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Old 03-01-2014, 02:51 AM
 
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$100 a day for food and accommodation?

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$100 a day for everything - food, accommodation, travel, admission prices etc.?
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:48 AM
 
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Okay so I've booked flights! Perth to Osaka (via KL) is $244 with Air Asia! Not a bad deal I think!

Anyway so this is my rough itinerary (more just dates/location, not specific attractions/activities and accom).

Will arrive at Osaka (Kansai) at 10:55 pm on the 6th of October, so will likely get out of the airport after midnight. The plan is to spend the nights of the 6 and 7 in Osaka. Then go to Kyoto, spending 4 nights, 8, 9, 10, 11. Then will take the shinkansen to Tokyo and stay 12, 13, 14...then take the same bullet train to Sapporo and stay in Hokkaido for the 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, then fly back to Tokyo and stay the 20, 21 before flying back on the 22nd to KL.

My plan is to buy the 1 week rail pass for travel after when I leave Kyoto for Tokyo. This would cover travel from Kyoto to Tokyo, around Tokyo, and Tokyo to Sapporo. After which I would fly from Sapporo to Tokyo.

Does this sound like a good plan?
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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$100 a day for food and accommodation?

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$100 a day for everything - food, accommodation, travel, admission prices etc.?
For everything hopefully, aside from obviously days when visiting places with expensive entrance fees (which hopefully will not be many).

My cousin said he spent about $40 on accommodation and $50 on the rest, so it's definitely doable I believe. It wasn't like he was totally slumming it easily.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:59 AM
 
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Okay so I've booked flights!

Jealous.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Okay so I've booked flights! Perth to Osaka (via KL) is $244 with Air Asia! Not a bad deal I think!

Anyway so this is my rough itinerary (more just dates/location, not specific attractions/activities and accom).

Will arrive at Osaka (Kansai) at 10:55 pm on the 6th of October, so will likely get out of the airport after midnight. The plan is to spend the nights of the 6 and 7 in Osaka. Then go to Kyoto, spending 4 nights, 8, 9, 10, 11. Then will take the shinkansen to Tokyo and stay 12, 13, 14...then take the same bullet train to Sapporo and stay in Hokkaido for the 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, then fly back to Tokyo and stay the 20, 21 before flying back on the 22nd to KL.

My plan is to buy the 1 week rail pass for travel after when I leave Kyoto for Tokyo. This would cover travel from Kyoto to Tokyo, around Tokyo, and Tokyo to Sapporo. After which I would fly from Sapporo to Tokyo.

Does this sound like a good plan?
Sounds like a plan to me ... JR has some lines in Kyoto but when my wife and I went there, there were a large number of shrines that weren't near the stations so not buying the JR pass till you leave Kyoto is a fair plan I would think.

And just when you get to Sapporo do check the prices for the shinkansen back to Tokyo if you haven't done so already.

Just make sure you buy your JR passes before going to Japan, and do so early, like when you are firm on your itinerary (and don't dilly dally on it) so you can purchase your tickets beforehand. Since you're going in the down season, in October, there won't be as much crowding but do still expect standby seats if you wait too long.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:02 AM
 
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Okay so I've booked flights! Perth to Osaka (via KL) is $244 with Air Asia! Not a bad deal I think!

Anyway so this is my rough itinerary (more just dates/location, not specific attractions/activities and accom).

Will arrive at Osaka (Kansai) at 10:55 pm on the 6th of October, so will likely get out of the airport after midnight. The plan is to spend the nights of the 6 and 7 in Osaka. Then go to Kyoto, spending 4 nights, 8, 9, 10, 11. Then will take the shinkansen to Tokyo and stay 12, 13, 14...then take the same bullet train to Sapporo and stay in Hokkaido for the 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, then fly back to Tokyo and stay the 20, 21 before flying back on the 22nd to KL.

My plan is to buy the 1 week rail pass for travel after when I leave Kyoto for Tokyo. This would cover travel from Kyoto to Tokyo, around Tokyo, and Tokyo to Sapporo. After which I would fly from Sapporo to Tokyo.

Does this sound like a good plan?
Congratulations!
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Sounds like a plan to me ... JR has some lines in Kyoto but when my wife and I went there, there were a large number of shrines that weren't near the stations so not buying the JR pass till you leave Kyoto is a fair plan I would think.

And just when you get to Sapporo do check the prices for the shinkansen back to Tokyo if you haven't done so already.

Just make sure you buy your JR passes before going to Japan, and do so early, like when you are firm on your itinerary (and don't dilly dally on it) so you can purchase your tickets beforehand. Since you're going in the down season, in October, there won't be as much crowding but do still expect standby seats if you wait too long.
. Ah yes, yes I think getting around Kyoto shouldn't be too hard. When does the autumn foliage usually begin in Kyoto, maybe start of November?

Yes, I will, although the flight seems like a good option. Indeed! Thanks for the advice.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:25 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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. Ah yes, yes I think getting around Kyoto shouldn't be too hard. When does the autumn foliage usually begin in Kyoto, maybe start of November?

Yes, I will, although the flight seems like a good option. Indeed! Thanks for the advice.
Foliage starts to turn around that time. You should be arriving in a very pretty time of year

Congratulations! $100 / day is ambitious, but do-able if you plan very carefully, go to the websites of any places you want to visit to confirm ticket prices and maps to confirm distance.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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Foliage starts to turn around that time. You should be arriving in a very pretty time of year

Congratulations! $100 / day is ambitious, but do-able if you plan very carefully, go to the websites of any places you want to visit to confirm ticket prices and maps to confirm distance.
Well I'm 'only' staying for 16 days (well shorter than I would've liked, but given the expense of Japan and the fact I hope to go to India in early 2015 maybe a good thing) yet still want to have at least $3000 in the bank, although I of course don't want to spend all of that. So $100 is my target, but as long as I'm not blowing my budget I'm not too concerned. Even in cheap countries I have a tendency to over-spend on holiday even on things like food, souvenirs.etc...I'm not a huge shopper in general, nor do I drink much alcohol, so at least there won't be that.

I hope I see some foliage in Hokkaido at least. Are you familiar with Hokkaido? Would you recommend renting a car there? Mostly to travel throughout the rural areas.
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