questions & answers: itinerary check



My itinerary is as follow:

Day 1 : Arrive at Chubu Airport (Nagoya) early morning - Go to Matsumoto
Day 2 : Jigukodani - Matsumoto - Takayama
Day 3 : Shirakawago - Takayama
Day 4 : Takayama - Kyoto
Day 5 : Kyoto
Day 6 : Kyoto
Day 7 : Nara - Kobe
Day 8 : Osaka
Day 9 : Depart from KIX

  • From what I understand, there aren't any pass that will cover these three following destinations.

  • Going to Jigukodani - I will take Nagano Electric Railway.

  • From Matsumoto to Takayama - I will take the Nohi Bus from Matsumoto to Takaya since it's the shortest way though there are actually train stations along the way but it will take like 5-6 hours.
  • Going to Shirkawago - again .. only the Nohi Bus.

Apart from these three destinations, I'm at loss of what kind of pass I should be getting. Should I get JR West? Kansai Thru Pass? Kintetsu Rail Pass?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated


Hi there,

There's no pass which covers the area in which you'll be travelling, except for the normal JR Pass. However the JR Pass would not help you make savings as a lot of travel is done on other transport. So basically my advice is simple, buy normal tickets :)

Enjoy Japan!


Hi Daniel,

Thanks so much for your suggestion. :)


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