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10 days in japan

10 Days in Japan

Good evening, Please could you advise me as to the best travel solutions for my trip. I am fortunate to be visiting Japan in December for 10 days whilst my girlfriend is working there. I will arrive at Narita and be staying very close to Yokohama station so will need train travel between the two at the beginning and end of my trip.

We have already booked a hotel in Hiroshima so will need to get a train to there from Yokohama and back on the first weekend.

During the days whilst my girlfriend is working and I guess on some evenings it will be good to travel around the Tokyo area as well.

I have looked into the site already and I'm thinking that a 14 day JR pass with either PASMO or Suica card may be an idea or would it be cheaper to book the airport trips separately and the Hiroshima trip separately and just use the PASMO or Suica cards?

I would really appreciate your guidance.

Doug61
Doug61

Hi there,

I would at least recommend a 7 day JR Pass for your travel to Hiroshima. A the price for a normal return is ¥ 35,700. The 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 28,300. So by visiting Hiroshima you would already save ¥ 7,400. You can also use the JR Pass for local travel in Tokyo making even better savings.

Since you are in Japan for 10 days, I would recommend getting a Suica card for the other 3 days and use it for local travel around Tokyo. You can also look into the Suica + N'EX package. This is a great deal, especially when you don't use your JR Pass to travel between Tokyo and the Airport.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Yes it is very helpful thank you. I think that I will get the round trip option on the Suica + N'EX package and use the JR 7 day pass for other travels as suggested whilst it is valid.

Doug

Doug61
Doug61

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