questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

rail pass use effective for 12 days

Rail pass use effective for 12 days

Hi,

My Itinerary to Japan as follows:

Day 1) Airport to Shin-Osaka (May use BUS)
Day 2) Miyajima
Day 3) Hiroshima
Day 4) Kyoto
Day 5) Toyama (Alpine Route)
Day 6) Tokyo City
Day 7) Mt Fuji
Day 8) Tokyo City
Day 9, 10) Disney
Day 11) Universal Studio Osaka
Day 12) Shin-Osaka to Airport (May use BUS)

May I which rail pass gives me best price?

I understand JR Rail pass covers 7 consecutive days. I wanted to use it from Day 5 - Day 11

JR Sanyo Area pass for 4 days is bit interesting (covers Nozomi as well). But I see it covers up to KYOTO only. Will this pass covers JR Nara line upto JR Inari Station?

What is the best way to travel from Kyoto - Toyama - Tateyama && Ogisawa - Shinano Omachi - Matsumoto

May I know how much it costs for travel? Will it worth to take these two passes? Your suggestions please?

Will JR pass covers from Toyama to Tateyama?

Also we are (couple) travelling during oben season (Aug 9 - 20). Is it ok to take Ordinary pass? How many days before we need to make seat reservations?

venkatesh_yalavarthi
venkatesh_yalavarthi

Hello there,

You've posted a lot of question, so I'll just order them in them in order posted.

JR Sanyo Area pass for 4 days is bit interesting (covers Nozomi as well). But I see it covers up to KYOTO only. Will this pass covers JR Nara line upto JR Inari Station? Yes it will cover the local trains around Kyoto, Osaka and Nara. Including Inari.

2.) What is the best way to travel from Kyoto - Toyama - Tateyama && Ogisawa - Shinano Omachi - Matsumoto The best way is to take the train from Kyoto - Toyama then use the Toyama Chiho Railway Tateyama Line to Tateyama. (1,200yen).
Here is the route Shinano Omachi - Matsumoto.

3.) May I know how much it costs for travel? Will it worth to take these two passes? Your suggestions please? Have you considered the 14 day JR Pass as well? This is much cheaper than buying a Sanyo pass and 7 day JR Pass.

4.) May I know how much it costs for travel? Will it worth to take these two passes? Your suggestions please? No this part is not included and needs a fare of 1,200yen

5.) I would suggest making seat reservations at least 2 days in advance.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Thanks for your response Daniel san.

yeah, I have considered for 14 days option as from "Kyoto - Tomaya" costs me around 16000 Yen. I think Chiho railway will not cover JR pass. Correct?

Regarding reservation can I make seat reservations before landing in Japan? Is there a way I can do it online?

I like Hyperdia tool for getting train timings.

venkatesh_yalavarthi
venkatesh_yalavarthi

Hi again!

It's unfortunately not possible to make seat reservations before you get to Japan. Kyoto - Toyama is indeed around 8,000yen for a single ticket or 16,000yen for a return and you are also correct about the Chiho railway.

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
Expert_button_2

Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $254.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.