questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

advice needed

Advice needed

Hello I need advice.

This is my travel details, which pass should I get?
I will be travelling for 10 days.
Narita Airport > Nagano > Mt Fuji > Tokyo > Haneda airport.

Which travel passes is best recommended for my travel itinerary?

corrinelam
corrinelam

Hello there,

I checked your itinerary for the best options and have to say that there is no pass that easily matches your itinerary. Therefor I think the best option would simply be to buy normal tickets as you explore Japan. A JR Pass could certainly be useful if you also added a visit to Kyoto or Osaka.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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What about a JR East Pass? Will it be good?

corrinelam
corrinelam

Hi again!

The JR East Pass is useful for travel north of Tokyo and Nagano. Generally you would have to do a bit more travel that you do now to make a JR East Pass count.

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel-san,

Thank you for your advice. May I know if it is necessary to reserve bullet train tickets in advance before my trip? Or can I just go to the train station to buy a ticket when I need to travel?
If I need to book tickets for my itinerary first, may I know how I can go about doing it?

Regards,
Corrine

corrinelam
corrinelam

Hi Corrine,

To learn all about seat reservations have a look at this page.

Generally you can just reserve seats 20min before departure. Unless it is a public Holiday, then you should get them 2-4 days in advance.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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