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is the jr pass for us?

Is the JR Pass for us?

Hi,

I will be travelling to and around Japan with a friend in March and we'd appreciate some help regarding the JR Pass and if it would be right for us? Our plans are as follows:

Sunday 24th March - Tokyo to Mount Fuji

Tuesday 26th March – Mount Fuji to Wakayama/Koyasan

Weds 27th March – Koyasan to Kyoto

29th March - Kyoto to Osaka

Many thanks!

Lucy and Gemma

lmichelleb
lmichelleb

Hi Lucy and Gemma,

For this itinerary I don't think a JR-Pass would be the best option, this for a couple of reasons.
One is that reaching Mount Fuji is better done by Bus (from Shinjuku, Tokyo) then by JR and for Koya-san it is better to take a private railway company from Osaka.

Also with this itinerary your longest journey would be Tokyo/Odawara (Fuji) to Kyoto, which would cover about half the price of the JR-Pass, besides this however the other small trips you make simply don't add up to the costs.

Hope this answers your Questions :)
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel! Do you know the name of the bus company which goes from Tokyo to Mount Fuji?

lmichelleb
lmichelleb

Yes I do!

It is Fujikyuko Bus

Hope this helps!
-Daniel

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