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february 2016 - itinerary help

February 2016 - Itinerary help

Hi, I am planning a month-long trip in February 2016 and I am hoping you can help me out with my itinerary. I have a plan but I am trying to check it is doable.

1-4 - Tokyo
4-9 - Shiga Kogen (skiing)
9-10 - Tokayama
10-11 - Kanazawa
11-16 - Kyoto - side trip to Uji
16-18 - Iya Valley
18-20 - Osaka
20-21 - Koya-san
21-22 - Ise
22-23 - Nagoya - Nakasendo walk Magome to Tsumago
23-29 - Tokyo - side trip to Kawaguchiko, Nikko

What do you think? Grateful for any suggestions on my itinerary.
Cheers, Sabrina

SabApril
SabApril

Hello Sabrina,

First impression looks great! I guess that you mean Takayama with Tokayama? The only part I am having some doubts about is walking the route between Magome and Tsumago during February as there may be a lot of snow. However the path does not close or anything.

In terms of a JR Pass, I think it may be worth considering a 21 day JR Pass if you can cover all travel from Shiga Kogen to Tokyo and Nikko with it.

Looks like a very nice trip!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hello Daniel,

Thank you for your help. Yes, I meant Takayama not Tokoyama and I'll wait to see what the weather is like for the walk. It is something I would really like to do but being winter I know I may not be able to.

In terms of travel and timing would I be better off with the above or would it be better to go Kanazawa, Takayama, Nagoya and work backwards to Kyoto?

Many thank, Sabrina

SabApril
SabApril

Hello Sabrina,

There's not that much of a difference, however I think going with option 1 is the better way as Nagoya is directly on the way from Kyoto - Tokyo and makes for a convenient stop over.

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