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7 or 14 day pass?

7 or 14 day pass?

Hi! I would appreciate any advice on whether to get a 7 or 14 day rail pass. My itinerary is as follows:

Day 1-3: Tokyo
Day 4-5: Hakone
Day 6-9: Kyoto (including day trip to Nara)
Day 10-11: Naoshima Island
Day 12-15: Tokyo

Any input wold be great, thank you!


Hello there,

I would recommend using a 7 day JR Pass if you can use it from the 5th - 11th and use it to return to Tokyo on the 11th. You could for instance use a late evening train if you want to max out your at Naoshima.

Otherwise I would stick to purchasing normal tickets as you travel.

Hope this helps,


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