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advice for train fares

Advice for Train Fares

Hi there,

I will be visiting Japan with my mum this coming April for 7 days, flying into Nagoya.

My itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 - arriving Nagoya
Day 2 - Nagoya - Tokyo
Day 3 - Tokyo
Day 4 - Tokyo - Mt Fiji/Hakone (2-day tour)
Day 5 - Hakone - Kyoto
Day 6 - Kyoto - Takayama
Day 7 - Takayama - Nagoya

I will be joining a 2-day tour Tokyo - Mt Fuji - Hakone

Please advise the train fares for the following routes to see if it's worthwhile to get a 7-day JR Pass:
Nagoya - Tokyo
Hakone - Kyoto
Kyoto - Takayama
Takayama - Nagoya

Thank you kindly.

Regards,
Joanna

Joanna
Joanna

Also, I need to take train from Nagoya Airport - Nagoya City & Nagoya City - Nagoya Airport.Please advise fares.

Can JR Pass be used too?

Joanna
Joanna

Hi Joanna,

Here's a small list of ticket prices that you may find helpful.

Nagoya - Tokyo ¥ 10,580
Hakone (Odawars station) - Kyoto ¥ 11,750
Kyoto - Takayama ¥ 9,680
Takayama - Nagoya ¥ 5,440

For a total of ¥ 37,450 or ¥ 9,150 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 28,300. For this alone it is worth considering as JR Pass.

The JR Pass is valid on local JR trains around Nagoya as well, these are however only useful to a limited extend and you'll have to use to Metro or other transport methods which are not included to travel around the city. In addition travel between Nagoya city - Chubu Aiport is done via the Meitetsu railway, which also requires a normal tickets.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Thank you very much for your prompt reply, Daniel-san. You are most helpful.

Does JP Pass offer concessional price for senior people? My mum is 72.

Regards,
Joanna

Joanna
Joanna

Daniel-san,

Btw, is there a direct train from Kyoto to Takayama, or I have to go via Nagoya?

Thank you once again.

Joanna

Joanna
Joanna

Daniel-san,

Is it possible to advise me the duration for the following train rides so I can plan my trip more efficiently:

Nagoya - Tokyo ¥ 10,580
Hakone (Odawars station) - Kyoto ¥ 11,750
Kyoto - Takayama ¥ 9,680
Takayama - Nagoya ¥ 5,440
Hakone - Nagoya
Nagoya - Kyoto

Thank you kindly.

Warm regards,
Joanna

Joanna
Joanna

Hi Joanna,

The route above is already good in terms of minimum travel time and efficiency. The exact travel time depend on what trains you'll travel which again depends on what time you plan to travel.

I'd suggest using Hyperdia.com to check routes and time involved. Please see our Hyperdia Blog Post as well to get your started.

Let me know if you need any help with it!
Daniel

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