What do you think of my Japan travel plan?

I'm looking to spend about 15 days in Japan during the months of either October or November. My budget is around 2000-2400$, 1200$ of which will go to the plane tickets. To save on food and stuff I'll get coins from fountains and stuff like that.

Tokyo (3-7 days)

Central:
Akihabara - District for electronic and otaku goods. Find Ibaraki-Douji figurine.
Nihonbashi - Commercial district, boring. Take pictures.
Marunouchi - In front of train station, take pictures of both, leave.
Imperial Palace - Boring inside, take photos outside, leave.
Tokyo State Guest House - Cool mansion with massive samurai statue(?). 3 dollars to visit garden.

North:
Asakusa: Visit Temple and explore the traditional streets of Nakamise.
Tokyo Skytree - Huge tower with observation deck, 21 dollars.
Sensoji Temple - Another cool temple
Edo Tokyo museum - Closed, but take photos.
Yanaka Cemetery - Buddha statue and a temple, supposedly.

West:
Meiji Shrine - A peaceful Shinto shrine.
Harajuku - Cosplay culture but unlikely during Winter.
Metropolitan Government Building - Twin tower with two free observation decks.
Nakano Broadway - Shopping mall with lots of anime related stores
Yebisu Garden Place - Boring, but good picture potential.

South:
Institute for Nature Study - Quiet nature reserve in the middle of Tokyo. 3 dollars.
Tokyo Tower - Tourist trap, avoid getting too close, look for vantage spots to take picture of.
Zojoji temple - cool temple right next to tokyo tower, perfect picture spot.

Rest (both far from city, will pay about 40 dollars in bus so unlikely to go):
Mount Mitake - Wooded mountain with shrine
Todoroki Valley - Short wooded valley with temple
Visit Mt. Fuji on way to Kyoto, but do not climb it (obviously)

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    (2/2)

    Kyoto (4 days at most)

    Central:
    Kyoto Tower, tourist trap, do not enter. Take photos outside, leave.

    Northern:
    Kibune - Town with shrine in the northern mountains. Very pretty.
    Kitano Tenmangu Shrine - Popular shrine hosting a monthly flea market. (visit on 25th if I care about the flea market)
    Kamo Shrines - Two of Kyoto’s most important shrines. Very pretty and very free.

    West:
    Bunch of boring temples and paid attractions. Unecessary.

    East:
    Higashiyama District - Preserved historic district around Kiyomizudera
    Sanjusangendo - no photos allowed, do not go.
    Heian Shrine - Modeled after the ancient Imperial Palace
    Shinnyodo Temple - cool temple. Free unless you enter garden, so don't do that lol

    South:
    Fushimi Inari Shrine - thousand torii gates, pretty cool. Free too.
    Daigoji Temple - garden free. Rest 5-10 dollars. Cool place, would be worth paying potentially.
    Fushimi Sake District - Pretty but I don't care about sake so take photos and leave.

    Rest:
    Rashomon Gate marker aka my waifu's place of residence. Only go if in the way, since it's just a boring stone now.

    Nara (1 day), next to Kyoto, might not even go depending on price.

    Todaiji Temple - Large temple with a big Buddha statue. 6 dollars.
    Kasuga Taisha - Nara’s most celebrated Shinto shrine, free outside.
    Yakushiji Temple - Large temple in western Nara. 11 dollars so take photo from outside and gtfo

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have a big budget like I said, this is my life's savings. So I need to plan carefully and avoid anything that has to do with paid entries.

      Rather than wasting money on convenience store bentos, you will unironically save a lot of money dining at beef bowl restaurants and family restaurants such as Gusto, Jonathan's, Musashi No Mori Coffee, Royal Host, and Saizeriya, which offer hot meal sets that can be cheaper than convenience store bentos

      Beef bowl chain restaurants: Matsuya, Sukiya, and Yoshinoya

      Family restaurants: https://corp.skylark.co.jp/en/brand/brand_list/

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dude you need to go to Osaka and check out their aquarium. They're one of the only aquariums in the world that has whale sharks and they have two or three of them. Then entire aquarium is built around this huge 8 story tank that holds them and is fricking awesome. Plus lots of qts working there trying to tell you animal facts white little white boards with English descriptions.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        It depends on the price and location as well as how packed it is. I really hate tourist traps, particularly ones that you need to pay to get in. Anything above 10 dollars is not acceptable. 20 dollars absolute limit for something life changing

