Was there at Christmas just gone! I have a few places to add, someone may have said them:
I can't remember anything else you haven't listed at this stage...
- Harajuku. Go there. Eat the crepes. It's an experience in itself even if you don't buy anything really. But you WILL buy things. Lol
- Go up either Tokyo Tower or The Sky Tree (a little way across the city from each other). They're both pretty good, but I'd say if you're pressed for time then just one is enough. The Tokyo Tower mascot is hilarious.
- The Peace Memorial Park and Museum at Hiroshima is one of my favourite places on earth. I've been twice (school trip then my holiday). I could spend hours upon hours there. Very solemn and heartwrenching but you can see just how far Hiroshima and Japan in general has come since WWII. I could go on about the place forever... but I won't. But I will say make some cranes and lay them at Sadako's monument. Made me feel all good inside to do it. Maybe I'm weird...
- A note on Himeji Castle that @Shebes suggested - on my school trip (6 years ago ) it was one of the most beautiful things I've seen, but they've been restoring it for a while now (which won't be finished for ages) and the outside has a cover over it, and instead of walking up all the awesome tiny staircases and seeing the whole inside, it's an elevator ride up. Still a good view, but I was a little disappointed. If you're interested, it's just a stop on the bullet train line to Hiroshima, would be a half day trip on your way down, I'd say.
- DISNEYLAND. Disneyland. I know you're going, but DISNEYLAND. Buy fast passes, or whatever they're called so you get on rides quicker. Otherwise you'll only get on a few things. The money is worth it. Make sure you do Cinderella's castle. You actually go UP the Disney castle! And another tip - anything you try to eat will take AGES to get. Food places are chocked full from opening to closing.
And I'm a little bit gobsmacked that your DD's school won't be taking them to the Memorial Museum . It's a huge learning experience and either free or something like $3... Was my favourite part of my 2 and a half week school trip. Maybe that's just me though...
what was the weather /temps like over Christmas? we are thinking of going in January and im wondering if it will be too cold?
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01-09-2014 09:20 #31Senior Member
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01-09-2014 09:30 #32
If you get good thermal wear and do lots of layers with a big coat on the top, you should be fine. We walked nearly everywhere we possibly could, so the exercise kept us warmer too. Everywhere is heated, the cheapest hotel rooms included. The whole country is well prepared for cold weather. I can't comment too much on the temps later in January, as we headed to a ski mountain shortly after new year, so was obviously a lot colder than cities! It snowed in Hiroshima once or twice, but only for a few minutes at a time. It probably wouldn't snow in Tokyo or that area very often at all, mostly likely never. You generally have to go to more mountainous and country areas to get constant snowing, and if you do you'll just need another layer or two.
I'd recommend gloves for use most days, and good quality boots to wear most days.
Just for example, I'll describe what I wore on an average day:
- thermal tights
- singlet (thermal or normal)
- another shirt/top (long sleeved mostly)
- warm coat/jacket
- socks (thermal or normal)
Wow that turned into a long post! Feel free to ask more questions if you have them Japan is a wonderful place to visit.
01-09-2014 09:57 #33Senior Member
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I think you mentioned the wrong member
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01-09-2014 13:38 #38
Opps did too. I thought it was exciting (and brave! ) you were taking your little ones to Japan.
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