hi all gurus!
I am planning for a 13 day trip to japan this december. I will be focusing on osaka, kyoto, nara, takayama, shirakawago and yudanaka.
This is my draft itinerary for now and I'm hoping to get insights or tips from the experts here.
14-Dec Sat Sin to KIX, KIX to OSAKA
15-Dec sun Osaka- NARA day trip
16-Dec mon Osaka - Universal Studios
17-Dec tue Osaka Walkabout
18-Dec wed Osaka to Kyoto (morning)
19-Dec thu Kyoto
20-Dec fri Kyoto
21-Dec sat kyoto to Takayama
22-Dec sun Takayama- shirakawago day trip
23-Dec mon Takayama to Nagoya
24-Dec tue Nagoya to Nagano to Yudanaka (Shibu Onsen)
25-Dec wed Shibu onsen (Visit Snow Monkey) - yudanaka- nagano- kyoto
26-Dec thu Kyoto 3/4 day - KIX
How does the above look? Am i missing any must see places?
Is the order of travel sensible?
It it advisable for JR pass at all?
Thanks in advance to all!