Friday, November 8, 2013

Vacation Planning - Details

Update: I was trying to plan out the details of day-to-day for my 6 days in Japan, saving the drafts on this blog. I spent a few hours every week for the past 3 weeks planning. In those weeks of planning, I've managed to plan out the first 2 and a half days so far out of my 3 week trip. Don't read any furthur because it's just scribbles

So I'll be in Japan for 6 days (arriving in Osaka and leaving from Tokyo). So I need to figure out what to do in those 6 days. I started by reading a bunch of "Must-do" guides for Japan.

A lot of them listed go to Kyoto.
visit some fish market (Tsukiji)
cross the akahi kaikyo bridge
visit the Yasukuni Shrine and see what all the fuss is about
stay overnight at a temple

day 0 night
go buy a camera

day 1 in osaka (sunday)

go on this tour: 10 am to 4pm
visit this arcade:
visit Shinsaibashi

if the cycle tour fails, do this as a backup:
go on this tour:
go to nara maybe?

day 2 (monday)

go to kyoto.
Kyoto must-sees:
Fushimi shrine in kyoto with the words on them:
Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion
Ryoan-ji- rock garden
Arashiyama- forest looking walk
Kiyomizu Temple
Gion district tour
"Top priority should go to the eastern, Higashiyama district, where you can walk from the famous Kiyomizu-dera to Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Pavilion, taking in a whole raft of interesting temples, gardens and museums on the way."

Spend the night in Kyoto:
Possible places to stay:
stay in temple in kyoto:
Overnight Stay at Chion-in Temple's Wajun Kaikan Hall
Ninnaji Temple with Morning Prayer Service
Shunkoin Temple Guest House,31489,2049375_2049374_2049360,00.html
shrine in kyoto with the words on them

day 3 (tuesday)

day 4 (wednesday)

day 5 (thursday)

day 6 (saturday)

useful reminder for what to/not-to do in japan:

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