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should we get a jr pass?

should we get a JR pass?

Hi,

We are going to Japan on Oct 9-14, 2013 from Kansai airport, we plan to go to Kyoto directly, spend 2 nights in Kyoto, then Kanazawa (one night), back to Osaka and spend another day in Nara ( one day trip), back to Jakarta from Kansai Airport the next day. Kindly please suggest what pass should we get ?

Thanks

Silvie

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Hi Silvie!

I was looking at your itinerary (it looks great) and was wondering what passes would benefit you best.

When you arrive at Kansai Airport, consider buying a ICOCA + N'EX package. This will give you a nicely discounted ticket on the Haruka Express directly to Kyoto in addition to the ICOCA card which you can use to pay for local travel, to Osaka and Nara for instance.

For Kanazawa, there's not really a discount package or ticket which would benefit you here, so I would recommand buying normal tickets for Kyoto - Kanazawa and Kanazawa - Osaka.

You can then use the ICOCA card to travel back to the airport.

Hope this helps you!
Daniel

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Hi Daniel,

Thanks a lot for the information.
Is the N'EX card you mentioned the same as Haruka card?
Can we use a round trip Haruka card (Y4000) to cover our trip from Tennoji Station to Kansai Airport as well (by JR Haruka) ?

Regards,

Silvie

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silvie

Hi Again!

Yes the Haruka and Icoca package and Suica + N'EX package similair. The first is for travelers arriving at Narita Airport and the 2nd for travelers arriving at Kansai Airport.

You can use it as a round trip from Tennoji.

Kind Regards,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the confirmation.

regards,

Silvie

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