I am planning to go to Japan for 2 weeks in may 2013 and struggling to get my head around the vast amount if information about this. I think I'd probably like to see Tokyo and Kyoto and maybe another place. I've flights to Tokyo already booked.
I am struggling to work out if it's worth getting a Japan rail pass given that it seems hard to work out exactly which of the trains it's valid for. I have read its not valid in the fastest bullet trains from Tokyo to Kyoto. Also if I was to get a rail pass which class of travel is recommended? Is it worth paying more for the higher class??
Any help with this ir itineraries recommended!!