questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

is the 14 day pass a good deal for our schedule

is the 14 day pass a good deal for our schedule

We are trying to determine if the pass is worth while since we will not be using it daily?

Day 1 Fukura to Hagi
Day 3 Hagi to Toyooka
Day 4 Toyooka to Kyoto
Day 8 Kyoto to Niigata
Day 10 ...friends are driving us from Niigata to Yamagata
Day 14 Yamagata to Nikko

Would the 14 day pass be a good idea for five train trips?

Day 15 we will be traveling from Nikko to Tokyo, but that distance is not so great and we will be staying in Tokyo for the next four days before flying home.

Thank you for your assistance, Wally

Wally
Wally

Hi Wally!

Let's have a look at ticket prices and find out! Before we begin though, do you really mean Fukura (in Tophoku) to Hagi (Yamaguchi-ken?) This is almost impossible to do in single day. I only found one route which takes the whole day. You can find it here. I would honestly recommend looking into alternative transportation such as flying if you want to do it in a single day. Never the less I have included it in below

As for Toyooka, do you mean the town near Kobe/Hyugo or near Shizuoka? I've used to one near Kobe as it is the shorter route

Day 1 Fukura to Hagi ¥ 30,670
Day 3 Hagi to Toyooka ¥ 14,670
Day 4 Toyooka to Kyoto ¥ 7,530
Day 8 Kyoto to Niigata ¥ 21,080
Day 14 Yamagata to Nikko ¥ 9,140

For a total of ¥ 83,090 or ¥ 37,990 as the 14 day JR Pass is 45,100. So you would be making very very very good savings with the JR Pass however there's a lot of travel involved so I would recommend looking at changing your planning. For instance moving Kyoto to day would would spread travel time around in a better way.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

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