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Travelling to Japan in mid Oct to and from NRT (now reading comments many suggest flying in/out Osaka / Tokyo but we are already booked) Heard from many travelers on our other trips that Tokyo is great city to see -great neighborhoods - so we have booked our 1st trip to Japan.
Need some advice on itinerary - want to spend time sightseeing and not always be on the go. Thinking 5 days in Tokyo (but what neighborhood to stay in.....all sound interesting....We are not so interested in nightlife) with a day trip to Kamakura, 2 days in Nikko, 5 days in Kyoto (day trip to Nara), back towards Tokyo with last 2 nights in Hakone (how far is NRT from Hakone?)
I have left out Takayama and Hiroshima/Miyajima to reduce travel time and spend more time enjoying the sights around Tokyo and Kyoto.....Am I allowing too much time in Tokyo and Kyoto and missing some other important sights?? Are there some day trips to consider?
Also, will we need a 2 week rail pass? (are they only available in 1 week or 2 week?)
Are there city walking tours available?
Also, has anyone used the service where your luggage is shipped ahead so the train ride is more relaxing without bags?

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