| | Must see Japanese spots
It looks like I'm going to be spending around 2-3 weeks travelling in Japan during September later this year, pending acceptance from the Japanese university in Kyuushu I'm looking to go on exchange with, and was looking for advice for some must-see spots. I went to Japan for 10 days around 5 years ago, and lived in Gifu prefecture for a year as well, so speaking Japanese and getting around isn't a problem. I've been to a lot of the major tourist destinations already; Tokyo, Nara, Osaka, Himeji, Kyoto, Nagoya, Nagasaki, Hiroshima etc. etc., and was looking for places that you might know which are a little bit off the typical tourists' beaten track, or maybe some interesting destinations in and around Kyuushu.
I'll be flying into Narita and travelling the distances between major cities most likely by night bus (saves on accomodation too XD); probably spending around 4-5 days in Tokyo, a few days worth up around the Nikko/Kinugawa/Utsunomiya area, and then slowly working my way down to Kyuushu around Silver Week (23 September). I'm not sure if there any interesting festivals around this season?