questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

please, help to decide

Please, help to decide

Hello! I'm planning a trip in June for two persons. We would like to see as much as we can in 14 days, should we buy JRPass to save our time and money?
The route is:

Thank you for attention!


HI there,

For a 14 day pass to be economical you need to spend over ¥45,100 on individual JR tickets. Lets take a look at the ticket costs of your itinerary:

  1. Tokyo > Nagano: ¥8170, (108mins, 222km)
  2. Nagano > Obuse: ¥8170, (108mins, 222km)
  3. Obuse > Nagano: ¥8170, (108mins, 222km)
  4. Nagano > Matsumoto: ¥2970, (51mins, 62km)
  5. Matsumoto > Nagoya: ¥6070, (132mins, 188km)
  6. Nagoya > Inuyama: ¥6070, (132mins, 188km)
  7. Inuyama > Nagoya: ¥6070, (132mins, 188km)
  8. Nagoya > Kyoto: ¥5640, (37mins, 147km)
  9. Kyoto > Osaka: ¥540, (28mins, 42km)
  10. Osaka > Kyoto: ¥540, (29mins, 42km)
  11. Kyoto > Nara: ¥690, (45mins, 41km)
  12. Nara > Kyoto: ¥690, (44mins, 41km)
  13. Kyoto > Tokyo: ¥13420, (161mins, 513km)

TOTAL: ¥67210 for 13 legs

As you can see, with a 14 day Japan Rail Pass you'll make a saving of ¥22,110 over individual tickets. I can certainly recommend you purchase a 14 day Japan Rail Pass.

You can look up train timetables and costs for all of your legs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for Japan Rail Pass holders through our video blog.

Hope this helps!


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