Hello hi Tenjin, I am reposting this again because it seems that you have answered everybody's else questions except mine - and yes, it is OUR first time here and also first time wondering how to buy the JR Pass...this is our planned programme
Day 1 - Landing in Osaka at Night 9.35pm Kansai - staying near Sumiyoshi-ku > How do we go there? Are the trains still running by the time we come out of the Airport's Immigration check?
Day 2 - Osaka - Osaka Castle day time & Shinsaibashi dinner meetup with old friend
Day 3 - Osaka - Universal Studios Japan
Day 4 - Go to Kyoto morning (by Shinkansen - what time and which station do we leave from > Shin Osaka Station?)
Day 5 - Kyoto - dinner with Japanese friend
Day 6 - Go to Tokyo morning - will there be Shinkansen on a Sunday and what time is Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo - I cannot understand the timetable that I downloaded in pdf from JR Central website - will stay in Shinjuku.
Day 7 - Tokyo - go to Studio Ghibli > Do we use JR Pass? We have SUICA cards
Day 8 - Go back to Osaka from Tokyo - what time is Shinkansen from Tokyo we must go if we want to visit Himeiji Castle on this day from Osaka
Day 9 - Osaka to Hiroshima / Miyajima Shrine
Day 10 - Osaka to Kansai - have to be at the airport at 8.30am. Plane leave at 10.30am.
So which JR Pass should we buy - 7 Day JR Pass or 14 Day JR Pass?
Hope to see good answer soon. Thank you so much!