We plan to go Japan for 9 days from 27 December 2012 to 4 January 2013. This is our first time to travel Japan, yet we're so excited and confused at the same time to arrange our itineraries.
We're going to land at KIX (osaka) on 9.30 pm . I understand that most of the train will be busy during this new year holiday. I'll bring along my 2 kids, 5& 3 yrs old.
1.Which date will be less crowded? I need to make sure, so we can get a ticket or won't stand up inside train.
2.Where can i reserve the ticket for shinkansen during my late arrival at KIX (9.30 pm)?
3.Should I purchase return "nozomi" ticket OR purchase JR raill pass before during this peak holiday?
Your help will be much appreciated to help me arrange my hotel's booking & itineraries . Thanks alot!Edited: 3:38 am, September 13, 2012