questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

osaka- tokyo- nagoya

Osaka- Tokyo- Nagoya

We are excited for our upcoming trip to Japan this month. We will spend a total of 10 days.

We arrive at Osaka Day 1 (late afternoon) and leave via Nagoya airport Day 10 (after lunch).

We are staying 3 nights, Maybe 1 night in Kyoto and 4 nights in Tokyo (with day trip at Mount Fuji) and 1 night in Nagoya before we leave on Day 10.

Do you think buying a JR pass is practical or it will be more expensive?

Help please.

Thanks.

nobtravels
nobtravels

Hi there,

The difference is quite small but looking at the route you will travel, I think buying normal tickets would be more economical here than purchasing a 7 day JR Pass.

The JR Pass would have been useful if you returned to Osaka (instead of flying out of Nagoya).

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you Daniel. Appreciate your reply. Good day! :)

nobtravels
nobtravels

Hi Daniel,

Follow up question what if we extend our trip (13 days instead of 10 days)..

Schedule as follows:
We arrive at Osaka Day 1 (late afternoon) and leave via Nagoya airport Day 13 (after lunch).

We are staying 3 nights in Osaka,
Maybe 4 nights in Tokyo (with day trip at Mount Fuji)
3 nights in Hokkaido then
1 night in Nagoya before we leave on Day 13

Do you think buying a JR pass is practical or it will be more expensive?

nobtravels
nobtravels

Hi again!

More days in Japan is always good!

A JR Pass would be a BIG help if you plant to travel to Hokkaido by rail. However look at travel times before you decide, as it is a 7 hour trip from Tokyo - Sapporo, meaning you'll spend a lot of time on the train. At the same time, a 7 day JR Pass is around the same price as a one way Nagoya - Sapporo, so your savings would be ery good.

If you are serious about visiting Hokkaido, consider adding 1-2 nights more there. This way you would have a more relaxed time traveling.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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