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jr pass or jr east is more cost effective on my itinerary

JR Pass or JR East is more cost effective on my itinerary

JR Pass or JR East should be more cost effective for my itinerary below:

Day1: Narita Airport to Ueno station 上野駅

Day2: Ueno Station to Aomori 青森, Leave luggage at Aomori then take train to 弦前. Stay 1 night at aomori

Day3: Aomori Station to Oriase 奧入瀬溪 and get off at 雲井の滝 then walk to 石ヶ戶 then take bus to 谷地温泉Yachi Onsen. After Onsen, at Yachi Onsen take bus to Aomori then take train to Hachinohe 八戶. Stay 1 night at Hachinohe 八戶

Day 4: Hachinohe 八戶 to Kuji久慈, then take train 三陸鐵道 and return to Kuji久慈 and back to Hachinohe 八戶. Stay 1 night at Hachinohe 八戶

Day 5: From Hachinohe 八戶 to 北上展勝地 to leave luggage. From 北上展勝地 to Kakunodate 角館 and Morioka Station and back to 北上展勝地. Stay 1 night at 北上展勝地.

Day 6: From 北上展勝地 to 米沢 and go to 乳頭onsen again. Stay 1 night at 北上展勝地

Day 7: From 北上展勝地 to 茨城懸勝田駅 to 國營常陸海演公園 then retrun to Tokyo Asakusa.

Day 8: From Asakusa to 輕井澤 and back to Asakusa

Day 9-10: Walk around at tokyo

Day 11: From Asakusa to Narita.

exy
exy

Hi there,

You will be doing a good amount of travel on travel day from day 1 - day 7. The 7 day JR Pass would work best here, as it covers 7 days of unlimited travel. While the JR East Pass can only be used on 5 selected days of travel.

Very interesting trip btw, we do not see many visitors exploring Honshu.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi daniel,
Thanks for yr. timely reply.

The JR pass is free to ride the following:
1. JR bus to and from Aomori and 雲井の滝;
2. the train to and from 八戶 Kuji久慈;
3. the train 三陸鐵道
am i right?

Also, is it covers all the JR east stops?

Thanks

exy
exy

Hi there,

1.) Yes
2.) Yes, assuming you would use JR lines.
3.) Sanriku Railway is not included in the JR Pass.

All JR East lines are included.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi daniel,
Does 7-day JR Pass include hakodate coz we would like to go to Goryokaku "五稜郭"?
Thanks

exy
exy

Hi again!

Travel to Hakodate is included.

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Daniel-san
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