July 12. Leave USA.
July 13. Arrive in Japan.
July 14-15. Tokyo. Imperial Palace, Meiji Shrine, Oriental Bazaar. Anime. Nakamise shopping arcade.
July 16. Hakone. Scenic Drive to Mt. Fuji, hiking, aerial cable car ride, Onsen (hot springs bath).
July 17-18. Gifu. Drive through the "Japanese Alps." Stay at a traditional Japanese Inn. Old fashioned town of Takayama. Visit the only surviving "jinya" (shogun's headquarters).
July 19-21 Ishikawa. Visit Shirakawago. Meet your home stay family and enjoy local activities.
July 22. Take the Bullet train to Hiroshima. Visit Peace Memorial Park.
July 23-24. Kyoto. Visit Itsukushima Shrine and Himeji Castle, the Gold Pavilion, Nijo Castle, a tea ceremony.
July 25. Return to the USA. Arrive in the US 3 hours before he departed Japan.
(Frank's intinerary was very similar, except that he started in Kyoto and ended in Tokyo.)