questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

route and jr pass

Route and JR Pass

Hi Daniel
I have the following questions to ask you regarding the use of JR Pass. We are planning to stay 2 weeks in Japan, This is our first time using the JR Pass travelling in Japan.
1. My daughter and I will reach Narita airport and we want to travel to Sendai using the JR pass, is it possible to take Shinkansen to Sendai? Which train station should we go to reach Sendai?
2. Would spend a few days in Sendai and we also iike to visit Kyoto and Osaka. Do you advise that we go to kyoto or Osaka first before returning to Tokyo and finally Narita Airport to fly home.
3. Can the JR pass be used to travel to Universal Studio and DisneySea?
4. How can we use the JR Pass to go to Mount Takao and Mount Fuji as we are planning to do some hiking there.
5. Any interesting places that we should go in Osaka and Kyoto particularly for good and cheap food and shopping arcade for young adult?

Thank you so much. Hope to hear from you soon!


Hi there,

.1) The route from Narita Airport - Sendai is as follows, take the Narita Express to Tokyo station and from there use the Tohoku Shinkansen to Sendai. The full routes takes about 4h and is covered by the JR Pass.

2.) Visiting Osaka and especially Kyoto is something I would certainly recommend if you have the time. The JR Pass can be used for Shinkansen travel from Sendai - Kyoto and Osaka. So there's no excuse not to visit both.

3.) Yes & Yes! The station name for the disney resort is called Maihama.

4.) For Fuji, have a look at our Fuji Blog post. Here is how to access Takao.

5.) For shopping and good local food, head to the shopping streets of Nishiki Market and KawaraMachi in Kyoto and Namba/ShinsaiBashi/Dotonbori in Osaka.

Hope this helps,


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