I'm traveling to Japan for about 7 or 8 days...flying from Korea to Japan and then Japan to the USA.
I'm trying to figure out the most efficient and cheapest way to cover Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and Kyoto. I'll be back to Japan next year, so I don't need to spend too much time in Tokyo...was thinking a maximum of 2 days. I love mountains and would like to stay somewhere near Mt. Fuji and climb it for sunrise. How many days would you recommend staying near there? 1-2? Then I plan to go to Kyoto for another few days before heading back to Tokyo to catch my flight out. Alternatively I could fly into Osaka and then fly out of Tokyo if that's more efficient and cheaper in terms of train tickets. I don't have much interest in seeing Osaka this time around.
Can anyone help me out with the best and cheapest way to get to these places? Is the JR pass really the best deal for this itinerary?
Thank you so much in advance for your help!