Hi. Could you please advise if it is worth me buying the JR pass for this itinerary for 4 adults or wether it would be better or more convenient to just buy tickets as we go on the faster shinkansen trains if we needed to as they often get you to your destination a bit quicker and often with less walking or having to catch other trains that are often not on the JR line?
Tokyo 5 days (including day trip to Hakone)
Hiroshima 2 days
Then back to Tokyo 1day
Appreciate your help
Then for Hiroshima, and getting around Kansai as much as you can, use the JR Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass.
I also highly recommend you spend at least half a day in Nara.
Going to see Himeji with Japan's finest castle is also worthwhile.
For Hakone you can buy a Hakone Free Pass to save money.
Thank you . Yes will be visiting Nara while in Osaka