Is JR pass is more economical?
I just want to ask if using a jr pass is more economical in our itinerary rather than traveling tokyo to osaka buy overnightbus roudtrip and just buy normal train tickets?
Feb 13 haneda airport - tokyo
Feb 14 Universal Studio
Feb 15 osaka - kyoto
Feb 16 osaka
Feb 17 Tokyo
Feb 18 Disney Sea Resort
Feb 19 Tsukiji Market
Feb 20 Free Day
Where can we include in our itinerary Gotemba Premium Outlets?
Where can we best see Mt. Fuji... So that we could just sneek an ample of time... Is it possible to see it during our trip?
Using a 7 day JR Pass here is definitely more economic here than buying normal train tickets.
Comparing the JR Pass to night buses is not so easy. First of all because travel by bullet train is a completely different experience than by bus. I would avoid using night buses for short term trips to Japan at any cost, losing a day due to fatigue because you may have a hard time sleeping on the bus is not worth the yens saved on travel/accommodation.
With the JR Pass you can simply take any train you like whenever you want and travel to places such as Gotemba is also included. Gotemba is near Fuji and you can have a beautiful view of Fuji from Gotemba already, no need to go anywhere else. We do have a detailed post about Fuji and Gotemba here.
Hope this helps,
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