We will be at the Kobe Portopia Hotel for 5 nights in mid-April 2011 and subsequently intend to travel for another week to possibly Hiroshima/Miyajima/Shikoku. In addition I will be researching other day trips from Kobe to be taken during the 5 day stay there. (We have previously visited Kyoto/Nara/Koya so will not be visiting those areas)
I was wondering whether the Japan Rail Pass would work for most of these trips. In addition does it work for local transit around Kobe as I believe the hotel is fairly isolated?
We would probably fly and return from Tokyo.
Thanks for any input.