This is our first time going to Japan and we are planning for a 12 days Japan trip on Oct'15.
We been doing research on the suitable passes but we still not sure which passes is best to
use either the JR Pass or the SUICA pass (or Kansai thru Pass for Osaka & Nara)
Please help us to review and advice. Below is our draft itinerary:
Day 01- Thur
We will be arriving at Narita Airport at 8am. Be planning to have breakfast at the Airport
afterword we will check in to Asakusa Hotel Hatago.
Sightseeing: Around Asakusa, Tokyo Skytree / Tokyo Tower
Day 02 - Fri
Day 03 - Sat
Sightseeing:Yoyogi Park; Tokyo Camaii (Tokyo Mosque); Shibuya; Harajuku
Day 04 - Sun
Day Tour: 1 Day Mt. Fuji + Hakone (meeting place at Daiichi Hotel Tokyo)
Day 05 - Mon
Shopping / Sightseeing: Ikebukuro
Day 06 - Tue
Check out from Asakusa Hotel Hatago .
Travel from Asakusa (Tobu/Subway)station to Kyoto Staion using Shinkansen Hikari.
Put our luggage at Sakura Terrace Hotel (nearest is Kujo station)
Day Trip: Nara Park; Travel around Nara
Travel back to Sakura Terrace Hotel and check in.
Day 07 - Wed
Sightseeing: Bamboo Forest @ Arashiyama; Fushimi Inari Shine; Love Stone @ Jishu Shrine
Day 08 - Thur (Festival of Ages)
Rent Kimono. Watch the parade; Kyoto Imperial Palace (or just look around the garden)
Day 09 - Fri
Attraction: Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Kyoto Studio Park); Gion
Day 10 - Sat
Check out from Sakura Terrace Hotel (Kyoto)
Travel from Kyoto to Osaka taking the JR Special Rapid Service
Check in to City Plaza Osaka Hotel (still not sure on the hotel)
Sightseeing: Dotonbori / Namba
Day 11 - Sun
Attraction: Universal Studio Japan
Day 12 - Mon
Check out from Hotel and depart from Kansai Airport