questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

would a jr pass be cheaper?

Would a JR pass be cheaper?

Hi there,

I'll be coming to Japan in October and will be moving around a few places but wanted to know if a JR pass would be cheaper than just buying regular train tickets?

10/10 arrive in Osaka
11/10 Osaka
12/10 Hiroshima day trip
13/10 Kyoto day trip
14/10 go to Tokyo
15 /10 Disneyland
16 /10 Tokyo
17 / 10 leave Tokyo

Many thanks!


Hi there,

Yes you will be able to make good savings with the JR Pass.

Just by doing the following travel,
Osaka - Hiroshima ¥ 10,440
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,440
Osaka - Tokyo ¥ 14,650

For a total of ¥ 35,530 or ¥ 6,420 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. You can also use to pass for local travel in Osaka, Tokyo, to Kyoto, to Disneyland and the airport. Adding even more to your savings.

Hope this helps!


Order your Japan Rail Pass Online

Starting from $279.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Please note: we are only able to handle order related enquiries via our online direct support. Commercial advertising is prohibited as per our website terms.