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should i purchase normal jr ticket or use horuriku arch pass?

Should I purchase normal JR ticket or use Horuriku Arch Pass?

Hi,

We will be travelling 19/4-26/4/2016 as follows,

  1. 19/4 Arr TYO Narita - Hotel in ikebukuro
  2. 20/4 Explore Toyko - Ueno / Tsukiji Market ,etc
  3. 21/4 TYO to Nagano - overnite in Kuroyon Royal Hotel
  4. 22/4 Alpine Route - overnite in Toyama
  5. 23/4 Gokayama - Ainokura Village and Shirakawago Ogimachi Village - overnite in Toyama
  6. 24/4 Toyama to Osaka Station
  7. 25/4 Osaka to Kobe - Kyoto - Uji - Osaka
  8. 26/4 To Kansai airport by Airport Limo

With the itinerty isn't worth purchasing Horuriku Arch Pass?

Can I use the Horuriku Arch Pass for Tokyo and Osaka Metro also?

Thanks
Sue

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Hi Sue,

For this route I would simply buy normal tickets. You will be traveling one way Tokyo - Osaka be it using a longer scenic route. A JR Pass or Hokuriku Pass would work if you returned to Tokyo after Osaka.

The Hokuriku Arch pass is not valid on any metro or subway.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks for yr reply.

But can we still purchase Tateyama Kurobe option ticket (one way) @¥9000 if no Hokuriku Arch pass?

Regards
Sue

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel,

Thanks so much for the info!
Sue

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