Me and a friend are planning to travel Japan in January and have two potential itineraries. I've been to Tokyo for 10 days previously but have little knowledge of Japan outside of that. I'd like to know if either of these plans are feasible time wise. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Itinerary 1 (7 day JR pass)
Arrive in Fukuoka from Busan. (1 day), Osaka (2 days), Kyoto (2 days) Fuji (1day) and on to Tokyo for 6 days hopefully making a day trip to either or both of Nikko and Kamakura.
Itinerary 2 (14 day JR pass).
Arrive in Fukuoka, spend the day there on to Hiroshima ( 2 days), Osaka ( 5 days), Nara (2 days), Kyoto (2 days), Nagoya (1 day), Fuji (1 day) and on to Tokyo for 4 days.
Would that be enough time to experience Kyoto and Osaka? Are there other cities people would recommend that you should not miss? Any recommendations or advice are welcome.