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osaka > kyoto > tokyo

Osaka > Kyoto > Tokyo

Hello there, I plan for a week trip to Japan, starting from Osaka > Kyoto > Tokyo.
I was wondering if is it worth to purchase a JR pass, since I'm on a tight budget.
If possible I do want to try Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo once.

sarafyna
sarafyna

Hi there,

Will you be flying out from Tokyo? In that case I advise purchasing normal train tickets. The 7 day JR Pass is worth considering if you also return from Tokyo to Kyoto/Osaka.

The JR Pass does cover the route from Kyoto - Tokyo using the Shinkansen.

Does that help?
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Yes, I'll fly out from Tokyo.
Thank you, I just checked distance from Tokyo > Narita and it seems quite a lengthy ride. I'll keep that in mind.
I'll be living in each place respectively so I think I wont commute from Tokyo to Osaka/Kyoto.
The Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo costs around 13,800 yen, and the JR pass is 28,000(?) yen, is it possible to use around 15,000 yen in commuting to-and-fro in all 3 cities for a week?

sarafyna
sarafyna

Hi again!

Not unless you will do a ton of commuting. A local ride costs around 200yen, so count the amount of travel you would have to do :)

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Daniel-san
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