questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

8 days / kansai airport-osaka-nara-kyoto-tokyo

8 days / Kansai Airport-Osaka-Nara-Kyoto-Tokyo

Hi everybody,

I am traveling to Osaka at June 2nd. Here is my traveling itinerary. I will spend 7 nights there.

June 3rd - Kansai International Airport - Osaka
June 4th – 6th - Osaka
June 7th - Osaka-Kyoto-Osaka
June 8th - Osaka-Nara-Kyoto-Osaka
June 9th – Osaka-Tokyo-Osaka
June 10th - Osaka- Kansai International Airport

Which pass is the best for me? Does JR pass covers also train from Kansai Airport to Osaka? Or maybe is better to buy JR Kansai Area Pass?

Thank you


Hello Katarina,

A 7 day JR Pass very well with your itinerary. The cost of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka using the Shinkansen. From there any additional travel is what you can save. This includes travel from Kansai Airport - Osaka and to Kyoto and Nara. Additionally you can use the local JR lines within Osaka as well.

Note that the 7 day JR Pass would either cover from June 3rd - June 9th or June 4th - June 10th. So you'd have to buy a one way ticket Osaka - Kansai Airport. This can be as low as 1,000yen.

Hope this helps,


Dear Daniel,

Thank you so much for useful information.
May I ask you one more thing? I am thinking to change my travel itinerary. Maybe is not the best idea to go to Tokyo for just 1 day, I wont be able to see much of the city for such short time. So, I think to go on some other city in Kansai region at June 9th (maybe Kobe). Which pass is the best in that case? Still JR Pass?

Thank you for your kindness,
Warm regards,


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