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help in ticket type

Help in ticket type

Hi

I'm planning to travel to Japan in next month and want to know whether it's worth to buy JR pass or what type of ticket I should buy , like to take bullet train in any of the below routes

My itinerary for 7 nights is as below

-day 1 Narita to Shinjuku and visit local places around Shinjuku -day 2 travel in Shinjuku and Tokyo, Shibuya -day 3 travel to mt Fuji from shinjuku -day 4 travel to Osaka from Shinjuku -day 5 from Osaka to Kyoto and back to Osaka -day 6 from Osaka to Nara and back to Osaka -day 7 from Osaka to Narita

Anu
Anu

Hi there,

Yes a 7 day JR Pass would certainly help you make savings.

Here's a quick breakdown of ticket prices.
Narita Airport - Shinjuku ¥ 3,190
Shinjuku - Shibuya ¥ 160
Shinjuku - Osaka ¥ 14,140
Osaka - Kyoto (return) ¥ 1,120
Osaka - Nara (return) ¥ 1,600
Osaka - Narita Airport ¥ 16,700

For a total of ¥ 37,210 or at least ¥ 8,100 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. Note that I left Fuji out as there are many different options for visiting Fuji but you can certainly make more savings with the JR Pass when visiting Fuji.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much. It will be really helpful if you can also let me know which JR rail lines and routes to take for the above itinerary pls

Anu
Anu

Hi there,

Most routes are direct routes.

The only route that really needs a transfer is Shinjuku - Osaka.
You can also use Hyperdia to look up any other route you wish.

http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi/en/search.html?dep_node=SHINJUKU(JR)&arv_node=OSAKA&via_node01=&via_node02=&via_node03=&year=2015&month=03&day=18&hour=07&minute=40&search_type=0&search_way=&transtime=undefined&sort=0&max_route=5&faretype=0&airplane=off&ship=off&sprnozomi=off&bus=off&privately=off&lmlimit=null&search_target=route&facility=reserved&sum_target=7).

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Daniel-san
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