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7 or 14 day pass?

7 or 14 day pass?

Hi,

I am coming to Japan in May for 2 weeks. Here is my draft plan:
Narita - Tokyo
Tokyo ( 3 days stay)
Tokyo - Yokohama ( 1 day return )
Tokyo - Kyoto ( 3 days stay)
Kyoto - Nara ( 1 day return)
Kyoto - Hiroshima + Mijajima ( 1 day return) - do you think 1 day is enough??
Hiroshima - Tokyo
Tokyo - Kamakura (1 day return)
Tokyo - 3 days stay
Tokyo - Narita

My idea is to activate my pass on day of trip Tokyo - Kyoto. As I understand I can activate it at any day I want during my stay?? Can go the office and ask for specific day of activation I want, or it has to be this day when i go to the exchange office?

I will use the pass on trips to kyoto, nara, hiroshima, return to tokyo and kamakura. This is total 7 days.
Then i plan to pay extra, not during the jrpass, for transfer from narita to tokyo, return trip to yokohama, and return to narita?
Do you think it is good idea or it is better to buy 14 day pass?

My last question is if hyperdia.com is good site to check train timetables?

Many thanks in advance for your answer.

Bart

kropka5
kropka5

Hi there!

Here are some answers for you :)

. As I understand I can activate it at any day I want during my stay??

Yes, that is correct

Can go the office and ask for specific day of activation I want, or it has to be this day when i go to the exchange office?

Yes, you can ask for a specific day any day within the following month.

Then i plan to pay extra, not during the jrpass, for transfer from narita to tokyo, return trip to yokohama, and return to narita? Do you think it is good idea or it is better to buy 14 day pass?

I think your plan of using a 7 day pass is best here. While you can use the JR Pass within Tokyo and for the travel to and from Narita, I think you'll get better use from either the Narita Express + Suica deal or the Keisei Skyliner + Metro Pass deals that are available at Narita. These will get you into town and give you some free travel around Tokyo also.

My last question is if hyperdia.com is good site to check train timetables?

Yes! Hyperdia is a great resource :) You can also use our Japan Rail Pass map to help plan your trip.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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