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using jr 7day pass

using JR 7day Pass

What would you recommend would be the best way to use our pass to travel from Tokyo and see Kyoto, Osaka,Hiroshima and Kobe since we have to take a cruise from here. Also canyou recommend number of days at each place of visit.

We will be traveling from the 25th Feb to 04 Mar ( embark ship on this date midday).

Thank you


Hi Chinty,

The most direct way is to use the bullet train system and some smaller local lines for all these locations I think!

Here's is a itinerary breakdown for you for these legs:

  1. Tokyo > Kyoto: ¥13,420 (164mins, 513km)
  2. Kyoto > Osaka: ¥540 (28mins, 42km)
  3. Osaka > Hiroshima: ¥10,150 (104mins, 345km)
  4. Hiroshima > Kobe(hyogo): ¥9,210 (119mins, 304km)

For the 7 day validity period, I think I recommend the following:

  1. 2 days in Tokyo
  2. 2 days in Kyoto/Nara
  3. 1 day trip to Osaka, staying in Kyoto.
  4. trip to Hiroshima, overnight on Miyajima
  5. return to Kobe for your ship

I hope this helps!


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