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what pass to use for osaka kyoto nara trip

What pass to use for Osaka Kyoto Nara Trip

Good day,

My family and I are traveling to Osaka for five days and we are planning to stay in Swissotel Nankai Osaka

I'm wondering which pass to use since we plan on going to Osaka Castle, USJ, Kyoto and Nara for one day

Which pass would be worthwhile to use?

Would simply buying the JR Pass enough? or the ICOCA + HARUKA pass plus JR Pass be enough?
what about the Kansai one day pass?

Thank you

marinichole
marinichole

Hi there,

Travel within the Kansai Area itself is low cost and generally your best option is to simply buy normal tickets. I would also advise you this, as travel to Osaka Castle, USJ, Kyoto and Nara for one day is not far from each other.

You can use your ICOCA card to travel to all these places, so no need for anything else :)

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much! :)

I phrased the question wrong, we plan to travel kyoto-nara for one day and then backto Osaka, would an Icoca card be better and not purchase the JR pass? Thank you!!

marinichole
marinichole

Hi, do you plan to do Kyoto and Nara in one day? You could buy a day pass for Kansai but your savings will be really small, it at all. You may as well just buy normal tickets :)

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Daniel-san
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Yes, kyoto-nara for one day then back to Osaka at night :) Normal tickets, the ICOCA? :) Can the ICOCA be used for the buses as well in Kyoto? :) Or Trains only? Thank you!

marinichole
marinichole

Hi there,

The ICOCA can be used of any of these :)

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Daniel-san
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Thank you! :)

marinichole
marinichole

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