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do i need a jr pass?

Do i need a JR Pass?

Hello,my bf and i are travelling to japan in January(9-20) with limited budget and would be appreciate if someone could tell me it is worth buying a JR pass for 7 days and how can i fully use it? (my friend suggest me to travel with night bus, but i am thinking if with JR pass i can really save a lot of time,money and travel to nearby city if i want for example hakone? nara? )

9/1/2017 (Day 1) - arriving at osaka airport (10.25pm)
10/1/2017 (Day 2) - Kyoto
11/1/2017 (Day 3) - Kyoto
12/1/2017 (Day 4) - Kanazawa
13/1/2017 (Day 5) - Shirakawa-go
14/1/2017 (Day 6) - Tokyo
15/1/2017 (Day 7) - Tokyo
16/1/2017 (Day 8) - Tokyo
17/1/2017 (Day 9) - Tokyo
18/1/2017 (Day 10) - Osaka
19/1/2017 (Day 11) - Osaka
20/1/2017 (Day 12) - Osaka (depart in the morning 11am flight)

Thank You.

annabella_yl
annabella_yl

Hi there,

A 7 day JR Pass will work very will with your itinerary when used from Day 4 - Day 10. These are long routes and you will make very good savings compared to purchasing normal tickets. Additionally the JR Pass is valid on the local JR Network in Tokyo, Osaka as well as a good excuse to make day trips to Hakone, Nara, Nikko or wherever your fancy takes you.

The only part that is not included is the bus between Kanazawa - Shirakawago

I've used several night buses in the past and for me its impossible to sleep on them. Its a real waste if you lose your next day to fatigue when you are only in Japan for little over a week. That said, it could a be good option if you can sleep on the bus and really need to watch your budget.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel for your speedy respond.

Can you kindly advice me how is my this travel itinerary? it is will be very rush or just nice? Would appreciate it if you could give me some advice on it.

Thank You.

annabella_yl
annabella_yl

Hi there,

I don't think it will be rushed, think it would be more relaxed than anything.

What part would you like advise on? I think it looks good as it is now.

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

I can use the JR pass for any train / shinkansen which under JR? (i noticed that there are JR Kyushu, JR Shikoku, JR West, JR East etc.)

Travel in the city Tokyo / osaka / kyoto i still can use the JR pass? where can i check the metro i can take under JR Pass?

Thank you.

annabella_yl
annabella_yl

Hi again,

All Shinkansen lines and JR services are included. You can also use our map here: www.jrpass.com/map

Local JR lines in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka are included but other transport like the metro is not. You can use www.hyperdia.com to plan your trips and routes.

Hope you find this useful!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel for your speedy respond.

I will look into it.

annabella_yl
annabella_yl

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