questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo and kansia

Tokyo and Kansia

Hi there,

Thanks for the reply. Kindly also advise the most effective cost wise in using JR pass or other Rail Passes for the following travel items.
A group of us, 10 adults will be travelling from Yokyo to Osajka from 19th May 2015 to 3rd of June 2015. We plan to buy a 14 days JR pass to travel around.
Plan as below:

19th May 2015 Narita Airport to Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku

20th May 2015 Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku to tour Western Tokyo

            Shinjuku-Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
            Shibuya-Shibuya Pedestrain Scramble, Meiji 
            Jingu (shrine), Harajuku Takeshita 

21st May 2015 Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku to Tour Mt Fuji and Lake Ashi

22nd May 2015 Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku to Southern Tokyo

            Shinagawa
            Obaiba  
            Kyu Shiba Rikyu

23rd May 2015 Hrotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku to tour Central Tokyo

            Chiyoda & Chuo
            Tsukiji Market
            Akihabara
            The imperial Palace East Garden

24th May 2015 Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku to tour Northern Tokyo

            Ueno, Asakusa, Ikebukuro, Ameyoko Tokyo Solamachi

25th May 2015 Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku to Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku

            Then tour Kiyiomizudera Temple and Ysaska Pagoda

26th May 2015 Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku to tour Arashima.

27th May 2015 Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku to tour Nishiki Market, Kinkajuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari Shrine.

28th May 2015 Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa Sanjo-Agaru, Kawaramachi, Nakagyo-ku to Hotel Granvia 1-5 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima then Tour Miyajima

29th May 2015 Hotel Granvia to tour Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome,Peace Memorial Park&Museum, Peace Bell,Cenotaph for A-Bomb victims , Shukkei-en Garden Hiroshima Castle,
30th May 2015 Hotel Granvia Hiroshima to Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka-Uehomach then tour Osaka Castle, Osaka Bay Area.
31st May 2015 Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka-Uehomach to tour Osaka Station City,Umeda Sky Building,Umeda Underground,Midosuji,Shinsaibashi-suji,Dotonbori-gawa Rivesrhozenji Yokocho,Sennichimate Doguya-Suji, Den Den Town, Tsutenkaku/Shinsekai,Abeno Harukas

1st June 2015 Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka-Uehomach to make day tour to Kobe.
2nd June 2015 Daiwa Roynet Hotel Osaka-Uehomach to Hotel Nikko Kansai International Airport.
3rd June 2015 Depart Japan.

If possible include also cost on non JR line.

Regrads,

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Robert60
Robert60

Hello Robert60!

It's nice to see a long time forum member back again!

For your itinerary I would advise a 7 day JR Pass for everyone and use it from Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Osaka, this would give you by far the best value out of the pass and you can make good savings at the same time.

The JR Pass is best used when traveling longer distances and it is more economic to buy normal tickets if you travel locally or within a city. Such as in Tokyo and Kansai. So there I'd advise buying a Suica card to make travel easy and convenient.

Local and non-JR transport is not very expansive, however it is hard to give you an exact number. I think that you would spend around 5,000 - 7,000 yen per person for the remaining travel not done with the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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