We're in torn to decide either JR Pass 7 days or the regional one.
Our itinerary is:
Day 1 - 7 in Tokyo
Day 8 in Fuji
Day 9-10 in Takayama
Day 11-15 in Kyoto (thinking to do day trips)
Day 16-19 in Osaka (inc a trip to USS)
Plan day trips: Kobe / Himeji / Nara / Hiroshima.
IF we were to get the 7 days JR Pass, we can use it from Takayama to Kyoto (Day 11) however we can't use Nozomi trains.
So we're thinking toward the regional pass - JR Kansai Hiroshima but it looks like the the Nozomi only covers from Shin Osaka (Tokaido Shinkansen between Kyoto and Osaka is not covered). Happy to purchase the additional ticket from Takayama > Kyoto seperately if buying regional pass.
My question is if we were to purchase JR Kansai Hiroshima and starting the trip from Kyoto - can we purchase a separate Nozomi ticket from Kyoto > Shin Osaka but continuing the same seat / train from Shin Osaka > Hiroshima (basically same Shinkansen from Kyoto > Hiroshima)? Is this possible?
Is there any regional pass that covers Shinkansen between Kyoto / Osaka?