mt. fuji and onsen 10-day getaway josh barbour alexandra haeusser shin kim
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Mt. Fuji and Onsen 10-day GetawayJosh BarbourAlexandra HaeusserShin Kim
Transportation to JapanTrip dates: August 3 August 12 2009
Itinerary - August 3rd: Depart Phila. Airport at 7:30 a.m. - August 4th: Arrive in Tokyo Airport at 3:30 p.m. - August 12th: Depart Tokyo Airport at 4:50 p.m. Arrive at Phila. Airport at 7:30 p.m.
- Arrange for a friend to drop you off and pick you up at Philadelphia airport to save $ on parking - Stopover in Seattle, WA, both ways - $3,119.64 roundtrip for two people
In-Japan transportation Main transportationNationwide Japan Rail Pass for 7 days (Aug. 5 Aug. 11) 28,300 Yen ($283 U.S.) per person$566 totalHighly cost effective for foreign visitors Provides unlimited travel on the nationwide network of Japan Railways (JR). Valid on almost all trains, including urban train lines and the shinkansen (bullet trains), as well as on many JR bus lines.
Other TransportationJapanese taxi (rates vary; fees accounted for in miscellaneous budget category)
Hotels Main HotelHotel New Otani -Located in Tokyo - 5-star hotel - Staying there from Aug. 4-7 and from Aug. 9-12 - $164.56/ night Total w/tax = $1,171.14 - Western, Chinese, and Japanese restaurants - Cafs, bars, and patisseries
RyokanTraditional Japanese InnNotoya -Ginzan - approx. $350 for two people with the tax for the onsen -Includes beautiful onsen
Unique Japanese RestaurantHinokiya: Azabu-Juban - Excellent izakaya fare
- Robata-style restaurant, which is built around a large hearth where they grill the day's seafood, meats and vegetables over charcoal.
- Approx. $140 for two people
Mt. FujiFree to climbStay overnight at a free campsiteEnjoy the hike and roughing it in the great outdoors Food and supplies: $30
Trip CostsRound trip U.S. Airways flight - $ 3,119.64Nationwide Rail Pass- $ 566.00Hotel New Otani - $ 1,171.14Traditional Japanese Inn & Onsen - $ 350.00Mt. Fuji- $ 30.00Unique Japanese Restaurant - + $ 140.00Miscellaneous(food, souvenirs, taxi,etc.) - $ 2,500.00 Total:$7,876.78