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need help to decide whether i should i get the jr pass

Need help to decide whether I should I get the JR pass


I will be travelling to Japan in the upcoming June,this is my first free and easy tour in japan so I need help getting around. Please advise me whether is it better for me to get a JR pass based on my travel plan.

8 June - Toyko to Osaka
9 June - Osaka (Osaka Castle & Aquarium)
10 June - Osaka to Kobe (Herborland)
11 June - Osaka to Kyoto (Kyoto Station)
12 June - Osaka (Osaka USS)

Thank You :)


Hello there,

For this itinerary it is better to buy a normal train ticket. The most expansive travel here is travel from Tokyo - Osaka using the Shinkansen. Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe are all very close together and travel between them is not very expansive.

A JR Pass would be a great option if you returned to Tokyo after this itinerary.

Hope this helps,


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