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would we be better off with a jrp?

Would we be better off with a JRP?


We hope someone is kind enough to answer our question:
We already did some research but are still unsure if we should get a rail pass for our trip in Japan. We would like advice on what would be the cheapest option to travel.

25-4-2014 Osaka
26-4-2014 Osaka>Koyasan
27-4-2014 Koyasan>Nara
28-4-2014 Nara>Kyoto
29-4-2014 Kyoto
30-4-2014 Kyoto
1-5-2014 Kyoto
2-5-2014 Kyoto>Tokyo
3-5-2014 Tokyo
4-5-2014 Tokyo
5-5-2014 Tokyo
6-5-2014 Tokyo
7-5-2014 Tokyo>Osaka
8-5-2014 Osaka>Arima>Osaka
9-5-2014 Osaka

What would you advise us?

Thanks very much in advance,

Johan and Asha


Hi Johan and Asha,

I checked your itinerary for the best options. You could use a 7 day JR Pass for the period 3-5 until 8-5 (I think you mean 2015). The 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket using the Shinkansen between Tokyo - Osaka/Kyoto. Now you can 7 days of unlimited travel, which can come in handy when traveling locally in Tokyo or if you plan on making a day trip from Tokyo to places such as Kamakura, Nikko or Yokohama.

Hope this helps,


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