I am in the preliminary stages of planning a 2-week trip to Japan and China in mid-April. I will be flying to Japan from NYC and out of China. I would like to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing and Hong Kong and have 2 weeks (total) to do so. A few questions:
1. How do you recommend I allocate my time?
2. How should I travel among these destinations? I would like to take the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. Should I fly out of Kyoto to Beijing/HK or should I take the bullet train back to Tokyo and then fly from Tokyo to Beijing/HK?
3. What should be my first stop in China if I'm travelling from Tokyo/Kyoto, Beijing or HK? I will be flying out of my second stop back to the U.S.
Many thanks for your input.