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which pass is best

Which pass is best

Arriving Tokyo evening of 23 June and planning to stay till 29 June;

29 June travelling to Hakone / Mount Fuji

30 June travel to Kyoto

2 July travel to Hiroshima

5 July travel to Osaka

6 July return to Tokyo and leave

JKS21
JKS21

Hi there,

This is an easy choice and one that will give you over 20,000yen in savings. Go for the 7 day JR Pass, the pass itself is almost the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka using the Shinkansen. From there any additional travel is what you can save. For instance travel to Hiroshima from Osaka alone is 10,030 /one way.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Will I still be able to use the pass travelling back to Tokyo on 6 July or will it have expired if I activate it on 29 June. I did wonder if it would be better to get a 14 day pas as I could use it for any day trips from Tokyo.

Also what is the cost of the train from the airport in to Tokyo

JKS21
JKS21

Hi again!

There's enough travel in your itinerary for a 14 day JR Pass to pay off, however I think it would be more economic to use a 7 day JR Pass and buy local tickets for Tokyo. This because local travel is not very pricey. That is different though if you also plan to make a couple of day trips from Tokyo, to Nikko for instance. Then I would go for the 14 day JR Pass.

If you go for a 7 day JR Pass then 30th June - 6th of July is the best time to use it.

A one way ticket Tokyo - Narita Airport is about 3000yen with the Narita Express or starting at 1,200yen using local trains.

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Daniel-san
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