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osaka-kyoto-tokyo-takayama

Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo-Takayama

Hi, I am planning to visit Japan in late November. I already booked a return flight via Kansai Airport and 3 nights stay in Kyoto. I'm thinking to get JR 7 Days Pass, probably the route from Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo. But, at the same time I want to visit Takayama as well. So, may I know whether it is possible to use the said pass to Takayama? Or I have to pay additional fare. Below is my itinerary :

Day 1 - from Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Day 2 - Kyoto
Day 3 - Day trip to Tokyo as I plan to visit few places only (Shibuya, Harajuku, Asakusa). Back to Kyoto
Day 4 - Kyoto to Takayama
Day 5 - Takayama to Osaka
Day 6 - Osaka
Day 7 - Fly out from Kansai Airport.

I have hear about Takayama-Hokuriku Area Pass. But, I will have to drop Tokyo which I am okay. But, my concern is this doesn't allow me to ride Tokaido Shinkansen which can be time-saving for my trip. Do advise, if there is alternate route.

Thanks.

tan
tan

Hi there,

There is not really a viable alternative rail route instead of the Tokaido Shinkansen to Nagoya. You could however just buy a one way ticket and use the Hokuriku Pass from there. I think that would simply make the most sense, considering the rest of the itinerary.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel-san,

Does it means i can't use JR 7 Days Pass for Nagoya to Takayama? I need to purchase separate ticket? I thought i can use it nationwide. I really wanted to visit Tokyo.

Come to think about it, I will have no chance to experience Japan's bullet train, if i use Hokuriku.

Sorry that I asked so many questions as I'm a little confuse on how the train system works in Japan. Anyway, thanking you in advance for the advise.

Cheers!

tan
tan

Hi again!

You can use the JR Pass from Nagoya - Takayama with the 7 day JR Pass.

However you can't if you only have a Hokuriku Pass.

Does that clear things up?

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel-san,

Yes, i understand now. Will go with the JR 7 Days Pass.

Thanks again.

tan
tan

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