questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

jr pass train lines

JR Pass Train Lines

Hi All,

We would be travelling this April in Japan. I've checked the train map guides however, I'm still confused which trains can I use the JR pass.

I've asked Google maps which trains will I use to reach our destinations. Can anyone please confirm if the following trains honors the JR pass.

April 11 - arrival in Kansai International Airport, arrive at apartment near Meguro Station, sightseeing in Shibuya
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Haruka - JR pass
 2. Tokaido /sanyo shinkansen - JR pass
 3. JR Yamnote - JR Pass

April 12 - Sightseeing in Tokyo - Yoyogi Park, Imperial Palace, Akihabara
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Yamanote - JR Pass
 2. Chiyoda Line - not JR pass

April 13 - Sightseeing in Tokyo - Tsukiji Market, Hama Rikyu Garden, Sumida Park, Ueno Park

Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Yamanote - JR pass

April 14 - Sightseeing in Tokyo - Disney Sea, arrive in apartment in Kyoto.
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Yamanote -JR pass
 2. JR Keiyo -JR pass
 3. Tokaido / Sanyo shinansen - JR Pass

April 15
1. Kiyomizu-dera
2. Maruyama-koen Park
3. Chion-in Temple
4. Shoren-in Temple
5. Nishiki Market
6. Fushimi Inari Taisha
7. Shinbashi-dori
Possible trains to be used:

 1. Keihan main line - not JR Pass

April 16
1. Tenryu-ji Temple
2. Bamboo Forest
3. Okochi-Sanso Villa
4. Kinkaku-ji Temple
5. Daitoku-ji
6. Toko-in Temple
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Sanin Main Line - JR pass

April 17
1. Sightseeing in Nara
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Nara - JR pass

April 18
1. Sightseeing in Himeji
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Tokaido / Sanyo Main Line - JR Pass

April 19
1. Flight out of Osaka
Possible trains to be used:

 1. JR Haruka - JR Pass
scheundt
scheundt

You can use the JR Pass on all the JR lines, but not for non-JR lines, city subways, etc. The info you listed is correct.

But the real question I want to ask is, why don't you fly into Tokyo instead of taking the train all the way up there?

Toraneko
Toraneko

Hi Toraneko,

Thank you for the information. If flying to Tokyo would be much cheaper, then I'll definitely will take a look at it.

scheundt
scheundt

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