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7 days vs 14 days pass

7 Days vs 14 Days Pass

Dear Sir,

Here is my itinerary in Japan. Which pass will save me more money? 7 or 14 Days?

Day 1: Arrive Kansai, Osaka
Day 2: Osaka <--> Hiroshima
Day 3: Osaka <--> Himeji
Day 4: Osaka <--> Kobe
Day 5: Osaka <--> Kyoto
Day 6: Osaka <--> Nara
Day 7: Osaka --> Hakone
Day 8: Hakone
Day 9: Hakone --> Tokyo
Day 10: Tokyo <--> Nikko
Day 11: Tokyo <--> Yokohama
Day 12: Tokyo
Day 13: Tokyo
Day 14: Tokyo --> Narita (Departure)

Thank you.

rth626
rth626

Hi there,

The best option would be to take a 7 day JR Pass and cover travel to Hiroshima, Himeji, Hakone, Tokyo and Nikko with it. These are by far the most expensive routes. However this would mean a little replanning.

For instance you could do:

Day 1 Arrival
Day 2 Kyoto
Day 3 Kobe
Day 4 Kyoto
Day 5 Hiroshima - Start using JR Pass
Day 6 Himeji
Day 7: Osaka --> Hakone
Day 8: Hakone
Day 9: Hakone --> Tokyo
Day 10: Tokyo Nikko
Day 11: Tokyo Yokohama End 7 day JR Pass
Day 12: Tokyo
Day 13: Tokyo
Day 14: Tokyo --> Narita (Departure)

This would give you the best possible savings. If you can't change your plans, than a 14 day JR Pass would still give you very good savings compared to purchasing normal tickets.

Hope you find this useful,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Daniel san, thank you very much.

rth626
rth626

Daniel san,

My itinerary has been changed as following. When should I start using the 7 day JR Pass to gain the best value of it?

Day 1 Arriving KIX Osaka
Day 2 Osaka
Day 3 Osaka Nara
Day 4 Osaka Kyoto
Day 5 Osaka Kobe
Day 6 Osaka Hiroshima
Day 7 Osaka --> Hakone
Day 8 Hakone
Day 9 Hakone -->Tokyo
Day 10 Tokyo Yokohama
Day 11 Tokyo
Day 12 Tokyo
Day 13 Tokyo
Day 14 Tokyo --> Narita (Departure)

rth626
rth626

Hi again,

I would at least include travel to Hiroshima and to Tokyo, these are the most expensive trips. Looking at your itinerary, I think day 4-10 is likely the best option, as you can use the Shinkansen to travel both to Kyoto and Yohohama.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Daniel san,

Thank you very much.

rth626
rth626

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