questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

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I'll be arriving to Narita Airport, staying 3 days at Royal Park Hotel (I thonk it's in TCAT). Then I'm going to Kyoto for 4 days, visiting Osaka and Nara, and returning to Tokyo, 1 day and leaving from Narita. the following day
What kind of pass it's better to get?
Regards.

lilidan
lilidan

Hi there,

The 7 Day JR Pass will be a great option for this itinerary.

Here's a little cost breakdown without the JR Pass.

Tokyo --> Kyoto ¥ 13,220
Kyoto Osaka (return) ¥ 1,040
Kyoto Nara (return) ¥ 1,380
Kyoto --> Tokyo ¥ 13,220
Tokyo --> Narita Airport ¥ 2,940

For a total of ¥ 31,800, the 7 Day JR Pass is ¥ 28,300 so you would save around ¥ 3,500.
The JR Pass is also valid on local JR trains in Tokyo and Osaka, so you could make further savings there too.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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I'm arriving on May 24 and leaving on June 1, so the 7 day would not fit?

lilidan
lilidan

Yes you are right, the period from the 24th until the 1st is 8 days.

Therefor I would recommend starting to use the JR Pass one day into your journey, so you can make the most use of it.
This is also why I left the first days travel between Narita Airport --> Tokyo out of the above calculation.

For you first day consider using a Keisei + All day Metro Pass that offers good value for travel in Tokyo.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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