Should I get a JR Pass and if so, should I get a 1 week pass or 2 week
Should I get a JR Pass and if so, should I get a 1 week pass or 2 week? I am wondering if I can save money to just get a 7 day pass combined with buying 3 day passes.
Here is my iten
Day 1 Arrive in NRT - TOKYO
Day 2 - TOKYO
Day 3 - Tokyo to Kanazawa by Shinkansen. Overnight Kanazawa
Day 4 -Take Nohi Bus bound for Shirakawago. Take bus to Takayama. Overnight in Takayama
Day 5 KYOTO
Day 6 KYOTO
Day 7 Side trip to Nara
Day 8 KYOTO
Day 9 Side Trip to Osaka
Day 10 Hirshoima. Overnight in miyajima
Day 11 Himeji castle in the morning and head to Tokyo. Overnight tokyo
Day 12 - Tokyo
Day 13 Tokyo
Day 14 - Fly out from Tokyo
I would get a 14 day JR Pass here. You'll be covering a lot of miles (or KM if that's your thing) and a JR Pass will be a big help here. Travel to Kanazawa, Kyoto and Hiroshima are all expansive trips without a JR Pass and there's not really a good way to match a 7 day JR Pass to this trip.
Note that the Nohi bus is not included in the JR Pass.
Hope this helps,
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