i'll be going to japan, landing in tokyo for around a week over xmas. i'm going with my parents and their friends and we're all major food people and i've been given the fun, but onerous, task of planning the itins.
we've been to tokyo quite a few times already so i've got that part sorted, but we want to make a short trip out where we can have great food, e.g. kanazawa (but that might be a bit far for us?). trying also to tie in scenery, e.g. nikko.
the parents are also keen on onsen. we'd be happy to do a food/onsen trail and hop on/off trains. considering driving too, but with snow and all in winter it might not be such a great idea in some parts of the country...
any help at all would be appreciated!