The low cost traveling in Japan

I would like to share my experience to travel in Japan with the cheapest cost.

Air ticket

Air ticket is the most important thing to go to Japan. You may wait and seek for promotion from airlines. Air Asia has many promotion in many occasion.

Hotel

Hotel in Kansai has various range of price and location. In my case, Hotel Taiyo is only 2,000 Yen per night. Very near to Subway Dobutsuen-mae, Midosuji line. Closed to the subway station

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Transportation

You may purchase Kansai Thru pass (3days for 5,200/ 2 days for 4,000 Yen) to take bus, subway, train between city with unlimited pass through Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe. You can purchase the pass at Information Center in the Airport.

Also, you may use One day subway pass (800 yen) in Osaka, Kyoto bus pass (5oo yen per day).

Food

You would better spare 3,500 Yen per day for food.

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Entry fee

It is advisable to prepare 1,500 Yen for entry fee per day. Ordinary temple required 400-600 yen for entrance and 1,000 yen for main attraction temple

Thanks Megamovie for these beatiful pics!

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How to do Japan travel plan

If you ask me where I want to go the most, I would not hesitate to tell you “Japan”. Thousands year of culture development, impressive environment, high-technology device in Japan make millions of people go there every year.
Before you go to Japan, you have to ask yourself several questions as follows:

Question 1 : Where to go

Answer 1 : the answer for this question can be seen on this map. From north to south, east to west all possible depend on your timing and plan.

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Question 2 : When to go?

Answer 2: Firstly, you have to figure the first question for the timing and plan because each part of Japan has different seasonal beautiful.
Winter : December to March. Snow festival is held Shirakawa, Hokkaido in February.
Spring : March to April. Sakura in southern part is blossom for two weeks and gone.
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Summer : June to August. It is advisible to visit Hokkaido to see the blossom flower in many gardens and visit Furano in July to see Lavender.
Autumn : October to December. Nikko, Kansai, Osaka, Kyoto have beautiful scene of color changing leave.

Question 3 : How to find a good hotel

Answer 3 : I recommend app “booking.com”. when I book the hotel, I want cheap, safe and convenience transportation. I travel from 7 morning till 21 in night so the hotel is for sleep only. You should read all comments about hotel and consider the location and access to the train.
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Question 4 : What detail should have in the plan?

Answer 4 :
1. The transportation between city, (I recommend hyperdia.com, you may search for train number, time, platform, fare in this website)
2. How to go to hotel
3. Attraction in the city
4. Recommended restaurant

Question 5: How to finish your plan

Answer 5: you may summarize all plan in Word/Excel and print out, you may send it to you email in case you have lost it later.
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Thank you Mr.Megamovie for nice picture!

How to take High speed train in China

the transportation between city in China, the High Speed train is the most recommended.

To buy the ticket for high speed train, you may buy at the train station or buy at private office operated by private company with higher fare.

please note that you have to wait so long time for queue to buy ticket at train station, so it is advisable to buy ticket at private ticket office in order to save time.

the thing you need to buy the ticket is your passport or any identification card.

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After you pay the fare, you will receive the ticket like in the picture. The ticket is all in Chinese except the terminal. From this picture, we can understand that the train number is G5000, depart on 08.00,1/7/2010 from Shanghai Honqiao station to Nanjing station. the fare is 146.00 Yuan and the Second class seat.

The seat for high speed train is include First class which is double price of the second class, second class and hard seat. In my opinion, the second class is okay for short to medium long distance. first class is suitable for long distance.001aa04acfdf0e683c4e01

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Bus route in Nanjing

last month I went to Nanjing, China. It is nice place to visit with beautiful environment and historical building. However, I found that the transportation there is not so easy. I found the bus route and it helped me a lot so I just want to share with you guys in case that you wanna go there : )

Destinations Bus Nos.

Confucius Temple

1, 31, 7, 802, 801 at  Fu Zi Miao
4, 7, 40, 44, 49, 62, 304, 804, 807 at Fuzimiao East
15, 801, Tourism Bus Line 2 at Fuzimiao North
301 at Fuzimiao (South Gate)

Drum Tower 1, 3, 16, 20,24, 25, 28, 31, 33, 34, 35, 38, 46, 52, 67, 168, 801, 811, 816, Tourism Bus Line 1 at Drum Tower (Gu Lou)
The Rain Flower Terrace 2, 16, 26, 49, 88, 105, 110, 116, 126, 137, 164, 305, 802, 814, 816, An Dan Line, An Tong Line, Ning Gu Line, Yu Gu Line, Dong Ao Line, Tourism Bus Line 2/4 at Yu Hua Tai
Xuanwu Lake 1, 3, 8, 15, 22, 25, 26, 28, 30, 35, 38, 47, 56, 114, 304, 801, 802, 819, Tourism Bus Line 1 at Xuan Wu Lake
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum 20, 315, Tourism Bus Line 3 at Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Tourism Line 2 and 3 at Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum East
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum 1, Tourism Bus Line 1/2/3 at Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Zhongyangmen (Long-Distance Bus Terminus) 1, 10, 13, 22, 28, 32, 33, 45, 56, 64, 66, 69, 73, 76, 130, 136, 143, 801, 810, 813, 815, 819, Tourism Bus Line 1, Nan Shang Line, Nan Tang Line
Nanjing Railway Station 1, 13, 17, 32, 33, 36, 44, 56, 59, 71, 73, 97, 136, 141, 801, 808, 809, 811, 813, 817, Tourism Bus Line 5, Nan Guang Line, Nan Zhou Line, Nan Jin Line
Nanjing Lukou Airport Airport Shuttle Bus Chang Zhou Line/Dan Yang Line/Huai An Line, Ma An Shan Line, Nan Jing Line/Wu Xi Line/Yang Zhou Line/Wu Hu Line/Zhen Jiang Line/Yi Xing Line

how to go to Putoushan, China

Mount Putuo  is an island in Ningbo city that derives its name from a sacred Buddhist mountain at the center of the island.

The way to go there has two main ways:

1. Take the boat from Shanghai to Putoushan

2. Take the bus from Hangzhou to Putoushan

I used to go to Putoushan by bus from Hangzhou, the first step is to go to Huang Long Stadium. There will be a very big bus station at the front of stadium. The bus to Putoushan is depart every hour with about 120 Yuan fare and 4 hour on the bus.

After you get off the bus, you may take taxi to the port. When you reach to the port, you will found the office that sell the high speed boat ticket to Putoushan, the fare about 20-30 Yuan. it take about 20 minute from the port to Putoushan.

On Putoushan, you will found the many Buddhism temple located there. it is nice place to visit in China!!!

Taiziwan garden , Hangzhou

Taiziwan, located in Hangzhou, is famous for its beautiful flower, especially Tulip. every year, people gather up in this place to enjoy seeing their family with beautiful botanic scene.

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