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jr pass question

JR Pass Question

Hi,

I was just hoping to obtain some advice to see whether or not it would be worth getting a JR pass.
1. Osaka (3 nights)
2. Kyoto (1 night)
3. Tokyo (6 nights)
4. Hakuba (4 nights)

And flying back out of Narita airport.

We plan to do a day trips here and there within Osaka and Tokyo. I'm hoping the JR pass allows us to jump on a shinkasen from Kyoto to Tokyo.

I would think it would be convenient to have a JR pass but will it be economical? :P

Thanks!

Kaze
Kaze

Hi Kaze,

The JR Pass is certainly usable on the Shinkansen between Osaka and Tokyo, it's very convenient too but it may not be economic in this case. The price for a one way ticket Kyoto - Tokyo is ¥ 13,020. The only way I could see a 7 day JR Pass pay off is if you could add your return Tokyo - Hakuba as well. This would require some rescheduling however.
Otherwise I would say buy normal tickets as you travel.

Hope this helps :)
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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kyoto is too short, at least two nights please,

not sure what is so special w hakuba and i find no magic in osaka too

jayhou
jayhou

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