I’d appreciate some advice on rail passes. I’m travelling with my 12 yr old daughter to Japan in Dec, for 24 days.
We’ll be spending 4 days in Tokyo on arrival, then heading to Kyoto for approximately 4 days. We may do a day trip to Nara, then head to Naoshima & Hiroshima. In our last week ( beginning on New Year’s Day) we will ski for a week in Nozawa Onsen until 9 jan & then leave japan the next day (10 jan).
We will go & see the snow monkeys either before we arrive in Nozawa Onsen or when we leave Nozawa Onsen. We may stay overnight at Shibu Onsen.
Ive done some calculations & I’m contemplating getting the 21 day JR pass , instead of the 14 day pass. I would validate it when I leave Kyoto. If I got the 14 day pass, I would need to purchase a ticket from Nozawa Onsen to Tokyo, which is approximately $113 Aust. The extra 7 days on the 21 day pass would cost$146.
Any advice would be appreciated.