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railway pass from tokyo to nagano

Railway pass from Tokyo to Nagano

Hi there! May I know which best value pass to purchase for visiting all these places?

Day 1:
Depart from Tokyo, head to Yamanouchi > Shiga Kogen Slope

Day 2:
Yamanouchi > Nozawa Onsen > Iiyama Snow Festival

Day 3:
Nagano > Tokyo > Asakusa

jeaneelai
jeaneelai

Hi there,

For this route it would be best to simply buy normal tickets as you travel.

This because there is no regional pass what would help you make savings, while the JR Pass would require a bit more travel in order to pay off.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your reply! We will be at Tokyo for around 7 days and here's our itinerary. Is JR East Pass covered all these places? Or a day pass would be more worthwhile?

Day 1:
Arrives at Haneda Int Airport > Explore Shinjuku

Day 2:
Explore Shinjuku, Harajuku > Yokohama

Day 3:
Tokyo Disneyland

Day 4:
Depart from Tokyo, head to Yamanouchi > Shiga Kogen Slope

Day 5:
Yamanouchi > Nozawa Onsen > Iiyama Snow Festival

Day 6:
Nagano > Tokyo > Explore Asakusa, Minato Area

Day 7:
Head to Haneda Int Airport

jeaneelai
jeaneelai

Hi again!

Yes mostly, however the part between Yamanouchi and Nagano is not included.

All other I can see is!
-Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for you suggestions! And how about JR Tokyo Wide Pass? Would it be more suitable for us instead of buying JR East Pass?

jeaneelai
jeaneelai

Hi again,

This pass would not be very suitable for your itinerary, I think buying normal tickets would be the way to go here.

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your advice and we just got our JR East Pass! But we have made some changes on our itinerary, which day 2 we wanted to go Hakone/Kawaguchiko to visit Mt Fuji. Is the JR East Pass cover these two area from Shinjuku?

jeaneelai
jeaneelai

Hi again!

Hakone is not included but you can travel to kawaguchiko.

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Daniel-san
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