questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

travel itinerary

Travel Itinerary

My travel will consist of the following:

Tokyo -> Yokohama -> Hakone -> Kyoto -> Osaka -> Kobe -> Hiroshima -> Miyajima Island -> Tokyo

I am still confused about the JR pass. Aside from the JR routes, am I able to use all the shinkansens to travel faster?


Hi there,

The JR Pass will cover all of the above travel between the places you wish to travel. The JR Pass can also be used on any Shinkansen line in Japan. The part that can cause for some confusion is that some Shinkansen train services, the Nozomi and Mizuo are not included. You can however use Hikari and Sakura Shinkansen services instead, the main difference is that these make more stops on the way.

Hope this helps,


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