questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

travel period from 8th december 2016 to 20th december 2016

Travel period from 8th december 2016 to 20th december 2016

I arrive at Haneeda on 8th december 2016 at night and my stay is at shinjuku.

I leave Tokyo on 10th morning to Takayama until 13th december 2016

On 13th, I leave for Kanazawa until 16th december

on 16th december, I leave for Kyoto until 19th december 2016.

I wish to take a train direct from kyoto to Haneda on 19th for my return flight home on 19th .

Could you pelase advice me if the JR pass would be more economical and if so, whether it should be 7 days or 14 days pass to cover the above itinery

hema
hema

Hi there,

For this trip, I advise buying normal tickets. A 7 day JR Pass would be great if used for the full trip but you right now you will be traveling more than 7 days. A 14 day JR Pass would require a little more travel in order to pay off. You fall right in the middle with this trip.

You can use the JR Pass Fare Calculator to find an approximate ticket cost of a single route or even your full itinerary.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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thank you for your prompt response.

Just to clarify, I would also be going to hiroshima from kyoto on a day trip to miyajima island. would this help in making the JR pass economical?

hema
hema

if I just get the 7 day JR pass and the balance days use individual tickets, would that work out better, you think?

hema
hema

Adding a visit to Hiroshima/Miyajima would definitely help out and give a 14 day JR Pass good value.

You could do the same for a 7 day JR Pass but it would require a little more planning.

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Daniel-san
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Hi, I have more planning done for my trip. This is it and would greatly appreciate if you could advice me if the pass works out better.

10th -travel from shinjuku to takayama

13th-travel from takayama to kanazawa

16th-travel from kanazawa to kyoto

18th -travel from kanazawa to hiroshima, take the ferry to miyajima island

19th-travel from kyoto to haneda international airport

this is my itinery, can you please advice is the pass is economical or single individual tickets?

hema
hema

Hi again,

You will be doing a lot of travel and I certainly recommend using a 14 day JR Pass for your trip. As mentioned before, you can use the farecalculator to find out exactly how much you save.

It is a very nice trip too, Takayama, Kanazawa, Kyoto and Hiroshima are all personal favorites of mine.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

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