I've been researching a lot into what Japan has on offer and it looks like the answer is everything. We've set aside three weeks to explore a good portion of Japan. I'd really appreciate opinions on what I've thought of as a rough plan and I would also love to know whether the Japan Rail Pass is useful for us. Thank you!
5th to 11th of July: Arrive in Narita and travel to Tokyo. (These six days include two day trips; one out to Nikko [which I think is in Kawasaki and a 20 minute train ride from Tokyo]/Kamakura and then another out to Hakone where we can visit the Five Fuji Lakes and enjoy the hot springs).
11th to 13th of July: Train to Sapporo and then to Furano (Apparently it's beautiful during July!)
13th to 16th of July: Train to Nagoya (I'm really not sure what there is to do here but I hear it's beautiful and it's very much worth visiting. I figured almost 4 days should be enough).
16th to 17th of July: Train to Takayama (A small village-esque area that is meant to be stunning so we're setting aside a day to visit here and then we'll catch a train to Toyama at night).
17th to 18th of July: Train to Toyama (I don't know what's here either).
18th to 20th of July: Train to Kyoto (I cannot wait for this! I hope two days is enough).
20th to 23rd of July: Train to Osaka (This should be exciting three days).
23rd to 25th of July: Train from Osaka to Tokyo (We are coming back to spend a day-and-a-half in Disneyland before our trip back to Sydney on the morning of the 25th of July).
Will our Japan Rail pass cover all of these trips? Also, is this even a good itinerary?