questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

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Hi,

My friend and I will be in Japan for 14 days and travelling from Narita-Tokyo-Hakuba-Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka-Kansai.

We aren't sure if we should buy a JR rail pass, as we would like to keep costs down. Is catching a bus a lot cheaper and would a train pass cover us for all of the above stops and inner city stops as well?

Thank you

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Hello there,

I checked your itinerary to see if a JR Pass would help you make savings. A 7 day JR Pass could help you make savings if you can use it to travel Tokyo - Hakuba - Tokyo - Kyoto with it. Tokyo - Hakuba is around 9,000yen each way (depending on route traveled) and Tokyo - Kyoto ¥ 13,400. In addition any other travel you could cover with the JR Pass, would also be nice.

As for buses, prices change per day/company. So it's nearly impossible to make a 1 on 1 comparison. However you could certainly look at them too.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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