My wife and 10-year-old son are traveling to Japan in June 2020.
We live in Oregon USA and intend to purchase our tickets early so we have the voucher when we arrive.
I have 2 questions:
1) We land at Haneda on the evening of June 18, 2020 and would plan to activate our rail passes then at the nearest exchange desk.
I know the pass must be activated within 3 months of purchase, but how long prior to that date should I order to ensure they arrive in time? I assume late April or early May would work?
2) Our itinerary is as follows. Will the pass work for most/all of our itinerary, and would shinkansen be available on the pass?
What should we expect as far as local or regional trains or buses; will the pass cover them as well?
June 18-20: Tokyo
June 20-25 Kyoto
June 26-28 Kii Peninsula (Kumano Kodo), probably disembarking at Kansai?
June 28 Osaka, departure KIX > TYO > PDX on Monday June 29, 2020
Thank you for the response to my overly detailed request :) _/_