questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

should we buy a jr pass and what kind

should we buy a JR PASS and what kind

we will be landing in Narita on the ebvening of the 11.11.15' stay in Tokyo for 5 nights with a day trip to Hakone , the travel to Nikko for a night' from there travel to Matsumoto for 1 night' from there travel to Takayama FOR 2 NIGHTS' and from there we will be in kyoto for 2 nights, then a night to KOYA' and then 3 nights in Kyoto again ' with a day trip to Nara. on our last day we need to travel from Kyoto to Osaka ' from there we fly back home.

What kind of pass' if any' is relevant for us?
thank you very very much for the answer.


Hi there,

I checked your itinerary for the best option and recommend purchasing normal tickets during traveling. This because you travel one way from Tokyo - Kyoto via the Japanese alps and ticket prices cost less than the price of a 7 day JR Pass.

A JR Pass could have been useful if you returned to Tokyo after Osaka.

Hope this helps,


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