Japan Trip Preparation ~ Osaka ~ Kyoto ~ Tokyo

This Trip to Japan has been decided few weeks ago. (* after I got permission from my boss for 1 week holiday in November.)

Route: KL -> Osaka / Kyoto -> Tokyo -> KL

of coz, everything started with research on the price for the Air Ticket to Japan from various Travel Agent.

  • Sri America Travel – RM3600
  • Golder Deluxe – RM3146
  • Udara Holidays – RM3245
  • Z.G.Nan Fang – RM3146
  • Malaysia Beijing travel – RM3108
  • Client Travel – RM3246

** Please be inform that the price listed is according to current promotion **

After my air ticket has been confirmed, followed by visa application which gave me a lot of headache when preparing all the related documents. Please refer to the visa application check list as below (For the Purpose of Short-Term Stay) [procedure] :-

  • A valid passport
  • One(1) Visa Application Form. [sample]
  • One(1) Malaysian passport size photo  (taken within 6 months) (cost me RM13)
  • Confirmed flight itinerary (issued by travel agency/airline) or a flight schedule in detail
  • Business Letter from company. A letter (using company letter-head) from your company stating your position in company  your period of service in company  your purpose of journey  [sample]
  • Cover letter/self explanation letter from applicant
  • Material showing your capacity to bear staying expenses in Japan (e g  Bank statement)
  • Hotel voucher or documents showing your accomodation in Japan

I applied the visa through Client Travel which cost me RM30 for the processing fees. The whole process took around 3 working days. [The number of days that it takes from application to issuance of a visa varies slightly depending on such factors as the situation in the embassy or consulate concerned and the content of an application. In the case of visa applications that can be processed by the diplomatic establishment itself (not requiring any inquiries to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo), it usually takes from two or three days to about one week. ]

Is time to plan for accommodation in Japan after done with visa application. Anyway, I only in charge for the Accomodation in Tokyo. After some research, I decided to stay in a Ryokan which are imbued with the traditional culture of Japan.

After discussion with Woon, we have selected Aizuya Inn which is situated in the heart of San’Ya, Old Tokyo, with Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka, Akihabara close by. It takes 10 minutes from Minamisenju station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Tsukuba Express, and JR Joban Line) by foot. The price is affordable. Cost us 4100 yen per night (lowpeak season). The only downside is visitor have to pay 100 yen for 5 minutes shower. (sound interesting, right?)