I've enjoyed reading the many posts on this forum. Will be in Japan Nov 2-18 for conference in Hiroshima and visiting friends in Sanda, Hyogo Pref and Nara.
Plan to spend 3-4 days on my own to see Takayama and area. Trying to decide whether it's better to stay there and do day trips or spend the nights in different locations.
Would like to see Shirakawago. And interested to try some Onsens. And hiking/trekking if time permits. Plan on using public transit. But renting a car is an option if that is better.
Appreciate suggestions for this time.
I believe I can get to Takayama from Sanda City in about 6 hours. Does that sound reasonable? Suggestions on connections would be great.