Arrvie narita.Would like to visit rural Japan and Tokyo.Your suggestions, please. Thank you.
Do you have any particular part of Japan you'd like to see, or just a rural trip?
The Tokyo, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto/Osaka/Nara, Tokyo loop is very rewarding and covers a good part of the Japan Alps along with some great cities and historic sights.
Hope this helps!
Your suggestion sounds great and one I would like to do! However, it is my 21 year old daughter who is making the 7-10 day trip that I am writing about. Though she says she would like to visit the "quieter" Japan, I suspect she will find exciting Tokyo more alluring than she thinks and spends much of her time there. Would you please, at your convenience, suggest a timetable for those cities you recommended?
My daughter will be in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an and Hong Kong for 12 days preceding Japan.
I apologize for my vague initial question.
Thank you for your help.
Not a problem!
How about the following itinerary:
- Day 1-3: Tokyo
- Day 4: Takayama via Nagoya (Start of 7 day JR Pass)
- Day 5: Takayama + Shirakawago
- Day 6: Kanazawa
- Day 7-9: Kyoto/Osaka/Nara (Maybe a day trip to Hiroshima)
- Day 10: Return to Tokyo (End of 7 day JR Pass)
Something like this would give your daughter a good amount of time in and around 3 of Japan's major cities (Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka), and also includes some glimpses of rural Japan, especially on the WideView train from Nagoya to Takayama and Kanazawa.
Hope this helps!
Wow, what a supertrip that would be!
Thank you. ^_^
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