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8 days itinerary using jr pass

8 days Itinerary using JR Pass

Thanks for your previous details. It was very helpful. I have drafted my itinerary based on some of your recommendation.

My Itinerary (I planed to use 7 days JR Pass)
14 Sept Arr at Osaka Kansai International Airport

Kansai international airport to Tanimachi-yonchome

15 Sept Osaka to Kyoto

Kyoto to Nara 
Nara to Osaka

16 Sept Osaka Castle

Osaka to Kurashiki
Kurashiki to Himeji
Himeji to Osaka

17 Sept Osaka to Takayama (Do I have time to detour here?)

Takayama to Ikebukuro

18 Sept Ikebukuro to Tsukiji

Tsukiji to Ginza

19 Sept Ikebukuro to Nikko (

Nikko to Hachioji

20 Sept Ikebukuro to Senjoji

Ikebukuro to Hachioji   
Hachioji to Osaka 

I may need a budget accomodation near Kansai airport so I can save a bit of cost. Could you recommend? Thank you~)
21 Sept Kansai International airport (Flt 12:25pm)

Daughter’s Itinerary (I am getting 7 days JR Pass for her before she fly to Japan) She will be staying in Hachioji for 5 weeks for a study attachement) We will like to meet for the Osaka trip and meeting her in Tokyo. Whereelse can we visit in the evening.
15 Sept Hachioji to Kyoto

Kyoto to Nara 
Nara to Osaka

16 Sept Osaka Castle

Osaka to Kurashiki
Kurashiki to Himeji
Himeji to Osaka

17 Sept Osaka to Takayama

Takayama to Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro to Hachioji

18 Sept Hachioji to Shibuya
19 Sept Hachioji to Ginza
20 Sept Hachioji to Shinjuku
Could you recommend some Weekend trip for my daughter and her friends when they are there.

Thank you for your time. Greatly appreciated!

Best Regards,
Lindsay

Lindsay
Lindsay

Hi there!

Here are some thoughts:

  • Regarding visiting Takayama on the trip to Ikebukuro from Osaka: Here is your proposed itinerary on the 17th. As you can see the proposed travel will take 9h15m, leaving at 9:30am and arriving at 6:45 - it doesn't leave a lot of time for sightseeing in Takayama :)
  • Budget hotels. I'm not sure about what range you are looking at, but the Toyoko inn chain has pretty reliable rooms for ¥6000-7000 per night depending on location. As always, tripadvisor can be a great resource.
  • Daughters entry status. Please note the JR Pass can only be used for holders of the temporary visitor visa. Your daugher may well enter under this but it's worth checking with her place of study first.
  • Weekend trip. I think I'd recommend a trip to a Japanese hot spring or "onsen" while you are in the country. A good weekend trip which combines hot spring baths and great views of Mt Fuji is the Hakone five lakes area. You can buy a 2 dap pass for this from Tokyo called the Hakone Free Pass.

Hope this helps!

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