I'm new here to the forum. I'm planning a trip to Japan in October.
I've been reading as much as I can on this topic and watching a bunch of videos on YouTube and I know this is a common question here but I'm struggling to find a clear answer. I've used a few Rail Pass calculators and they all seem to say it's not worth it. However, I was speaking to my Japanese teacher who is from Tokyo and he highly recommended it to me as he said that traveling gets expensive even just around Tokyo.
I know you can't use the JR Pass for all trains/subways but apparently, anything on the JR line is good. I asked him if the JR line goes pretty much everywhere around the city and he said it does so that's when I started to consider the JR Pass.
We'll be staying for 14 days and these are the plans more or less:
Narita Airport → Shinjuku station
Shinjuku station → Kyoto (7 days after arrival) *roundtrip
Shinjuku station → Kamakura *roundtrip
Shinjuku station → Narita (to go home)
Plus, of course, various what I'm assuming will be subway trips around Tokyo.
Would the JR Pass be worth it?
Am I able to use the JR Pass to get around Tokyo?
Thank you for any advice on this.