We're going to Japan! From December 25-January 15th, to be precise, and are overwhelmed with the possibilities! Where should we go?
We are currently looking at staying roughly within this area of central Japan
. A few days in Tokyo and a few days in Kyoto are a definite, but we're not sure where else we'd like to go. I've been to Japan once previously, and am struggling not to just repeat all of my previous destinations (Tokyo, Koyasan, Magome, Nagoya, Kyoto), as I'd like to see new stuff. We mmmmight head further south-and-west, for the right place.
We're planning on staying in Tokyo first and waiting until after the New Year to leave, on the assumption that more things will be open during the NY holidays in a giant city than in a smaller city or town. Also, we are not particularly athletically inclined, so strenuous hikes and skiing aren't appealing. (In fact, one of the major reasons we picked this trip was to eat our way through Japan, so any fantastic restaurants that we shouldn't miss would be appreciated.)
I have seen this previous AskMe
So: given those circumstances, where should we go besides Tokyo and Kyoto?