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jr east pass vs kanto area pass

JR East Pass vs Kanto Area Pass

Can please advice me which Rail pass should I purchase for Tokyo and surrounding area for day trips JR East Pass or Kento Areas Pass?


Hi there!

For Tokyo and the immediate surrounding area (within the JR-East network) I recommend the Kanto Area Pass. Be sure to calculate your costs however as depending on where you travel to a simple Suica prepaid card may turn out to be more cost effective.

Hope this helps!


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