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Japan 2 week itinerary

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Japan 2 week itinerary

My husband and I, together with our (then) 13 month old daughter, will be traveling to Japan end of March. The trip is a 40th birthday gift to my husband, he's always wanted to visit Japan and experience the food culture and modern architecture of Japan.

Currently, we are thinking of the following itinerary and would appreciate your comments on it!

* Tokyo - 5 nights (4 full days)

* Hakone - 2 nights at a luxury ryokan with onsen

* Kyoto - 4 nights with day trips to Nara and Iga-ueno (ninja museum). BTW, is it worth visiting Himeiji castle now while it is being reconstructed?

* Hiroshima - 2 nights

* Tokyo - last night at a hotel close by the airport before returning home

As we are traveling with a toddler, we will of course have to have a slower pace than we're used to but she is quite content with sitting in her pram and enjoying the view (hopefully she will stay that way until we're back home at least ;)).

The only "must see/dos" we have are the fish market in Tokyo, stay at a ryokan, a geisha sighting, visit a palace/castle (like the Nijo Castle) and just wander the streets of Tokyo.

Does this seem like an interesting itinerary if you want to experience "a little bit of everything" ?

Does it seem like a reasonable pace?

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1. Re: Japan 2 week itinerary

Sounds like a good itinerary -

The pram will be an issue at Tsukiji. Go around 830 or so to avoid problems. No worries, you will enjoy the market at that time

No hope of spotting geisha in Tokyo. Maybe you can spot a Maiko in Kyoto.

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