questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

around japan in 3 weeks

Around Japan in 3 weeks

Hi,

I would like to know how we get to the places we would like to visit (by public transport). We would like the fastest way when possible. Also we will travel with our suitcases so we do not want to have many stopovers. Is this possible for our route? We would like to buy a JR railpass but I do not know if you would advice that.

We will arrive at Osaka Kansai Airport and we need to go too Yotsubashi Station for our hotel.
In Osaka we would like to see the aquarium
From Osaka to Hiroshima station
In Hiroshima we would like to visit the Wisteria flower tunnel
From Hiroshima to Kyoto Station
In Kyoto we would like to visit the bamboo forest and visit Nara
From Kyoto we will go to Nagano Yudanaka Station
From Nagano we wil travel too Tokyo JR Shinjuku station
Of course we will travel in Tokyo ass well.
From Tokyo we have to get back to the airport

I hope you can give us some advise!

Kdemoor
Kdemoor

Hi there,

With the JR Pass you never really have to worry about finding the best route yourself as the JR Staff will do so for you. Just go to any ticket center and tell the JR Staff where you wish to travel. They will then find the best route for you and reserve seats free of charge with the JR Pass. See our blog post with all the details

I also checked your route and whether the JR Pass covers it and it will cover by far the greater part of your rail travel. Only a small part between Nagano - Yudanaka station will you have to use other transport.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you!
Would you advise a Green pass or an Ordenary? We are going from Kyoto in golden week.

Kdemoor
Kdemoor

Thank you!
Would you advise a Green pass or an Ordenary? We are going from Kyoto in golden week.

Kdemoor
Kdemoor

Hi again!

Although not necessarily required to gain a seat during Golden Week, a Green Class upgrade can certainly be nice to avoid some of the traveling crowds.

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Daniel-san
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