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    This feels over planned. Just pick a city and wing it.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have a big budget like I said, this is my life's savings. So I need to plan carefully and avoid anything that has to do with paid entries.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        $1200 budget is crazy but doable. I'm bringing $5000 of frick off money for random shit and experiences. Go see the free shit you have listed and make some street rat friends and eat cheap and live like a broke local. Honestly seems based.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          The biggest expenditure is hostels and shit. I'm desperately looking for ways to avoid paying for it but during Winter time that might not be possible. It will eat up half my budget.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think you are looking at it wrong. You pay 1200$ just to get there, but then you plan on avoiding doing the fun stuff to save money? Think about how much money you pay just to be there and then consider how often you will be there again (maybe never?). If your current budget it really so limited that you plan on actually avoiding stuff, you should really ask your self if the trip will be worth it. Might be better so save some more money, 500-1000$ extra will make world of difference.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've stolen a few things off your list and I've been to Tokyo 4 times, it looks really god so far, I think you're missing Nijo Castle and Golden Pavillion though in Kyoto, good lord don't leave without doing them. And kiyomizu dera, like frick man you're eating too much SighSee non-sense and missing the best parts.

        Nara is shit, besides Todaiji and deer stealing your biscuits

        and I agree with planning, when you wing it you tend to spend time sitting there on your phone wondering what is opena nd what is next

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          you've been four times and still haven't done OPs list? Do you just sit in a hotel all day?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            You are aware that some people don't exclusively travel for leisure, right?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Some temples yeah, frick off bait neckbeard.

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              Don't be upset because you don't actually travel lol. Channel that rage into going outside.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Some temples yeah, frick off bait neckbeard.

            Don't be upset because you don't actually travel lol. Channel that rage into going outside.

            Why do you need to argue?

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's all we have

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Disagree with doomposter, Nara is a good time

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Do you think there's any chance someone could be bored in Nara?

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              If you find temple exploring boring then yes as that's the other major draw to Nara. But if you want a chill day of seeing the deer, looking at huge old temples, and maybe hiking up the hill/mountain then it could be worth it

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                I like picture taking, and relaxed atmospheres where I can just sit around and enjoy the area.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Well I took like 100 deer pics the first time I went. I feel like it's hard to have a bad time at Nara. Worst case scenario if you find yourself missing Kyoto just take the train back when you want.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Bullshit, it's incredibly easy to wing it in Japan, just stay in DVD rental places when business or capsule hotel rates are too expensive, it's usually 2400 yen a night with unlimited JAV. Shower included and sometimes curry too.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You can get hostels for cheaper.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Planning is good, I stayed in Tokyo for 10 days and barely managed to see everything I wanted even with a day-by-day planning.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Wow, very bold. Did you schedule your shitting time as well?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not someone to linger in places, I usually take a photo, walk around a bit then leave. So do you think I can see the stuff I wrote down for Tokyo in a week?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No such thing as overplanning in Japan. You need to have every minute of your day planned there and set reservations for restaurants and the like weeks in advance

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    enough with the japan threads, you frickin weeb queers

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >it's boring but I'll go out of my way to take pictures of it
    >can't take pictures so won't go
    Who are you taking the pictures for? Why does so much of your itinerary revolve around photography? Remove all the places that you think are boring to save time for other stuff.

    >get coins from fountains
    This ain't Rome. There aren't many fountains lying about. If you're really cheap just eat food from convenience stores.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      If I go somewhere I like to take photos of it to remember it and share with others. Also I'm aware of the lack of fountains, I'm considering the other options as well

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was hoping I could travel this year, but I only have 2.4k$ to my name. That's not enough for a 2 week trip even, let alone the 1 month trip I'd love to have. Fricking hate living in the third world, it's gonna take me about a year to make 2-3k$ more. Next year for sure, even if I'm penniless afterwards, I will travel. I can't stand being trapped in this country anymore.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      It could be possible, it could be, but I think I'd be shooting myself in the foot by rushing it. There's a hostel in Kyoto that I'd pay 60$ for a full week, in Tokyo 80$. That's really good prices. I'd be sleeping shoulder to shoulder with the other guests, but I don't care. At least I know I won't have to spend half my budget on accomodation when I do visit, and then maybe I can actually enjoy some good food. Actually, I do kind of want to say frick it and just do it now after seeing those prices...frick, I don't know.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'll get coins from fountains and stuff like that.
    rofl if they actually see you doing this they will take pictures and then on your flight back the security will know to plant drugs in your checked luggage.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'll get coins from fountains and stuff like that.
      ah so you're the homosexual that made that thread last week
      also good luck finding fountains, let alone ones with coins in

