Hi, all. We will be in Japan for two weeks starting June 12, and I wanted to see what the experts here think of this itinerary, and whether I have the right trains for our travel plans. I am planning on purchasing the JR Pass for us.
Arrive in Narita--take the N'Ex to Tokyo; transfer to the Hikari Shinkansen for Kyoto.
We would like to explore Asuka and Kobe. Are there JR trains that we can take for those destinations?
Daytrip to Hiroshima
Kyoto to Kanazawa on the Hikari Shinkansen
Kanazawa to Toyama on the Hikari Shinkansen
Travel the Alpine Tateyama Kurobe (separate ticket) to Matsumoto (on JR train)
Matsumoto to Tokyo on the Super Azusa
I look forward to your feedback on this trip.