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haneda airport - osaka/kyoto - hakone - tokyo (7 days)

Haneda airport - Osaka/kyoto - Hakone - Tokyo (7 days)

Hi, My hubby and I will be travelling to Haneda Airport in March. We would like to travel to Osaka upon arriving in the airport. My queries as below:

  1. Which pass do we need for traveling?
  2. Do we need to pre book the pass?
  3. How many pass do we need for the above mentioned trip and cost?

Thanks,
elly

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Hi Elly,

1.) I'd recommend a 7 day JR Pass for your travel. The 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka, any other travel you may do after basically is free :)

2.) Yes please order the JR Pass in advance as it is not purchasable in Japan.

3.) The 7 day JR Pass is 29,100yen.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks for your reply :)

JR pass can be used for bus? subway? or any other public transport?

Is there a timetable for train from Haneda to Osaka? do we need to book the seat?

elly_ng
elly_ng

Hi again :D

The JR Pass is valid on all JR lines (including the Shinkansen), local JR buses, the Tokyo Monorail. It is for instance very handy for local travel on the JR Network in Osaka and Tokyo, as most places can be found.

There's not really one time table for Haneda - Osaka as there are multiple transfers. Trains depart at least every 30 minutes and you never have to wait long.

The route basically is Haneda -> Hamamatsucho by Monorail
Hamamatsucho -> Tokyo station by Yamanote line
Tokyo -> Shin-Osaka by Shinkansen
Shin-Osaka, transport to your accommodation.

I would advise reserving tickets for the Tokyo - Shin-Osaka part, the other parts don't have seat reservations.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

correct me if i'm wrong.

7 days JR pass covers my traveling from Haneda -> Osaka/ Kyoto -> Hakone -> Tokyo.

How do i reserve the ticket Tokyo -> Shin-Osaka?

Do you recommend to travel at Tokyo 1st before Osaka/Kyoto or travel to Osaka once we land at the airport.

Thank you in advance!

regards,
elly

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elly_ng

Hi Elly,

You are correct.

You can reserve seats at any manned JR ticket counter. Show your JR Pass and tell the JR staff where you wish to travel.

Also see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/reserving-seats-boarding-the-bullet-train

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Daniel-san
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