So, turn out the wife has some big deal of a family thing in June. She’s originally from Akita Japan so that means a trip abroad.
OK, I’m cool with that, we’ve had some good times when we went to Japan before. But in the past we always stayed with her family. We thought this time we’d get out to Tokyo by ourselves (Me, my wife and 5 YO daughter). We were thinking of renting a car for the week but I think parking in Tokyo must be a mint. We’d like to save our mony to do fun stuff.`
The problem is we can’t decide if we should rent the car (about $300 US) or get rail passes (about $480 US). At first the car looks good but we’d be driving from Tokyo to Akita for the Family shindig and then back to Tokyo, which I understand is about a 6 hour drive one way. So with gas and parking maybe the train is better. Any thoughts?
Also give me any advice you have for spending a week in Tokyo. My wife and daughter speak Japanese but I do not if that helps.
Thanks in advance!