Hi, I see you are very knowledgeable about Japan and would be grateful for some advice. I fly into Tokyo with my 2 daughters 12 and 14 on 5 July and we leave 27 July. This is what I have planned so far:
Hotel in Chiyoda-ku, Kioi-Cho 4-1, Chiyoda Ward from july 5 to 9. I thought to take the girls to disney for 1 day and open to suggestion as for the rest (as females we would like to do some shopping).
We have the 9th and 10th unplanned. thought we would go to an onsen (hot bath for 1 or 2 nights). any suggestions?
We booked an old traditional japanese house in Kyoto from 11 to 17. If you have any suggestions of must sees, happy to hear.
On 18th we fly from osaka to nagasaki to visit a friend. this is where I need your help. I was thinking of renting a car for a week 18 to 25 then fly back from somewhere to tokyo for friday night or can even return to tokyo on sat 26th, although thought one last day in tokyo could be fun.
There is lots to see in Kyushu and shikoku, we like beaches, temples, would be nice to visit a volcano, perhaps go to an island. what do you think, is a car doable, thought it would give us flexibility, allow us to stop and visit as we wish. What would you recommend we visit?
many thanks for your help