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what jr pass should i buy?

What JR Pass should I buy?

I'll come to Tokyo (東京) in mid June for 7 nights (8 days). My plan is to stay 2 nights (3 days) in Hakone (箱根) and to visit Kamakura (鎌倉) and Enoshima (江之島)..

(1) I plan to take "Romancecar" from Tokyo (東京) to Hakone (箱根), is this express different from a JR Pass? (2) What JR Pass should I buy for my trip from Hakone (箱根) to Kamakura (鎌倉) and Enoshima (江之島)? (3) Does this JR Pass cover from Kamakura (鎌倉) to Enoshima (江之島) by Enoshima-Dentetsu (江之島電鉄)? (4) What other places will this JR Pass cover?

Many thanks,
Marcus Ho
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homarcus
homarcus

Hi Marcus Ho,

1.) The Romance Car is run by Odakyu and is not covered by the JR Pass.

2.) You could consider a Hakone Free Pass.

3.) You can use either JR or Odakyu to travel to Enoshima and Kamakura. It's not very far from Tokyo and fares are generally not very high.

4.) The JR Pass covers all JR lines nationwide in Japan. Please see our map for everything included.

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Daniel-san
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Thanks Daniel-san. I want to make myself clear:

(1) From Shinjuku to Hakone, I can take either the "Romancecar" or using the Hakone Free Pass?

(2) Hakone Free Pass is good for travelling within Hakone and from Hakone to Kamakura and Enoshina?

(3) From Kamakura to Enoshima by Enoshima-Dentetsu is a separate railway ticket?

homarcus
homarcus

Hi again!

Sorry for the late replay. Somehow this one slipped through.

1.) You can use the Romancecar but an additional fee is required.

2.) Yes, although travel there is not very expansive, buying normal tickets will not make much of a difference and give you more flexibility, as you are not bound by one rail company.

3.) Yes :)

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Daniel-san
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Daniel-san, thanks very much for the information.

homarcus
homarcus

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