questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

10 days trip , tokyo....kyoto , osaka

10 days trip , tokyo....kyoto , osaka

Hello!

Please advise me if i should be getting a jr pass or buying normal tickets will do.
i will be arriving to tokyo on 6/11 and place 3 days tour visit in tokyo.
9/11 to Shin- Yokohama ,
10/11 to nagoya ,
11&12/11 - 2 days kyoto
13&14/11 to osaka , my last stop.

Q 1: will the jr pass be cover all the journeys i make for the bullet train? is it for all the stops ?
Q 2: and does jr pass cover all the local transportation in each place?
Q 3; can i use it for other transportation like buses ?
Q 3: how long does it take for journey from tokyo to osaka by bullet train ?'
Q 4: should i buy the jr pass online or i can get it when i arrive to tokyo. are they the same price ?
Q 5: and i should get normal ticket for train from kyoto to osaka ?

thanks

KKP
KKP

Hello there,

While the JR Pass covers the entire trip, it would be more economic to purchase normal tickets. The JR Pass would be great if used for a return trip Tokyo - Osaka.

This also brings of to Q1. Yes the JR Pass covers all these stops. However it is basically a one way route Tokyo - Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kyoto are directly on the route.

2/3.) The JR Pass covers local JR lines and transport run by JR. Transport run by other companies is not. Most buses are run by other companies.

3.) It takes about 3 hours.

4.) You can only purchase the JR Pass outside of Japan. This is important to know if you do want to purchase one.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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hello ,
thank you for the advices. may i also know how much is the ticket cost for the bullet train from tokyo to kyoto, kyoto to osaka and tokyo to osaka ?
thank you

KKP
KKP

Hello there,

You can find all ticket prices using www.hyperdia.com.

Also see how to plan with Hyperdia.

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Daniel-san
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Hello,

thank you for the information
Q1as you said the im travelling a one way route. Tokyo - Osaka, Yokohama, Nagoya and Kyoto are directly on the route, if I'm buying the normal ticket , i have to buy different for each stops right ? like tokyo to yokohama, yokohama to nagoya, nagoya to kyoto , kyoto to osaka.
Q2how about the airport express train to the city(tokyo) ? does jr pass covers too ?
Q3 how much does it cost for a day pass for local underground ticket in tokyo?

thanks

KKP
KKP

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