My family of four are planning a trip through Japan in April over 7 days.
Starting in Tokyo traveling to Ida City then to Kyoto onto Hiroshima and back to Osaka.
Will it be cost effective to buy the 7 day rail pass for this travel?
Does the pass cover high speed trains?
How long will the trip Kyoto to Hiroshima take?
almost 4 years ago
I look up ticket prices to see if a 7day JR-Pass is a good option for you.
In order to do so could you tell me which airport you are landing at? By Ida city do you mean Iida in Nagano?
You can use the JR-Pass for both Shinkansen (exept for Nozomi/Mizuhou trains) and limited express trains.
The travel time between Kyoto and Hiroshima takes 126 Minutes.
Let me know your answers and I can make a overview of ticket costs for you.
This adds up to 39,060, the 7-Day JRPass is 28,300 savings you 10,760.
Depending you how long you stay in Osaka you may be able to use to pass there as well on local JR-Trains and for the journey back to the airport.