My husband and I are planning a holiday to Japan in late March/April staying 19 days. We fly into Narita on 29 March and fly out of Osaka on 16 April in the evening.
I have booked (but can change-although it is a busy period so don't want to unless necessary) 7 nights/6 days in Tokyo from 29 March to 5 April. We will do some day trips to Nikko, Mt. Fuji area?? as well as exploring Tokyo.
We then have one night we need to book then from 6 April to 9 April in Takayama.
I then thought we would go down to Hiroshima/Miyajima for 2 nights then I have booked 5 days/5 nights at Kyoto. Will will visit Osaka one day, Nara another etc.
We will travel by train.
My questions are:
Should we get a 7 or 14 day JR pass-I think we could use a 14 day pass but some days we will only travel fairly short distances eg. to Nara or Osaka from Kyoto-so is it worth it??
Are we staying too long in Tokyo or Kyoto?? Kanazawa sounds lovely-can we do day trip from Takayawa or should I adjust stay in Kyoto to have more time left in the middle of our trip??
Thank you for your help.