questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo, mt fuji, hakone, koyoto, osaka trip

Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Hakone, Koyoto, Osaka trip

Hello,

I am trying to find individual fares for my upcoming trip to Japan, in order to see if the JR Pass for 1 week is the best option or not and really need some advice.

So my plan is:
Days 1-7 / Tokyo
Day 8 - Day trip to Mt. Fuji
Day 9 - Tokyo - Hakone Yumoto (I would like to take the Romance Car for this trip)
Day 10 - Hakone Yumoto - Kyoto
Day 13 - Kyoto - Osaka

What I would like to know is:
- how much would be the price for each individual trip - where can i buy individual tickets online? - is it worth better to buy the JR Pass?

Thank you,
Miruna

miruna
miruna

Hi,

For schedules, see Hyperdia .

But if you are only going one way, a JR Pass would not pay off.

You can also use regional passes:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2358_008.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2358_014.html

Toraneko
Toraneko

Thank you very much, it is very useful indeed.

I only want to understand what are my options to buy the tickets - can I buy them online or can I only buy them after arriving in Japan? If possible I would like to buy them ahead in order to find seats.

Best regards,
Miruna

miruna
miruna

It depends on the pass. Many you can buy before arriving in Japan, and even save a little that way. But some may not allow advance seat selection, and those that do are generally done in a JR office.

Toraneko
Toraneko

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