questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

going to japan for the first time

going to japan for the first time

im going to japan for the first time over christmass and new years eve,
im landing in tokyo and from there i want to go to osaka for 3 days and kyoto for 3 days and then back to tokyo.
so should i buy the seven days pass or should i buy the tickets when i get there ?
thank you.


Hi there,

This is a very classic type of trip you plan to make and the JR Pass works very well for it. Basically the price of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same as a normal return Tokyo - Kyoto/Osaka. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price. Besides travel between the above cities, the JR Pass is also handy for transport on local JR lines in Tokyo, Osaka and to a limited extend in Kyoto, additionally you may use it for travel to and from the Airport.

Hope this helps,


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