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should i buy jr pass or jr kansai pass

Should I buy JR pass or JR Kansai pass

I will come to Kobe for my conferance in 30th Oct.
Which is pass I need to buy, plz advice me.
30Oct : kansai airport to osaka. Go around osaka
31Oct : osaka to kyoto. Go visit around kyoto
1Nov : visit kyoto until 5pm. 6pm go to Kobe
2Nov : visit kobe
3Nov : visit nara
4Nov : visit osaka
5Nov : visit oska again or go to nara for staying at night
6Nov : go to Nagoya. Go around. May be stay at night or go to Tokyo
7Nov : visit Tokyo
8Nov : from Tokyo to Narita airport.
So I have 2 options :
Buy Kansai Pass for 5days and buy 1way ticket go to Nagoya and Tokyo or
3 days JR Kansai pass , and 7days JR pass
Which option is better and save?
Thanks for reading my post and help me.


Hi there,

You could look at a Kansai Pass for travel around Kansai. Travel from there to Nagoya and Tokyo is only one way and there's no rail pass just for this to make savings. So for this part I'd just buy a normal train ticket.

Hope this helps you!


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