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should i purchase the jr pass or just travel with a suica?

Should I purchase the JR pass or just travel with a Suica?

We are visiting Japan from 23 Nov - 29 Nov (7D6N). We will be arriving and departing from Narita Airport.

We plan to explore tokyo, and probably visit Hakone & Saitama. Should we purchase the JR pass?

Also, we are not sure if we should do a day trip to Hakone or stay for a night at one of the ryokans. Is there any recommended affordable ryokans with a private bath in the room which i can make a booking online?


Hello there,

Hakone and Saitama are not that far from Tokyo. Unless you go a but further, I would stick to buying normal tickets.

Most Ryokans have private bath, however I don't have personal recommendations. Instead I recommend reviews on booking websites or general travel websites like tripadvisor etc.

Hope this helps,


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