Hi there! We are planning to go to Japan this coming March 2013 and we are planning to go to Osaka for 2 nights, Kyoto for 2 nights and Tokyo for 5 nights with Tokyo having some side trips to Mt.Fuji/Hakone and to Nikko (then back to Osaka to head home). I don't know if the above itinerary is the best cost efficient way of availing the japan rail pass.. Could you kindly help me rearranging them to meet the best possible savings of availing the japan rail pass?
Also would you happen to know on how to check the time and availability of trains? and how to determine beforehand if we could use the Japan rail pass to and fro a particular place?heard they go to hyperdia.. but i don't know how to use despite researching a lot on japan rail pass.
Would appreciate help on this. Thanks!