Hi, We're going to Japan for the first time this Dec 23-30, 2013. Im having a hard time planning this trip. can you please help. Here's our tentative itinerary.
Dec 23 - 12pm arrival Narita, proceed to Shinjuku for check in. explore the area
Dec 24 - take the train to Disney Sea
Dec 25 - explore Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya, etc.
Dec 26 - take train to Mt Fuji, overnight
Dec 28 - explore Kyoto
Dec 29 - Universal Studio
Dec 30 - explore Osaka, 8pm flight Kansai Airport
Is it advisable to go to Mt Fuji late December and stay overnight there? we do not plan to climb, just enjoy the view. which is better, Hakone area or fuji five lakes? we're planning on staying at a ryokkan, any suggestions?
From there, we plan to go to Kyoto or osaka. considering the places we want to visit, should we stay in just Kyoto or just Osaka for Dec 27-30 and take day trips?
Can you please tell me if getting a JR pass is worth it for this route? Also, can you help me with the transport? what route is the best and cost efficient for us? im having a hard time understanding the trains, subways. thanks so much!