Here is my itinerary:
Day 1 - arrive at Narita airport, Limousine Bus into Tokyo (bought voucher on japan-rail-pass.com)
Day 2, 3, 4 - explore around Tokyo using Tokyo Metro 3-day unlimited pass (will purchase at Narita airport)
Day 5 - day trip to nearby Kamakura (will pay out of pocket for transportation)
Day 6 - activate JR national 7-day pass (bought voucher on japan-rail-pass.com), travel to Kyoto
Day 7,8 - explore Kyoto (I will have an activated JR Pass, should this cover most of my Kyoto travel? Or is a unlimited pass available similar to the Tokyo Metro unlimited pass?)
Day 9 - travel to Hiroshima, ferry to Miyajima
Day 10 - travel back to Tokyo
Day 11 - explore Tokyo using Tokyo Metro 1-day unlimited pass (will purchase at Narita airport)
Day 12 - take the Narita Express to airport (with last active day of JR Pass)
Does this look like the most cost effective way to travel?
Any areas where I could save a few dollars? Or has my planning pretty much covered the cheapest way to make this trip?
Thanks for any comments!