      I'm just joking. There's no fountains in Japan.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'll get coins from fountains and stuff like that.
    ah so you're the homosexual that made that thread last week
    also good luck finding fountains, let alone ones with coins in

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >2 week's pay
    >'life's savings'
    i miss when SighSee wasnt full of SighSee-tier bait threads

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      2400$ is just short of a year's worth of salary. The United States isn't the only country in the world, pal

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        >2400$ is just short of a year's worth of salary.
        i mean if you're posting from Uganda and spending half your annual income in an internet connection then i'd say you have bigger problems anon

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Anon, you seem to misunderstand. I live in one of the biggest/most advanced third world countries of the world, and the annual brute minimum wage is 3000$. In Uganda, that shit would be 300$ a year. You're like those millionaires answering how much they think fruit costs in the market, completely out of touch lol

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Brazil?

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            holy frick i thought this poorgay was just joking and then i realized he's actually spending a year of his income just to do weeaboo shit in japan while living like starvin marvin for a few days and begpacking when something goes wrong lmaoooooo i hope you know Japanese and sucking dick, OP.
            You have far more to worry about. AND I thought my brazilian gf spending an entire 2 months of her salary on a Taylor Swift concert was moronic... you broinoids really are something spectacular.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            What country?

            Don't want to tell you what to do man, but most of my third worlder friends took that kind of money and relocated to Europe to make a decent wage first, which then means getting to Japan sooner. Had a Brazillian friend who, despite being a lawyer there, wound up working with me in a minimum wagie position in Dublin because it was safer and the pay was good enough. He got to Japan for 2 weeks while we worked together despite having to also pay stomach churning Irish rent.

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              To travel to another country you need at least 50K$ in savings for them to not think you're going to become a hobo as soon as you arrive. For reference, minimum wage in Brazil is 3200~ dollars a year. So even making double minimum wage in an IT job you'll still take about 8 years to save up the bare minimum for moving countries. A lawyer, a well paid one at least, would make about 10k$ a year.

              Long story short I'll be in my thirties by the time I have money to move countries, and 30's is far too old to start enjoying the world.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Horseshit. Ireland is full of Brazilians and I have never met a one that had amazing savings when they came over. You can easily go over as a student at some bullshit part time English course, start working, and just keep taking classes until you can become a citizen or get married. My co-worker might have been an ex-lawyer, but I've known multiple who were still students, worked as runners for TV, an air hostess, and tonnes of manual labourers. It didn't take any of them 8 years to save up enough to crash land in Dublin.

                And shut up about 30s being too old to start enjoying the world. I'm going to be 32 in a few days and life keeps getting better. My co-worker was in his 30s when I knew him. That's a bullshit excuse.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm saying I don't want to wait until I'm old (30+) before I finally start being able to travel the world. I'd rather do it while I'm young and full of energy, with few responsibilities.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                At last if you are young if they plant you drugs in your suitcase you will retourn to your home country with like 40 something and still can rebuild your life.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think they will do that

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                No one thinks until it happens

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >i miss when SighSee wasnt full of SighSee-tier bait threads
      Anyone who took this bait seriously after "I will get coins from fountains" needs to kill themselves

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tokyo is the biggest city on the planet and has so much do, yet you have the most boring ass plans. Just delete all these plans and try again.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I looked through the Japan tourism official site. What else do you recom?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >and has so much do
      lived in japan for 10 years here
      tokyos shit cuz apart from a bajillion restaurants there's honestly not much going on for a city of 40million people

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        what can you do in other cities that you can't do in tokyo?

