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Itinerary plan for 8 days in japan

Suetwei
Suetwei
over 2 years ago
5 responses

I will travel to Japan in 12 - 19 Nov 2015. Need your advise if below plan is advisable? I will land at Narita airport - Tokyo - shirakawa go (here will stop for 2n1n) - takayama - Kanazawa - Nagoya (here will stop for 3d2n) - nikko (here will stop for 2d1n) - Kobe (here will stop for 2d1n) - Tokyo (will stop for 3d2n), plan to go Disneyland. Awaiting your advise please

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

For this itinerary it is advisable to buy a 7 day JR Pass. You can make considerable savings by using it to travel from Tokyo - Takayama and Kanazawa, Nagoya, Kobe and Nikko.

I would advise to visit Nikko from Tokyo, either at the start or end of your itinerary. Right now it adds a lot of unnecessary travel time by visiting it in the middle of your plan.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

Suetwei
Suetwei
5 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi Daniel-San,
Thanks for your speedy respond!
Yes...I am planning to purchase 7 days JR pads. However I am lose when I started to plan my itinerary. First destination definitely Shirakawa-go, then last destination will be tokyo - disneyland. I have few places like what I mentioned and I am confusing how to plan it well. Appreciate your expertise please.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Suetwei,

If I could make a suggestion, consider the following route.

Tokyo - Shirakawago via Kanazawa then bus to Shirakawago - Takayama - Nagoya - Kobe - Tokyo (day trip to Nikko) back home. This would give you the best route.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Suetwei
Suetwei
5 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi Daniel-San,
Thanks so much! It's does help me

Suetwei
Suetwei
5 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi Daniel-san, could you please advise me the hour of traveling from each destination : Tokyo - Shirakawago via Kanazawa then bus to Shirakawago - Takayama - Nagoya - Kobe - Tokyo (day trip to Nikko) ?

Suetwei
Suetwei
5 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi Daniel-san, do you think is good idea travel to mt.fuji or Nagoya or Tokyo? I may drop nikko just this is the far place to go:) if go mt.fuji without overnight will it too rush? I can take JR to mt.fuji either from Nagoya or Tokyo, correct?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again!

You can use Hyperdia to find routes and route information. Also see our blog post on how to plan with Hyperdia. You can indeed visit Fuji from either Tokyo or Nagoya. I would recommend a visit to the Hakone Region, because it is easy to access from either city.


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