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itinerary check 24 oct - 5 nov

Itinerary check 24 Oct - 5 Nov

Hi. We'll be visiting Japan for about 13 days from 24 Oct - 5 Nov

Draft itinerary as follows:

Narito to Tokyo- 24 Oct
Tokyo - 24-27 Oct
Matsumoto - 28-29 Oct
Takayama - 29-30 Oct (w/ day trip to shinhotaka ropeway)
Kyoto - 31 Oct to 3 Nov
Tokyo 4-5 Nov

What do you think of the itinerary? Is it too rushed? We're trying to take it slow and easy, while visiting beautiful places outside of the busy cities. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve the itinerary?

Most likely getting the 14-day pass. So glad Hida train is covered by the rail pass. Looking forward to take the Hida Wide-view. ^^

Appreciate your advice. Thanks!

screwdriver
screwdriver

Hello there,

Going over your itinerary, I don't think its too rushed, not at all really. If I were to add a place to your itinerary it would be Kanazawa, its a beautiful place and easy to explore. It very much compliments your visit to other cities around the Japanese Alps like Takayama and Matsumoto.

Is there any specific part you'd like my thoughts on?
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hey Daniel,

Kanazawa sounds great, but I can't seem to squeeze it into my itinerary with the given duration. How do you think I should adjust my itinerary to accommodate Kanazawa? How many days there typically?

Thanks for your advice.

screwdriver
screwdriver

Hi again,

I agree, it would be hard to fit in but not impossible. Kanazawa is a little like Kyoto, so you could take one day from Kyoto and one of Tokyo and spend those in Kanazawa. I would say that 2 days is enough to see everything, or even 1 full day spread over days is great.

A short list of recommended visits would be:
Kenroku-en garden
Geisha Quarter (Nagamachi Samurai District/Kazuemachi)
Kanazawa castle and garden
Omi-cho Market.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the recommendations. May I know if we will be abit too early for autumn leaves in the places we're going? Understand leaves in Tokyo (and further south) peaks during late November to December. Will we still see all green during our trip? in late October to November?

screwdriver
screwdriver

Hi again,

It all depends on the weather. However I do think you'll have a good chance to see the autumn leaves.

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