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cheehang92
cheehang92
over 2 years ago
3 responses

Hi there,

There are a few questions that i tried to understand from you guys.

1) My planned itenary will be 14 days trip consisting of tokyo, osaka and kyoto. Most probably we will land at narita airport, and depart from osaka airport. I know JR pass covers railway to major cities, but what about smaller area? such as Shinjuku or Ginza. As long the areas are part of the JR line, the JR pass covers it? and do we need to make any reservation for the seats??

2) Do you guys covers renting of pocket wifi? and whats the price range for it.

3) What time does the train for JR pass closes? And does it covers the train to Disneyland (tokyo) and Universal Studio (Osaka)?

4) What is the difference between normal pass and green pass?

Sorry if those questions are already answered in your website. Currently i'm abit busy to look around and hope that it will be easier to ask you guys directly. Thanks!

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Daniel-san
16172 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert

Hi there,

1.) The JR Pass covers the JR Network in Tokyo as well, including many local lines. Such as the JR Yamanote Loop line and JR Chuo (central) line. You can use these to travel to most major places like Shinjuku station and Ginza. (For Ginza travel to the station called Yurakucho on the JR Yamanote line).

2.) The price depends on how many days you rent. Here is our pricing and further details on Pocket WiFi.

3.) It depends on the line and station but as a general rule, public transport shuts down around midnight and resumes the following morning around 6.

4.) It is basically 1st class and 2nd class, as you may find elsewhere in the world.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Toraneko
Toraneko
1319 posts
over 2 years ago

Hello,

The truth is that with a one way plan like yours, you would neither make a 7 or 14 day pass pay off, unless you added some side trips. If you're only going from Tokyo to Kansai one way, no rail pass would be worthwhile for you and you should just buy regular tickets, or to save a little there is the Platt Kodama ticket.

Good luck.

cheehang92
cheehang92
3 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi,

Thank you Daniel-san for the information. One last thing. Does JR pass covers Shinkansen as well?

As for Toraneko, for side trips, do you mean other cities or prefacture? cause my main focus will be Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. And since the JR lines covers travel to major places such as Shinjuku as well.

So you recon it will be cheaper or more effective if i just regular tickets throughout the 14 days? It will be great if there's a more cost effective approach.

Thankss

Toraneko
Toraneko
1319 posts
over 2 years ago

Hi,
Of course the JR Pass covers the shinkansen also, but you cannot ride the Nozomi or Mizuho shinkansen with it.

For side trips, I mean other places in the area - mostly far enough away in some other prefecture. For Tokyo, there are many, such as Hakone or the Fuji 5 Lakes area, Karuizawa, Kusatsu, Izu, Kamamura/Enoshima, Kawagoe, Takao, Okutama, the Hitachi Seaside Park, or even Sendai.

From the Kansai area, there is Hiroshima and Miyajima, Himeji, Amanohashidate, etc.

If you don't add anything, a JR Pass for a one way trip would be a big waste of money. You can easily check if you'll break even on a pass with this rail pass calculator.

Good luck.


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