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jr pass coverage

JR Pass Coverage

What does JR Pass cover? Local trains, buses and metro?

Thanks,
Thanh

tductruong
tductruong

Hi Thanh,

Basically the JR Pass covers all JR Train lines throughout Japan, in addition it is valid on a limited amount of other transport methods. These include local JR Busses and the JR Ferry to Miyajima. I would recommend reading this page for the exact validity.

We have some great resources got get you an idea what is covered. For instance: this interactive map which shows you exactly all train lines that you can travel on, in addition we have a nice section of travel tips to get your started.

I hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Team,

May I check if I can purchase 7 days JR pass base on these routes :
for 10Dec-17Dec

Nagoya-Kanazawa By Ltd Express Shirasagi With Reservation
Kanazawa-Shiragawa-Takayama-Kanazawa by Nohi Bus with Reservation
Kanazawa -Kyoto by Thunderbird with Reservation
Kyoto-Toba-Kyoto By Ltd Express
Kyoto-Osaka by Tokaido-Sanyo Line Special Rapid

momotham
momotham

Hi there,

The JR Pass is valid on all, expect for the NoHi bus, which is a company different from JR. Here normal tickets will be required.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Meaning the 7 days pass will not cover the Nohi bus.

So only Takayama-Hokuriku Area pass will include Nohi Bus?

momotham
momotham

Hi there,

Yes, that's correct.

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

So I am able to apply Hokuriku Area pass with this routing :

Nagoya-Kanazawa By Ltd Express Shirasagi With Reservation

Kanazawa-Shiragawa-Takayama-Kanazawa by Nohi Bus with Reservation

Kanazawa -Kyoto by Thunderbird with Reservation

Thanks in advance

momotham
momotham

Hi again,

Yes, that is covered.

For the exact details see:
http://touristpass.jp/en/takayama_hokuriku/

Thank you!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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