I am going to japan this week end with my friends, but still not sure of which transportation to choose. JR pass or others (we have tight budget)
PLease need you advice on transportation which will be better to save our cost.
I have set below itinerary :
D1 Osaka : arrival + city tour
D2 Osaka : excursion Nara-HImeji-Asuka
D3 Osaka : excursion Mt Koya
D4 Osaka - Kyoto : central / south Kyoto tour
D5 Kyoto : Eastern Kyoto tour
D6 Kyoto : Northen Kyoto tour
D7 Kyoto - Nagoya : city tour
D8 Nagoya: excursion Takayama
D9 Nagoya - Tokyo (want to try Nozomi) - Fuji Kawaguchiko
D10 Fuji Kawaguchiko
D11 Fuji KAwaguchiko - Tokyo
D12 Tokyo : excursion Kamakura
D13 Tokyo : city tour - departure
I am planing to take :
Kansai Thru pass 3 days, purchase 2 x for 6 days usage (Osaka + Kyoto)
Kyoto - Nagoya by highway bus one way
Nagoya tour taking Meguru loop bus1 day
Nagoya - Takayama return with Nohi bus
Nagoya - Tokyo with Shinkansen Nozomi oneway
Tokyo-Fuji kawaguchiko with Fuji Hakone 3 days pass
Tokyo - kamakura with JR Yokosuka lines return
Tokyo city tour with Sueca + monorail to Haneda airport
however my friend keep suggesting to take JR pass. which I think is much more expensive, we have to take the 14days pass + Shinkansen Nozomi is not included on JR pass.
do you reckon above on my plan is better to save cost or JR Pass is actually better as my friend said.
appreciate your advice/suggestion.