Hello fellow travelers and Japan travel authorities...
Currently in the initial planning stages of a return trip to Japan for some koyo this coming November 2018.
This will be my second trip to Japan the first was during the spring of 2014 during Sakura time.
That trip was about 15 days long and took me to Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Nara, Koyasan and Osaka.
This next trip will be a few days longer as well at 18 days/nights.
Here’s the itinerary I put together of the places I’m planning to visit with a rough idea of the number of nights planned to stay next to each corresponding name.
Any and all route help (is the order of this itinerary logical and or efficient?) transportation guidance as well as other suggestions and recommendations from fellow Japanese travel enthusiasts would be greatly appreciated.
Also taken into consideration the length of trip and places planned for I’m thinking a 14 day Japan rail pass will hopefully be sufficient.
Leave NYC Thurs 11/1 landing in Tokyo on the evening of Fri 11/2 and returning home the afternoon of Tues 11/20...The trip begins and ends in Tokyo
Tokyo 11/2-11/4 (3 nights)
Nikko 11/5-11/6 (2 nights)
Karuizawa 11/7 (1 night)
Kanazawa 11/8-11/9 (2 nights)
Shirakawa-go 11/10 (1 night)
Takayama 11/11-11/12 (2 nights)
Kyoto 11/13-11/15 (3 nights)
Nara 11/16 (1 night)
Osaka 11/17 (1 night)
Tokyo 11/18-11/19 (2 nights-5 nights total in Tokyo)
was also wondering about possibly
Fuji five lakes?
as alternate choices for any of the above.
Thanks a million in advance for any and all help with this itinerary planning.