Hi we are planning our trip to Japan in July.
I had originally thought that we would go to Takayama for 2 nights after Tokyo, but I am now having second thoughts and thinking that it might be nice to have an additional day in Tokyo and spend one night in Nikko. Here is my current Itinerary Tokyo 4 nights (the first night we arrive late from a 9 hour flight) so really only 3 days. From Tokyo catch train to Takayama for 2 nights, then onto Hiroshima/Miyajama for 2 nights, then Kyoto for 4 nights, then Hakone 2 nights then train to Narita and home. I know that I have posted this itinerary before but I am now thinking of changing the Takayama part so it would be one more day in Tokyo and one night in Nikko - then onto Hiroshima.
I am posting this in the Nikko Forum to see if anyone has been to both and can give me the pros and cons of both - thanks again to everyone who is helping me - I didn't realise until I started planning this holiday how much there is to see in Japan so I am feeling overwhelmed with the choice.