questions & answers: general japan travel

doris lee

Doris Lee

Let me give you my itinerary so you can advice to whether to buy JR Rail pass and what type of pass:-

7DEC ARR NRT Airport , will be staying in Nishi-Shinjuku for 3 nights
8DEC Travel around Tokyo
9DEC Tokyo to Nikko- Travel around Nikko (Ninja Edo Wonderland, Nikko World Heritage)
10DEC Tokyo to Mt Fuji - Please advice best place to stay with Mt. Fuji view with a hot spring

           and not too expensive. (For 2 nights)

11DEC MT Fuji-Hakone
12DEC Can suggest where to go???
13DEC Back to Tokyo or NRT
14DEC Dep by flight to KUL

Thank you


Hello there,

This looks like a fun itinerary! Nikko is one of my favourite trips from Tokyo and well worth visiting.

In terms of a JR Pass, I think that it would be worth it, to consider a JR Kanto Pass. As it both covers travel to Nikko and Fuji Kawaguchiko. A nationwide JR Pass would be useful if you traveled nationwide, to places such as Kyoto/Osaka.

As for Dec 12, there are a couple of possible options. One would be to visit Yokohama from Tokyo, or you could go to Kamakura and visit the Big Buddha.

Hope this helps,


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