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the best transportation for traveling

The best transportation for traveling

Hi there,

We have plan to visit from Tokyo to Hakone and Mt Fuji. Then transfer to Kyoto. From Kyoto to Hiroshima and Miyajima, then return back to Himeji. From Himeji return to Tokyo. What is the best transportation? Do JR pass cover bullet train-Shinkansen?

Thanks,
Ev

Ev
Ev

Hi Ev,

The JR Pass cover the Shinkansen. I recommend having a look at this Shinkansen map. As you can see, basically all the places you plan to visit are directly on the Shinkansen. So you'll have a speedy trip. The Shinkansen station for Hakone is Odawara.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so Daniel!

I have checked the Shinkansen and the Hyperdia.com. Would like to confirm that JR pass is cover Shinkansen Hikari and Shinkansen Kodoma, but JR pass do not cover NOZOMI / MIZUHO / HAYABUSA (SHINKANSEN) right?

Regards,
EV

Ev
Ev

Hi EV,

Yes all Shinkansen lines are covered, some train services, the Nozomi and Mizuho train are not included. All other Shinkansen services, including the Hikari and Kodama are covered.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much for your help!! Cheers!

Ev
Ev

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