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          literally anything else

          Anon, you seem to misunderstand. I live in one of the biggest/most advanced third world countries of the world, and the annual brute minimum wage is 3000$. In Uganda, that shit would be 300$ a year. You're like those millionaires answering how much they think fruit costs in the market, completely out of touch lol

          >live in one of the biggest/most advanced third world countries of the world
          good
          stay there
          we dont want you
          fix your own shitty country instead of bringing your problems elsewhere
          countries like Australia and the US have only been around 200 years and shit all over your turd of a country cuz they do actual fricking work

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I think sex tourism is gross so I will not partake

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd recommend visiting Nara, the deer are friendly and it's a nice huge park.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am going to visit it since it is only 600 yen from Kyoto to Nara, I don't particularly care much about the deer but I can't say for sure. Maybe once I'm there those fellers will melt me frozen heart

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      My homie.

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to Nara and see the deer park but go all the way up the hill to avoid all the tourists and there are temples up there that are amazing. The place feels magic.
    I suggest staying at the deer park in. Its cheap, clean and right were you want to be.
    No joke, the place is amazing.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only way you're going to "avoid all the tourists" is showing up at the crack of daylight. Very few people have it in them to get up at 4:30AM while it's still dark to catch the first train out of Osaka.
      That's what I did this morning and I had the entirety of Nara Park to myself for well over an hour, and when Todai-ji opened at 7:30 I was one of 3 people there at the time. After I had lunch and it hit noon, everywhere was swarming with tourists and deer.
      It's a shame a lot of really popular tourist attractions in Japan open at like 9AM, when the bulk of tourists are already out and awake. But in the instances where they open early or are "24-7" attractions, just show up as early as possible.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only way you're going to "avoid all the tourists" is showing up at the crack of daylight. Very few people have it in them to get up at 4:30AM while it's still dark to catch the first train out of Osaka.
      That's what I did this morning and I had the entirety of Nara Park to myself for well over an hour, and when Todai-ji opened at 7:30 I was one of 3 people there at the time. After I had lunch and it hit noon, everywhere was swarming with tourists and deer.
      It's a shame a lot of really popular tourist attractions in Japan open at like 9AM, when the bulk of tourists are already out and awake. But in the instances where they open early or are "24-7" attractions, just show up as early as possible.

      I'm already going during October to avoid tourist overcrowding and to get cheaper prices. What are some really bad all year round tourist traps to avoid?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm going to make the mildly controversial statement that although Japan does have plenty of tourist traps, they aren't quite as bad/israelite-y as, well, almost anywhere else. You'll contend with some rather high prices, a lot of inauthentic-feeling services/visuals, some cheap dinky souvenir stores, and probably even see more gaijin than Japanese. But if something is within your interest, it's worth going even if everyone and their mother has it on their bucket list.
        With all of that being said, Akihabara felt like a waste of half a day. So did Sotenbori tbh. Reminded me of NYC and that is not a good thing. Too many people, half of which weren't even Japanese, too many overpriced restaurants, you're basically there to soak in the (horrible) vibes, snap some pictures and leave.
        Any attraction that is primarily "omg I'm so pretty don't you want to snap an Insta pic here" in terms of appeal is usually an autoskip for me.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm mainly going to Akiharaba exclusively to get a figurine of my waifu and leave. I can't afford to buy anime stuff in dollars. I bought a Zoro figurine about as tall as an average hand here for 14$, I imagine the same there would be about 70$ so they can actually make money. But still even if I can't necessarily afford it I also want to take a look.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            These days, Nakano Broadway offers better deals on otaku goods than Akihabara

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              I'll be sure to add it to the list then. I'm not looking to spend too much there either eay, only around 200$, unless I see something absolutely beautiful that I must get

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Nipponbashi Denden Town in Osaka also carries older otaku goods.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                If you are a female otaku, Otome Road in Ikebukuro may interest you.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otome_Road

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can confirm, did the vagrant thingy while there and the deer didn't bother me one bit while i slept in the park so if you're trying to save money you can do that. Also if you sleep outside you'll naturally wake up earlier than the other tourist giving you a nice head start to explore around

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm going there during Winter though. I can't handle anything below 20°C without shivering

  13. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    What I would have done:

    1. Tokyo: 3 days max:

    day 1: Yoyogi Park/Meiji/Harajuku,Omotesando nighttime: Shinjuku

    day 2: Museums, nighttime: Shibuya

    day 3: Akihabara, whatever is left

    Kyoto: 3 days max:
    day 1: Fushimi Inari, Golden+Silver temple, nighttime: Gion

    Day2: castles, nighttime: Gion

    Day 3: Kibane, nighttime: onsen

    Now you have 7-8 days left to go to Osaka and enjoy yourself.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I meant to say 21 days, but your planning sounds good, I'll look into it. What are the chances I'll get ringworms from an onsen?

