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jr pass 7 or 14 day?

JR Pass 7 or 14 day?


I am trying to figure out if I should buy 7 day or 14 day JR pass.
I am arriving in Tokyo, spend few days, then go to Kyoto and Osaka, then back to Tokyo all within the 7-day period. After that, I will be in Tokyo for 3 more days, but just locally going around.

From what I can figure, I can buy 7-day pass for the first week. Then just buy metro pass like pasmo or I found that a day pass of metro is only about 600Yen? So even if I buy NEX ride back to Narita with 7 day pass + metro pass, it'd still be cheaper than 14-day JR pass.

Please help. I need to buy the JR Pass soon.



Hello there,

You've already done the research it seems and I would also use a 7 day JR Pass for travel between Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka and then use local tickets, or day passes for the remaining days in Tokyo.

Hope this helps,


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