Tokyo-Kyoto-Osaka for 14 days - JR Pass?
This will be my first time visiting Japan and I would like to ask about JR pass and itinerary:
13.04.13 - 18.04.13 - Tokyo (perhaps trips to Nikko, Kamakura, Hakone)
I'm not sure if it's usefull to buy 14-day JR pass because there is only one long transfer from Tokyo to Kyoto. However I'd like to transfer around whole Tokyo and Kyoto and I'm not sure what travel card use...
Without JR pass is it possible to use for Tokyo - Skyliner+2days metro and than add another special two day open tickets for metro? I'm not sure if it's an advantage to use only metro in Tokyo.... or it's better to use SUICA card?
For Kyoto and Osaka is it advantageous to use Kansai Throu pass? Or is there any better solution?
If there is another solution or trip ideas I would very appreciate you help.
Thank you in advance
Here are your potential JR costs for your trip:
JR ticket cost: ¥39,020 for 11 legs
As the 14 day pass is ¥45,100, you'll need to spend another ¥6000 on travel for the 14 day pass to be worthwhile. This may be possible, but it very much depends on how much extra flexibility you think you'll need.
Another way to look at the plan is to just fit your Nikko, Kamakura, Hakone and Kyoto trips into a 7 day pass:
JR ticket cost: ¥33,760 for 7 legs
In this case, a 7 day pass may make sense as you'll make savings and also have flexibility for a 7 day period should you need it.
I hope this helps!
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