Been contemplating visiting Japan since January of 2011, then the earthquake hit, and I decided to delay visiting. I found a 2 week window, and gonna do it. My lower back has been aching since my Aconcagua trip, hopefully it won't affect this trip. I still run 5 miles a day, no problem, but when I walk or stand for long periods of time, it aches. Gonna get it check out before I leave, hope he doesn't tell me it's old age. :(
Here's the itinerary.
"14 day Japan Rail Pass, Hida Folk Village, Kenroku-en garden and Kanazawa Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nijo Castle, Daisen-in Zen Temple, Excursion to Miyajima Island, Mt Fuji climb."
"...this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace."