Helpful links for travelers to Japan

Did you miss cherry blossom in Japan in the spring? Autumn is also beautiful season out there.

Autumn
Here are some links to help you prepare for your trip to Japan:

Miscellaneous

JNTO Official Japan National Tourism Organization . You can get a lot of information, maps, small vocabularies from nearest office.
japan-guide
This is was main web site I used for preparation of my trip to Japan. There are a lot of useful information about various sightseeing places on the site. Also it has a forum, where you can get answers to all your questions.
Nipponia On this site it was events calendar grouped by month, but design was changed and it became difficult to find what you need.
Frommers You probably know this travel guide and it is not such different from other travel guides, but there is good forum on the site with lots of information.
Hyperdia
One of most useful websites and you definitely will use it for independent trip to Japan. On it you’ll find the route and the timetable of the railway and the aviation of Japan.
Japan Rail Pass If you already checked your route with Hyperdia and know how much it will cost your journey in Japan it may be worth to buy JR Pass to safe on your trips by train.
Hostels I used this site to book most of my accommodation as it lists not only hostels but also other cheap accommodation options.

Tokyo

Tokyo Tokyo official government site
Sony Building At the Sony Showroom you can try, touch, watch and listen the latest products from Sony. Admission is free and no reservations are required.
Mori Towers It is fifth tallest building in Tokyo. You can view the city from observation decks on the 52nd and 54th floors.
Shinjuku Gyoen It is one of most beautiful parks in Tokyo. You should visit it during cherry blossom in Spring or in Autumn when leaves changed their colors.

Hakone

Hakone NP Hakone national park near Mount Fuji
Guest House Fuji-Hakone ir Moto-Hakone Guest House.

Kyoto

Kyoto Kyoto city website
Kotsu Kyoto public transport
Shokoku-ji Information about Ginkaku-ji, Kinkaku-ji temples

Nara

Nara Nara city website
Todai-ji Todai-ji temple

Himeji

Himeji Castle Himeji castle website

Hiroshima

Hiroshima Hiroshima city
“FLEX” Hotel very close to train station
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Hiroshima Peace memorial museum
Miyajima Miyajima island near Hiroshima
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