Hello! My family (4 adults) are planning on a two-week trip to Japan in March, 2016. We're planning to fly to Narita on March 19, spend 4 nights there and then go to Hakone (3 nights), then Kyoto (4 nights) then Osaka (3 nights) and go back to Manila from Osaka.
We are planning to take the Romance Car in the Odakyu Railways from Tokyo to Odawara and buy the Hakone Free Pass at Odawara Station.
I need advice on:
1. Whether it is better to take the Odakyu Train from Tokyo to Odawara and just get the JR Pass from Odawara to Kyoto to Osaka, or, take JR Pass all the way? Which is more economical?
2.Can we use the JR Pass for subways? If yes, in which city?
- Are no-smoking coaches available in the Romance Car and all JR trains? Do we need to make reservations and are they free?