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should i buy the japan rail pass

Should i buy the Japan Rail Pass

I will be reaching in Osaka on 27th December 9pm @ night

And heading off to Tokyo on 31st and back to kyoto for a day trip .

Osaka 1: Dec 28
Universal studios $75

Osaka 2: Dec 29
Aquarium $25
Dolphin 11.30 capybara 1.30

Minami (dinner) glico man!
Kani Doraku Honten $50
Dotonbori Imai
Hozenji yokocho (dinner)
Hozenji San Pei 1-7-10 Dotonbori, Chuoku
Matsusaka beef Yakiniku
1-1-19, Namba, Chuoku

Osaka 3: Dec 30
Shinsekai Old town!
Kushikatsu 3-4-13 Ebisuhigashi
Tsuruhashi korea town
Yakiniku dinner

Tokyo 1: Dec 31
Check in
Yurakucho district
Ginza west

Tokyo 2: Jan 1

Tokyo 3: Jan 2

Tokyo 4: Jan 3

Tokyo 5: Jan 4
Skytree observation deck
GUDETAMA cafe

Tokyo 6: Jan 5
Tsukiji fish market -
sushi dai building 6
Ryu Sushi building 1
5-2-1 tsukiji market

Hama Rikyu garden
Asakusa via waterbus - Fuji soba
Then take train to akihabara
Akihabara

Tokyo 7: Jan 6
Ghibli museum
Harajuku
Shibuya - maisen tonkatsu 4-8-5 jingumae,el shibuya-ku

Tokyo 8: Jan 7
Meiji shrine
Owl cafe
Shinjuku
Kagurazaka

Tokyo 9: Jan 8
Yoshihashi - 2000 yen sukiyaki 1 chome-5-25 motoakasaka

Dkstay
Dkstay

not to mention i require transport from Osaka airport to my apartment near namba

and transport back to Narata airport from Shibuya.

Dkstay
Dkstay

Hi,
So basically you will go from Osaka to Tokyo by train, and fly back down to Osaka, is that correct? You would need to make a round trip back to Osaka by train and put in a small side trip or two within a week to make a 7 day pass pay off. Your choices would be to add more itinerary to make the pass pay off, or buy a regular fare train ticket, or fly up to Tokyo on a low cost carrier like Jet Star or Peach.

Best of luck.

Toraneko
Toraneko

Hi Toraneko,

I am flying off from tokyo back to Singapore.

Thanks for your recommendation, is it worth it for me to buy the Tokyo area pass?

Dkstay
Dkstay

Hi,
There is a Kanto Area Pass, but that would mean taking several trips outside of Tokyo. To see many sights withing Tokyo for several consecutive days, you might look at a 3 day subway pass. To go to Narita Airport cheaply, you might look at a 1000 yen bus.
In Tokyo a few of the best places to see are the Tsukiji Fish Market, plus the site that every last tourist goes to see, the Sensoji Temple. If you are in Tokyo on a Sunday afternoon, be sure to go visit Harajuku to see the youth with their wild fashions. Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park are next to it and well worth seeing also. And be sure not to miss the Shibuya Hachiko intersection especially on a weekend when it looks like half the city is crossing the street all at once.
For other ideas, you might look at the Tokyo government's tourist page, a good guide by JAL, or this resident's page.

Toraneko
Toraneko

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