Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Japan 2023 Winter Itinerary

Travel details

Dates: 28 Nov 2023 - 19 Dec 2023
Group: 2 adults, 3 kids (3, 5, 8 YO)

Flight details

Singapore to Fukuoka

Singapore Airlines SQ 656
SIN 01:20 - FUK 08:10
Total travel time:  5hrs 50mins
Boeing 787-10

Tokyo to Singapore

Singapore Airlines SQ  635
HND 22:55 - SIN 05:15
Total travel time:  7hrs 20mins
Airbus A350-900

Pre travel Arrangements

  1. Immigration QR Code https://vjw-lp.digital.go.jp/en/
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Pack luggages to be forwarded to the different locations upon arrival
  4. JR Passes (7 days via Klook)
  5. Disneyland & Sea tickets via Klook
  6. Book car rental (via Toyota)
  7. Fill up check in details for accommodations


GRAND BASE Hakata Haruyoshi. Location is not very accessible

Day 1 - Canal city. Hakata station 
Day 2 - Marinoa City 
Day 3 - Uminonakamichi Seaside Park 
Day 4 - Marinoa City (Another option was to view Gundam here: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Ri6nHr8Q8KwsLUzT8)



Day 5 - Train to Osaka 
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Day 11 - 
  • Shopping at Don Quijote. 
    • Had to buy extra an luggage
    • You could also get free cardboard boxes from supermarkets
  • Travel to Hakone via JR


Day 12 - Open air museum. Lunch at Sushi place. https://maps.app.goo.gl/SmpMXq6mgwCmDPcX7
Day 13 - Hakone Kowakien Yunessun. Must do.  https://maps.app.goo.gl/r5bLvWUbd3K83sH28
Online price is cheaper: https://www.yunessun.com/global/en/spa/
Day 14 - Ropeway & pirate ship. Travel to Tokyo. https://www.hakonenavi.jp/international/en/transportation/hakone-ropeway


Tokyo Bay Tokyu Hotel 

Day 15 - Disneyland 
Day 16 - Disneysea 

You can only buy/get the passes upon arrival and you need to buy them early as there are limited slots available.

Tokyo Disney Resort 40th Anniversary Priority Pass

Complimentary pass. You can book it multiple times. But you can only book another one after you complete the ride of your existing booking.

Disney Premier Access

We bought it for Beauty and the Beast and it was worth it. The queue for this ride is probably the longest and the ride was an amazing experience. 

Hakuba, Nagano

T Square Hakuba 
Snow equipment rental: https://centralsnowsports.com.au/

Day 17 - Drive to Hakuba 
Day 18 - Snow play. Settle equipment, ski pass and classes 
Day 19 - Kids Lesson at Happo One, Snowboard at Hakuba47
Day 20 - Kids Lesson at Happo One, Snowboard at Hakuba47
Day 21 - Snowboard at Tsugaike, Dinner at Yakiniku Miyama https://maps.app.goo.gl/1dVK76VNJYwVXYEb8
Day 22 - Drive to Haneda. Stops at SA. Udon restaurant with nice mountain view: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BY1STtPmxuk1RpG36 . SA with nice lake view: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cLY51NHTUkqxsKkVA

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