We are going to Japan (us two and our 14 years old son) in August, landing at Narita on August 10 at 1.30pm and leaving from Narita on August 24, so 14 nights in Japan.
We are thinking of the following itinerary so it would suit buying 7-days JR passes :
10/8 head straight to Kyoto
14/8 Kyoto – during our stay there we would like to make sidetrips to Nara and Himeji, and maybe Osaka
17/8 go to Hakone : is that doable from Hiroshima?
Would that be possible with a 7-days JR pass?
Also, while in Tokyo, what would be possible sidetrips (we were thinking about Izu) ?
And are we missing something good / obvious?
Or would it be better to do it the other way round, like stay in Tokyo at the start of our trip, then go to Hakone and then to Kyoto / Hiroshima?
Many thanks for your time, it will be the first time in Japan for us!