Thanks for the detailed response Jereina!Jereina wrote: ↑Sep 16th, 2017 9:41 pmIf you're just going to do the 3 most popular cities for tourists in Japan, its not worth getting a 2 week JR pass. JR Pass is most worth it if you're doing lots of long distance travel. The 7 day JR pass pays for itself once you do a Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka-Tokyo.
Now if you're willing to travel to cities outside of the 3 main tourist sites of Japan, then it may be worth it depending on where you travel.
2 weeks is a lot for just those 3 cities in my opinion.
Here is my suggestion if you're going to get a 2 week pass:
Spend the night in Tokyo
Kyoto for 3 days 2 nights
Osaka for 2 days
You can make Osaka as your base since Osaka has a nightlife if you're into that
Day trip to Nara
Day Trip to Kobe
Day trip to Himeji
Nagoya for a night
Hakone for a night if you want to experience hot springs
Rest of the time in Tokyo
Also Nikko can be done in a day trip
Subtract as needed
There's more to Japan than Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
I completely agree that there is more to Japan than the three places I've listed, problem for me and company is dragging luggage through different spots everyday. So thinking of setting base in 1 or 2 location and doing multiple day trips (areas around Osaka/Kyoto). So maybe like Chillychin suggested that I get the 7 day pass instead and hope I have enough things to do for the remaining time in Tokyo.
Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated as kinda not knowing what to expect or to-do.