My husband and I are travelling to Japan in mid-September.
We want to see Kanazawa,Takayama, Shirahone Onsen and any great scenery and/or more remote places that we can fit in - but I'm struggling to see where to book accommodation in the most sensible distances along the way.
We are planning to leave Kyoto on a Monday morning and need to reach Tokyo by Thursday night. We will have JR passes so will catch the train to Kanazawa, hire a car one way and leave it in Takayama, then get the train from there.
I have been looking for accommodation in 3 separate bases - one night Kanazawa, one Shirahone/Kamakotchi and one in Takayama, but I suspect distances aren't that far so maybe that is a bit ridiculous?
Please could someone suggest the best option? I'm reading all I can but struggling with so many ideas.
Any special accommodation suggestions also welcome - we're mostly looking at basic ryokans but can push the boat out for occaisional treats :-)
Thanks in advance!