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Raymond & Sock Ling

Japan
Autumn

2003

Travel Map

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Trip Itinerary - 24 Oct 2003 to 9 Nov 2003
24 Oct 2003
Singapore/Narita
Changi Airport Terminal 1, Singapore -> Narita Airport, Tokyo
25 Oct 2003
Tokyo
Arrive Narita Airport, Airport Limo Bus transfer to Shinjuku
Asakusa,Tokyo (淺草)
Asakusa-Jinja
Check-In Shinjuku Washington Hotel
Shinjuku (新宿) - Chuo Dori Ave
Dinner @ Tempura Tsunahachi 
26 Oct 2003
Tokyo
Tokyo Imperial Palace and Surrounding Parks
Lunch @ eatery under Tokyo Station tracks (石燒)
Tokyo Pokemon Center
Akihabara
Dinner (Sushi at Akihabara Station)
27 Oct 2003
Tokyo/Hakone
Shinjuku Odakyu departmental store, Sakuraya Camera Shopping
Odakyu Shinjuku Stn --Ltd Express-> Odawara Stn (小田原) --bus-> Senkyoro, Hakone (相根)
Check-In Fuji Hakone Guest House
Outdoor Onsen (sulpur) at Fuji Hakone Guest House
28 Oct 2003
Hakone
Indoor Onsen
Gora Garden (強羅)
Owakudani (大涌谷)
Lunch @ 極樂茶屋
Lake Ashi
HakoneMachi (相根町)
Onsen
Dinner (Supermarket dinner of assorted sashimi and instant noodles)
29 Oct 2003
Hakone/ Kyoto
Onsen
Motohakone (元相根)
Cedar Avenue (杉並木)
Lunch @ Odawara Dept Store(chashyu wheat ramen)
Hakone --bus-> Odawara --Shinkansen Hikari-> Kyoto Station
View of Fuji San from Shinkansen
Check-In Ryokan Shimizu, Kyoto (京之宿,京都)
Kyoto Station Sky Garden
30 Oct 2003
Kyoto
Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)
Lunch at resturant along Sannen-zaka slope (Nishin soba - Grilled herring with buck wheat soba)
Higashi Otani Mausoleum
Murayama Garden
Chion-in Temple (知恩院)
Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社)

Heian-Jingu (平安神宮)
Geisha in Gion (祇園), Shirakawa River
Dinner @ Sen Mon Ten (Gyoza)
Kodai-ji (高台寺) Autumn night light up
Ryokan Shimizu's indoor Onsen
31 Oct 2003
Kyoto
Sanjusangen-do (三十三間堂)
Nijo-jo ( 二條城)
Kyoto Station outside of Tezuka Musesum - Astro Boy
Dinner @ Kyoto Station 11th Floor - Tonkatsu-wara
Onsen
1 Nov 2003
Kyoto/Osaka
Pottery shops along Gojo Street
JR Kyoto Stn -> JR Shin-Osaka Stn --subway-> Namba Stn --local train-> Nankai Koya Tezukayama, Osaka (大阪)
Dinner @ Dotondori - Golden Dragon La Mian
2 Nov 2003
Koya San
Koya San (高野山)
Lunch (gamo tofu - sesame beancurd)
Okuno-in (奧の院)- good momiji sight
Jin Tang (金堂)
Dinner (Steamboat)
3 Nov 2003
Arima, Kobe
Arima, Kobe (有馬, 神戶)
Jin-no-yu (金の湯) -  Iron and salt based "golden" mineral water onsen
Lunch (tempura - Arima speciality)
CarbonicAcid water at Tansan-sengen
CarbonicAcid biscuit
4 Nov 2003
Osaka
Shopping @ Semba Buidings (subway Sakaisuji Hommachi)
Osaka Tempozan harbor village
Kaiyukan - Osaka aquiarium
5 Nov 2003
Himeji
Himeji-jo (姬路城)
Koko-en (好古園)
Dinner @ Shinsai-bashi, Osaka
6 Nov 2003
Nara
Nara National Museum - Shoso-in Treasures of Todaiji (奈良)
Todaiji (東大寺)
- Daibutsu
- Nigatsu-do
Kohfukuji Temple (興福寺)
7 Nov 2003
Osaka/Kobe
Osaka/Kobe
Shopping @ Matsuyamachi Stn (Osaka subway) (Japanese dolls, wholesale toys, plastic model kits)
Shopping along 空堀街道, yummy yakitori
Lunch @ T&A Curry House (katsu curry rice with egg, raw or hardboiled) near 空堀街道
Kobe Ropeway to Herb Garden
Dinner @ Tada (多田) in Kobe - Teppanyaki, mix veg, kobe beef, yakisoba
8 Nov 2003
Kurama/Kibune
Kurama Onsen (鞍馬)
Late lunch at Kibune (貴船) river-side dining  (怀石)
9 Nov 2003
Osaka/Singapore
Kansai International Airport, Osaka -> Changi Airport Terminal 1, Singapore

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