questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

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Tokyo-Kyoto-Nara-Hiroshima

Hello,
I am planning a short trip to Japan from 22nd Sept to 28 Sept.
The following is my travel plan
1. Narita airport(Tokyo) to Kyoto (5 nights)
2. Kyoto to Nara(1 night)
3. Nara to Hiroshima (1 night)

Will it be wise for me to purchase JR Rail Pass or any other pass?
Thank you in advance for your advice.

Regards,
Lucy

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lucyhow

Hi there,

Let's have a look ticket prices and find out :)

Narita Airport - Tokyo ¥ 3,020
Tokyo - Kyoto ¥ 13,600
Kyoto - Nara ¥ 710
Nara - Hiroshima ¥ 11,630

For a total of ¥ 28,960 the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110, so it's really close. Given that your itinerary takes 8 days (7 nights total) I would advise buying normal tickets.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Thank you so much, Daniel. Yes, your putting it down in figures really help!

Have a wonderful day.
Lucy

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Btw, Daniel. How does the counting of days work?

I'm arriving at Narita airport on 22nd. So if I activate the card on 22 November, that's day 1 right So 28 November will be day 7 right? Won't I still be able to use the pass on 28 Nov?

Thank you.

Lucy

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lucyhow

Hi Lucy,

Everyday is counted as a full day and a day expires at midnight. I guess that I miscounted your days as 22-28 would indeed be 7 days. This could make the JR Pass an interesting option, since it includes local travel as well.

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Daniel-san
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That's awesome! Thanks again Daniel. You've been such a great help!
You have a great week ahead, Daniel.

Regards,
Lucy

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