My boyfriend and I are travelling to Japan for 16 days in September/October. I’d really appreciate any feedback on our itinerary and would especially love advice on rail travel tickets – whether it is worth buying a Japan Rail pass given our itinerary, and if not, what the alternative is. We are arriving in Narita airport Tokyo and leaving from Osaka Kansai airport. Please note the hotels are already booked for the designated number of nights. Here is a rough guide of what we’ve decided:
Fly into Narita airport 26th September. Stay in Shinjuku Tokyo 8 nights until 4th October.
Hiroshima – 1 night – October 4th to October 5th
Day trip to Peace Park and museum
Kyoto – 6 nights - October 5th to October 1 th
Day trips to Golden Pavillion, Heian Jingu Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sabjusagendo Hall, Niko Castle, Fushimi Inari Tisha, Tokyo tower, Philosopher’s Walk, Southern Higashiyama walking tour Ryoan-Ji temple and Tenryo-Ji. Day trips also to Gion and Nara.
Osaka – 1 night - October 11th to October 12th
Osaka aquarium Kaiyukan and Tempozan Ferris wheel.
Fly out of Osaka Kansai airport October 12.
I would really appreciate any help :)