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HI,

I'm planning a trip with my wife to western Japan and itineraries as follow:

  1. 31 Oct 2015 - Arriving Osaka Kansai Airport and to proceed to Kyoto staying in Hearton Hotel located near Karasumaoike Station. Will travel around Kyoto to visit places of interest.
  2. 2 Nov 2015 - Leaving for Kinosaki Onsen Station and stay for 2 days.
  3. 4 Nov 2015 - Plan to go to Kobe and stays for 2 days before going to Osaka.
  4. 6 Nov 2015 - Will stay in Osaka until 9 Nov. Will visit Nara park and place of interest around Osaka.
  5. 9 Nov 2015 - Leaving Osaka to Kansai airport to take a 11am flight to Singapore.

Would appreciate your help to adv the best option to purchase type of train ticket to travel around all the above places.

Thanks & regards

David Tan

David Tan
David Tan

Hello there,

Most of your travel is within the Kansai Area and you could look at a Kansai Wide Pass for travel from Kyoto - Kinosaki Onsen the rest is all very close and it generally does not pay to buy a local pass for travel between Kyoto - Kobe - Osaka -Nara. So I would just buy normal tickets for those parts.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel,

I'm trying to compare buying a 1 trip ticket vs the Kansai Wide Pass (S$94) mentioned by you. I can't seems to be able to check on the single trip pricing from Kyoto Stn to Kinosaki Onsen Stn to make a price comparison. Hope you can help to direct me to a site where I can see some ticket prices. Appeciate yr help and thanks again.

David

David Tan
David Tan

Hi David,

You can look up ticket prices using www.hyperdia.com

See below for a detailed how to guide:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/plan-with-the-hyperdia-online-timetable

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