We are a family of three ( 2 adults and our teenager son that plan to visit Japan on April 2018.
Our itinerary is planned as follows
April 1, 2018 Arrival at Narita Airport around 1.55 Local time
April 2 to April 6 Tokyo with side trips to Nikko and Kamakura ( probably on 4th and 5th of April)
April 6 ( Take the train and overnight to Takayama)
April 7 to April 10 Kyoto (with any suggested side trips)
April 11 Kyoto- Hiroshima-Miyajima (overnight)
April 12 Miyajam (Himeji and Himeji Castle) and return to Tokyo in the evening
April 13 Departure from Haneda Airport for onward flight to Europe.
Please feel free to make your own comments and suggestions on our itinerary. We have booked IBIS Shinjuku Hotel which i think is close to Shinjuke JR Station to my understanding.
Do we need a 14 days JR pass or we can make it through with a 7 day? Could we use a combination of suica card and jr pass? To my understanding from Sept 30, there will be an option to add shinknansen tickets on suica cards. Is that the case?
Thank you all in advance and wish happy travels