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13 days itinerary with 7 days jr pass

13 days itinerary with 7 days JR Pass

Hi Everyone!!!

This year I'm going on my first travel to Japan (from September 27 to October 09).
My question is if I'll be able to travel with a 7 days JR Pass with the next itinerary:

-Arriving at Tokyo on Sept 27 (Staying 3 nights/4 days) also I'll visit Nikko in one of these days.

-On Sept 30 I'll go from Tokyo to Hiroshima (This is the day I'll active the JR Pass). I will stay there 2 nights and also will visit Miyajima.

-On October 2, I'll go to Kyoto and stay there 4 nights/5 days (From there I want to go to Osaka and Nara).

Finally on October 6 (The day the JR Pass expire) I'll be back to Tokyo where I'll visit Kamakura and then leave the country on October 10th

I really want to know if this could be possible or if I have to buy the 14 day pass because even if I'm travelling on a budget I don't want to miss the opportunity to make the most of it.

Thank You in advance!



Hi Arlen!

Welcome to the forum. Using a 7 day JR Pass for the trip you describe above would work very well. Going to Hiroshima alone costs 18.000yen for one way and making the return covers the cost of a 7 day JR Pass and already gives you a great bit in savings. Any additional travel only ads to this.

You could also consider a 14 day JR Pass, as you'll do plenty of travel and you would also get good savings with a 14 day JR Pass. That said, I can understand that you would just want to stick to a 7 day JR Pass to keep your budget in check.

Hope this helps,


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