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roamingbehrs
roamingbehrs
13 days ago
3 responses

Hi,
we (2 adults, 2 kids ages 13 and 10) are arriving Feb 1. We plan to go:

Arrival Kansai Feb 1

Kansai Airport to Kyoto (spend 3 days) on Feb 1
Kyoto to Myokokogen: Feb 4
Myokokogen to Kansai Airport: Feb 9

Departure from Kansai Feb 10

The itinerary check seemed to indicate that we should "add money to save" on a JR pass. that did not make sense to me.

I am wondering if it is better to book a JR pass for the Kyoto - Myoko kogen - Kansai leg, since that will be within 7 days.

I believe that a 14 day pass which could include kansai airport - kyoto transfer and then around kyoto would not be worth the extra cost.

What do you recommend?

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Daniel-san
14612 posts
13 days ago
Expert

Hi there,

Is basically means that you are not at a point (yet) where a JR Pass would help you make savings.

For your trip, the cost of a 7 day JR Pass would be higher than buying a rail pass.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

roamingbehrs
roamingbehrs
3 posts
7 days ago

what is a "rail pass" and how does that differ from a "JR Pass"

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Daniel-san
14612 posts
7 days ago
Expert

It's the same thing :)

roamingbehrs
roamingbehrs
3 posts
4 days ago

last question: is there a way to purchase the tickets online before we arrive in Japan?

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Daniel-san
14612 posts
4 days ago
Expert

It depends on the ticket, most tickets can only be purchased once in Japan.


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