We are travelling to Japan for 28 days and are trying to choose the best options to cover our rail travel, being that the JR rail pass only covers us for 21 days.
Our rough itinerary is below:
Day 1 Arrive at Narita, travel to Tokyo NEX Tokyo Direct Ticket (1,500 yen)
Day 2-6 Stay in Tokyo Suica IC Card for subway
Day 7 Travel to Kyoto (use as base) Activate JR 21 Day Rail Pass
Day 8-18 From Kyoto visit:
Nara Osaka Koya-san Kumano Kodō Naoshima Nagoya Hiroshima (Possible day trip?)
Day 19-20 Kinosaki
Day 21 Travel to Kamikochi
From Kamikchi visit: Kanazawa
Day 25 Travel to Tokyo
From Tokyo visit: Nikko Mt. Fuji Fuji Q Highland
Day 28 Travel to Narita Airport Last day of JR Pass
We have heard of the Kanto pass which we wondered might be better for the last 3 days of the trip should we adjust our itinerary by activating the JR Pass earlier. Our we correct in thinking we can us this to get to Nikko and back to the airport via the bullet train?
We would really appreciate any advice or suggestions regarding itinerary and travel arrangements.
Thanks very much!
Michael and Lisa