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JRpass or individual tickets?

18 days ago
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Hi there and thanks for this super forum :-)

We are in Japan between May 9th and May 20th with the following itinerary:

Tokyo : May 9th (morning arrival Haneda) to May 12th (Minato)
May 12th from Tokyo to Omachi - Nagano (Shinano-Kizaki station)
May 15th from Omachi to Kyoto / alternatively From Omachi to Kyoto via a stop in Kanasawa
May 18th from Kyoto to Hiroshima and then to Myiajima same day
May 20th from Myiajima to Haneda
May 21st Leave Japan

It seems to me that the price for individual tickets are similar to the price of a JR pass (7day from 13th to the 20th) - but some of the distances may not be covered by the pass or we miss out on using the pass for public transport in the major cities.

What would you advise be : go for JRpass or individual tickets? Could you share pros and cons?
I thank you in advance

239 posts
16 days ago

Hi there,

Good news, all of your itinerary is covered by the JR Pass! If the price comes out to be similar I would recommend purchasing a JR Pass, as for a similar price you'll be able to make planning easier, and also have access to added day trips for no additional cost, as long as your destinations are accessible via JR operated rail lines.

Hope this helps!


2 posts
14 days ago

Thank you Alexis - then we'll go for the passes

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