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jr pass options

JR Pass options

Hello,

We are travelling to Japan with an itinerary as follows:

April 3 - 5 -Tokyo
April 5 - 9 - Kyoto
April 9 - 12 - Osaka
April 12 - 15 - Tokyo

On the last leg of our trip where we go back to Tokyo, we are planning to take a day trip to Mt. Fuji.

With the above itinerary, I am surmising that the best option for us would be to get the 14-day rail pass. I understand that the pass also includes the JR buses and intercity lines in the above cities where we plan to visit. Am i correct?

Thank you very much for you advise on the best option we can take in terms of the passes. In the beginning i was quite confident on the direction we are taking but I got confused along the way with the multiple options (i.e. JR East, West, etc.) .

Thanks and best regards,
Bland06

Bland06
Bland06

Hello there,

As your itinerary it now, it would be best to buy normal tickets for your trip. This because the most expancive routes Tokyo - Kyoto and Osaka - Tokyo are too far apart to cover both with a 7 day JR Pass, while together they cost less than a 14 day JR Pass.

Alternatively you could return to Tokyo late on the 11th and use a JR Pass between April 5th and 11th. (Permitting this could still be planned in).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Yes indeed, I think that going back to Tokyo late on the 11th is a good option and we are now checking the possibility for this.

Thanks a lot Daniel for your quick and sound advise.

Bland06

Bland06
Bland06

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