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what type of jr pass to buy

what type of jr pass to buy

Hello.I am going to osaka on 27 may 2015. I plan to travel to kyoto, kobe and nara. What type of jr pass should i buy.thank you for your respond

teekah89
teekah89

Hi,

If you are only staying in the Kansai area (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe), a JR Pass would not be cost effective. You might find some savings in a JR Kansai Area Pass or a JR Kansai Wide Area Pass.

Good luck.

Toraneko
Toraneko

Hello there,

Traveling in Kansai, the area where, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara are located is not very expansive. Generally I would advise buying normal tickets as this is in most cases the cheaper option. For instance the Kansai Pass requires at least 2,300yen worth of travel a day. You'd have to do a good amount of travel, to break even.

In comparison, a one way ticket Kyoto - Nara is ¥ 710 and Kyoto - Kobe is ¥ 1,080.

A 7 day JR Pass can be useful if you come from Tokyo, visit Kansai and to Tokyo after.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Daniel-san
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Hi,
Nevertheless if i do have a JR pass already and ill be coming from Tokyo to Osaka, can i use such around, osaka, kyoto or kobe for that matter?

malou
malou

Yes! Travel is covered between all of the above places.

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Daniel-san
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