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do i need a jr pass for osaka-kyoto-nara?

Do i need a JR pass for osaka-kyoto-nara?

Hi, I'm planning a trip to osaka, kyoto and nara from 18-24Aug. Is it worth it to get the 7D JR pass or just buy JR kansai Area pass? Thanks for your help! =)

priscy
priscy

Hello there,

For this trip I would recommend buying normal tickets.Travel costs between Osaka - Kyoto and Nara are all very low and you would not be able to make savings with a JR or Kansai Pass.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel!

How about getting the Haruku & ICOCA card round trip pass? Our itinerary will be:

Day 1: Kansai Airport to Kyoto
Day 2-5: Kyoto (get the kyoto bus pass)
Day 6: Kyoto to Osaka ( Are we able to use ICOCA to pay for the fare?)
Day 7-8: Travelling around Osaka ( use ICOCA for the subway?)
Day 9: Osaka to Kansai Airport

Will this gives us more savings or you think getting the regular ticket is better?

Thank you once again!

Prisclla

priscy
priscy

Hi Again!

Yes that looks like a great idea. The ICOCA + Haruka Ticket is a very budget friendly option and you can use the ICOCA card for subway travel as well as lots of other travel, such as between Kyoto and Osaka.

Enjoy!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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