questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

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Hello,

Can you please help me choose the best way to travel.

I would like to travel 7 days in Japan that cover tokyo until Osaka. I will land at Narita Airport.

So the draft is like below :

Day 1 : Tokyo

Day 2 : Tokyo

Day 3 : Tokyo

Day 4 : Tokyo - Osaka (early departure)

Day 5 : Osaka - Kyoto (day trip)

Day 6 : Osaka - Tokyo (late departure)

Day 7 : Tokyo

Question

  1. Worth it or not for me to take the JR pass ?
  2. How long will take me to Osaka from Tokyo with the JR Pass Trains? Which is the difference between Nozomi and other trains to Osaka.
  3. Where can I buy tickets for Nozomi

Thank you so much

anadumi
anadumi

Hello there,

1.) Yes, a JR Pass can come in very handy here. Did you know that the price of a 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka on the Shinkansen. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price :)

2.) Travel between Tokyo - Osaka takes about 180 minutes with the JR Pass, this is 20 minutes longer than with the Nozomi train.

3.) At any JR station within Japan.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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