This is a question that is always asked: "Do I really need a Rail Pass?".

The truth is, it really depends on where you want to visit. If you only plan on visiting one single city, the rail pass is not worth it. If you are visiting another city like Kyoto, then yes!
Since the price for a standard rail pass is not much more then the price of a round-trip ticket to Kyoto via bullet train.

Remember that the Rail Pass is valid on all JR owned line. This means...