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7 day or 14 day jr pass?

7 day or 14 day JR pass?

Hello guys,

I will be going to Japan for 11 days and 10 nights on 7th to 17th June this year.
Wondering whether I should buy the 7 day or 14 day JR pass.

Itinerary as follows:
Day 1: Arrive in Narita Airport--> Shinjuku
Day 2: Tokyo
Day 3: DisneySea
Day 4: Tokyo --> Hakone (1 night stay in Hakone-yumoto)
Day 5: Hakone --> Kyoto
Day 6: Kyoto
Day 7: Nara day trip from Kyoto
Day 8: Kyoto --> Osaka
Day 9: Osaka--> Universal Studios
Day 10: Osaka --> Tokyo (Shinjuku)
Day 11: Shinjuku --> Narita Airport

  1. I am not sure whether I should purchase the 7 day or 14 day JR pass.
    I know the JR pass includes NE'X from Narita to Shinjiku. However I have read that the JR pass will not be used much while I am in Tokyo for the first 3 days?

  2. Also I am not sure whether I should purchase the Hakone Express pass from Shinjuku to Hakone or should I just use the JR pass to travel to Odawara.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

W789
W789

Hello there,

1.) I recommend using a 7 day JR Pass for Day 4 - Day 10. This would cover your long longer distance trips and give you good savings compared to buying normal tickets. Generally local travel does not cost a lot and it is fine to buy normal tickets for the other days that you'll spend in Tokyo.

2.) I would use the JR Pass to use the Shinkansen to Odawara. Its faster and free with the JR Pass.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel! That's very helpful.
What transportation would you recommend me to take from Narita to Shinjuku on my 1st and last day?

W789
W789

Hi again,

I would use the JR Narita Express from Narita Airport and back, this is the fastest and most convenient way to/from Shinjuku.

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Daniel-san
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