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urgent advise need: osaka, hemiji, nara, kyoto, tokyo, hakone how to maximize jr pass

urgent advise need: Osaka, hemiji, nara, kyoto, tokyo, hakone how to maximize Jr pass

Hello,

I arrived Kix today and will plan 4-5days in Kansai area. i stay at my friend home in Yashiro and visit Nara, osaka,kyoto, hemiji.
Then, from day 5-9thI will go to tokyo to visit inside tokyo and ashikaga park, and to hakone if i have time
Afternoon of day 10th I will flight from Narita airport.

Please advise which day I should activate my JR pass 7 days and where I should visit for maximize benefit.

Thank you very much.

Kim Loan

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Kimloan

Hello Kim Loan,

I checked your itinerary for the best options and would suggest buying normal tickets for your itinerary. A 7 day JR Pass would have been useful though if you made a return from Tokyo.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Dear Daniel,

Thank you for your advice.

I bought 7 day JR pass already but not yet activate. Because my itinerary is of 10 days, Please advice which day is better for activation, the 1st day or the 4th day?

Thank you very much.
Kim Loan

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Kimloan

Hi Kim,

The trip to Tokyo is by far the more expensive, so cover that with the JR Pass. Then you should try to cover as much other travel with it as well.

Himeji for sure and Asahi Kaga park as well. If you can travel to all of these usinging the Shinkansen and 7 day JR Pass than you may even be able to make small savings over normal tickets.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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