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ten travel trip to japan

Ten travel trip to Japan


I will be travelling for ten days in Japan at the end of August, the itinerary should be:

1st day: Osaka
2nd day: Kobe
3rd-6th day: Kyoto (with a daily trip to Nara)
7th day: Nagoya
8th to 10th day: Tokyo

I'm not sure whether to buy a JR pass and in case when I should activate it to optimize it.
Hope you can help me,



Hi there,

For your itinerary it is better to buy normal tickets as you travel. A JR Pass can work very well if you make a return Kyoto/Osaka - Kyoto. However it is more economic to buy a normal ticket if you go one way.

All other travel you do is relatively local and does not cost much. For instance Kyoto - Nara is 710yen. Additionally Nagoya is directly on the way between Kyoto - Tokyo.

Hope this helps,


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