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Japan itinerary 2019/2/12 08:27
Hi!
Me and my wife are traveling to Japan for the first time in April 2019.
Our main interests are the temples, castles and beautiful landscapes.
We have planned an itinerary and would like some guidance to know if we're spending adequate time in each place, are we missing something important for our first time in Japan?

Day 1-5 Tokyo with side trips to Nikko and Mt. Fuji 5 lakes area (1 day each)
Day 6 - Matsumoto and travel to Yamanouchi
Day 7 - Yamanouchi and travel to Kanazawa
Day 8 and 9 - Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Day 10 - Kanazawa and travel to Kyoto
Day 11-13 - Kyoto with side trip to Nara (1 day)
Day 14 - Kyoto and travel to Osaka
Day 15 - Osaka to Himeji to Hiroshima
Day 16 - Hiroshima
Day 17 - Miyajima and travel to Tokyo
Day 18 - Flight from Tokyo

Thanks!
by cpmfe  

Re: Japan itinerary 2019/2/12 10:54
Day 1-5 Tokyo with side trips to Nikko and Mt. Fuji 5 lakes area (1 day each)
Day 6 - Matsumoto and travel to Yamanouchi


Fuji 5 Lakes is about 2/3 of the way to Matsumoto. I'd suggest staying overnight at Fuji 5 Lakes area.

Day 14 - Kyoto and travel to Osaka

Osaka and Kyoto are 25 mins apart. Just stay in Kyoto the whole time and save time not checking into and out of hotels.

Day 17 - Miyajima and travel to Tokyo

Pretty rushed. Might be better to visit Miyajima the day before, as you can easily spend the whole day there. And vist the Hiroshima city sights the day you arrive and the morning before you depart.
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