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should we buy a jr national rail pass?

Should we buy a JR National Rail Pass?


We are travelling (2 adults and an infant) to Japan, arriving in Osaka on 22nd April 2016.
Day 1 Osaka Kansai airport to Kyoto
Day 2 Kyoto
Day 3 Day trip to Nara (Kyoto-Nara-Kyoto)
Day 4 Kyoto
Day 5 Kyoto- Osaka Kansai airport -Hirosaki (by airplane)-Aomori airport to Hirosaki
Day 6 Hirosaki- Tokyo
Day 7 Tokyo
Day 8 Tokyo-Nikko-Tokyo
Day 9 Tokyo- Hakone- Fuji Shibazakura Festival- Tokyo
Day 10 Tokyo to Narita airport

Please advise if it will it be more economical to buy per trip tickets or JR pass for our trip?

Any comments are welcome too.

Thank you


Hi there,

Interesting trip. I was looking over ticket prices and think it would be better to buy normal tickets here instead of a JR Pass. A bit of a shame that you are flying, otherwise a JR Pass would have been very good!

Hope this helps,


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