We are a family of four 2 Adults and 2 Children for a 18 Day/17 Night trip in Japan.
Our Itinerary is as follows at present:
Arrive into Osaka from Australia
26/3/17 - 30/3/17 - Osaka 4 Nights
30/3/17 - 3/4/17 - Kyoto 4 Nights
3/4/17 - 6/4/17 - TBD (Hakone area) 3 Nights
6/4/17 - 12/4/17 - Tokyo 6 Nights
Depart Narita to Australia
Does it make sense to buy a 14 day rail pass and activate it from Kyoto to Hakone/Tokyo? or does it make better sense to just buy individual shinkansen tickets instead?
Deciding whether we should go to Hiroshima or Fukoka for 3 days instead of Hakone. That might make the JR Pass worth it.
Suggestions or ideas are welcome.