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This is my first trip in Japan. I have plan my trip as follow. please advice what kind of transport pass i should buy in order for me to travel all itinerary starting from airport in Kansai

27/3/15 --- arrive Kansai airport (how to go to Kyoto centre from airport)
27 & 28/3/15 --- In kyoto (what pass i can use to travel around sightseeing)
29/3/15--- From Kyoto to Nara (how to go to Nara)-- overnight in Nara
30/3/15--- From Nara to Tokyo (how to go to tokyo)
30-2/415--- Travel around tokyo (what pass i can use to travel around tokyo?)
2/4/15--- Tokyo to Narita airport (how to go to airport?)

I am confused with what kind of transport pass i should buy during my visit. Please advice. How much is the 7 days pass for 2 passengers? Do you advice me to buy unlimited 7 days pass?

Thanks

Joyce

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Hello Joyce,

You could purchase a Icoca + Haruka package for your arrival and Travel to Kyoto.

Within Kyoto a 500yen bus ticket is very handy.

Most of your travels are all direct train routes. I'd advise learning to plan with Hyperdia. This will help you find all the routes.

My advise is to buy normal tickets for your rail travel as the travel you will do is below the 7 day JR Pass.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much for helpful tips. Just a quick 3 questions

1) Do i need to stop over at kyoto from Nara to Tokyo?
2) To take bullet train, can use Icoca pass?
3) In tokyo can use Icoca pass as well?

Regards
Joyce

joyce yap
joyce yap

Hi Joyce,

1.) You can either travel via Osaka or Kyoto from Nara to Tokyo.

2.) No, the bullet trains require a normal ticket.

3.) Yes!

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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