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jr pass help for osaka-kyoto-nara-osaka-tokyo

JR Pass help for Osaka-Kyoto-Nara-Osaka-Tokyo

Hi

I will be traveling with the following itinerary breakdown. Hope you can help take a look if a JR Pass is worth the money for me and my travel partner. Thanks

Day 1: Kansai (10AM) - Kyoto - Umahori
Day 2: Kyoto
Day 3: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto
Day 4: Kyoto - Osaka
Day 5: Osaka - Universal Studio
Day 6: Osaka - Tokyo
Day 7: Tokyo
Day 8: Tokyo - Narita (flight is at 11:55AM)

I understand that the JR Pass is valid for 7 days. If we were to use the JR Pass, when is ideal to activate it? Thanks! Appreciate your help. Awaiting for your response.

skye
skye

Hi there,

For your trip it would be better to buy normal tickets. The cost of travelling locally in the Kansai Area and Tokyo is not expansive, that only leaves your trip from Osaka - Tokyo. This however is not enough for a JR Pass to help you make savings.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel. If I buy Osaka-Tokyo tickets, do I need to book it online or I can just buy it over the ticketing counter?

skye
skye

Hi there,

You can do so at any ticket counter :)

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel

If following the itinerary above and I add Day 7 as a day trip to Hakone and back. Will the JR Pass benefit me?

skye
skye

Hi again,

No, it would not make much difference. If you want to save money travelling to Hakone. Look at a Hakone Free Pass.

http://www.odakyu.jp/english/deels/freepass/hakone/

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