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rural 1 week trip in may

Rural 1 week trip in may

Arrvie narita.Would like to visit rural Japan and Tokyo.Your suggestions, please. Thank you.

jim
jim

HI Jim

Do you have any particular part of Japan you'd like to see, or just a rural trip?

The Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto/Osaka/Nara, Tokyo loop is very rewarding and covers a good part of the Japan Alps along with some great cities and historic sights.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Hi Mari,

Your suggestion sounds great and one I would like to do! However, it is my 21 year old daughter who is making the 7-10 day trip that I am writing about. Though she says she would like to visit the "quieter" Japan, I suspect she will find exciting Tokyo more alluring than she thinks and spends much of her time there. Would you please, at your convenience, suggest a timetable for those cities you recommended?

My daughter will be in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an and Hong Kong for 12 days preceding Japan.

I apologize for my vague initial question.

Thank you for your help.

jim
jim

Hi Jim,

Not a problem!

How about the following itinerary:

  • Day 1-3: Tokyo
  • Day 4: Takayama via Nagoya (Start of 7 day JR Pass)
  • Day 5: Takayama + Shirakawago
  • Day 6: Kanazawa
  • Day 7-9: Kyoto/Osaka/Nara (Maybe a day trip to Hiroshima)
  • Day 10: Return to Tokyo (End of 7 day JR Pass)

Something like this would give your daughter a good amount of time in and around 3 of Japan's major cities (Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka), and also includes some glimpses of rural Japan, especially on the WideView train from Nagoya to Takayama and Kanazawa.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Hi Mari,

Wow, what a supertrip that would be!

Thank you. ^_^

-Jim

jim
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