Desperately need some help from the experts please! I have a rough idea of what I want to do but finding it difficult piecing the puzzle together now, especially with travel.
Travelling with my wife in November this year for 14 days/13 nights to see the Autumn colours and soak up the culture, the first 7 nights of the itinerary looks ok but after this I'm struggling.
05/11 - Osaka to Koyasan, stay in a temple
07/11 - Kyoto - Arashiyama
08/11 - Kyoto - Fushimi Inari
09/11 - Kyoto - Gion, temples, etc
10/11 - Kyoto - Himeji and more Kyoto site-seeing
We leave Kyoto on 11th November and then we have 6 more nights and we need to squeeze in Takaragawa onsen (must), Nikko, Kawaguchiko to see Fuji (must) and at least 2 days in Tokyo. Also interested in Kanazawa and/or Takayama.
Would the below work, how to get between these places?
11/11 - Travel to Kanazawa, stay in Kanazawa
12/11 - Kanazawa to kawaguchiko, stay Kawaguchiko
13/11 - Kawaguchiko to Takaragawa onsen, then on to Nikko, stay in Nikko
14/11 - Most of the day in Nikko then on to Tokyo
15/11 - Tokyo
16/11 - Tokyo
17/11 - Take flight from Tokyo 12.30pm
If one place could be cut I think it would be Kanazawa as the wife is particularly keen on 'walking around the lakes' near Fuji and Takaragawa onsen looks like the stuff of dreams in the pics. Nikko also should be good for Autumn colours around this time of year I believe. I'm also open to cutting one night in Kyoto to squeeze more adventures in elsewhere.
Any suggestions for the 2nd half of our trip would be very welcome.