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how to best use the jr pass for a new visitore

how to best use the jr pass for a new visitore

we are coming to japan from india for the first time for 7days trip

1.we are arriving haeda airport tokyo,.

2 we are leavinf 7 th day morning 11 am to india from OSAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

3.WE WANT TO SPENT FIRST 2 DAYS AT TOKYO.

4 ON 3 RD DAY ONE DAY TRIP TO FUZI AND BACK TO TOKYO AND HALT.

5.ON 4 TH DAY PROCEED TO KYOTO AND HALT AND SIGHTSEEING AT KYOTO

6.ON 5 TH DAY FROM FROM KYOTA TO HIROSIMA AND BACK AND HALT AT KYOTO
7.ON 6 TH DAY LEAVE KYOTO AND PROCEED TO OSAKA AND LOCAL SIGHT SEEING THERE AND HALT.

8.ON 7TH DAY LEAVE OSAKA MORNING FLIGHT 11 AM TO INDIA.

CAN YOU SUGGEST WHAT ARE THE BEST THINGS WE CAN SEE AND WHEATHER THE ITINERARY OS MANAGEABLE.

WE BROUGHT THE FLIGHT TICKES TO TRAVEL IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2015

maha1945
maha1945

A 7 day JR Pass would pay off for your plans.

In Tokyo a few of the best places to see are the Tsukiji Fish Market, plus the site that every last tourist goes to see, the Sensoji Temple. If you are in Tokyo on a Sunday afternoon, be sure to go visit Harajuku to see the youth with their wild fashions. Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park are next to it and well worth seeing also. And be sure not to miss the Shibuya Hachiko intersection especially on a weekend when it looks like half the city is crossing the street at once.
And for good views over the city, there is the Sky Tree, though it's pricey and crowded. You could instead try Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Tower, or for free, in Shinjuku there is the Metro Gov't Bldg. Tokyo also has many famous gardens - Shinjuku Gyoen Park, Hamarikyu Gardens, Rikugien Garden, Kiyosumi, Koishikawa Korakuen and others. Akihabara is famous for electronics, and Odaiba is quite a trendy and unusual place to see as well. I suggest you go through the tourist guides and decide what you want. The government makes one, there is another from JAL.
In Kyoto you could spend weeks there and not see everything. The three best sights though are the Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Fushimi is the most time consuming; you could spend a couple of hours to over half a day if you want to romp over all the trails.
Since you are already seeing Tokyo, you can largely skip Osaka during the day. After the temples of Kyoto close down around 5PM, you can zip over to Osaka for the evening. At night the city comes alive and has some great places to see, such as Dotonbori, plus the night views from the Umeda Sky Bldg, and Abeno Harukas Bldg are wonderful. Instead, you might spend at least half a day in Nara. The Todaiji Great Buddha is magnificent.

Toraneko
Toraneko

For a day trip to Hiroshimaand Miyajima, it is possible if you start very early - you can cover the best places in Hiroshima City (Peace Park/Museum, castle, Shukkeien Garden) and spend about ¾ of a day to see Miyajima.
For Miyajima, please note that there are 2 ferry companies there - make sure you go to the JR one if you want to use your pass.
In addition, there are other numerous great places you can visit in the area. Okayama is not far and it is famous for its castle, plus Korakuen, one of Japan's Top 3, and also the Handayama Garden. If you'd like to get off the beaten trail for a while, the half day hike up to Konpirasan in Kotohira is stunning. Going to Takamatsu is also nice - it has one of Japan's finest gardens also, called Ritsurin.
Aside from Hiroshima itself, Onomichi with its temple tour and Kosanji Temple is spectacular. Just beyond Miyajima also lies Iwakuni with its historical bridge and castle on top of the mountain.
Hagi Castle was actually delightful, and the preserved samurai district and Mori Clan related temples a rarity. One of the very best is the Akiyoshi Limestone Cave, a 300 million year old wonder with huge caverns and underground river running through it.

All in all, a lot more to explore and enjoy.

Toraneko
Toraneko

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