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I need help with organizing my trip to Yokosuka, Japan to visit my son in March/April for 2 weeks.

Basically, I need to know everything, I will be flying out from Ft Lauderdale, FL mostly likely thru LAX to Tokyo. Please advise on how to get to Yokosuka which way is the best way NAVY Shuttle bus or taking a train, prices for both choices and time travel, which hotels you recommend and since I am making such a long journey I would like to see the rest of Japan's attactions. Perhaps there is tour company in Yokosuka that offers sighseeing tours across Japan, for ex. I would like to see Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Kyoto, etc. My son just moved there 2 months ago so he doesn'y have any info for my questions.

Please help with these arrangements, I would like to start putting my trip together ASAP.

Can't wait to see my baby. Love him and miss him so much.

Thank you in advance for your replies.


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I lived in Japan for 12 years, in Yokosuka.


Join the Japan Moms group, many of the ladies there have traveled recently, and can fill you in on the details.  My travel info is a bit old, theirs is fresher.  

If your son will have leave, he can book the MWR tours to many of these places.  Morale Welfare and Recreation  is the base recreation/tour/travel/concert/event "outlet" and they have many good tours.  I just think he has to be along as the military member (policy changes, so always check for newest information).  He can find this out easily.  While Tokyo and Mt. Fuji are day trips, Kyoto is much farther away.  That is usually a trip up to Tokyo to catch a bullet train and then staying a few nights down there.  I love Kyoto, but if you aren't staying for very long, it is impractical.  Check out Nikko for a terrific day or overnight trip which is extremely lovely and much closer to base.

Thank you so much for your quick reply, I will definetly join Japan Mom group


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