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rail pass selection advice

Rail Pass Selection Advice


My two children and I will be travelling to Japan from January 3rd to January 17th, 2017 (2 weeks).

Our itinerary is as follows:

Osaka (3 days), Kyoto (4 days), Hiroshima, including Miyajima, (3 days), Nara (4 days).

We will be relying solely on train/bus transportation to get us to our main destinations as well as for further exploration of the surrounding areas.

Could you please suggest which Pass would be most beneficial for our adventures?

Thank you!


Hello there,

Right now, I would look at at a Kansai-Hiroshima pass by JR West. This would give you the best value for visiting Hiroshima from the Kansai Area.

You could also look at a 7 day JR Pass, if you were to include Tokyo.

Hope this helps,


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