  14. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never understood these packed schedules.
    Just delete about half and enjoy your trip a lot more relaxed and seeing mire than the picture you can find on the internet.
    Mt. Fuji will be in a cloud.
    Looking for vantage pointa for tokyo tower is a waste
    >good picture potential
    Who cares / looks at them? Photos should be memories you are not nat geo photographer.
    Meji is not peaceful
    >closed museum
    What the frick
    >skytree
    Tourist trap. Free observation decks are available in more central locations
    >palace
    Nothing to see there
    >commercial district, boring
    Why man

    Inari will take hours unless you like crowds. In fact most places will be like that.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >yes I am fat! how did you know?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        No I'm not, why?

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Half the info you posted sounded like a fat burger who doesn't want to leave the hotel

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm saying to stay longer at places that are worth it instead of speedrunning every sight just to take a photo and leave because muh travel plan

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              All of what he posted is completely doable and enjoyable unless you are in a fat mobility scooter. Unless he is sleeping in till noon everyday he's completely within a reasonable timeline to enjoy all of those. If he gets up around 8-9am each day all the things he listed are easily doable and enjoyable to take everything in.

              Are you one of those slow walkers?
              Example Imperial Palace should really only take ~90 minutes if you're taking your time that is.
              Sensoji is easily 45 minutes to do everything there
              Harajuku is seriously just walking through it ~30-45 min
              Nakano broadway is literally walk through and around ~30-45 min

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      > photos should be memories
      Photos are for posting on Instagram where I can always look at them from time to time but also show what I'm doing/did to others

  15. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    IMO it's better to stay in Osaka and do day trips to Kyoto, Nara, and Himeji. It's cheaper, lots to do and see and it puts you even closer to the criminally under recommended Himeji Castle. Kyoto was nice but honestly unless you really appreciate Buddhism and Shinto you're not going to appreciate all the temples and they'll just blur together.

  16. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have any of you regretted going for a cheap capsule hotel? Some of these prices are insanely cheap especially with the free food and drink.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP here, capsule hotels are usually twice the price of the cheapest hostels so I'm not going to use them in Tokyo nor Kyoto and Osaka. If I stay in a city for only one day though then sure, but I'd rather sleep on the night train

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        wait seriously? I thought the hotel prices would be similar to america so way too expensive

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Prices are as follow:
          > hostel: 15-30 dollars a night
          > capsule hotel: 25-80 dollars a night
          > hotel: 60-6000 dollars a night

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            living in japan is starting to see more attractive than america especially with the strength of the dollar

            • 6 months ago
              Anonymous

              Nah living in Japan is a really stupid idea even if you don't plan on working and have frick you cash. They are stuck in the 80's in all the bad ways. The goal is to move to Europe, earn in Euros, closer to Japan so you can visit there way more often for half the price

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                >move to Europe

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, your other options are Russia, Australia, China, Phillipines, Indonesia, etc. If that's how you prefer to roll you do you.

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm already an American looking to visit Japan and live there. Unless you're trying to argue that out of America, Europe, and Japan that Europe is the best to live then I'm going to have to ask country

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                Europe and America are same shit in terms of quality of life. I'm just saying Europe is closer and the Euro is even stronger than the dollar so you get a double whammy for visiting Japan without actually living there, because living in Japan is terrible, no matter who you hear it from.

                t. Brazilian

              • 6 months ago
                Anonymous

                lookie here, a Braziltard who thinks Europoors are actually equivalent to even the most struggling southern American. You have no idea how salary works in reasonable countries. Just because Euro has a higher number value than Dollar, doesn't mean Europoors are making more euros per hour than we are dollars. I make $26/hr just to sit around on my ass and check IDs at a club. You won't find anyone making close to 15 euros doing the same thing in Britbongistan or Swedistan.

