So myself and my significant other are planning our trip to Japan for the first time at the end of October and will be returning home November 12th-13thish here in the US. That being said, it is more a wedding celebration so we thought " Hey, why not finally visit Japan and see what happens?" So we bought our tickets, set the dates, booked a Hotel in Tokyo for the first 2-3 days, and now we're just like " Now, what to do for the next 2 weeks."
We're interested in the overall culture of the different areas
Overall we're just looking to experience what Japan is all about, which is why we're not aiming to stay in the middle of Tokyo during our entire stay.
Well, I'm hoping I can get some ideas on what we could do as far as travel and to visit historical or just interesting spots during our time there! We're most certainly planning on heading west towards Kyoto and such, but we're also kind of expecting this to be a nervous adventure where we'll get lost, stumble across things, so on and so forth. We'll be appropriating the proper currency when we land and plan on picking up a rail pass before we leave for the flight, also, so I don't believe that travel will be a huge problem. My biggest concerns, at the moment, are making sure that we are able to have places to sleep and such along our venture outside of Tokyo as well as Navigation, making sure we don't enter somewhere we're not allowed, get into any trouble, etc.
So are there any suggesting anyone can throw at me as far as places recommended to see, eat, explore? Maybe even speak with Japanese natives that we could arrange to meet up with when we arrive who could potentially make sure we don't get into any trouble without meaning to? We'd most certainly love to make a few friends while we're there because we're sure we'll be making more trips there in the near future!
Very much appreciated!