almost 3 years ago
6 responses


I have re-reviewed my trip .

Can someone do a sense check please....

13-May Arrive Tokyo 0720
14-May Tokyo all day
15-May Tokyo all day
16-May Tokyo Daytrip to Nikko.
17-May Tokyo to shibazakura for a day then train to matsumoto and stay there overnight
18-May Morning in matsumoto then to Kamicochi for some walking/sightseeing onto Kanazawa overnight
19-May Kanazawa for the day, then to Okayama in the evening
20-May Hiroshima/Miyajima Day trip from Okayama Okayama
21-May Naoshima in morning THEN to Himenji Castle in afternoon80 mins) and then onto Kyoto
22-May Kyoto to mount koya daytrip (pass ends) Kyoto
23-May 23rd May Kyoto Kyoto
24-May 24th May Kyoto then flight from Osaka at 2230.

1318 posts
almost 3 years ago

It looks pretty good - I presume you want to use a 7 day JR Pass from May 16-22. A 14 day pass would not pay off.
For May 20 though by the time you reach Okayama it may be too late to see any sights there.

12228 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello there,

It looks like a busy itinerary but I don't see any impossibilities. Matsumoto - Kanazawa and Kanazawa to Koayama/Hiroshima are especially long, so bring a good book to keep yourself entertained.

You can also make very very good savings with a 7 day JR pass by using it from May 16th to May 22nd.

Let me know if I can help with anything else :)

6 posts
almost 3 years ago

Thanks both . I sleep well on trains :-) and yes I will be buying a 7 day pass

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