questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

do i need a jr pass?

Do I need a JR Pass?

Hi everyone,

I'm planning a 09days/08nights trip to Japan and I've read a JR Pass is extremly efective for moving around.
My itinerary includes:

  • Arriving at Narita Airport and going to my hotel.
  • Moving around Tokyo
  • Tokyo-Kamakura
  • Tokyo-Hakone
  • Hakone-Kyoto
  • Kyoto-Osaka
  • Osaka-Tokyo
  • Hotel-Airport

Does anybody knows in which trips I would be able to use the Pass? Is it worth it? Do I need the 14d or the 7d?
Thanks!!!

pd. Is my itinerary missing something? should I make it more simple? =)

pao_vera
pao_vera

Hi there,

The JR Pass covers travel between all these places but not every route is very expansive. My advise would be to use a JR Pass to travel to Hakone, Kyoto, Osaka and back to Tokyo. A 7 day JR Pass would be ideal if you can use it for this part of the itinerary.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

PS: There are always new things to explore in Japan, don't worry about what you are missing, instead enjoy was you are seeing. Can always visit Japan a 2nd time :)

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much for your answer.
Can you help with this one? If I start using my JR Pass on Friday around 07pm, would I be able to still use it next Friday around 09am? or de 07 days are calendar?
Thanks!!

pao_vera
pao_vera

Hi again,

The JR Pass is counted in full days (not 24h periods). Meaning it would be valid Fri - Thursday.

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Daniel-san
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