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7 day pass adequate for 11 nights in japan?

7 day pass adequate for 11 nights in Japan?

I plan to spend 3 or 4 days in Tokyo, then go to Takayama, Kanazawa, Hiroshima/Miyajima, Kyoto, Hakone/Mt. Fuji, then back to Tokyo Narita airport.

I will arrive on a Tuesday evening at the Narita airport around 7:30 p.m, leaving Japan the following Saturday (10 days later) about 7 p.m.

Should I start using the 7 day pass after leaving Tokyo to Takayama? or should I buy a 14 day pass for local transportation within Tokyo?

lloyd
lloyd

Hi there,

A 7 day JRPass would be the best option here. It would be best used when traveling from when you set out of Tokyo to explore Takayama and beyond. You'll make outstanding savings over normal tickets, given the cities and areas you'll visit.

Hope this helps and have a great trip!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you.

I heard about overnight train ride out of Tokyo, which route is the best option to do so?

what type of ticket(s) should I buy to travel locally within Tokyo and between the Narita Airport to Tokyo?

lloyd
lloyd

Hi there,

I think that you may be referring to the Sunrise Express. This is the only night train southbound from Tokyo. A basic seat is covered by the JRPass but should be reserved days in advance, as the train can sell out quickly.

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Daniel-san
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Daniel,

does the JR 7 day pass cover the "RomanceCar" from Shinjuku to Hokane? how about the Hokane Tozan train, bus, Hokane cable car, the Hokane Ropeway, or sightseeing cruise? I see all that in the Hokane Freepass.

lloyd
lloyd

Hi Again!

Travel to Hakone using the Odakyu Romance Car is not included in any JR Pass, as it is run by an other rail company. The same applies for all travel within Hakone. However you may pickup a Hakone Free Pass, which covers them all!

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Daniel-san
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