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Hi JR Expert,

I will be traveling to Japan for 15 days, from 01-15 may. I will be landing in Tokyo narita Airport. My journey will be starting from tokyo to kyoto , (5 days) 1 day in kyoto nara, then kyoto mishima (fuji) 4 days then mishima tokyo. Otherwise we would like to make 1 day trips from tokyo and from kyoto, with the japan rail. Advisable to purchase 14 days pass? Looking forward for your reply soon. Thank you in advance.
best regards


Hi there,

For this itinerary I would most likely advise buying normal tickets as you travel. This because the cost of the tickets is below the cost of the JR Pass, either 7 or 14 day. A JR Pass could be worth it depending on what day trips you make. For instance a visit to Hiroshima and/or Nikko would quickly give the JR Pass great value for your trip. I can let you know exactly if you decide what you want to visit as a day trip.

Hope this helps,


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