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Japan in December - yay or nay?

by potatoplanet ยป

Hello all,

So my future husband and I will be visiting Japan at the end of the year. We will be arriving in early December (between the 1st and the 4th - still looking at tickets) and returning two weeks later. Our tentative itinerary is below:

Day 1-3: Arrive in Tokyo and explore the city

Day 4: Tokyo-Kyoto

Day 5-6: Kyoto

Day 7: Nara/Kyoto

Day 8: Kyoto-Himeji-Hiroshima

Day 9: Hiroshima-Miyajma-Kanazawa

Day 10: Kanazawa

Day 11: Kanazawa-Shirakawago

Day 12: Shirakawago-Takayama

Day 13: Takayama

Day 14: Takayama-Tokyo

Day 15: Return to America

My first question is this: is it worth going to Japan in early/mid December? We don't mind the cold - we actually find it rather romantic. But, from everyone's experience, will it be as enjoyable as, say, going in November? We also have considered going to Japan in mid/late November, if it will make that much of a difference.

My next questions is: is this itinerary too packed? If so, which items should i cut out?

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!