I need you help please - Japan!

Feb 8th, 2014, 07:55 PM
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I need you help please - Japan!

I am trying to work out an itineary forJapan...and going around in circles! This is all I have so far eek! I'm going in April and yes I know this should have been booked...as well as a hundred other things!

Day 1 Kyoto
Day 2 Kyoto
Day 3 Kyoto
Day 4 Kyoto
Day 5 Travel to Mt Koya - Temple stay booked
Day 6 Back to Kyoto?
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12 Tokyo
Day 13 Tokyo
Day 14 Tokyo
Day 15 Travel home

After Mount Koyashan I wasn't sure of where to go next, there is a festival on in Takayama on the 14th/15th although there is no accomodation availiable so would mean staying an hour away. I don't what the transport is like to and from. And then on to Matsumoto?

or the other alternative is Magome to Tsumago - the kiso valley trail. Again I doubt there is any accomodation at either of those places and I don't know about travel times. Can this be done in a day as it only is suppsed to take 2.5 hours and then move on elsewhere before Tokyo?

I would love you lovely people to please advise. Thanks very much.
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Feb 8th, 2014, 10:19 PM
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Lets start at Day 1. Are you flying into Osaka that day and then going to Kyoto? Or where/when are you getting to Japan? What day in April is that?

Where exactly would that place be that is an hour from Takayama?
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Feb 8th, 2014, 10:42 PM
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Add in Hakone you could do this on the way to Tokyo - 1 night should be sufficient. You may have left it too late for some ryokans though... I booked mine 11 months out and got the last room!
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Feb 9th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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Yes day 1, I fly into Osaka at 6:40am, 6th April, from Bangkok.
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Feb 9th, 2014, 12:19 AM
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staying on the way to matsumoto, takayama shi base of Mt. Norikuradake or by Hirayu onsen? Is it worth it to go the bi-annual Takayama Festival?
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