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kyoto/osaka - fukuoka - kanazawa - takayama - kyoto

Kyoto/Osaka - Fukuoka - Kanazawa - Takayama - Kyoto

Hello!

I am thinking about doing small trip in Japan and I was wondering can u still buy JR pass since i will leave from Finland in 23th. Is it too late? Or can I buy it in Japan?

And I can't find much information trains and stuff. Can someone help me how to travel? Never used train in Japan before~

My schedule ?

Leaving Kyoto/Osaka on 27th --> Fukuoka
Fukuoka 29th --> Kanazawa
Kanazawa 31th --> Takayama
Takayama 02th --> Kyoto

I saw some train tickets that are pretty expensive like Fukuoka - Kanazawa was 19640 yen

If its not possible to buy JRP anymore i will make Kyoto-fukuoka-kyoto trip since it would be too expensive for me.

And yeah i know its kinda late planning :s I was too busy with other stuff i forgot to plan

Huy
Huy

It may be too late to have the exchange order reach you by your departure date. But between the 23rd to the 27th will you have a stable address in Japan if it's mailed to you?

You cannot buy a full JR Rail Pass in Japan. Only regional passes such as on:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2357.html

There is a lot to see in your itinerary though. Fukuoka has many nice places to see - the best though is not even in the tour books or guides. Be sure to see the Nanzoin Temple just 20 minutes by train from Hakata Stn.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT4VQFmHFyM

For other good things to see and do, have a look at:

http://www.thejapanfaq.com/fukpic.html

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7LcPcmoSg-j4RLa6iC7ayvBAbOn8-028

You can use a Fukuoka Tourist City Pass when in the city:

http://yokanavi.com/access_tourist_eg

For Kanazawa, be sure to see the Kenrokuen Garden - it is rated as the best traditional garden in the country. For Takayama, you may wish to branch out to see Shirakawa-go and Ogimachi.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5900.html

For Kyoto, the big 3 sights to see are Kinkakuji, Kiyomizudera, and the Fushimi Inari Shrine. There is a lot so plan accordingly:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html

http://www.kyoto.travel

http://www.ar.jal.com/world/en/guidetojapan/city_information/uky/see/central/

Toraneko
Toraneko

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