FANTASTIC JAPAN WITH TRAIN PASSES
With this 20-day travel proposal, you travel with a Japan Rail Pass from Tokyo to Osaka. You have six nights included. In short, it is about enjoying freedom and experiencing the world. See necessaryhome for geography of Japan.
This travel suggestion is for you who want to travel alone in Japan. After three nights in Osaka, you set your own course for the next 14 days until you arrive in Tokyo. Here you have three nights before the trip goes back to Scandinavia.
If you want inspiration or advice for travel self-routes, overnight stays and more for your trip, contact us – we are happy to help you with tips, advice or booking the rest of your trip.
Day 1: Departure Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Japan with arrival the next day. Depending on the airline, one or two stopovers may occur.
Day 2: Arrival in Osaka
Arrival in Osaka. We recommend that you purchase a Kansi Pass at the airport, which provides access to the Osaka train network and the surrounding area. The train pass costs about 300-400 SEK. Take the train to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is on its own.
Day 3-4: Discover Osaka and the surrounding area
Today you have free rein to explore Osaka and the surrounding area. For example, you can take a trip to the original capital Nara or to Kobe on your Kansai Pass. Osaka is Japan’s third largest city and is called the “kitchen of the nation”. Just as in Kyoto you spend money on culture, in Osaka you spend money on food. This is due to the countless restaurants with the many taste sensations that Osaka has picked up from all over the world. Osaka’s futuristic twin tower building, the Umeda Sky Building, is well worth a visit. In the evening, the 170 meter high building offers stunning views of the illuminated Osaka. Do not forget the Osaka Aquarium, the world’s largest, Universal Studios Japan or Osaka-jo Castle – all this should definitely be seen.
Day 5-17: On an adventure in Japan with the Japan Rail Pass
With a 14-day Japan Rail Pass, you have unlimited access to the Japan Railways Group’s train network (with a few exceptions, such as the Nozomi trains).
Day 18: Arrival in Tokyo
Arrival in Tokyo during the day. You take yourself to your hotel and have the rest of the day on your own.
Day 19-20: Explore Tokyo
For the next two days, you have the opportunity to explore this high-energy metropolis. Countless suggestions include the beautiful Ueno Park, the Akihabara electronics area, the hippest fashion area Harajuku, Ginza, Tokyo’s response to Fifth Avenue in New York, the intersection at Shibuya train station, the Toyosu fish market, an array of museums and exhibitions (Ghibli Museum of Animated Love) film) or why not just stroll around the streets and look for the deeply traditional life lurking just below the supermodern surface.
Day 21: Departure from Tokyo and arrival in Scandinavia
After an exciting trip around Japan, the trip goes home. You take yourself to the airport depending on when your international flight departs. Arrival the same day in Scandinavia.
Six nights in a tourist class hotel
TRAVEL IN JAPAN ON YOUR OWN
Travel around Japan at your own pace. Whether you travel as a backpacker or glampacker, it is nice to have a calm start to the journey with flights and two nights in a hotel booked and ready.
Book your flights to Japan through us and get lots of knowledge and experience on the purchase. We also book an arrival package with two nights hotel in Tokyo for you – a perfect soft landing on an exciting trip in Japan.
We also help with things that are important for a successful trip, such as minimizing transfer time, arranging good stopovers, airlines’ alliances, stop-over opportunities, child discounts, seats on the plane and much more.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Japan, where you will arrive the next day. Depending on the airline, there are one to two stopovers on the way.
Day 2: Arrival in Tokyo
Arrival in Tokyo. Take a train, bus or taxi to your hotel. The rest of the day on your own.
Day 3: Tokyo
Tokyo is, if anything, the world of contrasts. The city offers a huge and vibrant eldorado of shops selling everything from traditional and exquisite crafts to uniquely designed fashion items, all varieties and price ranges of electronics, record stores and comic books in batches and minutes and more or less cheap (or not at all cheap) gadgets that you did not know existed and you suddenly just have to get yourself. The city offers an infinite number of restaurants that serve everything from noodle soup to French five-course menus, here are at least as many arcades and even more karaoke bars. An exciting adventure in Tokyo is to take the subway around to the various shopping areas such as the twelve storey electronics center Akihabara or Ikebukuro, where there is a manga shop on every street corner or Shinjuku and Harajuku, with all kinds of youth culture and fashion in full bloom. Such a tour provides a wonderful and fascinating insight into the ultra-modern, but at the same time very traditional culture in Tokyo. The more traditional part of Tokyo is located in Asakusa around the Asakusa Temple. A visit here is highly recommended. The temple and the surrounding park are incredibly beautiful, but you should not expect it to be either calm or quiet because there are always people in Tokyo – everywhere.
Day 4: Further on your own
Two nights at a tourist class hotel in Tokyo.