We are two adults, two children aged 9 and 11, a little overwhelmed about the best way to travel around.
Here is our broad itinerary which starts and ends in Osaka....
14 July arrive Kansai Airport - make our way to Namba base for 5 nights
15 July - Day trip to Kyoto (return to Osaka)
16 July - Day trip to Kyoto (return to Osaka)
17 July - Sightseeing Osaka (maybe Himeji Castle)
18 July - Day trip to Nara (return to Osaka)
19 July - Travel to Mt Fuji and stay overnight
20 July - Travel from Mt Fuji to Tokyo for Tokyo base for 5 nights
21 July - Sightseeing Tokyo
22 July - Sightseeing Tokyo
23 July - Day trip suggestion?
24 July - Sightseeing Tokyo
25 July Travel Tokyo to Kansai Airport Osaka
It' seems a busy time of year with festivals, so assume we should book seats wherever possible as soon as we exchange the pass. (You can't book until then?)
We also wonder if getting a green pass would mean there was more availability for seat bookings (though would like to save money if this wasn't necesary).
Anyway, you can see we're a little puzzled.
Any advice and help appreciated.