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shall i buy a jr pass?

Shall I buy a JR Pass?

Hi I plan to cover the following places in mid March. Please advise if it is better to get a JR Pass or just a Regional Pass for Kyushu and Osaka? Thanks.

Day 1 Osaka Airport to Fukuoka
Day 2 Fukuoka to Nagasaki
Day 3 Nagasaki to Beppu
Day 4 Beppu to Kurokawa
Day 5 Kurokawa to Kagoshima
Day 6 Kagoshima - Ibusaki/Krishima - Kagoshima
Day 7:Kagoshima to Kumamoto
Day 8 Kumamoto to Fukuoka
Day 9 Fukuoka - Dazaifu - Fukuoka
Day 10 Fukuoka
Day 11 Fukuoka - Hiroshima
Day 12 Hiroshima - Osaka
Day 13 Osaka
Day 14 Osaka Airport

ehsoh
ehsoh

Hi there,

I would certainly recommend using a 14 day JR Pass for your itinerary. Traveling from Osaka to Fukuoka and back costs a lot (about ¥ 15,310 for one way)! Since the 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 46,390, making the return alone is roughly 2/3rd if the price already. You can make amazing savings with all the additional travel added in.

Very nice itinerary btw, Kyushu is the best!

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

That's very helpful, thanks a lot.

For local accommodation, I understand that JR Hotel Group gives good discount to JR Pass Holder. Is it true? and how shall I go about making the reservation? I can't find the website for making reservation.

Thanks.

ehsoh
ehsoh

Hi again!

Yes, the JR Pass does give discounts on JR Hotels but these are not really that special.

More about hotel discounts using the JR Pass can be found here:
http://japanrailpass.net/en/hotel.html

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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