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japan 11 days- jr pass

Japan 11 days- JR Pass

Hello Mr. Daniel - san

I would like to ask for your advise on my plan itinerary in Japan. From February 25 2016, I will be staying for 11 days in Ageo Saitama and I plan to buy the 7 day pass ( or 14 days pass if you think it is necessary)

Thursday Day 1: Arrive early morning in Narita. Take train to Ageo Saitama.

    Same day go to Yokohama for a half day visit. ( using JR Pass)

Friday Day 2: Ageo Saitaima- Hiroshima ( using JR pass)

    Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial
    From Hiroshima go to Osaka ( is it too short of time?)

Saturday Day 3: Osaka and return to Ageo Saitama evening

Sunday Day 4: Ageo Saitama- Kyoto- Ageo Saitama ( JR Pass)

Monday Day 5 : Ageo Saitama station- Fuji 5 lakes- Ageo Saitama (JR Pass)

Tuesday Day 6: (Not too sure where to visit. Any suggestions?)

Day 7/8/9/ : Ageo Saitama- Big Sight Tokyo ( attending seminar)

             ** For day 8/9/10 I plan to buy the daily unlimited rides around Tokyo. I heard there are tickets from Tokyo Wide Pass or some other offers which costs 10,000 yen for 3 days and 1,000 yen for one day.

Saturday Day 10: ( Not too sure where to visit )

Sunday March 6 Day 11: Narita airport ( buy normal ticket)

Your recommendations on other places to vist and your advise on my plan itinerary is greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

Jeff

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jrpass2015

Hi Jeff,

I think that a JR Pass will work very well for your itinerary, however some parts take a lot of travel time and I really recommend reviewing them.

Starting with Ageo Saitama - Hiroshima, this is a long trip to make and you will want to spend the rest of the day exploring Hiroshima, therefor I do not advise traveling to Osaka on the same day.

On day 6, I recommend making a visit to Nikko. This is an amazing place to visit with many impressive temples and monuments. The JR Pass also covers the route there.

Also if you want something to do, just head into Tokyo. There's so much there that it can keep you busy for days.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you very much for your advise Daniel-san..I will review again my intinerary.

But I would like to ask you- I will be spending around 3-4 days in Tokyo. Are there any 3 days/1 day unlimited ride tickets for Tokyo.. I saw several tiket pass being promoted such as the Tokyo Wide Pass but there are other ones..Not too sure which are the right ones.

Jeff

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jrpass2015

Hi Jeff,

I think you may be referring to these day tickets from the Tokyo Metro. These are a pretty good deal from travel within Tokyo.

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel san..

I was refering to this:
https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/tokyo_free.html

The price here is extra 90yen. This JR east pass allows me to take Toei buses from Tokyo station and go to Big Sight Tokyo..

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