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14 day jr pass or pay as you go?

14 day JR pass or pay as you go?


I'm going to be in Japan for 15 days in April and my itinerary is listed below:

Day 1: Tokyo
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Nagano
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Day trip to Nara then back to Kyoto
Day 7: Kyoto
Day 8: Kyoto
Day 9: kyosan
Day 10: Osaka
Day 11: Osaka
Day 12: Osaka
Day 13: Tokyo
Day 14: Tokyo
Day 15: Tokyo

Not sure if getting a 14 day JR pass is better than pay as you go tickets.

Please advise.



Hello there,

The quick breakdown the important travel legs gives:

Tokyo - Nagano ¥ 8,200
Nagano - Kyoto ¥ 20,070
Kyoto - Osaka ¥ 560
Osaka - Tokyo ¥ 14,140

For this itinerary it would thus be better to buy normal tickets as you travel as the 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 46,390.

Hope this helps,


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