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Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« on: March 12, 2016, 06:14:42 am »
Girls, the last thread already reached pg30 so let's move here. :)

Here's the link to Thread 2:
http://www.femalenetwork.com/girltalk/index.php/topic,286422.0.html

Malapit na trip ko, sa last week of March na. Quick question lang, acceptable ba mag-gala ng naka-shorts sa Osaka-Kyoto? Kahit sa temple?

Mas comfortable kasi ako naka-shorts and mixed ang itinerary ko na markets and temples in one day so I wanna wear shorts para comfy the whole time.

Hindi naman ako mag-micro mini syempre. Normal mid-thigh shorts lang. Sa mga nakapunta na, ok lang ba ganun based on your observation?
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 11:05:08 am »
Hi Sis! Around how much yung nakuha mong ticket?  :)

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 12:59:49 am »
^^Hi Sis! Pwede naman shorts and miniskirt. Hindi naman yun bawal sa mga temples dito.

Kaya lang malamig ngayon dito..  hindi advisable na magshorts ka lang kung magiikot ka. Pero kung kaya mo naman yung 2°-10°c na naka shorts lang go na din.

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 05:48:48 am »
^sis anong weather sa april ?
Carry pa ba din na naka boots hehe

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 09:32:08 am »
^^ Malamig pa din naman ang april.. hindi lalagpas ng 18°c usually. Ok lang din magboots any season, except summer.

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 03:31:55 pm »
^ thanks sis for the input!! :)
Ayoko lang mag mukang engot na na naka boots e mainit

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 04:26:39 pm »
mga sis, san po ba maganda mag stay sa osaka yung medyo malapit lang sa universal studios... pero affordable..  TIA
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 02:00:44 am »
^actually, ang suggestion ko is you don't need an accommodation near USJ. It's because it will only be one piece of your entire itinerary. So the location you should choose should be central to everything. And by that i mean, near Shinsaibashi or Namba.

And by affordable, what's your budget? "Affordable" means different things for different people. ;)
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2016, 05:36:46 pm »
Has anyone made a side trip to Himeji Castle from Osaka?

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 04:43:36 pm »
Help! Pls recommend an ANIME costume studio (where I can rent/buy the costume and sana may makeup na rin) for photoshoot. Kasi yung mga nakita ko ay studio lang, you have to BRING your costume. Syempre wala naman ako costume.

Ok lang whether Osaka or Kyoto. Pleeeeease!!!! Thanks!
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 12:14:47 am »
when magandang month pumunta for the cherry blossoms?
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2016, 01:11:48 am »
Hi sissies. Going to Japan June 10-17. l'm letting my friends plan for the trip, my only worry lang is if mainit na ba when we get there? I heard late May to early June is still pleasant pero summer months na is super humid and hot daw especially late July to August.

I was wondering if with the dates above is ok pa din ang temperature? I don't mind rain at all, yung humidity lang talaga ang ayaw ko. Will it be like Manila temps na? And what is suggested to be worn during our time there? Thankies in advance for your inputs!
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 10:25:01 am »
Has anyone made a side trip to Himeji Castle from Osaka?

Yup I did this though naka JR pass kami kaya nag Shinkansen na lang kami to Himeji. meron din naman na hindi shinkansen pero sa Osaka station ata not in Shin-Osaka. From Himeji station walking distance around 20minutes to the Castle

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2016, 12:03:49 pm »
^ How was it?  Is it worth the trip?  I don't plan on getting the JR Pass because we're not going to Tokyo this time.  Parang hindi naman ganoon kamahal ang shinkansen from Osaka to Himeji.

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2016, 12:30:55 am »
For my Osaka and Kyoto trip: ICOCA ginamit ko for Kyoto, then 2-day Osaka Amazing Pass (and ICOCA for remaining days) for Osaka. 5,000yen ang initial load ko sa ICOCA, may sumobra pa! Tapos 3,000yen lang ang 2-day Osaka Amazing Pass. Very cost-efficient.
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2016, 11:20:34 pm »
Sis Meimei, pwede din ba gamitin ang 2 day osaka amazing pass going to rinku town for the outlet shops?  Ang one way kasi from namba to rinku town is 1,000 yen na. Sulit din kaya?
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2016, 03:36:32 pm »
Maulan ba mg May-June sa osaka at kyoto? Planning for a JP trip sana pero sa months na to lang pwede, pero kung di ok weather baka next cherry blossoms na lang.

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2016, 02:41:42 pm »
Just got back from our trip.  This time, Osaka was our base.  I must say that Kyoto is still my favorite and I will never get tired of visiting that city.  Osaka is cheaper for food, transportation and shopping though.  Swissotel is perfectly located if you want to do a lot of sightseeing and plan on riding the train and subway a lot. :)

Most of the cherry blossoms were starting to fall when we got there last week because it rained.  However, we did get to see many still in full bloom, especially at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto.
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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2016, 02:07:07 pm »
Hello! I have prepared a draft itinerary for our Japan trip in autumn. Below is the Osaka-Kyoto part of our trip. May I ask those if our itinerary is doable? I will be travelling with my husband and our 2 kids, ages 11 and 9. Any comments are welcome.


Day 1-3 > Tokyo leg

Day 4 (Tue) - Check out from hotel in Shinjuku; Shinkansen to Osaka
                  - Check in at hotel in Namba, Umeda Sky Building, Dotonbori
Day 5 (Wed) - USJ
Day 6 (Thu) - Osaka Castle (This day is a holiday - Culture day- in Japan. Are there other sites we can visit that will be open on this day?)
Day 7 (Fri) - Tofukuji, Fushimi Inari, Nara Deer Park
Day 8 (Sat) - Tenryu-ji, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kinkakuji
Day 9 (Sun) - Flight to MNL from Osaka

Will appreciate your comments, guys! Thanks a lot!

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Re: Osaka & Kyoto, Japan Thread 3
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2016, 02:34:56 pm »
^ Hi, here are my comments:

Generally, your itinerary is packed but doable, but I'm afraid you won't be able to really enjoy and get a feel of the places you will visit kung stop lang kayo doon then take pictures then off to the next destination.

Day 4 - Dotonbori is near Namba and there's much to see.  If you can skip Umeda Sky (is this a must see for you?  I didn't go here during my trip), do so.

Day 6 -  Osaka Castle Park is right beside Osaka Castle.  Across the park is the Osaka Museum of History.  You can squeeze in Umeda after this trip. 

By the way, I wasn't really impressed with Osaka Castle.  The park is beautiful though since there were a lot of cherry blossom trees.

Day 7 - Doable but a bit tight; my kids enjoyed Nara Park so I suggest to spend a bit more time there.

Day 8 - We did Kinkakuji and Arashiyama in one day and those two locations aren't near.  The bus ride takes 40 minutes, add mo pa the waiting time for the bus.  These are the most popular sites so expect long queues.  Nakakapagod to do both so I expect it will be doubly tiring to add another temple. 

Are your children interested in temples?  They might get bored kasi puro temples ang pupuntahan ninyo, except for USJ and Nara Park and the castle.  I suggest that instead of Tofukuji or Tenryu-ji, you consider Kiyomizu-dera instead.  On the way there, my kids really enjoyed walking through the Sannen-zaka and Ninnen-zaka paths and playing in the Maruyama Park nearby.

You can check out itineraries here:  http://www.insidekyoto.com/kyoto-itineraries-families-children

Have fun!   :)
« Last Edit: April 18, 2016, 08:52:55 am by marose17 »

 


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