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which jr pass do i need for my itinerary?

Which JR pass do I need for my itinerary?

Hi Daniel,

Please kindly let me know which pass do I need for my specific itinerary?

My husband and I will be traveling.

Day 1: Narita to Tokyo

Day 2: Explore Tokyo

Day 3: Explore Tokyo

Day 4: Ryokan stay in Yamanashi, Fuji Five Lakes

Day 5: Travel to Kyoto

Day 6: Explore Kyoto

Day 7: Travel to Osaka

Day 8: Explore Osaka

Day 9: Travel back to Tokyo

Day 10: Tokyo to Narita

Thank you.

Anne

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Also, your prices that you quote here are in British pounds 351 for an ordinary JR pass per person? That's really expensive. Am I reading it wrong? I've seen other quotes same price but in Singapore dollars. Please confirm.

Thanks.
Anne

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Hi Anne,

I would recommend a 7 day JR Pass for your travel. The 7 day JR Pass is roughly the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto or Osaka on the Shinkansen. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price.
In addition you can also use the JR Pass for local travel on Tokyo / Osaka on the many JR lines that run throughout both cities and for travel to the Airport.

As for the price, it is 29,100yen the price in your own currency depends on the current exchange rate. Currently a 7 day JR Pass is £166.00.

You can find the current prices here:
http://www.jrpass.com/buy_the_japan_rail_pass_online

Hope this helps,
Daniel

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Thank you Daniel. I have another question is which JR pass to get for our itinerary? Thank you.

Anne

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Hi Anne,

I already wrote a little about this in my previous replay and think that the 7 day JR Pass would suit your itinerary best. My recommendation would be to use it from day 3-10 to make the most of it.

Happy travels,
Daniel

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Hi Daniel,

I'm sorry I wasn't clear, I meant which route of the JR 7 day pass should I get? JR East, West, etc?

Thank you.

Anne

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Hi Anne,

In addition to regional passes such as tje JR East and West pass, there's also a nationwide JR Pass available.

I would recommend the nationwide (normal) JR Pass for your travel as a regional pass would not cover all of your itinerary.

Hope this clears things up,
Daniel

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Thank you so much Daniel, you've been such a great help! Have a great week ahead!

Anne

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