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Flying in osaka may 2019 but want to go to countryside.

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Flying in osaka may 2019 but want to go to countryside.

Hi All,

Does this sound doable or am i better off just spending 3 nights at magome area?

Night1 Osaka (touch down airport at 18:00)

Night 2 kanazawa

Night 3 takayama

Night 4 Takayama to Kamikochi to Matsumoto (or overnight in Kamikochi)

Night 5 Matsumoto to Tsumago-Magome to osaka

(Leave osaka airport back home on 15.35 flight)

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1. Re: Flying in osaka may 2019 but want to go to countryside.

I think you don't have to stay 3 nights but you should stay at least 1 night in Kiso Valley(Magome or Tsumago).

Your above itinerary visits too many places in 5 five days. You should cut one of either Kanazawa/Takayama or Kamikochi or Kiso Valley. Alternatively, please add 2 more days.

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2. Re: Flying in osaka may 2019 but want to go to countryside.

Your itinerary has you inside trains for quite a bit. Try two bases, Osaka and Kanazawa, for example, and day trip from there. You are underestimating how close "countryside" is to those two bases. They are not Singapore.

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3. Re: Flying in osaka may 2019 but want to go to countryside.

Matsumoto to Osaka (Kansai Airport?) for a 3pm flight would be tight, and that's not even stopping in Magome or Tsumago!

Depending on your priority must-sees, I'd be more inclined to z -

Night 1 Osaka

Night 2 travel to and hike Magome- Tsumago. Stay in either Magome or Tsumago

Night 3 travel to and stay Takayama

Night 4 visit Kamikochi, stay Takayama

Night 5 travel through to Kanazawa

Last day back to Osaka for flight.

Or, I'd travel back to Osaka and overnight there for your last night.

Singapore
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4. Re: Flying in osaka may 2019 but want to go to countryside.

Thank You for the inputs. Looks like i have to skip one or two places, flight was booked quite a while ago. Between kanazawa and Takayama, which has more interesting food to eat?

Night 1 Osaka

Night 2 travel to and hike Magome- Tsumago. Stay in either Magome or Tsumago

Night 3 travel to and stay Takayama

Night 4 visit Kamikochi, stay Takayama

Night 5 Osaka

Fly back home on 3pm flight.

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