I plan on traveling from Kyoto to Tokyo on New Year's Day. Will this be a problem? For example, will there be fewer trains running because of the holiday? Do I need to make seat reservations?
I am also trying to decide if it is worth getting the JR Rail Pass. We are traveling from Tokyo to Hakone to Kyoto to Nara to Kyoto to Tokyo over a 5 day period.
Any help/suggestions will be appreciated!