I would love some help with our three weeks as in our party of 3, 2 have never been to Japan before and my visit was 25 years ago!! We fly from Sydney to Osaka through Narita and although we get in late we are heading straight by limo bus to Kyoto for 6 nights in a holiday rental. We thought this would be a gentle introduction and could do a few day trip outside. Any suggestions?
Hopefully then on to Takayama for 3 nights. Will have to work out trains from Kyoto or would a bus allow us to see more? I am not sure how long it would take.
We then have 4 nights, about 3 full days. My son would like to see the Akita prefecture as some spots featured in a Korean drama series. Any suggestions here?
Next down to Nosawa onsen for a ryokan experience for Xmas and to ski. That is 3 nights.
We finish with a week in an apartment in Tokyo - New Year, hope there is fireworks and then home to Sydney.
I would like to get a 7 day rail pass but where to activate it. Is it 7 continuous days? Any ideas for the Akita sector?
This is what it looks like -
Arr Osaka 11th go to Kyoto 6 days
17th Dec leave for Takayama
20th Dec leave for Akita????
24th arr Nowza Onsen
27th arr Tokyo for a week.
Would love any advice/suggestions. Thank you in anticipation!