questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

shall i buy jr pass (ordinary) or buy regular train ?

Shall i buy JR PASS (ordinary) or buy regular train ?

I have a plan to visit japan on sptember 11th-17th

11/9 (sun): 8.15 am arrived at KIX Osaka, and will go to Tokyo directly by train (still considering it tho). Stays at MyStays Hotel Gotemba. Evening walk will be Ginza and Tokyo Tower

12/9 (mon): Hotel to Tokyo DisneySea

13/9 (tue): fujiko fujio museum,ramen museum, roaming around tokyo

14/9 (wed): check out from MyStays, and taking train to go back to Osaka (will flyback to my hometown from kansai). Will check-in at hommachi area

15/9 (thu): universal studio

16/9 (fri): roaming around osaka, and kyoto if possible

17/9 (sat): flyback through Kansai Int'l Airport

My question will be:
1. Is it cheaper if i bought the JR PASS first? Or is it better to use regular pass?
2. From hommachi area, i found no jr station, in spite of it there is a subway station, which JR station is the nearest one from that area?
3. Considering my itinerary, will it be a fun and interesting trip? (Im asking your personal opinion)

Thank you...


Hello there,

1.) There is plenty of travel here to use a 7 day JR Pass. The pass itself is about the same price as a normal return ticket Osaka/Kyoto to Tokyo. Basically any additional travel is what you'd save.

2.) The closest station I could find is Kitashinchi station.

3.) Fun! Yes, for sure. I mean the ramen museum alone is cool! However keep an eye out on what you will do on 11/9. Gotemba is not that close to Tokyo and its not a place I would stay at the explore Tokyo, (perhaps Fuji or the Gotemba outlets). I would also include the Ghibli museum if you can.

Hope this helps,


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