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do i need a jr pass?

Do I need a JR Pass?

Hello,
I can't tell if a JR pass is a necessary purchase, please help!!
Family of 4, 3 "adults" and 1 "child."
Looking for the fastest trains

Itinerary:
Arrive Osaka Airport at 5PM. Immediately get on train and go to Kyoto, staying near Kyoto Station. Stay 3 nights
Kyoto to Hiroshima-Stay 2 nights near Peace Park
Leave in the morning, Hiroshima to Osaka, stay one night near Osakananba Station
Next day go to Aquarium, then the Osaka Airport.

What do you think?
THANKS!!
-RCWILLI from New Zealand

rcwilli
rcwilli

Hi RC!

Lets take a look at your costs:

  1. Kansai airport > Kyoto: ¥3,690 (75mins, 99km)
  2. Kyoto > Hiroshima: ¥10,590 (112mins, 380km)
  3. Hiroshima > Jr-namba: ¥9,950 (130mins, 357km)
  4. Jr-namba > Kansai airport: ¥1,030 (60mins, 49km)

JR ticket cost: ¥25,260 for 4 legs

As the 7 day pass costs ¥28,300, unless you do a further ¥3040 of JR travel I recommend you purchase tickets. If you think you will do this much more travel, then a 7 day pass would be a convenient choice. :)

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