How do you enjoy Japan’s autumn colours in reasonable ways? – Tour report of the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace, 28th November 2019
- East Gardens of the Imperial Palace
Many thanks to 3 guests joining our weekday tour. It was a cold and drizzling day, but 2 guests from Germany and 1 from Canada came to Tokyo Station. Thank you so much. We enjoyed walking and talking during the 2-hour tour.
My daughter, who is also one of the guides in Tokyo Free Walking Tour, has started working in the southeast of Osaka. She lives near Horyu-ji Temple, the very first World Heritage in Japan registered in 1993. My daughter and I visited the temple last week and were strongly impressed by the solemnity of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world.
I go to see my daughter at least once a month, do cleaning and cooking for her, and chat with her, which make myself soothed. However, visiting Osaka once a month has affected my family budgets! Then, last week, I tried a highway bus from Tokyo to Osaka.
There are various types of buses, and what I chose was this:
Only three lines of seats in one coach – each seat is independent with its own plug for electric equipment, and curtains protect one’s privacy. It takes 7 hours from Tokyo to Osaka, but it was much more comfortable than I imagined. Furthermore, this coach journey (approx. ¥7,000) costs half or less than using Shinkansen express train (approx. ¥14,000)! If you are travelling around Japan, a midnight-highway bus can save your one-night accommodation fee!
Come and enjoy autumn view all over Japan, using reasonable transport!
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