Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Japan Itinerary - Please Review

Jump to last reply

We will be traveling to Japan for 9 full days (54 year old mom traveling with my 19 year old son) in August. Coming up with an itinerary has been very difficult. Every time I think I'm close to having a final draft of my itinerary, I read more posts in the Fodors.com forums and end up changing it. I know we can't see it all. I also might point out that we (meaning me) don't really do any hiking (No more than a couple miles), We will be traveling via public transportation only.

This is the LATEST "final" itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrive Tokyo about 6PM
Day 2 - Kamakura Day Trip
Day 3 - Nikko (spend the night) - Buy World Heritage Pass
Day 4 - Nikko (returning to Tokyo late afternoon)
Day 5 - Mt. Fuji Day Trip
Day 6 - Train to Kyoto in AM.
Day 7 - Day trip to Hiroshima
Day 8 - Viator full day tour to Kyoto and Nara (only way to see a lot in short amount of time)
Day 9 - Train to Tokyo
Day 10 Tokyo
Day 11 Return flight to the USA

I tried to build in a couple lower key days. We will activate our Japan Rail Pass on day 5. Has anyone taken the full day Kyoto and Nara tour? I know its a bit pricey but its probably my best option to see the main sites in Kyoto and Nara. Haven't decided on what to do in Tokyo. Looks like we have one full day and a couple half days.
Any suggestions/comments on this itinerary? Any suggestions on what do see/do in Tokyo?
Thanks.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 driver&business assitant&guide in Shanghai
  2. 2 Trip Report April in Bangkok, again!
  3. 3 Trip Report Karen and Tom - a romantic Vietnam getaway: ENGAGED!!!
  4. 4 Getting down to details and welcome advice: Tokyo
  5. 5 3 1/2 week trip to Japan advise please!
  6. 6 Haneda to Narita Layover : Need advice
  7. 7 Japan night bus
  8. 8 Recs for Tokyo hotels
  9. 9 Living in Singapore Questions
  10. 10 Thailand - Koh Samui vs Koh Tao
  11. 11 Hua Hin or another family friendly beach?
  12. 12 Trip Report Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Luang Say, Chiang Rai, Singapore (but no Siem Reap)
  13. 13 Help..Want to hire a guide/driver for Golden Triangle
  14. 14 12 day split between Beijing and Shanghai
  15. 15 Please help me plan 3.5 weeks in South Korea
  16. 16 Problems at 12,000'
  17. 17 GOING TO SE ASIA , NEED HELP
  18. 18 Sixteen Day in South Korea
  19. 19 osaka to kobe frrom ship to ship
  20. 20 Spring trip to Tokyo and Kyoto -10 days
  21. 21 Best Time of Year to Visit Ko Samui/Krabi (Weather)
  22. 22 Which Putu in Bali????
  23. 23 Biting the India bullet...well, maybe...
  24. 24 Japan, japan
  25. 25 Have you stayed at Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort Phuket?
View next 25 » Back to the top