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jr rail pass or jr west-sanyo pass?

JR Rail Pass or JR WEST-SANYO PASS?

Hi,

Don't know which type of pass i should get for us with this itinerary?

May 7 Get to Osaka early evening
May 7-9 Stay in Osaka may go to Kobe for a day trip
May 9 Head to Kyoto from Osaka
May 9-12 stay in Kyoto
May 12 Head to Fukuoka
May 12-14 Stay in Fukuoka
May 14 Head to Osaka late afternoon
May 15 fly back home early afternoon

I don't know if 7 days JR Rail Pass or 4 days JR West Sanyo pass give us the best value. Please advise!

Thanks alot

sandylee83
sandylee83

Hi there,

The difference in price between the JR West Sanyo pass and the 7-day JR Pass is 8,300Yen, for this you get 3 extra days of unlimited travel. Basically it would be worth getting a 7-day JR Pass if you do more travel than this amount.

With the 4Day Sanyo pass your travel to Fukuoka and back to Kansai Airport would already be covered. Since you plan on staying the other 3 days in Kyoto I think the JR West Sanyo would be the best option.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel,

One more question: Can we ride on Green Car if we use the JR West Sanyo pass? or do need to pay extra to upgrade to Green Car?

sandylee83
sandylee83

Hi again,

You can only use the normal cars with the JR-Sanyo pass,
If you wish to make use of a green compartment you will have to pay the full greet seat fare.

Also see the JR Sanyo pass covarage.

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Daniel-san
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