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hi!! 14 day trip and whether to get railpass

HI!! 14 day trip and whether to get railpass

here is what i am looking at

day 1 arrv in Tokyo stay night
day 2 head to Haneda airport to meet family then travel to Hakone
day 3 head to Yokohama
day 4 head to Kyoto for sightseeing
day 5
day 6
day 7 head to Kyushu...ultimately Arita, via Nagasaki preferably..local trains to Arita
day 8
day 9
day 10
day 11
day 12
day 13 head to Nagasaki to fly to Haneda,,,then transfer to Narita to fly out

I am overwhelmed with all the train options and just want to be sure its worth the money to get the pass!

tamikay
tamikay

Hi there,

Letes take a look at your basic itinerary ticket costs to see if a 14 day rail pass (¥45,100) will be worth it for you:

  1. Tokyo > Yokohama: ¥1460, (23mins, 28km)
  2. Yokohama > Kyoto: ¥12590, (164mins, 492km)
  3. Kyoto > Arita: ¥17600, (298mins, 757km)
  4. Arita > Nagasaki(nagasaki): ¥5690, (128mins, 143km)

TOTAL: ¥37340 for 4 legs

Based on the ticket prices and your trip length, I think it makes more sense for you to purchase individual rail tickets as needed rather than going for a 14 day pass as you will save around ¥7000 vs a 14 day Japan Rail Pass. If you were returning to Tokyo using the pass it would be a different story, but as you are flying back, I think ticket makes the most sense.

Hope this helps!

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mari
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