7 or 14 days pass for my itinerary
I'm going to travel to Japan this Nov total no of us is 8 person, I'm not sure whether to get a 7 or 14 days JR pass , or should I get a regional pass like Kansai Area pass (which is the most cost effective)? My itinerary as follow:
8/11 Arrive at Narita airport at 7am straight away process to Mt Fuji Hakone (will get a mt Fuji Round trip Tiket)
10/11 Hakone to Tokyo
11 & 12/11 Tokyo
13/11 Tokyo to Toyoma (using Hakuriku Shinkansen to Kurobe-Unazukionsen Station)
14/11 Toyoma to Takayama (after having a Kurobe Gorge Train Ride)
15/11 Takayama - Shirakawago (join J hop Tour) and from Takayama to Kyoto
16,17 & 18/11 - Kyoto
19/11 Kyoto to Osaka
21/11 Depart from Kansai Airport
And I also want to know does this Kansai Pass will cover the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Osaka or Nagoya, and can I use it to travel to Nara? Another question is when I reach Narita Airport how to process to Mt Fuji or Hakone.
Hello YF Chai,
The most expensive bits are Tokyo - Toyama ¥ 12,730, Toyama - Takayama ¥ 3,360 and Takayama - Kyoto ¥ 9,960. Put together these do not add up to the cost of a JR Pass and therefor it is better to buy normal tickets as you travel.
A Kansai Pass does not cover the Shinkansen you can use the local train instead between Osaka and Kyoto, however this only costs 560yen and it is also cheaper here to just buy normal tickets.
Hope this helps,
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