JAPAN! in November!

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 4
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Make sure to check up on what’s open during what seasons, as it can be quite chilly in Japan, even snowy, in November. I’m jealous! Have a wonderful trip!

Post # 5
1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@edgebee:  Takoyaki.  You should definitely eat takoyaki.  You should also eat all of the popcorn flavors at DisneySea.

How long are you planning on staying in each area?

For Kyoto, I really liked Kiyomizu-dera.  Kyoto also has a lot of traditional style inns that are nice, and some of them have hot springs.

Post # 6
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Freshly made tofu, sushi (DUH), ramen, soba.  YUM.  if you are taking the bullet train it’s really fun to get a bento box and just see what they’ve put in there.

Post # 7
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Jabberwocky:  Yes, ALL of the Disney sea flavours! (and kiyomizudera). A couple of times I’ve visited Kyoto and rented a bike. That’s really fun!

Also, you’re going to both kansai and Hiroshima – they are famous for different types of okonomiyaki, try them both.

I love ramen, especially Hakata style. Hakata is near Hiroshima (though on a different island), so you may find some there.

In Kobe eat beef. Go to a place called Steakland – at lunchtime they do real Kobe beef sets for only 3000 yen.

In Hiroshima, visit Miyajima, and climb the mountaun behind it (mt misen).



Post # 8
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I lived in Japan for a year and did a lot of travelling. November is gorgeous for fall colors. If you are going to Tokyo make sure to make a trip to Shinjuku-Gyoen, beautuful garden in the fall. I loved Disney Sea, there are some amazing rides and it is very elaborately decorated. Other cool things in Tokyo if you have extra time, Odaiba (manmade islands with one of the replicas of the statue of liberty), Kamakura (pretty beach with the large buddha), Akihabara (electronic district great if you are a nerd). Kyoto is so historical and has tons of amazing shrines, Kasuga Taisha (1000 lanterns), Fushimi Inari (1000 tori gates, my favorite) and Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion) are all really nice. Arashiyama is a short train ride from Kyoto and is a mountain sanctuary for monkeys. Hiroshima Peace Museum is fantastic, if you go make for tons of time, we went 3 hours to close and had to rush the end, I cried like a baby. Make sure to go to Miyajima when you are in Hiroshima, it is a short ferry ride to the islands and is the home of the famous tori gate (probably one of the coolest things in Japan, and one of the most famous). One of the most amazing things we did was climb Mount Fuji, probably not enough time in a 1 week trip but it has been one of the best experiences of my life. I don’t think it gets cold in Japan but I am Canadian so my definition of cold is quite high! It doesn’t really snow, we only saw snow twice, once on Christmas day and once during our trip to Kyoto in December. Favorite foods, okonomiyaki in Hiroshima,  takoyaki, yakisoba anywhere and sushi of course. 


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