questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo, jr nara osaka, kyoto, then back to tokyo

tokyo, jr nara osaka, kyoto, then back to tokyo

Hello sir,

Am traveling with my family including 4 adults and 3 children 1,3,7 years old, on 22/july/15 to 3/aug/15
And it's my first time to Japan, so please need your advice about the transportation by jr

Will be arriving at midnight from haneda airport and will stay for one night resting

Second day will move to osaka will stay close to jr nara (which our hotel is located) and will stay there for 3 nights

Then will move to stay in the center kyoto for 2 nights

After that will move back to tokyo in shinjuku area and will stay there for 6 nights

Please advice me about how to use the jr which is recommended in most of the websites, and any advices regarding my trip

Thank you,

hamad
hamad

Hello there,

A 7 day JR Pass can be an interesting option for your itinerary. The 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka using the Shinkansen. From there any additional travel basically is free. The JR Pass also works as a single ticket for all your travel, so it's easy to travel around.

Also see below for more useful information.

How to reserve tickets.

How to Plan with Hyperdia online time table

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Daniel-san
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Thank you guys for a quick response

And your advices are much appreciated!
Regarding tokyo for 6 nights. Was planning to visit nearby places like mount fuji, tokyo Disney land, and other places. so do you recommend me to take 14 days jr pass or there is other way to get the transportations on this period?

hamad
hamad

Hi again,

The best option would be to use a 7 day JR Pass for your travel from Tokyo - Osaka and surrounding cities. Then buy normal tickets once you have returned in Tokyo. Local travel within Tokyo is not very expansive so you may not cover the additional price of a 14 day JR Pass.

There are also day passes available for either the Tokyo metro or JR network for around 750yen a day. These may be interesting if you plan on doing a lot of local travel.

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Daniel-san
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Hi,
Unless you do a lot more long distance traveling, a 14 day pass would not pay off. But the regional passes for Hakone and Kamakura can save you some money (and are not served by JR). Within Tokyo you might consider getting a 3 day subway pass.

Toraneko
Toraneko

Hi all,

Dear Mr Daniel, and Mr toraneko
Appreciate your all comments and advice
It helped me a lot for reorganising my trip

thanks :)

hamad
hamad

In advance there was another gentleman who commented on on this page but it's deleted.gave me a lot of advices and informations about places to visit, unfortunately I didn't save or print out he's comment which includes a very helpful advices

Hopefully if anyone can advice me about a places to visit on my trip root would be greatfull!

hamad
hamad

I can suggest a few ideas:
For the Kansai area, go see [Himeji]. For the Tokyo area, see [Nikko], [Hakone] and [Kamakura/Enoshima].

Toraneko
Toraneko

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