Japan Trip November 2012
My friend and I are going to Japan from 11/16 - 11/24/2012 for a total of 9 days and 8 nights.
Kindly provide some advise on the following:
Arrive Narita Airport on 11/16 and need to go to Tokyo
Tokyo (3 nights)
Leave Tokyo to Narita Airport on 11/24
Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
Here are some answers for you:
Here is the cost break down and itineraries for your trip:
JR ticket cost: ¥35490 for 5 legs
For Hakone you should aim to use the bullet train to get to Odawara station. From here you will need to use non-JR lines up to the Hakone area itself. I recommend the 2 day Hakone Free Pass which you can purchase on arrival at Odawara station.
When leaving Hakone for Kyoto you should use the Hakone Free Pass to get back to Odawara where you can board the bullet train to Kyoto.
As you are in Japan for 9 days, longer than a 7 day rail pass, I recommend the following:
The N'EX+Suica vs Keisei+unilmited metro really depends on how you think you'll travel around Tokyo. The NEX+Suica gives you ¥1500 of metro travel, which is about equal to 8 rides on the metro and JR lines - it can also be used in convenience stores to purchase snacks/drinks. The unlimited Metro pass allows unlimited travel for 2 days, but is limited to the metro only and can not be used for other things.
Hope this helps!
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