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JR pass or buy ticket when I arrive

Rpage
Rpage
almost 3 years ago
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Hello,
I am arriving on Dec 26th in Narita at 2:30pm. I plan on traveling to visit a friend in Shizuoka on December 30th and then retuning to Tokyo Jan 3rd. I plan on no other long train rides other than to Shizuoka and back to Tokyo.. Do you recommend I buy a JR rail pass or perhaps just purchase a train ticket to Shizuoka and back to Tokyo? I was also just going to buy a suica card to take subways when I get in Tokyo.

Also, I am unsure whether you can answer this question...but I plan to take a bus to my hotel near shiodome station rather than take a train and subway to my shiodome hotel. Do you recommend this?. I was worried about bus traffic into Tokyo, but I'm less likely to get lost via bus.

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Daniel-san
16172 posts
almost 3 years ago
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Hi there,

The best option would be to buy normal tickets if you plan to go to Shizuoka and back to Tokyo. A JR Pass would be great if used for a little more travel, such as a visit to Kyoto or Osaka.

I don't see a problem with taking the bus to your hotel. You could get a Pocket Wifi if you are afraid of getting lost. This way you can always navigate with Google maps.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


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