So me and my girlfriend are planning our first trip to Japan and we are very excited. We are visiting Japan from the 24 april till 12 may. There is a lot to see in Japan and we want to travel relax and take our time. Therefor we are staying at the cities for more than a couple of days. And planning to maybe use the local JR-busses in the cities to take us to places.
This is the plan:
1: Arriving at Osaka (staying there for a day)
2: travel to Hiroshima (staying there for a day)
3: From Hiroshima to Osaka (Staying there for 3 days)
4: From Hiroshima to Nara (staying there for a day)
5: From Nara to Kyoto (Staying for 3 days)
6: From Kyoto to Fuji (Staying for 3 days)
7: From Fuji to Tokyo (Staying for 4 days)
8: From Tokyo to Narita (staying there for a day)
9: From Narita to Narita Airport (Flying back home)
So we are thinking about purchasing the 14 day JR-railpass (National). Can we use the the JR-railpass in al of the cities and are there JR busses and subways we can take once we are there? The reason for a 14 day pass is because we are planning to stay for 4 days in Tokyo and we want to buy a local Tokyo ticket. Because we want to see the Tokio area.
After our 4 day trip in Tokio we are going to Narita en have a relaxin day before our flight back to Holland from Narita Airport.
I checked the the website hyperdia.com to see if it is cheaper, and it was! However that was only the tickets to the cities and not all the other tickets we have to buy once we are there and want to visit something.
So is it smarter to buy the 14 day JR-pass that includes the bus/ferry/metro (with the JR logo)? Or a money saver to buy regular tickets once we are in Japan?
Can someone please help us, thank you very much!