questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

osaka to kumamoto and back

Osaka to Kumamoto and back

I am a teacher and I am traveling with 12 students from Osaka to Kumamoto and back to Osaka in June of 2016. We will be travelling from Osaka to Kumamoto on June 24th and returning to Osaka on June 28th. Should we buy rail passes or just round trip tickets? It seems that we will have to travel on two different lines and I'm not sure what would be the cheapest way to travel. Any suggestions?

jbwaniata@mcps
jbwaniata@mcps

Hi there,

Buying normal tickets would cost ¥ 18,540 for one way, or double for the return. A 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. So you could make nice savings here. However keep in mind that the JR Pass is only for visitors who under Japan under a 90 day tourist visa.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you! That does fit our travel plan. Does the Rail pass cover all of the rail services needed for these travel destinations?

Thank you!

jbwaniata@mcps
jbwaniata@mcps

Hi again!

Yes, all travel would be included. You also get 7 days of unlimited travel, so it may be useful somewhere else.

Let me know if I can help with anything!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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I've been reading your conditions. It says that once you reach Japan, you need to pick up the rail passes. We arrive in Tokyo on June 15th but we will not need the pass until June 24th when we leave Osaka. Can we pick up the passes in Osaka when we arrive there on June 23rd?

Thank you.

Jeff

jbwaniata@mcps
jbwaniata@mcps

Hi Jeff,

Once you order, we will send you an Exchange Order by FedEx, you exchange this in Japan for the JR Pass.

Also note that a JR Pass should be exchanged within 3 months after JR Pass.

Drop me a line at daniel (Atmark) jrpass.com, if you are interested in placing a group order and I can help you with the details.

All the best,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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That helps so much! I will be in touch within the next month.

Jeff

jbwaniata@mcps
jbwaniata@mcps

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