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is it worth getting 7 jr pass?

Is it worth getting 7 JR Pass?

Hi JR

This is our itinerary. Will it be worth getting 7 days JR pass from 21 Dec - 27 Dec?
If the JR Pass is activated on 21 Dec at 9:30am, then does it end on 27 Dec at 9:30am?

21 Dec - Reach Osaka, Kansai at 8:30am. Going up to Tokyo, activating JR Pass about 9:30am.
22 Dec - Tokyo
23 Dec - Tokyo
24 Dec - Tokyo
25 Dec - Tokyo, leaving to Hakone
26 Dec - Hakone
27 Dec - Hakone, leaving to Kyoto at about 12noon
28 Dec - Kyoto
29 Dec - Kyoto, leaving to Osaka
30 Dec - Osaka
31 Dec - Osaka
01 Dec - leave Osaka

Thanks you in advance.
Sheng

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sheng2208

Hi there,

The JR Pass validity is measured in Days. So if you were to activate it any time on the 21st of December, a 7 day rail pass would expire at 23:59 on 27th Dec.

Lets take a look at your costs between 21-27:

  1. Kansai airport > Tokyo: ¥15,630 (264mins, 613km)
  2. Tokyo > Odawara: ¥3,840 (35mins, 83km)
  3. Odawara > Kyoto: ¥11,950 (160mins, 429km)

JR ticket cost: ¥31,420 for 3 legs

As you can see you'll make small savings with a JR Pass. As you can also make good use of the JR Pass on JR lines in Tokyo, and can also visit other areas near Tokyo (eg, Nikko day trip) I can recommend you use the 7 day pass for this period.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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Hi JR

This is good news to Us. We will definitely get the 7 days JRPass.
Appreciated for the quick reply and assistance.

Sheng

sheng2208
sheng2208

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