Planning a 14 day trip in Japan from end May to early June and this is our suggested itinerary so far. We have not booked any accommodation as yet
May 22: Land Narita evening, staying 3 nights in Tokyo
May 23 & 24: Tokyo (day trips to Nikko and Mt Fuji, Hakone)
May 25: Takayama (side trip to Shirikawago)
May 26: Takayama
May 27-May 30: Kyoto (day trips to Hiroshima, Miyajima?, Kobe,Kanazawa)
May 31-June 2: Osaka (day trip to Nara, Himeji)
June 3-4: Tokyo
June 5 Depart Tokyo
1.) is this a good itinerary that maximises the most of the 14 day trip? We dont want this trip to feel too rushed and hurried but also want to be able to see as much of the major cities as possible.
2.) not too certain about takayama trip whether it is better to place it between Tokyo and Kyoto? or is it better to place that between Kyoto and Osaka?
3.)not sure when we should do the day trips in Tokyo-the start of the trip? or the end of the trip?
4.) Would a 7-day JR pass suffice?
Thank you kindly for any suggestions and tips