This is my first visit to japan - need advise on selection of rail pass based on my itinerary:
Day 1 : arrive @ KIX - overnight @ hotel near osaka stn
Day 2 : day trip to hiroshima - miyajima
Day 3 : day trip to Nara & local sights
Day 4 ; himeji half day , travel / transfer to Kyoto in late noon/ eve.
Day 5 : kyoto sights
Day 6 : kyoto to arashiyama area / golden pavilion
>>> for above i could take 7 day sanyo sanin pass OR 5 day Kansai Hiroshima Pass with day 1 airport trip covered by day pass!!!
Day 7 : kyoto to Tokyo in mng.
Tokyo to ashikaga flower park ( tokyo stay near tokyo stn/
Now , is the tough decision for me -
Day 8,9,10 - tokyo to Aomori - hirosaki area
Day 11 - aomori to tokyo
Day 12 : departure from Tokyo narita
For second leg , i could consider JR east tohuku 5 day pass ???
Tokyo stn to Narita ?? Will not be covered right ??
Appreciate expert comments/ just jaded with all itineraries & passes.