This is now going to be my best friend until the day I leave Japan.
Just in case you are in the dark about what to do, Japan has provided you with their detailed picture instructions.
So, now you know the basics about how to decipher your ticket and know where to go to schedule your Shinkansen departures. Now, it's time to micromanage the shit out of your train schedule.
At this point in time, I don't have THAT much to really be a control freak about but there are some time crunches that we need to sort out during the last leg of the trip. Think about what you'll be doing for the day and how long it could possibly take you. Now think about what times you'll be able to make it to the proper station with your commute. Now, think about how long it'll take you to get there and what time you'll arrive. The arrival is very crucial for us because we are Couch Surfing and we need to keep our host in mind.
This is our current schedule.
Now, I just need to figure out what we are doing and what times we are going where.
We arrive at Fukuoka at night and are likely to eat dinner and crash.
Next day...get our rail pass and do shit. We'll probably go to Hiroshima
SHINKANSEN KODAMA 730 HAKATA - HIROSHIMA (2 hrs)
Departs at: 6:33am
Arrive at: 8:07am
SHINKANSEN HIKARI RailStar 440 HAKATA - OKAYAMA (1.5 hrs)
Depart at: 6:00
Arrives at: 7:26
SHINKANSEN KODAMA 730 HAKATA - SHIN-OSAKA (1.5 hrs)
Depart at: 6:33
Arrives at: 08:07
Things to do!
Explore Explore...then leave.
Done for now but still more planning to do!