Tokyo & Hokkaido in Jun 2015
Hi, I would like to find out if I should get the JR National Pass for 14 days for 1 adult and 2 children.
My travel plans are as follows :-
Day 1 : Fly from Tokyo Narita to Sapporo. Travel via rail from CTS to JR Sapporo Station
Day 4 : Free Shuttle from Saporro to Furano provided by hotel
Day 5 : 2 options
Day 6 - 8 : Explore Furano and Biel
Day 9 :
From Haneda, how do i travel to Tokyo Disneyland ?
Day 10 : travel from Tokyo disneyland to Hotel Sunroute Plaza Shinjuku
Day 11 : Hotel to Narita Airport
I would appreciate your advice on
Appreciate your prompt advice. thanks
1.) For this itinerary I would advise buying normal train tickets or perhaps look at a Hokkaido JR Pass. The amount of travel in your itinerary is mostly in Hokkaido and ticket prices are below the price of the JR Pass. Though a JR Pass would have been useful if you used the Shinkansen to travel up to Hokkaido.
2.) It takes about 4 hours by rail. I don't know how this compares to taking the shuttle bus but that option probably is cheaper but may take more time.
3.) I think going for a flight is the saver option. The Cassiopeia is a very popular train with limited service dates and sometimes is booked out weeks in advance. Still you could try to get tickets once you are in Japan and otherwise book a flight. It is a wonderful experience.
Hope you find this useful,
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