questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

do i need jr pass?

Do I need JR Pass?

Hi,

I will be travelling to Japan for 7days with the below temporary itinerary:

Osaka-Tokyo
Tokyo-Kyoto
Kyoto-Nara
Nara-Osaka

Is it worth it and practical to buy JR pass to use for Osaka-Tokyo? My flight entry and exit is Osaka.
What is the best and practical mode of transportation for Osaka-Tokyo for this trip?
Thank you!

Best Regards,
Astrid

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dirtsa

Hi Astrid,

The 7 day JR pass is well worth considering when making the return trip Osaka - Tokyo. The cost of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka.

You can use the Hikari bullet trains between Tokyo - Osaka, as well as local travel on JR lines in Tokyo and to Nara and Kyoto. This together will give you great savings.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel-san,

Below is my temporary/planned itinerary:
Day1 ETA Osaka
2 Osaka to Kyoto
3 Osaka to Kyoto-Arashiyama
4 Osaka to Nara/Himeji
5 Osaka to Hiroshima
6 Osaka to Tokyo
7 Tokyo
8 Tokyo to Osaka

Can I use the JR pass for all the locations I plan to visit? :)

Thanks so much!

Best Regards,
Astrid

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dirtsa

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