questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo-hakone-tokyo-osaka

Tokyo-Hakone-Tokyo-Osaka

Hi, is it economical to purchase the 7day pass in this itinerary: Tokyo-Hakone-Tokyo-Osaka? Does the JR Pass cover the trip to Hakone (or certain part of it?).

Thanks!

abbyochoa
abbyochoa

Hi there!

The JR Pass does cover the trip to Hakone (up to Odawara station) but you may have to resort to other kinds of transportation inside the Hakone Area.

However I do think that you will be better of buying separate tickets if you travel Tokyo-Hakone-Tokyo-Osaka, however if you would return from Osaka - Tokyo, then a JR Pass would pay off!

I hope this helps!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thanks for this. I will not return to Tokyo from Osaka. Can we buy Tokyo-Odawara and Tokyo-Osaka tickets via credit card in the stations?

Thanks,

Abby

abbyochoa
abbyochoa

Hi Abby!

Yes, you can use every kind of major card at the manned station counters in JR Stations to pay for your tickets.
There's no extra fee but staff may ask for your passport before booking the tickets, this because of fraud preventions.

Hope this helps too!
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Great! I think buying separate tickets is more economical than getting the JR Pass for our trip :) Lastly, can we already buy those tickets (Odawara and Osaka) in the airport upon arrival in Narita?

Thanks!

abbyochoa
abbyochoa

Hi again!

Yes you can buy the tickets at any JR station in Japan, including Narita Airport.

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Daniel-san
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