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hokuriku arch pass

Hokuriku Arch Pass

hello there :)

Me and my friends have plan to visit Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka this mid May.
We also have plan to do a day trip to Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route from Tokyo. Then we'll go to Kyoto from Tokyo on the other day.
I know many people don't recommend a one day trip from Tokyo to Tateyama, but since we have some issues, we have to stay in Tokyo :)
We're considering to buy Hokuriku Arch Pass. Is this pass covers these all routes?

looking forward to your reply.

warms regards,
rihanah

rihanah
rihanah

Hi there,

Yes, it does cover Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka but only if you travel via the Hokuriku Arch. The much faster Tokaido Shinkansen are not included.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel-san,

Thank you for your prompt reply :)

My itinerary maybe will be like:

May 16: Tokyo

May 17: Tokyo

May 18: Kawaguchiko

May 19: Day trip to Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route from Tokyo.
Hokuriku Shinkansen: Tokyo-Toyama-Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route-Shinano Omachi-Tokyo.
Gotta start very early in the morning :)

May 20: Bound for Kyoto from Tokyo (Hokuriku Shinkansen: Tokyo-Kanazawa. Thunderbird: Kanazawa-Kyoto)

May 21: Kyoto

May 22: Kyoto

May 23: Kyoto, Bound for Osaka (May we use shinkansen Kodama with this Hokuriku Arch Pass?)

May 24: Universal Studio Osaka

May 25: Kansai International Airport (Limited Express Haruka non reserved seat?)

and When is the best time I activate my Hokuriku Arch pass, since it has 7 continuous days? :)
Thanks in advanced Daniel-san!

regards,
rihanah

rihanah
rihanah

I'm thinking of using the pass on 7 last days..
will use suica/pasmo to navigate Tokyo for the first 3 days :)

rihanah
rihanah

Hi again!

The best value I think would be to start using it from day 19 to day 25. However before you purchase the Hokuriku Arch pass, have a look at how much normal tickets would cost.

I have the feeling that it may be cheaper to simply buy normal tickets. Since you'll only travel one way.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi (again) Daniel-san :)

I've already checked Hyperdia.. yes I'll only travel one way..
If I buy this pass maybe I'll be using Hokuriku shinkansen for 2 days..

day 1: from Tokyo (I stay in Roppongi) to Toyama (on hyperdia total cost around 12.720 yen)

      and Nagano to Tokyo (total cost around 10.000 yen)

day 2: Tokyo to Osaka (on hyperdia total cost around 13250)

and I still can use the pass for inner city JR, right?

What do you think? Or do you have any suggestion? :)

Thanks in advanced..

warm regards,
rihanah

rihanah
rihanah

Hi Rihanah,

You are right about the pricing, its not a bit difference but it may be nice to have the pass for the extra flexibility and not having to worry about buying tickets every time you travel.

Have a great trip!
Daniel

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