I am asking for advice based on my specific plans. Having read all the topics, I am not sure what would work easiest (and cheapest) for us. Group of 3 adults traveling at end September/early October.
- Landing in Narita, 3 nights in Tokyo;
-travel to Kyoto for 4 nights with day trips to Osaka and Nara from there;
-travel to Nagoya for 2 nights;
-back to Tokyo for 7 nights;
- day trip to Mt Fuji from Tokyo(might do this on the way to or from Kyoto);
- possibly a couple other day trips from Tokyo.
I am thinking just to buy a regular ticket for the airport to the city, same when we return. Get a 7 day JR pass and activate on day 1 when we go to Kyoto, which would last us until we get back to Tokyo. Would a pass be better than just getting regular tickets? Don’t think I need to get a 14 day JR pass do I? I can just get a Suica or Pasmo to use when in Tokyo, and purchase the short Tokyo day trip tickets separately? And the Suica or Pasmo can be used to get around in Kyoto, Osaka, and Nagoya? Which one to get, the Suica or Pasmo? Can we purchase one and use it for all 3 of us? Thanks so much!!!