • 20.09. Tag des Respekts vor Älteren
  • 23.09. Herbstäquinoktium
  • 11.10. Tag der Fitness
  • 03.11. Tag der Kultur
  • 23.11. Tag der Danksagung für geleistete Arbeit
  • 23.12. Geburtstag des Kaisers
  • 01.01. Neujahrstag
  • 10.01. Coming of Age Day

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