questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

how many day pass is required ?

How many day pass is required ?

My itinerary is as follows.

Tokyo 03 nights 12th - 15th
Takayama 01night 15th - 16th
Hiroshima 01 night - 16th - 17th
Osaka 02 nights 17th - 19th
Kyoto - 03 nights 19th – 22nd
Hakone -01 night 22nd - 23rd
Yokohama -01 night 23rd - 24th

Would a 7 day pass be sufficient for above itinerary ?

As it would be used as follows.

15/04 Tokyo to Takayama ( Day 1 )
16/04 Takayama to Hiroshima ( Day 2 )
17/04 Hiroshima to Osaka ( Day 3 )
19/04 Osaka to Kyoto ( Day 4 )
22/04 Kyoto to Hakone ( Day 5 )
23/04 Hakone to Yokohama ( Day 6 )
24/04 Yokohama to Tokyo Narita Airport ( Day 7 )

Would the pass entitle free travel from Tokyo Narita airport to the city on my arrival date in Japan of 12/04 ?

chanakar
chanakar

Hi there!

When planning your itinerary with for your JR Pass, it is good to keep in mind that the JR Pass is valid for a consecutive amount of days. In other words it can be used for 7, 14 or 21 days straight. Looking at your itinerary I do think that a 14 day JR Pass would offer good value.

You could cover your complete itinerary with it, including travel to and from the airport.

Here's an example of possible savings:

Narita Airport - Tokyo ¥ 3,220
Tokyo - Takayama ¥ 15,010
Takayama - Hiroshima ¥ 17,180
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,430
Osaka - Kyoto ¥ 560
Kyoto - Hakone (Odawara station) ¥ 12,280
Hakone - Yokohama ¥ 1,950
Yokohama - Narita Airport ¥ 3,840

For a total of ¥ 64,470 or ¥ 18,080 in savings as the 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 46,390.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Dear Daniel - san

Appreciate your prompt reply and breakdown of individual fares.

Thanks for same.

Chanaka

chanakar
chanakar

Hi Daniel

I have a few more questions for you.

When purchasing a JR pass is the best price available on the jrpass.com site ?

If purchasing pass from JR site do I have to pay the USD 25 delivery charge ?

Could I not collect same from Narita airport on my arrival ?

Chanaka

chanakar
chanakar

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