A 14 day pass would be a horrible waste of money for your plans. Actually, doing a Tokyo-Kansai round trip still leaves you a little short from making a 7 day pass pay off also. The most cost effective way for your plans would be a japanican tic…
A 14 day pass for just that would be a terrible waste of money. Even with a 7 day pass though you still are a little short. If you'd like to take a day trip to Himeji from Kyoto or Osaka, then the 7 day pass would work well for you.
If not, then…
With the trip to Nikko included, with most of the way by bullet train, you would make a 14 day pass pay off.
After the temples of Kyoto close down around 5 PM, you can also zip over to Osaka for the evening. At night the city comes alive and ha…
It should not be a problem at all, from Shinagawa as well. Japanese people don't go racing all over the country because it is cherry blossoms season. There is an uptick in tourists (mostly from China and East Asia) but that is not a peak season …
Well, as you can count, if you started using your pass from Mar 6th, the last day of use would be at the end of Mar 19 - so if you go with your first plan, a 14 day pass would work. If you switched your plans for Mar 9 & 10 and went to Nikko…
It's still possible to take the train to make it to Shinjuku if you board at 11 PM or so. You can see some options here:
However, if your plane lands at 11 PM, by the time you get your bags, go through Immigration & Cu…
Yes, you can use the pass to go from Hakodate to Sapporo.
You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
It's a long trip of about 3 hrs 45 min though, and while you didn't give any specific date, hyperdia …
Yes you can use a Pasmo card.
I'd also recommend taking a day to see Kamakura & Enoshima. It has some very famous and noteworthy sights.
There's a good local pass you can use.
You are unclear about your full itinerary. If you are going from Tokyo to Hiroshima, with some stop over in Kansai, then you are not traveling enough to make a 21 day pass pay off.
If you are staying in one place, you are not getting anything ou…
Well first, there are tons of good places south of Kansai. Onomichi is an often ignored place, so it's interesting you'd pick there. The temple tour is most famous, although in comparison not as good as some other places. There is also the Kosan…
Then you can use a JR Pass only up to Otsuki Stn - after that you need to pay for the Fujikyu train (55 minutes, ¥1140). the rest of the way.
After that, you can either return to Otsuki and use your pass the rest of the way, or to save some time…
I've answered the first 3 questions elsewhere. You can rent cell phones as well in Japan or before you leave for Japan. Most don't charge to receive calls - only to make them.
A few are:
Yes, it should. The JR Kyushu Pass definitely covers it, and it is a JR line.
2. You can take the shinkansen all the way from Tokyo to Kagoshima-Chuo. With a few transfers of course. The Nozomi and Mizuho trains are 3 trains you cannot use th…
You need to specify by Mt Fuji whether you will be going to the Fuji 5 Lakes area or the Hakone area. Either way, a JR Pass can only at best take you part way there.
The day you activate it for to use counts as Day One - which starts and ends at midnight. So if you activate it to use it that day at 6 PM, your first "day" is just 6 hours long.
You can also exchange your order for the pass and designate a fut…
First, a rail pass does almost nothing for you if you are only in the same city - it is really for long distance travel, especially by bullet train. So it would be better to get a 7 day pass for April 16-22.
A 14 day pass would not pay off for y…
The only realistic way is through Osaka. But if you were to try and take JR trains all the way to Hashimoto, it would take about 2 hours 15 minutes minimum, and force you to make 3 transfers along the way.
The Koyasan World Heritage Ticket is a…
Getting seats is usually not a problem - and rail pass holders can't use the Nozomi trains, but you can with the japanican ticket. Nozomi departures are every 10-15 minutes or so. It is likely you can all get seats.
Your travel duration is a pro…
Basically it is better to do the exchange in the country with the smaller economy. Look at it this way - if you are in Argentina, you’d love to have lots more US dollars. But if you are in America, the last thing you want is dealing with a pile …
There is one page where you can do it:
One adult is 2000 yen (round trip 3500 yen), takes an hour from Bessho Onsen to Matsumoto Castle, and leaves Bessho at 10:30 AM.
If you opt for this, I'd verify it as soon…
You could do it - you are correct that Tsuruhashi is the closest JR station - but it would be going to JR-Namba in a very roundabout way - taking 16 minutes and requiring you to change trains at Imamiya Station. If you take the subway from Tanim…
First, I presume you mean the Tokyo Wide Pass.
As you can see on the coverage map, it's only valid up to Sakudaira. You can ride the bullet train to there on the Tokyo Wide Pass, then pay the fare from …
You would make a 14 day pass pay off if you did all your long distance travel within 14 days - which currently you don't. If you don't want to change your time allotments, then you'd need to add some more side trips to break even on a 21 day pas…
A 7 day pass would pay off and goes to all places, but you would likely get better value using a few regional passes:
JR Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass
JR Hokuriku Area Pass
I presume you meant landing at KIX.
You can use the JR Pass to go to Osaka - although there is more than one "city center". JR passes can be used on JR lines of course, but generally speaking not on non-JR lines and never on city subways.