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usage of jr pass

Usage of jr pass


I am planning to buy a 7 days jr pass please advise if I can use it to cover all these train travels

1/4 Narita to Hakone stay in Hakone for 2 days ,can I use the jr pass to travel on the local Hakone trains,or I have to buy a Hakone free pass??

3/4 Hakone to Takayuma spend another2 days

5/4 Takayuma to Kyoto

7/4 Kyoto to Narita

Thank you



Estella lee
Estella lee

Hi Estella,

For Hakone you can go as far as Odawara, from here you will have to transfer to the private local lines, unfortunately these are not covered by the JR-Pass. If you are planning on traveling around in the area, then the Hakone pass becomes a great option!

For your other destinations:
By Takayuma I assume you mean Takayama. If so then for the rest you are fully covered by the JR-Pass. Once you go to Takayama you can travel back to Odawara and resume your travel there by Shinkansen!

Hope this helps!


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