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how to plan the whole trip using jr pass

How to plan the whole trip using JR pass


Can help to advise how to maximize jr pass with below itinerary? And if I need to buy another ticket if based on below itin? Or if you have better suggestion.
We are couple planning to go 1 mar arr at osaka & dep from tokyo on 9 mar.
Day 1: arr osaka
Day 2: kyoto day trip
Day 3: nara day trip
Day 4: explore osaka
Day 5: osaka to mt fuji stay 1nite
Day 6: mt fuji to tokyo
Day 7: tokyo disneyland
Day 8: explore tokyo
Day 9: dep tokyo

Thank you,


Hi Fanny,

The JR Pass may not be the best option for you, from reading at your itinerary I think it would be better to buy tickets as you travel. The JR Pass proves valuable when making a certain amount of travel with it. Visiting Kyoto/Nara as day trips is not very expansive as they are close to each other. The one route that is expansive is Osaka - Mt Fuji/Tokyo but is would not be enough to pay for a JR Pass.

Have a great time in Japan!


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