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Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 6, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Cynthia and I are taking 10- 11 days to honeymoon in Japan this April. Neither of us have a clue, so I am reaching out to the ST community for advice above and beyond what I’ll glean from the ‘net.

Specifically, the end of the trip has to include the Ginza district in Tokyo. We’ll also visit the temples of Narita-san the day we fly home. Sometime during our trip we’ll seek out a river to perform Tōrō Nagashi (floating a paper boat down river to help guide Cynthia’s departed elders back to the other side). Beyond that, the itenerary is wide open.

My thought is we visit 3 separate geographic areas to give us a day or two to leisurely explore. I’d expect we’d make visiting hot springs a top priority, as well as fishing villages, hiking trails plus at least one crag for rockclimbing.

I am looking forward to hearing ST people’s experiences and advice.

In advance, thanks!

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The Newlyweds Getting Hitched
Credit: Sewellymon


Hoping to Join in on the Fun
Credit: Sewellymon
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 6, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Lake Chuzenji in the Nikko NP. Hot springs, temples, trams, etc.

Look it up on wikitravel and have a great honeymoon whatever you decide.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 6, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Disney Sea!

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 6, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Sewelly, that's the wrong hot spring! You gotta go soak with the monkeys!
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jan 6, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
i enjoy Tsukuba Science City in Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo. It is known as the location of their space program and has several separated transportation systems: train, car, free bicycles, and walking paths.


it is also fun to take the high speed train south from Tokyo/Yokohama and catch a ferry to one of the little offshore islands

most of the people won't know English, but will be very charming about taking care in guiding you around
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 11:04pm PT
Kyoto has some great temples.

http://templesofjapan.com/Kansai-Region-Temples.html
Brick

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SF, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
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Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Look's like Brick IS IN!!
Brick

Social climber
SF, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
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ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Jeff, 38 years of marriage is what I have in the books....38 wonderful years. Just do as she says, if she wants something on yer honeymoon, supply it, if she wants to do something, do it. If she wants to go somewhere, go, if she tells you to do something...do it! Hope you two have a wonderful time, leave the climbing gear at home....unless she wants you to bring it. Romance and dance her!
Here's to your long and prosperous life together!
Peace
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 7, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
That makes me laugh every time!! :)
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 7, 2013 - 07:31pm PT
Awesome.....have fun!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 7, 2013 - 07:34pm PT
Have fun....ummm, a sushi fest every day!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 7, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Just being together will take it to the next level of life. Enjoy each unique day and spend it learning about every aspect of each of Yo. Much to discover, much to treasure. Cheers and Love to yo, lynne
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jan 7, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Right on, Great to hear…More Anniversary’s are good things!

So I lived in Japan and have been back for holiday as well. Tokyo was the town I spent my weekends in and the locals say I have a Tokyo accent. You mentioned some temple’s and I really enjoyed Kamakura with several temple’s and a giant Buddha. From Shinjuku station (Eki) you can take the JR line south to there.


Dining….in Roppongi there is a Roy’s which I know is Hawaii food but its not, its local ingredients with Pacific flavors. Dang I stayed at many of the hotels …the New Otani was nice and they had this one steakhouse where the Wagyu was incredible….and pricey.

edit: wanted add this place http://www.pjgroup.jp/arossa/english/index.html
Jules and I had a great dining experience but have the taxi use its gps, while just off a main intersection it would be difficult to finf unless you were walking.

Oh yea and take the train into town from Narita, the roads are slow, you can set your watch to the trains.

Ganbate!
Will
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 7, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Try and contact Jan here on Supertopo - he lives there, I think.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 7, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
I'll second the New Otani...very nice.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jan 7, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
You shouldn't go through Tokyo without visiting Jane Yonamini's exclusive and rather secret pearl shop catering to the rich and famous with amazingly low prices...all the astronauts and presidents go there and post signed pictures on the wall. It's a tiny little shop in Roppongi Crossing, up on the fifth floor with a shaky old elevator from a tiny door on the busy street. If Jane isn't there you'll probably be talking to Tomoe Suzuki. If you know enough to find this place they will automatically treat you as a VVIP.

address:
14-8 Roppongi 7 Chome Minato-Ku Tokyo 106-0032

phone:
+81 (3402) -4001


Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
Thanks, Tom. Cynthia loves pearls and has many awesome sets she inherited from her Mom, so we're not in the market for any more. What else comes to mind as a "must do?"

here are some of our potential soak buddies..

Credit: Sewellymon
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Credit: Sewellymon

more soak buddies..
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