I'm going to Japan for the first time, looking for some recommendations for places/areas to stay in, things to do and general [Japan] travel tips.
Journey is -> Osaka, then taking the bullet train to Kyoto for a bit, then Tokyo for a bit.
I know about the JR pass, though I'm not sure about the extent of its use outside of the intercity lines. I believe it doesn't work for Tokyo subways etc.?
I was a bit concerned about hauling my suitcases everywhere but it seems like there are some delivery services that will transport your stuff between hotels/airports so I can be free to take the train without luggage.
I haven't really planned anything specific, though I'd like to hit a nice mix of the real touristy stuff with some non-touristy areas. I'll probably visit Nara, that's about the only firm decision I've made.
Budget is...middleish? I'm not backpacking between hostels, but I'm not exactly the monopoly man.
Any recommendations or etiquette lessons welcome