I would like to seek advice on what would be the cheapest and relatively fast route to travel through those places? I'm not sure if I should use the JR pass or whatever pass you have for my travel.
I would arrive in Narita airport on 23Dec morning and would like to head straight to Osaka for 3 days and then travel straight to Nozawa onsen. There i will stay maybe 2 nights and then travel to Tokyo through the rest of the stay and back again to Narita for departure.
Would I need to change to buses etc to get to the ski resort? How long would the journeys take me individually?
Would you advise me if I should get any of the train pass? Would you be able to break down for me the cost please?
Many thanks for the help.