I'm in the planning stages of a 14-day trip to Japan with 17 year old son. Looks like we will spend about 4 nights in Tokyo and equal time in Kyoto as well as a trip to Hiroshima and maybe a couple of other stops (1 night) between.
If we plan one day trip from Tokyo, any thoughts on which would be most interesting for son: Kamakura, Hakone, or Nikko?
He's more interested in anime and big city Tokyo than in culture, so would we be better off staying in Tokyo for our 4 days and leaving the temples, shrines, etc for our time in Kyoto?
Also, any thoughts whether he would enjoy staying in a Buddhist temple (Mt Koya)? I know I'd like to do it, but I'd rather skip it than drag him along unwillingly....