Japan Winter 2016 Part III

Di bawah ni aku kongsikan itinerary dengan rough budget aku untuk trip ke Japan ni selama 8 hari 7 malam di tiga lokasi iaitu Tokyo, Yamagata, Kyoto dan Odawara.

1.  Return Flight

      • KL-HND: Date: 23/01/2016 2.40 pm – 10.30 pm

• HND-KL: Date: 30/01/2016 11.45 pm – 6.30 am (31/01/2016)

RM 570.00

2.  Baggage (20kg x 2) & Insurance

RM 278.00

3.  Accomodations **for 2 pax
a. Tokyo (2 nights)
Flexstay Inn Shirogane
5-10-15, Shirogane, Minato-ku Tokyo Tokyo-to 108-0072

RM 651.59

b. Yamagata (2 nights)
APA Hotel Yamagata-Ekimaeodori
4-1-8 Toka-machi Yamagata Yamagata-ken 990-0031

RM 370.85

c. Kyoto (2 nights)
Ibis Styles Kyoto Station
47 Higashikujo Kamitonoda-cho Minami-ku Kyoto Kyoto-fu 601-8002

RM 578.57

d. Tokyo – Haneda (1 night)
Hotel MyStays Haneda

RM 355.57

4.  Transportation
• JR Rail Pass 7 days : USD 233 per person (including delivery + map purchase)

RM 1,003.00

5.  Meal
• Estimated RM100.00 per day x 8 days

RM 800.00


Day 1 (Saturday) : Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo
2.40 pm – 10.30 pm (7 hours)
• Kuala Lumpur  – Haneda Airport12.00 am
• Check-in Flexstay Inn, Shirogane
• Rest


Day 2 (Sunday) : Tokyo

9.00 am – 6.00 pm
• Breakfast at the hotel (own meal)
• Exchanging JR Rail Pass @Shibuya Station
• Shibuya :  Shibuya crossing, Hachiko statue, mall, shopping
• Harajuku : Takeshita Street, shopping, crepe stall, Cosplayers on Sunday, lunch
• Meiji Shrine : Shinto Shrine, Yoyogi Park

6.00 pm –  9.30 pm
• Shinjuku : Shinjuku Gyeon (Park), Shopping, coffee shop
• Roppongi: Tokyo Tower, Hard Rock Café, Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, dinner

10.30 pm
• Back to hotel and rest


Day 3 (Monday) : Tokyo – Yamagata

9.30 am
• Check-out hotel Flexstay Inn Shirogane

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
• Tokyo Station – Yamagata Station (2 hours 45 minutes)
• Lunch on train

5.00 pm – 10.00 pm
• Check-in APA Hotel Yamagata
• Free and easy: dinner & night walk around Yamagata city e.g Kajo Park
• Back to hotel and rest


Day 4 (Tuesday) : Yamagata

7.00 am
• Breakfast at hotel (included)

7.40 am – 8.30 am
• Bus ride from Yamagata Station – Zao Onsen Bus Terminal
• 40 minutes journey
• Return ticket including Zao Ropeway

¥3100 (RM 116.25)

9.00 am – 2.00 pm
• Zao Ropeway & snow monsters, lunch

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
• Skiing (half day equipment rental)

¥3100 (RM 116.25)

5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
• Zao Onsen Bus Terminal – Yamagata Station

7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
• Dinner
• Back to hotel and rest


Day 5 (Wednesday) : Yamagata – Kyoto

7.00 am
• Breakfast & check-out APA Hotel Yamagata

9.00 am – 2.45 pm
• Yamagata St. – Tokyo St. – Kyoto St.

3.00 pm – 10.00 pm
• Check-in Ibis Style Kyoto Station
• Free and easy: dinner, shopping at nearby shopping mall
• Back to hotel and rest


Day 6 (Thursday) : Kyoto
8.00 am
     • Breakfast at hotel
9.00 am – 8.00 pm
     • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
     • Nijo Castle
Entrance fee: ¥600 (RM 22.50)
     • Gion district: Geisha, Shirakawa Minami Dori
8.30 pm – 10.00 pm
     • Dinner, shopping
     • Back to hotel & rest
Other places of intererest:
     • Tenryu-ji : Temple of the Sky Dragon, Unesco World Heritage Site
     • Adashino Nenbustu-ji: 8000 Buddha statue with different faces
     • Fushimi-inari Shrine: Thousand gates shrine
     • Kiyomizu-dera : 8th Century Temple
If you have more time you could add Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavillion + Garden) and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion) on your itinerary. In Kyoto, it is more convenient to travel via bus rather than train because. Even though it took longer travel time but they have bus stop in every corner of the city (most of them very near with the tourism spots) and you can hop on to the bus unlimited time with the daily pass that cost only 500 yen.

Day 7 (Friday) : Kyoto – Odawara – Tokyo
9.00 am
     • Breakfast at hotel & check-out Ibis Style Kyoto Station
10.30 am – 12.30 pm
     • Kyoto Station – Odawara Station
     • Luggage drop at station locker / mall info counter
¥500 (RM 18.75)
     • Hakone Pass purchase (limited)
¥1,750 (RM 65.00)
2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
     • Odawara Station – Hakonemachii
3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
     • Lake Ashi (Mount Fuji) sightseeing cruise
¥1,840 (RM 79.00)
5.00 pm – 8.00 pm
     • Hakonemachii – Odawara Station
     • Dinner
8.30 pm – 9.30 pm
     • Check-in Mystays Hotel, Haneda & rest
You need at least one or two days to explore Hakone. If you have limited time, just purchase limited pass only. No need purchase 2-days or 3-days pass. 
Other places of intererest:
     • Odawara Castle, Gotemba Premium Outlets

Day 8 (Saturday) : Tokyo – Kuala Lumpur
8.00 am
     • Check-out Mystays Hotel Haneda
     • Leave luggage at reception
10.00 am – 7.00 pm
     • Asakusa: breakfast, Sensoji Temple, Nakamise Shopping Street, Tokyo Sky Tree, sightseeing of old Tokyo, lunch
     • Akihabara : Electronic District, Manga Shop, Maid Cafe, Gundam café, Yodobashi
8.00 pm – 11.00 pm
     • Pick-up luggage at hotel

     • Haneda Airport, check-in & dinner

11.30 pm – 6.30 pm
     • Haneda Airport – KLIA2
Other places of interest:
     • Ueno Park : One of the largest park in Tokyo, beautiful lake, baseball field
     • Tokyo Imperial Palace: Park, Palace
     • Odaiba : Real Size Gundam, Shopping Mall

ESTIMATED COST 
Flight ticket, baggage, insurance, accommodations & JR Rail Pass
RM 3,807.58
Meal, Zao Onsen Bus, Hakone Pass, Lake Ashi cruise, entrance fee, ski rental
RM 1,217.75
(Budget : RM 3,000.00) – (RM 1,217.75) – (Balance in KL : RM 500.00)
     • Other expenses e.g non-JR Line & shopping
RM 1,282.25
RM 6,307.58 per person

Note:
  1. Yang di atas tu adalah budget aku secara kasar.
  2. Exchange rate time aku pergi Yen ke RM adalah 0.0375.
  3. Those yang aku list dalam “Other places of interest” tu sebenarnya ada dalam itinerary, tapi aku tak sempat nak cover atas kesuntukan masa, kekangan cuaca atau malas sebab kepenatan.

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