2 of us will land at NRT at 2pm on 4/29 and depart NRT at 5pm on 5/13. My itinerary as follows:
NRT to/from Tokyo
Tokyo - Hakodate - Hirosaki
Hirosaki - Tokyo
Tokyo - Kanazawa-Kyoto
Kyoto - Hakone - Tokyo
Plus day trip to Hitachi, Ashikaga & Kawaguchiko from Tokyo.
14 day pass is paid off with the above itinerary, however I am still missing a trip to NRT. Reading about 1,000 yen bus and look at the website. Is this our best option (14 day pass + 1,000 yen bus from NRT to Tokyo)? I look at the website but still want to confirm my understanding. Just pay for ticket at time of travel? do we need to make reservation? don't know how long thru custom and waiting to exchange for JR pass. How is traffic from airport to Central Tokyo at the beginning of Golden week? or should just pay more for 1 one NEX?
Question #2. My other travel companies will arrive NRT at 2pm on May 3 and depart on 5/13. They will join us for the second leg of the trip. They have 10 days, so I suggest 7 day JR and 3 day Tokyo Wide Pass. Are these the right options for them?
Thank in advance for your reply!