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My 2-Week Itinerary for Japan 2019/8/24 07:46
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I have a few different versions of my preferred 2-week itinerary for Japan, however I need help deciding which one. Any advice/comments would be greatly appreciated

Day 1 – Arrive at Narita Airport (27th March)
Arrive at Narita Airport and spend the rest of the day in Tokyo.
Day 2 – 4 - Tokyo with sidetrip (28th – 30th March)
Spend three full days in Tokyo with one day spent on daytrip to nearby Kamakura
Day 5 –Tokyo to Kanazawa (31st March)
Day 6 – Kanazawa to Kyoto (1st April)
Day 7 – 9 – Kyoto with sidetrip (2nd – 4th April)
Spend three full days in Kyoto, with one day spent on a daytrip to nearby Nara.
Day 10 – Kyoto to Hiroshima (5th April)
In the early morning, travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima and visit the Hiroshima Peace Park. In the afternoon, continue on to Miyajima (40 minutes) and overnight there.
Day 11 – Miyajima to Osaka via Himeji (6th April)
Day 12 – Osaka with sidetrip (7th April)
Daytrip to Okayama
Day 13 – Osaka to Kawaguchiko (8th April)
Day 14 – Kawaguchiko to Tokyo (9th April)
Day 15 – Depart from Narita Airport (10th April)

OR

Day 1 – Arrive at Narita Airport (27th March)
Arrive at Narita Airport and spend the rest of the day in Tokyo.
Day 2 – 4 - Tokyo with sidetrip (28th – 30th March)
Spend four full days in Tokyo with one day spent on daytrip to nearby Kamakura
Day 5 –Tokyo to Kyoto (31st March)
Day 6 – 9 Kyoto with sidetrips (1st – 4th April)
Spend four full days in Kyoto, with two of those day spent on daytrips to nearby Nara and Okayama
Day 10 – Kyoto to Hiroshima (5th April)
In the early morning, travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima and visit the Hiroshima Peace Park. In the afternoon, continue on to Miyajima (40 minutes) and overnight there.
Day 11 – Miyajima to Osaka via Himeji (6th April)
Day 12 – Osaka to Kawaguchiko (7th April)
Day 13 - Kawaguchiko to Tokyo (8th April)
Day 14 – Tokyo with optional sidetrip (9th April)
Optional daytrip to Nikko
Day 15 – Depart from Narita Airport (10th April)

OR

Day 1 – Arrive at Narita Airport (27th March)
Arrive at Narita Airport and spend the rest of the day in Tokyo.
Day 2 – 4 - Tokyo with sidetrip (28th – 30th March)
Spend three full days in Tokyo with one day spent on daytrip to nearby Kamakura
Day 5 –Tokyo to Kanazawa (31st March)
Day 6 – Kanazawa to Kyoto (1st April)
Day 7 – 10 – Kyoto with sidetrip (2nd – 5th April)
Spend four full days in Kyoto, with two of those days spent on daytrips to nearby Nara and Okayama.
Day 11 – Kyoto to Hiroshima (6th April)
In the early morning, travel from Kyoto to Hiroshima and visit the Hiroshima Peace Park. In the afternoon, continue on to Miyajima (40 minutes) and overnight there.
Day 12 – Miyajima to Osaka via Himeji (7th April)
Day 13 – Osaka to Kawaguchiko (8th April)
Day 14 – Kawaguchiko to Tokyo (9th April)
Day 15 – Depart from Narita Airport (10th April)

Thanks!
by elliotlmiller  

Re: My 2-Week Itinerary for Japan 2019/8/24 13:04
They all look good I think. I'm a fan of Kanazawa, so always would give an extra tick to a trip to Kanazawa.

A couple of thoughts:

Why not do the Okayama day trip as a stop-over on your trip to Hiroshima?

The famous gate in the water at Miyajima is under wraps for repair until at least the middle of 2020. If it's deer you seek, you'll see plenty if you go to Nara. Disclosure, I'm not a fan of Miyajima myself.

We've never got to Kawaguchiko, despite many trips to Japan, so I can't comment about whether that's a good trip to do. Somehow we always end up doing something else.

Have a wonderful time in Japan.
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Re: My 2-Week Itinerary for Japan 2019/8/24 17:02
Thank you for your detailed reply!

So would you suggest doing Oyakama as a day trip en route to Hiroshima?
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