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1 month Japan itinerary - advice much appreciated!

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Hello! My husband and I are off to Japan for a month in March/early April next year. We've been trying to come up with an itinerary that lets us see a range of interesting places and things without trying to do too much. Having seen the helpful responses to others on this forum, I thought I'd pick your brains!
We are somewhat adventurous travellers in our mid-twenties. We enjoy independent travel. While we do enjoy seeing the big sights, some of our favourite travel memories have been when we've just been pottering around exploring places without a fixed idea of what we want to do. We both love food (from street food through to high-end). While we would like to see cosmopolitan Japan we'd also like to get off the (heavily) beaten track a little, and see some of the countryside/smaller towns. We are intending to travel via public transport (will likely buy a JR pass).

With that in mind...
Day 1 (7 March) - arrive Tokyo
5 nights in Tokyo (including day trip to Nara)
Day 6 - travel to Obuse to see the town and the nearby snow monkeys
2 nights in Obuse
Day 8 - travel to Takayama
3 nights in Takayama
Day 11 - travel to Gujo Hachiman
2 nights in Gujo Hachiman
Day 13 - travel to Kiso Valley for post town walk
2 nights staying in the post towns
Day 15 - travel to Hiroshima (including a couple of day trips)
Two nights in Hiroshima
Day 17 - travel to Tomonoura
1 night in Tomonoura
Day 18 - travel to Kyoto
3 nights in Kyoto
Day 21 - travel to Osaka
3 nights in Osaka
Day 24 - travel to Koyasan
1 night in Koyasan
Day 25 - travel to Nara
2 nights in Nara
Day 27 - back to Kyoto (this will be the start of April so hopefully we will see cherry blossom!)
2 nights in Kyoto
Depart either Tokyo or Osaka.

Any thoughts on destinations/timing much appreciated!

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