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japan rail pass vs buying return tickets for individual journeys

Japan rail pass vs buying return tickets for individual journeys

want to know if a Japan rail pass is a good option or is it better to buy individual tickets for for this itinerary

day 1 : land in tokyo - narita -take narita express to shingkawa and then take Shingkasen to kyoto.

day 2: kyoto sight seeing (using local bus)

day 3: return to Tokyo by shinkasen

day4 and 5: tokyo sightseeing using metro

day6: narita express to Narita airport and fly out



Hello Rajiv,

For this itinerary I would recommend using a 7 day JR Pass. The price of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto using the Shinkansen.

From there any additional travel is basically free. Just by adding the return Tokyo - Narita Airport using the Narita Express can give you a good amount of savings.

Hope this helps,


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