This summer we spent 3 weeks in Japan and loved it so much we want to go back next year. :) We went to Tokyo, Kanazawa, Takayama, Kyoto (day trips to Nara and Osaka) and Enoshima/Kamakura. We loved it all! Our favorites may have been the Ghibli museum, deer at Nara, monkeys at Arashiyama, Osaka, Enoshima, food, food and food. :)
What would you recommend for our next summer 3 week trip? We love animals, beautiful scenery, cities, high tech stuff, interesting experiences, islands, ocean, quaint small towns, etc. We generally aren't as fond of places that are packed with tourists.
Stuff I have pondered...
We didn't go to any castles last time, so maybe a castle.
Mt Fuji views
interesting and different shrines and temples (we saw a lot last time)
Hokkaido or Kyushu? Or just stay central again?
Hiroshima isn't on our list.
More animal experiences?