hello - I’m travelling to Japan as a solo traveler and opted to get the 7-day JR Pass Was planning on spending the first 3 days in Tokyo then activating the pass and travel to:
Sendai - 1 night
Kanazawa - 1 night
Kyoto - 3 nights (with day trip to Nara)
Hiroshima or Hakane or Fuji 5 Lakes - 1 night
Osaka - 1 night
Bus or train to Osaka airport
Does this sound do-able - somehow I get the feeling am trying to justify the expense of the Pass?
Also, can one make reservations thru JR before exchanging the voucher for the actual pass?
Finally, other than the first 3 nights in Tokyo and the last night in Osaka my itinerary is fluid - and as a first time visitor to Japan perhaps there are better choices for spots to visit?
Thanks for any help!