questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

is it worth buying a japan rail pass (2 adults, 2 children, 3 and 9 years old)

is it worth buying a Japan Rail pass (2 adults, 2 children, 3 and 9 years old)

We are planning to fly to Narita on 25th of June (2 adults, 2 children, 3 and 9 years old). This is our plan: (do you think it is worth buying a Japan Rail pass for visitors?)

  •    25-27 June:  Hotel Metropolitan Edmont Tokyo,  102-8130 Tokyo Prefectuur, Chiyoda-ku Iidabashi 3-10-8 , Japan (we arrive in the airport at 3:30 PM; I guess we then need to take the train, the JR Narita Express Train to Tokyo Station? On Sunday and Monday we can visit then the area?)
  •    27-29 June: Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort,  279-0031 Tokyo Prefectuur, Maihama 1-7, Japan On Tuesday I would visit with the children one of the Disney parks and on Wednesday maybe going to Nikko and then travel to Yokohama to sleep there? 
  •    29-2 July: Hotel JAL City Kannai Yokohama: maybe go to Kamakura on 30the of June or visit the Yokohama area; on 2th of July we need to travel to Kyoto then (so I guess using a Shinkansen?)
  •    2-4 July: Kyoto Brighton Hotel,  602-8071 Kioto, Kyoto, Kamigyo-ku Shinmachi-Dori Nakadachiuri, Japan Saterdayafternoon and Sunday in Kyoto
  •    4-6 July: Asakusa View Hotel,  111-8765 Tokyo Prefectuur, Taito-ku Nishiasakusa 3-17-1, Japan travelling back to Tokyo and visiting that area

What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class?
Any help is welcome :-)


Hi Veerle,

The 7 day JR Pass is worth considering for your visit from Tokyo to Kyoto and back. The cost of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto. From there any additional travel you may do is where savings are to be had. Think of local travel on JR lines, to the Airport and even a possible day trip somewhere.

For 1st class (Green Class) see:

Hope this helps,


Thanks a lot!!


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