questions & answers: itinerary check

using 7-day jr pass as part of 13-day trip

using 7-Day JR Pass as part of 13-Day Trip

Hi, my husband and I are traveling to Japan on April23-May5, 2016 (13days).

We plan to purchase a 7-Day JR Pass.
1.How can we maximize the JR Pass based on our itinerary below? Are these routes covered by the JR pass?
2.Would you recommend getting a Suica or a Pasmo card when going around Tokyo after our 7-day JR pass expires?
3. Any additional suggestions would be appreciated.

Day 1 (Apr23, Sat) - arrive 11am at Tokyo Narita Terminal 2. activate JR Pass and use it to reach Shinkuju
Day 2 (Apr24, Sun) - Shibuya and Harajuku
Day 3 (Apr25, Mon) - Take first train to Kyoto. Roam around Kyoto. Overnight in Kyoto near Kyoto Station.
Day 4 (Apr26, Tue) - Visit Fushimi Inari in the morning, back to hotel in Kyoto.
Day 5 (Apr27, Wed) - Kyoto to Nara in the morning, then Nara to Osaka in the late afternoon. overnight in Namba area, Osaka.
Day 6 (Apr28, Thu) - roam around Osaka. Take last train Osaka to Tokyo
Day 7 (Apr29, Fri) - Last day of JR pass. either go on a day trip to Hakone or Nikko
Day 8 (Apri30, Sat) - Akihabara, Ginza, Tokyo Tower
Day 9 (May 1, Sun) - either go on a day trip to Hakone or Nikko
Day 10 (May2, Mon) - Asakusa and Odaiba
Day 11 (May3, Tue) - roam around Tokyo, may be try an Onsen
Day 12 (May4, Wed) - roam around Tokyo, last minute shopping
Day 13 (May5, Thu) - Depart Tokyo 11:45am

Thank you so much!

jentgan
jentgan

Hi there,

1.) As it is now, you'll already be getting the best value out of your JR Pass (by using it from day 1-7). Travel between all these places is covered by the JR Pass.

2.) Yes!

3.) You've already booked a lot, so I won't be changing much here. However I do recommend making a visit to Kyomizudera in Kyoto if you have the time.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $282.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.