I would like advice regarding my first trip to Japan and the best JR Pass to get. Here is my itinerary:
Tokyo: 5 days
Alps (Nagoya-Takayama and around): 3 days
Kyoto: 3 days
Osaka: 3 days
Which JR pass do you think is the best for this trip?
Should I get the 2 weeks pass for total flexibility or 1 week pass can be an option too, since I can go from Tokyo to Osaka in just one week (if I use my pass my last day in Tokyo until my first day in Osaka.
Is there a reason to have the JR pass activated already while in Tokyo if I only stay inside the city? I read the JR pass cannot be used in the subway, so I wonder if it is useful to have a 2 weeks pass starting from day 1 rather than having a 1 week pass starting only once I leave Tokyo.
Thank you for your help,