Hi, happy new year! We are a family of 4 and planning a 15 days’ trip to Japan this summer. Our tentative itinerary is as follows:
Day 1 Arrival at Haneda airport - Overnight in Tokyo
Day 2 & 3 Tokyo sightseeing
Day 4 Trip to Nikko and back to Tokyo
Day 5 Tokyo to Hakone
Day 6 Hakone to Kanazawa (2 nights stay at Kanazawa)
Day 7 Kanazawa sight seeing
Day 8 Kanazawa to Takayama (2nights stay at Takayama)
Day 9 Takayama sight seeing
Day 10 Takayama to Kyoto (3nights stay at Kyoto)
Day 11 &12 Kyoto sightseeing
Day 13 Kyoto to Hiroshima to Miyajima
Day 14 Hiroshima to Osaka
Day 15 Osaka to Tokyo for flight back home.
In respect of the above, I have the following questions:
- I was thinking of buying 14 days’ JR Pass. Hope it’s the one which should be preferred unless you suggest otherwise.
- Would JR pass cover all the aforesaid journeys?
- Would internal commuting within cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Takayama or Kanazawa be covered by JR pass? I tried to find relevant information but couldn’t find all. For instance, I could gather Yamanote line is covered but couldn’t understand about coverage of Metropolitan line by JR Pass. Your guidance in this regard will be appreciated.
- If internal travel within these cities is not covered by JR pass, do you suggest buying any other pass for these cities or should I buy tickets on the go? Can I use any buses in these cities which may be covered by JR Pass?
Looking forward to your response. Thanks