Order Your JRPass
Back to Itinerary check

Advice on Traveling Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Naoshima

7 months ago
1 response


We are traveling to Japan in March (please see itinerary below). We plan to purchase a 7 day Japan Rail Pass and activate it on Day 5 to travel to Kyoto. From there we will take day trips to Osaka and Nara, and then finally visit Naoshima before returning back to Tokyo.

Can we use the JR Pass for all of these destinations (outside of Tokyo)?
Do you see any complications with this itinerary?

Day 1 - March 19 (Thursday) - Arrive in Tokyo
Day 2 - March 20 (Friday) - Tokyo
Day 3 - March 21 (Saturday) - Tokyo
Day 4- March 22 (Sunday) - Tokyo
Day 5 - March 23 (Monday) - Leave for Kyoto (activate pass)
Day 6 - March 24 (Tuesday) - Kyoto
Day 7 - March 25 (Wednesday) - Day Trip to Nara
Day 8 - March 26 (Thursday) - Day Trip to Osaka
Day 9 - March 27 (Friday) - Leave for Naoshima
Day 10 - March 28 (Saturday) - Naoshima
Day 11 - March 29 (Sunday) - Leave for Tokyo
Day 12 - March 30 (Monday) - Tokyo
Day 13 - March 31 (Tuesday) - Leave for States

Thank you for your help!

16613 posts
7 months ago

Hi Scott,

Looks all good to me and you can travel to all the cities you want to visit and get good savings at the same time.

The ferry to Naoshima is not included but only has a small fare. For the rest, you'll be making outstanding savings using the JR Pass.

Kind regards,

Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $279.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 14878 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.

Find out where to buy the japan rail pass online.

Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets
or see our range of Regional Passes