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Rural 1 week trip in may

jim
jim
over 5 years ago
4 responses

Arrvie narita.Would like to visit rural Japan and Tokyo.Your suggestions, please. Thank you.

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mari
1951 posts
over 5 years ago
Expert button 2

HI Jim

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!

jim
jim
4 posts
over 5 years ago

Hi Mari,

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.

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mari
1951 posts
over 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Jim,

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!

jim
jim
4 posts
over 5 years ago

Hi Mari,

Wow, what a supertrip that would be!

Thank you. ^_^

-Jim


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