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Old 29 Sep 20, 07:42 PM  
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Booking again for May? Go for it!

Letís see how our countdowns look :-)))
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Yes. We were there last year and stayed in Tokyo then moved to Kyoto for 5 nights but as we were returning to Tokyo we asked if we could leave some of our luggage at the hotel (as we were returning to the same hotel). They agreed so we only took one suitcase between us to Kyoto. There was no size restriction last year on the Shinkansen.

We are looking to take the plunge and book again tonight for next May!
We are flying back from Osaka so will have to take our luggage with us... not sure how we will manage!
Did you do a trip report?
Ooh exciting... how long are you going for and whatís your plan? Good luck booking x
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We spent 4 nights in Kyoto in December, it is such a beautiful city. Have you thought about an Airbnb? We hired a gorgeous villa in Higashiyama, which was a couple of minutes walk to Gion and near to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. We used the buses to get around that were regular and easy to use.
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We are flying back from Osaka so will have to take our luggage with us... not sure how we will manage!
Did you do a trip report?
Ooh exciting... how long are you going for and whatís your plan? Good luck booking x
I didnít do a proper trip report but did write this below.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/sho...ght=Eki+stamps

We are going to fly with BA and have just looked and discovered we have until tomorrow night to book before the conditions change. Will make final decisions on dates tomorrow morning now but it will be around 14/15 nights.

Our plan is to base ourselves in Tokyo and Kyoto again with several day trips.
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Old 30 Sep 20, 12:35 PM  
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Hi - as mentioned above you could look at luggage forwarded options. Pretty much every hotel will arrange for your luggage to be forwarded on to another location and it's widely used in Japan.

We were planning on using it this summer and I think it worked out about £15 per case.

Alternative could be to fly from Tokyo to Osaka on an internal flight.

Osaka is about 20 mins from Kyoto on the train so another option to minimse luggage lugging would be base yourself in one or the other.
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We spent 4 nights in Kyoto in December, it is such a beautiful city. Have you thought about an Airbnb? We hired a gorgeous villa in Higashiyama, which was a couple of minutes walk to Gion and near to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. We used the buses to get around that were regular and easy to use.
Sounds lovely, never done Airbnb before. Who did. You book with?
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I didnít do a proper trip report but did write this below.

https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/sho...ght=Eki+stamps

We are going to fly with BA and have just looked and discovered we have until tomorrow night to book before the conditions change. Will make final decisions on dates tomorrow morning now but it will be around 14/15 nights.

Our plan is to base ourselves in Tokyo and Kyoto again with several day trips.
Have you booked? Iíve read your summary and it was really helpful thankyou. Iíll try and learn a little bit of the language too!
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Hi - as mentioned above you could look at luggage forwarded options. Pretty much every hotel will arrange for your luggage to be forwarded on to another location and it's widely used in Japan.

We were planning on using it this summer and I think it worked out about £15 per case.

Alternative could be to fly from Tokyo to Osaka on an internal flight.

Osaka is about 20 mins from Kyoto on the train so another option to minimse luggage lugging would be base yourself in one or the other.
Thankyou, we will have to really think about how to do it. We are going for 18/19 days so will have a lot of stuff with us!
Is the luggage transfer reliable do you know?
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Thankyou, we will have to really think about how to do it. We are going for 18/19 days so will have a lot of stuff with us!
Is the luggage transfer reliable do you know?
Yes very reliable by all accounts. All the airports also have kiosks for it etc, just seems more the done thing in Japan.

The link below has more info on both luggage forwarding and travelling with luggage on the bullet trains (max size is total dimensions of 250cm and max
weight of 30kg which you might find is plenty).

m.japan-rail-pass/mobile...-luggage-japan
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Yes very reliable by all accounts. All the airports also have kiosks for it etc, just seems more the done thing in Japan.

The link below has more info on both luggage forwarding and travelling with luggage on the bullet trains (max size is total dimensions of 250cm and max
weight of 30kg which you might find is plenty).

m.japan-rail-pass/mobile...-luggage-japan
Great thankyou x
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