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which route is better?

Which route is better?

This is my first time traveling to japan and I would like to know if is necesary to get a 21 days jr pass or 15 days jr pass and also I don't know wich of these routes are better.

Tokyo > kanazawa > shirakawago > takayama > nagoya > kyoto

Tokyo >nagoya > takayama > shirakawago>kanazawa>kyoto

MARCH
18th Departure from Mexico
19th Arrival to Tokyo at night
20th Tokyo
21st Tokyo
22nd Tokyo
23rd Tokyo
24th Hakone (We don't know if we stay or go back to Tokyo)
25th Kamakura and yokohama
26th Day trip to nikko
27th Tokyo-kanazawa
28th kanazawa-Shirakawa go-Takayama
29th Takayama
30th Takayama-nagoya-kyoto
31st Kyoto

APRIL
1st Kyoto
2nd Kyoto
3rd Kyoto-Hiroshima-Miyajima
4th Miyajima-Hiroshima-Himeji-Osaka
5th Osaka- Nara-Osaka
6th Osaka
7th Osaka-Tokyo
8th Tokyo

P.s I'mgoing on the cherry blossom season, should I get a green class? Thank you

Amor Márquez
Amor Márquez

Hi there,

I checked both routes but they both work well. I don't think there is any difference except for personal preference. Personally I would go with Tokyo > kanazawa > shirakawago > takayama > nagoya > kyoto as you can ride the newly opened Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kanazawa.

As for Green Class, it certainly is nice to travel Green Class. Still there are plenty of seats in ordinary class and you don't need to upgrade just for securing a seat. Green Class is best if you love to travel is comfort and quiet.

Think the rest of the route looks very good!

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you for your prompt reply. I surely going to stay with this route:
Tokyo > kanazawa > shirakawago > takayama > nagoya > kyoto

I still don't know if I need to get the jr for 15 days or 21? what do you recommed me?
Thank you

Amor Márquez
Amor Márquez

Hi again!

You will be traveling so much, that I recommend using a 21 day JR Pass.

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much I will get a 21 days JR pass for sure :)
I just waiting the date so I can purshase it

Amor Márquez
Amor Márquez

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