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8 days at toyko & takayama

8 days at Toyko & Takayama

We plan to visit Tokyo and Takayama. Below is our itinerary. We will buy JR Pass(7 days pass) as well and we hope can get your best advice for our journey.

Day 1 - arrived Haneda airport ( 22:30) - over night at Shinagawa
Day 2 - travel to Takayama - ( what train should we take? )
Day 3 - Takayama to Shirakawa-go
Day 4 - Shirakawa-go to Gero Onsen , after that travel back to Tokyo
DAy 5 - Tokyo city tour
Day 6 - Mt Fuji & Hakone
Day 7 - Shopping at Shijuku
Day 8 - return to home ( but our flight is 23:45, any place can recommend?)

Best regards


Hi Esher,

Using a 7 day JR Pass will work well for your itinerary. While some travel will not be covered by it (the bus the Shirakawago and local travel in the Hakone Area) you can make good savings with it, compared to purchasing normal tickets.

As for taking the train to Takayama, it is a nice route to travel from Shinagawa. First take the Shinkansen to Nagoya station. From there use the Hida Wide View ltd. Express train to Takayama. Especially the last part is very scenic.

There's a lot to see and do in Tokyo, since you already visit Shinjuku, why not add a visit in to Harajuku and Shibuya as well. These are easy to fit in and make for time well spend.

Hope this helps,

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