I am in Japan for 10 days with a 7 day rail pass.
Day 1) Arrive in Japan (thinking of getting a return NEX pass to Shinjuku from airport and back again when I leave, as I don't want to activate my pass until day 2
Day 2) Activate Rail pass and take a day trip to the Snow Monkeys ( I am aware that I can only use the rail pass to Nagano and Nagano back to Tokyo)
Day 3) Purchase Hakone 2 day pass
Day 4) Hakone to Kyoto
Day 5) Kyoto
Day 6) Kyoto to Nara and back to Kyoto
Day 7) Kyoto to Hiroshima
Day 8) Hiroshima to Tokyo - Last Day of Rail Pass (Is this getting good use out of my rail pass and is this do-able?
Day 9) Tokyo
Day 10) Tokyo
Day 11) Shinjuki - Narita Airport and home
My questions are what other pass should I use to look around Tokyo and perhaps another day trip or 2 not far out of Tokyo and what other passes should I look at getting? Is the NEX pass good value for money or should I be looking at something else?