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Siti Sue
Siti Sue
about 2 years ago
3 responses

Hi, we are a family of 8, arriving in Tokyo thru Narita on the 20/02. Will be spending a few days in Tokyo first before heading to Osaka. We will be in Osaka for 3 days before heading back to Tokyo where we will spend 2 days before heading back home.
1- If we were to get the JR pass, how long does it take from Tokyo to Osaka and vice versa. I want to maximise our stay in Japan as I understand if we were to fly from Narita/ Haneda to Kansai, it will take around nearly 2 hours but will cost us around ¥23k per person.

2- What is the difference on the pass issued?

3- Our total length of stay is around 8 days. The pass issued is only for 7 days. Besides activating the pass at the airport, is there any other places it can be done?

I look forward to your reply.

16603 posts
about 2 years ago

Hi there,

1.) Taking the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations takes around 180minutes. Do keep in mind that you'll depart and arrive in the middle of the city. Flying often involves many time sinks outside of flight time, think of travel to/from the airport, airport procedures and so on.

2.) What difference do you want to know? Price, travel time etc?

3.) Yes, the JR Pass can be exchanged at most major stations. A full list is here:

Kind regards,

Siti Sue
Siti Sue
3 posts
about 2 years ago

Hi Daniel,
Thank you for the reply. Below is our itenerary,
20/2 - Arrival in Tokyo. Staying around Asakusa.
21-22/2 - Visiting Disneyland and Disney Sea
23/2- 25/2- Trip to Osaka
25/2-27/2 - Back to Tokyo
Since we are only concentrating on these 2 cities, would the JR pass be beneficial? Or is buying separate train tickets will be more useful and economical?
Grateful for your reply. Thank you.

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