Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Japan 2023 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
  5. Book car rental
  6. Fill up check in details for accommodations

Fukuoka 

Accommodation: 
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)

Osaka 

Accommodation: 
ESLEAD HOTEL NAMBA SOUTH Ⅲ 

Day 5 - Train to Osaka 
Day 6 - Mipig. Not worth it. Dinner at Dotonbori. https://maps.app.goo.gl/ufCKaPRmZDmQTC1e7
Day 7 - Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Udon lunch. Chikko-men-kobo honten: https://maps.app.goo.gl/c5wLNL1u3sXqXzoL7  Genji-Soba dinner: https://maps.app.goo.gl/51WWFJ1ai8noDTNo6
Day 9 - Osaka castle. Kimono photoshoot. Rental shop: Oukakimono osaka https://maps.app.goo.gl/t9j6sqy77y7Fju126 
Day 10 - Nissin cup noodle museum. Tonkatsu lunch: https://maps.app.goo.gl/1Z1X4KWst3Y1UUi46 
Day 11 - Shopping at Don Quijote. Travel to Hakone 

Hakone 


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 

Accommodation: 
Tokyo Bay Tokyu Hotel 

Day 15 - Disneyland 
Day 16 - Disneysea 

Hakuba, Nagano

Accommodation: 
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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