questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

hokkaido - osaka

Hokkaido - Osaka

2 of us will be traveling as follows:-

22/12 arrived in Kansai airport approx. 3:35pm, will be overnight in hotel near Kansai airport. Might want to go around after check in hotel.
23/12 7am flight to New Chitose airport. Train to Noboribetsu
24/12 day trip to Toya lake
25/12 Noboribetsu to Sapporo, check in hotel then to Oharu
26/12 furano day trip
27/12 travel around Sapporo city, flight back to Osaka at approx. 3pm from new Chitose airport to Kansai, train to city centre
28/12 Kyoto day trip
29/12 Nara day trip
30/12 shopping around in Osaka
31/12 train to airport for flight back home.

Please advise which pass type I should buy and is it Applicable for all these places that I wanted to go.

Much obliged.


Hi there!

As you will be doing most of your travel in the Kansai area, I don't recommend the nationwide JR Pass for your trip. For your itinerary I think I recommend looking into the following passes which can be purchased on arrival at Kansai airport:

Then on arrival into New Chitose, I recommend you purhcase simple tickets for the trip to Noboribetsu, Toya and Furano, but you may find it's a good idea to purchase a hokkaido rail pass.

Hope this helps!

Hope this helps!


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