questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

fuji region to kyoto.

Fuji region to Kyoto.

Hi again.We finally went for a 21 day pass thanks to your great advice.
Firstly,We are going from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko in the Fuji region then we are going to Kyoto.Is there a better way to get to Kyoto with the JR pass rather than go back to Tokyo ?
Secondly,we are going from Kyoto to Hida-hagiwara in the Gifu region and were wondering does the JR pass get us there and if so how ?
PS are you free to come with us in October LOL..
Many thanks .Norman

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Hi Norman,

Here are some answers for you:

  1. The fastest way to Kyoto from Otsuki is via Tokyo/Shin-Yokohama taking 4hrs. The scenic route via Shizuoka takes 6hrs, but does track you around the base of Mt Fuji for more views.

  2. Yes, the JR Pass will get you to Hidahagiwara. From Kyoto you should get the Bullet train up to Nagoya, and then change to a WideView train to take you up into the alps. Here's a sample itinerary for you.

Believe me, I wish I could come on a 21 day trip! :D (that said, if you ever need assistance while you are there, please don't hesitate to ask here!).

Hope this helps!

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It helps a lot.Many thanks again and im sure we will be in touch soon.Norman

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NORMAN

Hi again.We were just wondering ,in the last information are all the trains covered by the JR pass ?
And rather than bothering you everytime,is there a way we can tell which trains are covered by the JR pass and which are not ?
This might help us in the future.
Many thanks again.Norman

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NORMAN

Hi Norman,

The best way to check is by using Hyperdia to search for routes between locations. You can specify only JR trains by following the instructions we have in this blog post.

Hope this helps!

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