Honor Dargan

Honor Dargan

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    How cold is Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka in January?

    Hey John, Tokyo is usually cold but not freezing in January. By cold I mean around 1 - 5 degrees during the day with some days being warmer. However, with the world weather as it is at the moment, patterns are changing and things are not as regular as they once were! For an overview of Tokyo weather see http://www.tokyotopia.com/tokyo-climate.html and http://www.tokyotopia.com/tokyo-weather.html Kyoto and Osaka will be very similar. Hope it helps : ) almost 8 years ago

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    What are some great experiences for a 3 day stay in Tokyo?

    Hi Liz, Part of this depends on your travel dates. Do you know when you'll be here? I'd like to recommend a local festival or cultural event if there is one on during your stay... but need to know your dates first. Besides that, here's a list of ideas to get you started: 1. Take a stroll round Asakusa - the old part of Tokyo and enjoy Sensoji Temple and Shrine. 2. Find a less central shopping area like Musashi Koyama and join the locals on Saturday or Sunday. It's a lot of fun and you'll also find some great bargains compared to shopping in the more 'touristy' areas. 3. Visit the Imperial Palace and the East gardens for a little bit of history. Right next door is the super funky Marunouchi district for super high end shopping and restaurants. Nice bit of contrast for you : ) 4. Odaiba is the fun zone with a future science museum (the Mirai museum) with some great interactive displays and challenges for kids. Then there's Joypolis, an indoor games center, and Toyota Megaweb if any of your family are into cars. Then head over to Venus Fort for some indoor/outdoor shopping. This mall is famous for being designed inside as if you're actually outside : ) 5. Spend 1 night at a ryokan with an onsen (hot spring) at a nearby district like Kamakura, Hakone, or Karuizawa. Very Japanese and very unique. Love it. That should get you started Liz. Hope it helps : ) about 8 years ago

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    cool place to stay in central Tokyo

    If you want a funky place to say I'd recommend Hotel Claska - it's close enough to everything and the hotel itself is very very cool : ) http://www.claska.com/en/hotel/ If you want somewhere more central and budget isn't an issue then I love the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo Midtown. It's fabulous! http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Tokyo/Default.htm Hope it helps over 8 years ago

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    climbing in japan

    Hey Simon - I agree - it is an inspiration : ) over 8 years ago

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    climbing in japan

    Hi Jake, I'm not a seasoned climber myself but I know someone who is. Check out this blog http://i-cjw.com/ and find out all the places this guy recommends. Also check out his photography - it's amazing stuff! over 8 years ago

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    What is the best way to travel from Tokyo airport to Nagano?

    I agree with Garry. This is the easiest and most comfortable route : ) almost 9 years ago

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    What's the easiest (and quickest) way to get from Tokyo Narita Airport to Shinjuku - by train ("NEX") or by bus?

    @tlukec - you're welcome : ) Glad you like the site - if it's missing anything you need drop me a line - I'll do my best to answer. about 9 years ago

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    What are some affordable (read: cheap) accommodations in/around Tokyo?

    Hi - I agree about Ks House - there's actually quite a few places in Tokyo offering this style of accommodation these days. You can see some of my favorites here http://www.tokyotopia.com/tokyo-guesthouse.html - if you prefer a hotel then there are budget options here http://www.tokyotopia.com/cheap-tokyo-hotels.html A very cool hotel that I think is awesome is called Claska - their website is here http://www.claska.com/en/ about 9 years ago