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    Buy a JR East pass/Suica pass would be perfect and an iphone would be good along with a phrase book and dictionary. Your itinerary is fine and a volunteer guide would be ideal though I don't think you really need it in Tokyo. If you visit Nikko, you can take the Tohoku Main Line -Tokyo Station (eki means station in Japanese) to Utsunomiya Station(take JR Nikko Line) to JR Nikko Station OR Tobu Railways - Asakusa Station (Spacia) to Tobu Nikko Station (101 minutes). The Shrines and temples in the Nikko district are registered as part of the "World Cultural Heritage" http://www.nikko-jp.org. In Hiroshima, I recommend eating a okonomi yaki. In Tokyo, if you have the time, visit Kagurazaka and do a walking tour of Tokyo's former Geisha District - it's not too far from where I stayed when I studied abroad in Japan, Roppongi Hills Observation Deck (you see the entire city of Tokyo and even Mt. Fuji on a clear day, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Gardens.
    You meant the JR West pass right? I'm a bit confused by it, because it seems that under the west pass, there's 2 other passes - sanyo and kansai or is it just the one pass? also can you use the pass in the actual cities? Like if I'm travelling all around Osaka on the JR, I could just whip out the west pass or would I need to get the local Osaka pass? I forgot about a phrasebook, so thanks for that.

    I know about the World Heritage Sites but I'm wondering if there's anything else to see or do there? I think that by the end of the trip I'll be fed up of seeing shrines/temples lol Although if there's a really really good traditional onsen/ryokan then I might be convinced.

    Sorry too many questions from my obsessive mind :o::o: Thanks a lot for replying
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    You meant the JR West pass right? I'm a bit confused by it, because it seems that under the west pass, there's 2 other passes - sanyo and kansai or is it just the one pass? also can you use the pass in the actual cities? Like if I'm travelling all around Osaka on the JR, I could just whip out the west pass or would I need to get the local Osaka pass? I forgot about a phrasebook, so thanks for that.

    I know about the World Heritage Sites but I'm wondering if there's anything else to see or do there? I think that by the end of the trip I'll be fed up of seeing shrines/temples lol Although if there's a really really good traditional onsen/ryokan then I might be convinced.

    Sorry too many questions from my obsessive mind :o::o: Thanks a lot for replying
    Yes, JR West Pass - Kansai Area Pass. In Hiroshima, there isn't a rail system but trolleys and of course you walk elsewhere. Yes, in Nikko you can visit Lake Chuzenji, Urami Falls, and there are nature tours provided. In Nikko, I stayed at Hotel - Seikoen - http://www.hotel - seikoen.com which has a hot spring.
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    Yes, JR West Pass - Kansai Area Pass. In Hiroshima, there isn't a rail system but trolleys and of course you walk elsewhere. Yes, in Nikko you can visit Lake Chuzenji, Urami Falls, and there are nature tours provided. In Nikko, I stayed at Hotel - Seikoen - http://www.hotel - seikoen.com which has a hot spring.
    Thought so. This is what I'm thinking, I'd get the 8 day Sanyo pass which would cover pretty much up to Miyajima/Hiroshima and back to Osaka where I'd just pay 540yen to Kyoto. I could get a Kansai thru 3 day pass for kyoto when I'm exploring (explore further away bits first and stick to places close to hostel for the last 2 days). For inside Tokyo I was going to get a Suica card.

    Actually I've just worked out that it'd be more convenient, only by £10, to get the 14day JR pass + Hakone free pass + 2 day Kansai Thru Pass for Osaka. So I think I'm just going with that. Getting the Sanyo pass then additional tickets although it works out slightly cheaper, it'd probably be more complicated.
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    Thought so. This is what I'm thinking, I'd get the 8 day Sanyo pass which would cover pretty much up to Miyajima/Hiroshima and back to Osaka where I'd just pay 540yen to Kyoto. I could get a Kansai thru 3 day pass for kyoto when I'm exploring (explore further away bits first and stick to places close to hostel for the last 2 days). For inside Tokyo I was going to get a Suica card.

    Actually I've just worked out that it'd be more convenient, only by £10, to get the 14day JR pass + Hakone free pass + 2 day Kansai Thru Pass for Osaka. So I think I'm just going with that. Getting the Sanyo pass then additional tickets although it works out slightly cheaper, it'd probably be more complicated.
    I believe you have everything covered so now just relax and start packing. If you have additional questions about Hiroshima, Miyajima, or Tokyo just quote or PM me. Have a wonderful time in Japan but if your experience was like mine, it will not be your last trip.
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    I believe you have everything covered so now just relax and start packing. If you have additional questions about Hiroshima, Miyajima, or Tokyo just quote or PM me. Have a wonderful time in Japan but if your experience was like mine, it will not be your last trip.
    Thanks! I'm so excited it's stupid, but nervous as well actually hehe.
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    Thanks! I'm so excited it's stupid, but nervous as well actually hehe.
    You're welcome, I felt the same way when I was preparing to fly to Japan.
 
 
 
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