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which transport pass to get

which transport pass to get

Hi,

I am travelling to kyoto, osaka, nara.

I would be travelling to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Can i check if i should get the iccoca and haruka ticket?

  1. I understand the haruka portion only cover transport from KIX. When i reach, i will travel from KIX to osaka town, and will pass by Tennojji station. When i fly back, i will also go to KIX from Osaka Higobashi. Does the pass help me save money?

I heard that this pass is a stored value card and does not help save money. Is it true?

  1. Does the Icocca and haruka ticket cover all subway in Osaka, kyoto?

  2. Does the iccoca and haruka ticket cover JR in Osaka, kyoto

  3. Does the iccoca and haruka ticket cover buses in osaka, kyoto

  4. Does the iccoca and haruka ticket cover transport in nara

  5. Does it cover transport from Kyoto to Nara, and osaka to kyoto.

  6. What are the areas of transport not covered by Icocca and haruka. For my itinery above, is it worth while to get the iccoca haruka, or should i get some other pass?

Thanks

yapfangyu
yapfangyu

Hello there,

The ICOCA card is simply a electronic way of paying your fare. It can be used anywhere IC cards (like ICOCA, SUICA etc) can be used. It does not provide any discount on its own.

That said, you can travel to all of the above tickets using an ICOCA card.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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If I am going to Kyoto, Osaka and nara , what transport pass should I get to save cost?

Thanks

yapfangyu
yapfangyu

Travel around just Kyoto, Nara and Osaka is low cost. Generally you will be fine just buying normal tickets here.

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Daniel-san
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