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what pass to purchase?

What pass to purchase?

Day 1 - 8 Explore Tokyo city and surrounds, visit Mt Fuji
Day 9 - 13 Explore Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Day 14 - 15 Tokyo
Day 16 - 20 Tokyo to Hakuba for skiing
Day 21 - Hakuba to Narita airport

Could you please guide me on how to best decide what pass to purchase.

Thanks a million.

cbaratz
cbaratz

Hello there,

The 21 day JR Pass would be the best choice, given the amount of days you will spend in Japan and all the routes traveled.

Here is a quick breakdown of ticket prices.

Tokyo - Osaka ¥ 14,140
Osaka - Kyoto ¥ 560
Kyoto - Hiroshima ¥ ¥ 11,090
Hiroshima - Nagasaki ¥ 12,990
Nagasaki - Hakuba ¥ 24,500
Hakuba - Tokyo ¥ 10,000

For a total of ¥ 73,280 or ¥ 13,930 in savings as the 21 day JR Pass is ¥ 59,350. The JR Pass will most certainly give you more value as it can also be used for local travel within Osaka/Tokyo, to and from the Airport and in many other instances. It also serves as one ticket for all the above rail travel.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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