questions & answers: itinerary check




I will be going to Japan April next year for 7-Days and my arrival & departure flight at Kansai, Osaka.

I need an advice on my itinerary. Is it possible to cover within 7 days?

Day-1: Arrived @ Osaka & take train to Tokyo (stay at Tokyo)
Day-2: Full day @ Tokyo (stay at Tokyo)
Day-3: Tokyo to Mt.Fuji (stay at Mt.Fuji)
Day-4: From Mt.Fuji to Kyoto (stay at Osaka)
Day-5: Full day @ Kyoto (stay at Osaka)
Day-6: Kyoto to Kobe (Stay at Osaka)
Day-7: Osaka. Depart to Kansai, flight at night.

Appreciate your advice on the Itinerary.

I've planned to get JR 7-day Pass. Any other pass I should buy?

Also, between Kobe and Nara which is "must-visit" place?

Thank you.


Hello there,

I would also buy a 7 day JR Pass for this itinerary, you can make nice savings compared to purchasing normal tickets and it will cover most of your travel. So that you do not need any other regional passes. Though In Kyoto it could be handy to buy a Kyoto Bus Pass for 500yen per day. A normal ride is 230yen flat rate, so it is easy to make savings. At the same time, renting a bicycle to explore Kyoto is even better.

While not exactly between Nara and Kobe, I do think that a visit to Himeji could very much compliment your itinerary.

Hope this helps,


Hi Daniel,

Very much thank you for your advice and suggestion.

I have another question on JR Pass, is it possible to use it for our journey from Kansai to Tokyo on the first day?
Is all the train will accept the pass?

Thank you.


Hi there,

Yes this is possible and the JR Pass covers the full route.


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