I am a solo female traveller coming to Japan for 10 days from Janaury 16th - January 26th 2018.
I have just ordered a JR Pass and would like to ask for your help / advice and any useful information that you could share would be greatly appreciated. Especially train timetable information and best routes. Also, what is the best way to book seats etc for the trains and how far in advance etc. I am worried about finding my way around as I will not have an internet connection and do not speak any Japanese - so I would really appreciate any tips and advice that I can get.
I arrive and depart from Narita, Tokyo. I have purchased a 7 day JR Pass and plan to use it the first 7 days of my trip, but am therefore aware that I would need to purchase a single ticket on Day 10 to leave Tokyo and get back to Narita airport.
Day 1: Arrive Narita, Tokyo. Activate JR Pass and head straight to Osaka. Sleep in Osaka.
Day 2: Osaka sightseeing. Sleep in Osaka.
Day 3: Universal Studios, Osaka. Sleep in Osaka.
Day 4: Day trip to Nara from Osaka. Sleep in Osaka.
Day 5: Depart Osaka and head for Kyoto. Kyoto sightseeing. Sleep in Kyoto.
Day 6: Kyoto sightseeing. Sleep in Kyoto.
Day 7: Depart Kyoto and head for Tokyo. I would like to try and stop somewhere on this day and see Mt Fuji if at all possible? Sleep in Tokyo.
Day 8: Tokyo sightseeing. Sleep in Tokyo.
Day 9: Tokyo sightseeing. Sleep in Tokyo.
Day 10: Depart Tokyo, arrive at Narita - fly.
Once again, any advice and assistance would be much appreciated. It is my first time to Japan and I would like to see and do as much as possible. There were so many more places that I wanted to see and explore, but I also do not want to try and pack in too much, as I was worried of all the travelling and time spent getting to and from places, rather than just enjoying Japan.