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is it worthy? nozomi?

Is it worthy? Nozomi?

Hi.

I'm writing from Brazil and I'm going to Japan next week and I will travel by train in these itineraries:

1) Kyoto - Hiroshima.

2) Hiroshima - Kyoto.

Is the 7-day plan worthy for that or should I buy single tickets ?

Does the 7-day plan covers the Nozomis trains to that cities? I read an article that said it doesn't. Could you please tell me the schedule morning of those trips on April 1st and April 2nd and the best way to get there?

Thank you.

gustavoazeredo
gustavoazeredo

Hi there!

A one way ticket Kyoto - Hiroshima is ¥ 10,990, this however is not enough for a JR Pass to pay off (even if you make the return). So I'd suggest buying normal tickets instead. It is true that you can't use the Nozomi train to Hiroshima with the JR Pass but you can take the Sakura express instead, which is almost as fast and a more modern train.

You can find the train schedule at http://www.hyperdia.com/

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Sorry Daniel. I mixed it up.

Actually my itineraries are

1- kyoto - hiroshima

2- hiroshima - Tokyo

Is it worthy to buy the 7-day Plan?

gustavoazeredo
gustavoazeredo

Hi Again,

Yes in this case I do think that a 7 day JR Pass would be useful!

Kyoto - Hiroshima ¥ 10,990
Hiroshima - Tokyo ¥ 18,250

For a total of ¥ 29,240 The 7 day JR Pass is 28,300, so you are already making savings. Remember that any travel you may do after would add to your savings. For instance you could make a visit to Miyajima from Hirsoshima.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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