questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

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Hi,

My family of 2 adults and a child has planned a holiday in Tokyo/Osaka/Kobe this coming Dec 2014. Would appreciate you can advise what kind of transport or pass is appropriate. Also if JR pass is good, is reservation necessary. Below is our travel schedule.

13-Dec Arrive Haneda Airport and transfer to Disney Resort
17-Dec Transfer from Tokyo Disney Resort to Osaka, then to Kobe in the evening (leaving Tokyo at 9.30am)
18-Dec Osaka - Universal Studio
19-Dec Osaka - Ikeda/Namba/Dotonburi
20-Dec Osaka - Ogimachi (morning) and Nara in the afternoon
21-Dec Transfer from Osaka to Tokyo, Ginza (leaving Osaka at 10am)
22-Dec Tokyo - Odaiba
23-Dec Tokyo - Harajuku & Shibuya
24-Dec Transfer from Tokyo, Ginza to Haneda Airport (leaving Ginza at noon)

Thanks.

Warmest Regards
annie

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Hi Annie,

A 7 day JR pass would work very well for you. The pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka using the Shinkansen, now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price. Use it for travel Disneyland, Kobe and the airport and it's easy to make savings.

Seat reservations are not required, however it does make travel a lot more convenient and it is always nice to be secured of seating together.

Hope this helps and enjoy Japan!
Daniel

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Hi Danial san,

Thanks for your reply. We may be taking subway in Osaka, can we use the Suica card?

Warmest Regards
annie

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anfamily

Hi there,

Yes you can use the subway (and most other transport) in Osaka with the Suica card.

Hope this helps ;)
Daniel

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