Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Business trip in Japan (Classical Music Theme)

(Prior to departure: 7-day JR Pass for THB7,500)

July 22: Arrived Narita Airport. Took a pocket router at the airport. Activated JR pass at JR ticket office also at the airport. Checked in at Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae. Visited a violin shop on the way.

July 23: Took JR to Yurakucho JR, then walked 200 m. to Hibiya Subway to go to Tsukiji Subway for fish market. Went all the way back to Shinjuku JR and continued from there to Otsuki JR and took a train to Kawaguchiko Station for Fuji. Checked in at Kawaguchiko Hotel. Visited one of the lake view attractions 'Music Forest'.

July 24: Back to Otsuki from Kawaguchiko Station. At Otsuki, took Hachioji JR to Shinyokohama. From Shinyokohama, took shinkansen to Nagoya. Upon arrival at Nagoya, visited a new music supplier warehouse. Checked in at Trusty Nagoya Hotel.

July 25: Visited Nagoya Castle in the morning and took JR to Shin-osaka JR. Upon arrival, took a subway to Namba Station. Checked in at New Japan. Visited a piano factory.

July 26: Took Shinkansen to Kyoto. Left luggage at a locker and booked for JR route the next day. At the station, bought 1-day pass bus ticket for JPY500 (one trip already cost JPY230). Walked 5 mins to Wakamiya Ryokan. Took the bus # 100 for visiting temples and shopping at Gion area.

July 27: Took JR from Kyoto to Takayama (with a transit at Nogoya).

July 28: Took JR from Takayama to Tokyo and onwards to Narita Airport. Return the router and paid for it.