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tokyo - kyoto - fukuoka

Tokyo - Kyoto - Fukuoka

Hello there,

Me and my friend will spend around 9 days in Japan. We plan to arrive on 14 Dec in Tokyo and depart on 22 Dec from Fukuoka.
We plan to spend 4 days in Tokyo, then 2 days in Kyoto and 2 days in Fukuoka.

While in tokyo we plan to visit Chiba, Yokohama and also Lake Kawaguchiko.

Please help with the perfect itinerary of using the correct JRpass...

thank you :)

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Hi there!

The route from Tokyo down to Fukuoka basically is one route with direct stops at places such as Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima before arriving at Fukuoka. Making for very easy travel and some very interesting stops along the way. Using the JR Pass for this is great, not only can you make some nice savings over normal tickets, you can also board the train at any station you wish without having to worry about tickets.

In addition the JR Pass also allows for travel between Chiba, Yokohama and Tokyo and you can also use it to travel with a discount to Kawaguchiko.

What I would do is enjoy Tokyo the first days that you are there, than start using the JR Pass and enjoy your day trips, such as to Yokohama. After you can use the JR Pass to travel to Fukuoka and stop at Kyoto on the way or any other of the mentioned cities. If you have a couple of hours be sure to drop by Hiroshima as well.

I hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi Daniel-san,

thank you very much for the information.. really helpfull :)

anyway, this 7days JRpass has no limitation right? I can go as much as I can without have to top it up?

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sad_eyes0211

Hi Again,

There's no limited to the amount of train you can use with the JR Pass. You could travel 6 times between Tokyo and Kyoto on the same day if you would wish so.

Or spend a whole day inside he Yamonote loop line. This means that you can do some amazing stuff with the JR Pass which otherwise would cost the earth.

Do note that once the validity period is over, there's no way to extend your JR Pass.

I hope this helps too!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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