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Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/26 21:25
HI,

I would like to know any special events/ happenings in OSAKA, KYOTO, KOBE, HIROSHIMA and NARA? between 5th August to 12 August?

If got please let me know the station name near to the site, i will hop for it.

I probably depart from Shinimamiya station as my based.

TQ
by Danielloo  

Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/27 17:53
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Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/27 21:48
Hi ajapaneseboy,

After see the website www.toukae.jp/tokae_e/index.html , it starts at 7pm ..... how far ToKa-kai from Kintetsu Nara station?

If i do a quick tour 30 minutes then quickly headed back to Kintetsu Nara station to catch a train back to Osaka Nankai Shinimamiya possible?

I am not sure of the route.... i probably use KANSAI THRU PASS.

I am not sure how far this ToKa-kai is?
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Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/28 02:44
Hi, Danielloo.
First, sorry I mispronounce.
It's not Toka-kai, Toka-e is correct.

And I check the last train.
http://www.surutto.com/tickets/kansai_thru_english.html
For example, the last train on 5th Aug (Sun)
leaves at 22:46 from Kintetsu-Nara to Kintetsu-Nipponbashi via Kintetsu-Nara line,
and from Nipponbashi to Doubutsuen-mae via municipal Sakaisuji line.
Arrive at 23:50.

Or leaves at 23:10 from Kintetsu-Nara to Osaka-Namba via Kintetsu Nara line,
and from Nankai-Namba to Shin-Imamiya via Nankai-Honsen line.
Arrive at 00:22.

And it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the station to toka-e through the shopping street or Kofuku-ji temple.
http://www.toukae.jp/tokae_e/img/map.jpg
I can recommend to take a walk slowly around the station to Kasuga Grand Shrine about 2 hours.
If you are interested in traditional culture, Nara was the ancient capital city means the beginning of Japan, and sacred deers run free there.
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Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/28 03:06
In Osaka,

On 4th Aug,
Fireworks Festival at Naniwa-Yodogawa river.
http://www.yodohanabi.com/
http://www.weareonejapan.com/yodogawa2012/

On 7th Aug,
Osaka Amanogawa-Densetsu ( Legend of the Milky Way ) at Daini-Yanegawa river.
http://www.osaka-amanogawa.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEHiyYrCY80
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Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/28 03:27
In Hiroshima, which reminds me, I was born there.

On 6th Aug around Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome,
sending off lanterns floated on the river
http://www.urban.ne.jp/home/tourou/index_e.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a1LY6Dtgao
And pray silently at 8:15 in the morning.
Because it happened at 8:15 on 6th August, 1945.

On 11th Aug in Miyajima.
Fireworks Festival.
http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_hanabi.html
There is very beautiful Shrine.
http://www.miyajima.or.jp/english/index.html
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Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/28 12:12
Thank you so much ajapaneseboy ,

Your feedbacks are excellent, at least now i can do a better plan on which city i should go one after another.

I think I should buy these train tickets:
5th and 6th Aug.... purchase OSAKA UNLIMITED PASS for 2 days

7th to 9th . I really had no clue whether should I go for KANASAI THRU PASS or cheaper buy as I go.

Thinking of purchase 3 days (5000 YEN) KANSAI THRU PASS + 2 DAYS KANSAI THRU PASS so that I can cover more, if Kobe, Nara, Himeji, Mt Koya not accessible by KANSAI THRU PASS then... I better buy as I go in hope saving money and spend more on food.

FIRST 3days KANSAI THRU PASS for 7th to 9th AUG possible to cover (1) to (5) and saved money? any limitation should know? I only visit important sites and walk around,
(1) Kyoto
(2) Kobe
(3) Nara / Toka-e
(4) Himeji
(5) Mount Koya
Above 1 to 5 are in random, not sure which grouping yet from...still in progress.

10th AUG.. may be hanging in OSAKA or anywhere else.

11th AUG... I go for Hiroshima Dome & Miyajima of Chugoku, what best train pass I should buy? Start boarding which station? one day possible?

12th August I will hang around OSAKA and do last minutes shopping or just chill.

Any more feedback is welcome.

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Re: Festivals or Events from 4th Aug to 12th Aug? 2012/7/30 00:06
Anymore special events/ happenings in OSAKA between 5th August 12h August?

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