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is it worth a jr pass?

Is it worth a JR Pass?

Hi,

We are visiting in two weeks time and are wondering if a jr pass saves us much with our itinerary.

We fly into Tokyo and take the train from there to Takayama. The next day we travel onto Kanazawa, and then the following day onto Kyoto for 3 nights. We want to use the Kyoto metro and also plan on a day trip to Nara from Kyoto before leaving by train from Kyoto to Osaka Kansai for our return flight.

Can anyone advise on whether it is worthwhile getting the jr pass?

Thanks

Mike

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