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help with itinerary: tokyo -> matsumoto -> kyoto -> hakone yumoto -> kamakura -> tokyo

Help with itinerary: Tokyo -> Matsumoto -> Kyoto -> Hakone Yumoto -> Kamakura -> Tokyo

Tokyo -> Matsumoto -> Kyoto -> Hakone Yumoto -> Kamakura -> Tokyo
Leaving from Tokyo on the 5th and arriving back to Tokyo on 9th.

Questions:
Is it worth it to take the rail pass or buy the tickets individually?

Thanks.

dogbertrulez
dogbertrulez

Hi there!

My gut feeling is that it'll be a good idea to use a JR Pass for this (in general, anything over a return to Kyoto makes a 7 day JR Pass worthwhile), but lets take a look at your basic ticket costs and see how they compare against the 7 day pass cost (¥28,300):

  1. Tokyo > Matsumoto: ¥6710, (170mins, 235km)
  2. Matsumoto > Kyoto: ¥9680, (210mins, 335km)
  3. Kyoto > Hakoneyumoto: ¥9680, (210mins, 335km)
  4. Hakoneyumoto > Kamakura: ¥9680, (210mins, 335km)
  5. Kamakura > Tokyo: ¥890, (58mins, 53km)

TOTAL: ¥36640 for 5 legs

As you can see the base cost of tickets for the travel you list is higher than a 7 day rail pass (which would net you savings of ¥8340). I can certainly recommend the Japan Rail Pass for your itinerary.

Hope this helps!

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