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tokyo - kyoto - hiroshima

Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima

Hi,

I am travelling to Japan this summer and wonder whether I can use a Japan rail pass to travel from Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima? My intended travel is as follows:

  • Tokyo to Kyoto on the 22nd July,
  • Kyoto to Hiroshima on the 28th July, and
  • Hiroshima to Tokyo on the 31st of July.

Would the Japan rail pass be the cheapest option? How long do these journeys take approximately?

While I am in Tokyo (where I am staying for around 5 days) , I intend to travel mostly by metro. Is there a weekly pass that I can buy? If so, how much does it cost? I am also travelling to and from Narita airport. Can I travel to and from Narita airport using one of these tickets, or is there a ticket that I can buy that will be cheaper?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

sophie123
sophie123

Hi there!

Yes, a 14 day rail pass will give you great savings on your main travel. Around Tokyo and from Narita into Tokyo you have 2 options: the keisei skyliner and metro pass deals, or the narita express and suica card deals. While neither option gives you unlimited travel for a week, they will give you some great discounts. We have A good post about these discounts here: http://www.jrpass.com/forum/topics/using-the-japan-rail-pass/posts/multiple-tokyo-metro-passes

Hope this helps!

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