I posted a message earlier this week saying my family and I will be visiting Japan in mid-Aug for approximately two weeks.
I have a rough idea of our itinerary but would appreciate some helpful advice on the best route to take and the following itinerary.
We will be flying into Tokyo, hiring a car, and thinking of going; Tokyo-Shirakawa-Kyoto-Osaka and then back to Tokyo. Is this the best/obvious route to take? I have been told there is a beautiful scenic route when going from Tokyo to Shirakawa Go so is it better to do Shirakawa Go first or on the way back from Osaka to Tokyo?
The draft itinerary we’re planning is roughly;
1. Tokyo – spend a few days visiting the city, Yokohama, Mt Fuji trip, Hakone
2. Shirakawa Go – Takayama – Kamikochi
5. maybe Okayama?
It may sound like a lot to do but we do like to make the most of our holidays. Any opinions on anything I have obviously missed or suggestions on how to improve, anything to watch out for, and how to make best use of time would be helpful – thanks,