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7 day JR Pass combined with JR Tokyo Wide Pass

taylorkay1015
taylorkay1015
over 2 years ago
3 responses

Hello, I don't know where to go with my question, so I came here. If there is a better place to ask this question, please let me know.

My Husband & I are visiting Japan from June 12th to June 20th. Our plane leaves from Narita Airport at 5PM on June 20th. So, we will be in Japan for a total of 9 days & 8 nights. I wanted to purchase a 7 day JR Pass for us both, but this leave 2 days unaccounted for. I was going to purchase a JR Tokyo Wide Pass alongside the JR Pass to make up for those 2 days. (Since we'll be spending 4 days in the Tokyo area, anyways.)

My question being : is this the best way to go about it? Or is there a better / cheaper way to make up for the 2 days that are not covered on our 7 day JR Pass?

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Daniel-san
15896 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert

Hi there,

It really depends on when and where you will travel those two days that you will not use the 7 day JR Pass. In most scenarios you'd be fine just buying normal tickets for the remaining days.

The JR Tokyo Wide Pass is 10,000yen and you'd have to do a good amount of travel to cover that amount.

taylorkay1015
taylorkay1015
3 posts
over 2 years ago

Okay, that makes sense. We'll be using it to travel from the airport (Narita) to our hotel in central Tokyo. Then after that, we'll be spending the next 4 days traveling around Tokyo. Still not sure exactly where we'll be going around Tokyo, though. So, you think just buying train tickets would be the cheapest way to go? Even with the trip from the airport?

Toraneko
Toraneko
1319 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi,
The Tokyo Wide Pass is good for 3 consecutive days, and if you took just one of the farther day trips with it, you could make it pay off in just one day. For example, going to see Nikko, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, or Izu. But if you use it on the Narita Express once and then just stay within Tokyo, it would not pay off. In that event, it would be cheaper to use the 1000 yen bus and a 2 or 3 day subway pass.

You still didn't indicate where in Japan you plan to go on the 7 day pass, so it's unclear if that would pay off for you either. You can check quite easily though using this pass calculator. If not traveling enough, then some regional pass might serve you better.

Good luck.

taylorkay1015
taylorkay1015
3 posts
over 2 years ago

Oh, okay. I will skip buying the Tokyo Wide Pass, then. I know we won't be going that far out, so that makes sense.

For the JR Pass, we are traveling from Tokyo, to Kyoto, to Hiroshima for a day trip. Then from Hiroshima, back to Narita Airport to catch our plane. (Might stay our last night in Tokyo, though. To be closer to the airport.)


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