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Can it be done?

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Can it be done?

If you had only 5/6 days to visit Japan (as part of a larger tour) do you think it's worth it? Can enough be crammed into that amount of time to make it worth going? And if so, what are the absolute must-do things that you'd fit into that time?

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1. Re: Can it be done?

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2401_4.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2402_4.html

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2. Re: Can it be done?

I would say yes it is worth it, and it can be done. It would help to know what your larger tour is. Are you spending the rest of your time in Japan or in other countries? This is not clear.

In 5 to 6 days I would not try to see too much. In that time I would only visit Tokyo and Kyoto, splitting the time evenly between them. There is a lot to see in both places.

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3. Re: Can it be done?

It's still worth coming.

Depending on your budget and the season you'll come, I'd say try the most commong sightseeing spots and spend 2-3 days in Tokyo and the rest of the time in and around Kyoto.

My family once only came to visit me here in Japan for 6 days and they stayed in Kansai all of the time. I showed them the best autumn foliage spots. There's a lot to do in Kansai: http://zoomingjapan.com/tag/kansai/

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4. Re: Can it be done?

Sure. In 5-6 days I would either focus on Tokyo and day trips from Tokyo like Kamakura, Hakone, and Nikko or focus on Kyoto and day trips from Kyoto like Nara, Osaka, and Hiroshima or just do Tokyo + Kyoto.

Possible Itineraries

Trip 1:

Tokyo (3 days)

Hakone (1 day)

Nikko (1 day)

Trip 2:

Tokyo (3 days)

Kyoto (3 days)

Trip 3:

Kyoto (3 days)

Nara (1 day)

Hiroshima (1 day)

More on Kamakura: blaineanderin.com/day-trips-from-tokyo-kamak…

Tokyo itineraries: blaineanderin.com/tokyo-one-day-itineraries/

Edited: 22 May 2014, 01:43
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5. Re: Can it be done?

I would suggest on concentrating either on Kyoto (Kansai Region, Nara and Osaka are other highlights) or Tokyo (Kamakura and Nikko are other highlights).

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html

Great Britain as a whole can't be visited in 5-6 days, but catching a glimpse of London as well as Oxford or Cambridge might be possible. Similar things can be said about Kyoto and Tokyo.

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