questions & answers: itinerary check




How can JR Pass assist in my trip - When should I activate the pass, how much can I save. My intended itinerary as follows:

Reach Kansai Airport, staying for 3 nights, travel to Nara in between
To Kyoto for 2/3 night stay - travel to Hiroshima & Miyajima
To Tokyo 2/3 nights, departing from Haneda


Arrive and depart from Kansai Airport/Narita Airport.

Thank you!


JR Pass can assist your trip because you will save money.

A 7 day pass will cost you 29000+ Yen.

The train fare from Kyoto to Hiroshima alone will cost you almost 12,000 Yen

Hiroshima to Miyajima will cost pretty much the same.

Miyajima to Tokyo will be around 15,000 Yen.


Hi there,

Either I arrive at or I arrive and depart from the same airport in Kansai/Narita will not make a different and that buying JR Pass will still benefit more than normal tickets?

Thank you for the prompt reply!


The main places of your interest that you said are not that close to each other. If you will just stay in osaka, you can go to kyoto and nara easily and a JR pass will not help you. But since you want to go to Hiroshima and Tokyo, IMO, a JR pass will help you save money.

Hope that helps. :)



Just to add my idea's - Bochog already covered most important things.

The 7 day JR Pass will make for a good choice, you can find ticket prices below:

Kansai Airport - Osaka ¥ 1,160
Osaka - Hiroshima ¥ 10,440
Osaka - Nara (return) ¥ 1,600
Hiroshima - Miyajma (return) ¥ 1,140
Hiroshima - ¥ 18,560

The 7 day JR would certainly help you make savings if you returned to Tokyo. Otherwise you may break about even or prices might just be below the price of a 7 day pass. Keep in mind that you may also use the JR Pass for local travel in Osaka and also serves as a single ticket for all your travel.

Enjoy Japan!

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Hi Daniel and Bochoq,

Thank you for the prompt replies and help! :)
I have just booked my air tickets to Japan in December.


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