  17. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't read it, but just seeing it, it's clear you overplanned. Just walk around more.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I heard Japan isn't the ugu country people think it is and if you just walk around aimlessly all you'll see is regular buildings and boring residential areas

  18. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    a random question but since the jgt is full of cooming advice and this thread seems more serious, is it okay to skip kyoto? im traveling with older family and theyre immunocomprised, is there an alternative to kyoto thats less crowded? ive been reading about kyoto being super overcrowded

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have Nikko on my trip which is basically a hiking city for you to get to the temples. I hear it is very pretty and since it's out in the mountains, it will be far less crowded.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its not close but unironically Hiroshima is like a less crowded Kyoto.

  19. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bong currency, but here's my budget and plan for 16 days in November per person. I have a list of places to visit but trying not to over plan beyond that so that I can wander. I did this up and booked the hotels in February so prices have changed. I'm also sharing rooms with a friend.

    Flights: £1137 return
    Hotels: £981 (could be MUCH cheaper though, wanted to try a ryokan and temple)
    Railpass: £264 (it might be cheaper to get individual tickets, but I like the sound of the convenience and it lets me take more day trips if I get bored of anywhere)
    Spending money: £1500~

    Tokyo (2 nights in Shibuya)
    Hotel: £119
    Itinerary: Just wander, eat food, meet a friend.

    Takayama (1 night)
    Hotel: £53
    Itinerary: Hida folk village.

    Kyoto (4 nights)
    Hotel 1: cheap hostel, £59 for 3 nights
    Hotel 2: swanky ryokan, £255 1 night
    Itinerary: Enryakuji, Golden Pavilion, Philosopher's path, visit shrines, maybe a day trip to Nara, maybe see some geisha dances at the festival.

    Koyasan (2 nights)
    Hotel: food and board in a temple, £315
    Itinerary: Visit the temples and cemetery, just relax, MAYBE go a bit out to a shugendo temple.

    Osaka (3 nights)
    Hotel: £100
    Itinerary: Eat and drink like a king, go skateboarding, maybe a day trip to Kobe.

    Tokyo (4 nights in Taito)
    Hotel: £80
    Itinerary: just see everything, shopping in Akihabara, maybe a day trip to Kamakura.

    I think £1500 is plenty of spending money even including food so you could go cheaper. There's quite a bit I want to buy while there, but I don't plan on eating out every single night which is a big saver in my experience. Personally I plan on mostly visiting shrines, temples and museums too, so I can't see that taking up too much of the budget.

    Here's a map of things I want to see: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1LUBPlRpGqhjeRt-6gfVv9zBWx1rU-mI&usp=sharing

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Proud of you, OP. I'll be going this upcoming week. I took some ideas from you since I didn't really have any plans.

      Based. Especially splurging on food for the sake of it. That's what's up.

      Is staying in Osaka for 3 full days, then Kyoto for 6 full days too much time spent there?
      Travelling with a baby so we are planning on really taking our time and going slow. I noticed the cities are very close together.

      I wish for you and your family a safe trip.

  20. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone know the best quality Soapland that welcomes gaijins? I want Yamato Nadeshikos with hime cuts

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >to save on food I'll get coins from fountains
    Flying from Tel Aviv, anon?

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like way too much, but then again I'm a lax traveller

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where does the 23 days arrest without any lawer fit in that plan?

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    This has to be a joke ? Spend your life savings to rush all day in big cities to take pictures so you can show them to your friends ?
    And call that "enjoying the world" and need to be in your twenties to do ?

    By all means spend all your money or even go into debt to enjoy your youth, I'm saying that unironically, but all those shrines and temples everyday is fricking harry potter reading star wars watching redditor tier.
    Also having already all those preconceived ideas of what's good or not, and what you want to do before actually going there is always a mistake.

    If you really need the instagram clout just take one of the 800'000 Kasuga Taisha pictures onlline and change a few pixels and pretend it's yours. Meanwhile you can do some weeb stuff you actually enjoy.

    There's not a single hint of personal taste here and that's what's sad actually.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      See, since I have limited cash, I went through the Japan Tourism website, going through each and every tourist spot to decide whether it looks worth visiting or not (for example, I'm not visiting 90% of parks because I'm going there almost during Winter), and also to check for hidden fees to calculate into my miniscule budget. What will really happen when I'm there is I'll have forgotten what all the tourist spots I marked down look like, only having general directions on how to get to them, and then I'll walk around town until I stumble upon them. I don't actually like hopping from place to place in a hurry. It's just planning so I have stuff to do and ain't a lost puppy. Also, I do actually like taking pictures of cool places, not just to show to others.

