Here is my plan itinerary.
27 May - Arrive Tokyo afternoon
28 May - Depart to Kyoto
29 May - Kyoto
30 May - Kyoto
31 May - Osaka
1 June - Osaka
2 June - Tokyo (Hakone)
3 June - Tokyo (Gotemba)
4 June - Tokyo
5 June - Depart early morning
I intend to purchase a 7 day JR pass and activate on Day 2.
For 1st day in Tokyo, should i purchase a SUICA that allow me to use in Tokyo and also for the sector in Kyoto/Osaka, or i should purchase a local metro subway card for Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka since I cover different cities. Am aware i can also take a bus from Narita airport to hotel.
For the sector in Kyoto / Osaka, I am considering making a trip to Tateyama Alpine area. Hence would like to know if a 1 day trip to alpine be realistic (depart early morning and return by evening). Should i connect from Kyoto or Osaka and how would the recommended travel route be like.
Is the traveling to alpine route covered fully by JR pass or additional transport arrangement is required?
For outlet shopping in Gotemba or Kobe-Sanda premium outlet, do you know if they both have the same price and discounts offer, since i may only select one of it.