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Need help on 9 days itinerary in Japan

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Need help on 9 days itinerary in Japan


My family are planning to visit Japan in end Jan 2014 for 9 days. This is not our first trip. So we are planning to do something different from the typical first timer routes. Need some comments on the below itinerary:

Day1: Arriving Tokyo at night

Day2: Tokyo (O/N Tokyo)

-Spend half day in Shibuya, Shinjiku, Ginza area. Then proceed to Odaiba in the evening to catch the rainbow bridge

Day3: Tokyo - Nagoya (O/N Nagoya)

-Spend half day morning in Tokyo (any suggestions?) before proceeding to Nagoya. Is there anything to do in Nagoya? The main reason we are stopping by Nagoya is to gain access to Takayama

Day4: Nagoya - Takayama (O/N Takayama)

-Visit some attractions in Nagoya before proceeding to Takayama. Then spend 1/2 day evening session in Takayama. Is this enough?

Day5: Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa (O/N Kanazawa)

-Take bus from Takayama to Shirakawago for 1/2 day and then proceed to Kanazawa. Is there any place to put our luggage in Shirakawago? Spend the rest of the day exploring Kanazawa

Day6: Kanazawa - Kyoto (O/N Kyoto)

-Explore Kanazawa. Take bus from Kanazawa to Kyoto

Day7: Kyoto - Kobe (O/N Kyoto)

-Spend half day exploring Kyoto before proceeding to Kobe in the evening

Day8: Osaka (O/N Osaka)

-Shopping in Osaka

Day9: Departing from Osaka

Is it too packed to squeeze the itinerary as above? And is it neccesary to get a JR pass.

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1. Re: Need help on 9 days itinerary in Japan

Tokyo to Takayama http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5908.html

JR Pass does not pay off.

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2. Re: Need help on 9 days itinerary in Japan

Regarding Nagoya, it is up to you how long you want to stay. Here are links might be helpful for you to gauge.



It is easy to visit Osaka from Kyoto by train. Limousine bus will bring you to the Kansai Airport from Kyoto if you opt not to stay overnight in Osaka.

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