      Haha, guy wants to spend 15 days in fricking Japan for 2500$. What do you want to do, sit on street all day and gawk at teenagers?
      If you are so poor go to Albania or something, not one of the most expensive places on earth. I dont think 2500$ would even be enough for Thailand now

      I make 300$ a month, bubba. Yeah, we get it, you can make 5k$ in a month with two or three years of experience. Most of the world can't. Pic rel.

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Haha, guy wants to spend 15 days in fricking Japan for 2500$. What do you want to do, sit on street all day and gawk at teenagers?
    If you are so poor go to Albania or something, not one of the most expensive places on earth. I dont think 2500$ would even be enough for Thailand now

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not that guy but
      >japan expensive
      I have 14 days trip planned on oct, 2nd time in jap.
      Hotel, flight and railpass for 2weeks costed me around 1700dol, plan to take 800dol for dood and other spendings, i dunno what yplou talk about or are you larping because jap is cheap as frick with current yen. Its nor albania tier but if youre not a coomer tgat plan to spend 300dol/day on whorse 2500dol is plenty (if you get good tickets, got qtar for sub 800dol)

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Haha, guy wants to spend 15 days in fricking Japan for 2500$. What do you want to do, sit on street all day and gawk at teenagers?
        If you are so poor go to Albania or something, not one of the most expensive places on earth. I dont think 2500$ would even be enough for Thailand now

        Also wtf happend with a recent richgay newfagays on /trv nowadays? I thought that what made a good traveler is a skill of finding good destination for bargin price, without backpack travelers tier junkies. Now its somehow looked upon because board was replaced by the people that cant into travel but have some money. People that shell 2/3/4/5x the amount are alright, its their money/spendings, but being uptight and haughty about it is another thing. Just stop being ass if someone is able to visit the same stuff for less money than you, if you really are rich you shouldnt care about it.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          oldgays hit 30+ and wanna spend their hard owned money from the FANG jobs they got from being autistic

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly wish I would travel a bit more sensible with money, but the biggest thing for me is that there's no way I'm doing some fricking hostels so I'm always paying like full hotel prices solo... Then the difference in everything else (things like getting a tiny bit more convenient mode of transport between places but it costs more, not bothering to look around for a cheaper restaurant, etc) is so small compared to how much I'm paying in accommodation that I just shrug it all off one thing at a time and then by the end of the trip it turns out I ended up spending 25-50% more than I really could have done. I already booked flights for 6 weeks in Japan then Korea next March + April (3w each) and I already marked off like £8k for that (ironically booked them together so I don't have to fly out that way twice, which would have ended up adding another £1k or so)

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I dont stay at hostels and capsules ethier, I consider them backpacker tier usualy, maybe private room with bathroom at hostel would be my bottom tier if i had to save more money, but no lower.
            I always wait for opportunities and usualy pick best price to service ratio - booking any more than 3,5/4 star when im not gonna spend that much time in room (japan) which still be probably small anyway is just a money which you could always save on another trip.
            The same thing goes with plane tickets, i often go somewhere just because I saw some great pricecut.
            This add up quickly, if you dont get scamed with turisttrap amenities and likewise stuff (500dol expirience sushi, you know so the amerikagajin can show pics/brag about it in his work) you get another save.
            I dont see anything wrong with it, like with person who cant wait/want to go to specific country/cant book for shit and overpays. Having said that, theres a couple posters or maybe just one gay that post a lot, that just cant stand that someone can have better time for less money.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm young and really israeli with my money so unless I was earning in dollars I'd never go beyond hostels or capsules.

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hello Japan ladi I kiss Boobi An pusi I wait u send numer to khaipoorpoopoostreetgmal.com

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did I frick up by booking two weeks in October instead of November? Seeing fall colors would have been nice

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      October is better for Fall, no? November is too close to Winter, most trees would already be butt naked

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are there any school festivals in the next week in tokyo or do they really only happen during november?

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is staying in Osaka for 3 full days, then Kyoto for 6 full days too much time spent there?
    Travelling with a baby so we are planning on really taking our time and going slow. I noticed the cities are very close together.

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wish JK soaplands are a thing.

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >To save on food and stuff I'll get coins from fountains and stuff like that.

    Please just spend another few months to save, food is already cheap there

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