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Maximizing Japan visit

Hi!
I will bein Japan next week with my husband, Sept 2-9. I bought a 7 day JR PASS. We are booked at an airport hotel KIX. We are looking forward to seeing Osaka, Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto. After reading the numerous posts I regret not staying longer. Is there Another city I ought to see on this short trip. What onsen do you suggest. Because we will be in Tokyo for one day only what are the must see places I can cover.
Thank you for such an interesting and helpful forum that you have here.

Btw, since first and last day are committed to travel, we actually only have 6 days to do the tours.

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Hi there!

Six days in Japan can feel a little short, still I feel like you already have a great plan for this period by visiting Osaka, Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara. Still if you are able to sqeeze it in, consider a visit to Kinosaki-Onsen which is not too hard to reach from either Osaka/Kyoto. A visit to Kinosaki is best planned as a one nights stay but you can also visit it as a day trip.

Have a save journey!
Daniel

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Hellow .
I'll be arriving at Narita Nov,2,2013 leaving to Seoul at 5 pm.
I like to go to FUji mount would you recommend me to just swing by to see the mount from the train or go to the Mount.
Regards.
Henry

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Hellow .
I'll be arriving at Narita Nov,2,2013 leaving to Seoul at 5 pm.
I like to go to FUji mount would you recommend me to just swing by to see the mount from the train or go to the Mount.
Regards.
Henry

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Hi Henry!

You can see mount Fuji on a beautiful day from the Shinkansen (be sure to book an D or E seat) so you don't have to visit the area if your goal is ''just to see it''. That is not to say that the area around Fuji is not worth a visit, the oposide is actually true. There's a lot of nature around Fuji as well as great entertainment places. Think about the FujiQ highlands (theme park) or Gotemba (shopping) or make a visit to Hakone for Nature and some beautiful onsen.

Do note that visiting Fuji will pretty much eat up a full day so be sure to plan accordingly.
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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JR PASS is amazing! Been in Japan For 4 days and been using the JR PASS all over. From Osaka to Tokyo and everything else in between!!!

I regret though that I picked a hotel near KIX. I always have an hour's journey from KIX to ShinOsaka/Osaka/Kyoto before I get anywhere else. So readers, take note, stay near JR STATION in Osaka or shinOsaka.

I want to go to Kinosaki-onsen before Sunday. Need tonrelax. I'm so tired. Does it really take 3 hours from ShinOsaka? Oh my, with one hour from KIX, that's 4 hours. Just like my Tokyo trip. We had ton tay overnight!!! Is there a closer onsen to KIX?

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Thank you very much Daniel for your quik and respond to my question.

Regards

Henry

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Hi Henry and less is more,

Glad to hear that the JR Pass helped you travel so much! Kinosaki onsen really is a great place to visit and I would personally say not to be missed. However you could look into going to one of these onsen near Wakayama which are a lot closer.

Make the most of your trip!
Daniel

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