Hi Everyone! I am planning the itinerary for our 1st Japan trip in April 2014, and would appreciate your comment and advice for Kanazawa region. Will travel with my wife and 2 kids aged 12 and 8. The plan is as follows:
10 Apr - train from Tokyo to Takayama; walk around Takayama a bit, then rent a car (for convenience and more flexibility) to travel to Shinhotaka Ropeway and Okuhida Onsen Town then overnight in Hirayu-No-Mori
11 Apr - Return car to Takayama in the morning, enjoy morning market etc then take 13:50 or 15:50 bus to Shirakawago and overnight in a Minshuku
12 Apr - Take 10:20am bus from Shirakawago to Kanazawa. Enjoy Kanazawa and currently thinking to stay in APA Hotel Chuo
13 Apr - Enjoy Kanazawa in the morning then take afternoon train to Osaka
We decided to spend more in Kanazawa than Takayama as my wife and daughter are very much into craft, and I see that Kanazawa has craft tourism to offer.
My questions are
- what's the weather like in the region during that time?
- Will there be heating in the Minshuku?
- how is the driving condition from Takayama to Okuhida?
Thanks for your input.