Richard Jones
Richard Jones
3 months ago
1 response

Hi,

I am coming to Japan for the Rugby World Cup and want to use my Japan Rail Travel pass to travel from Tokyo to Oita> I would like suggestions about rail routes down the East coast of Japan, I would like to go to Kanazawa then down the east coast to Oita and take about 5 days. I am travelling alone and would like to take slow regional trains on quiet country routes. I would also like suggestions as to which towns you recommend I stay at on that line. I would like to stay at Ryokan's in small Japanese towns if possible.

On my return from Oita I will travel on the east coast and go via Hiroshima. I have all my travel plans arranges for there but would like suggestions as to the slow relaxing way to go from Kanazawa to Oita. If you are able to help it would be very much appreciated

Best regards

Richard Jones

avatar
Daniel-san
15896 posts
3 months ago
Expert

Hi Richard Jones,

There are many stops that come to mind, something you could do would be:
Tokyo - Nagano - Kanazawa - Yamanaka Onsen (Kaga) - Kyoto, Mt. Koya - Naoshima/Teshima - Takamatsu - Tomonoura - Onomichi - Iwakuni - Tsuwano - Beppu - Oita.

This is one route that comes to mind, it may be too much to fill it all in and some places include a small detour but are generally well worth it. I recommend reading up on each and then see if they speak to your imagination. Then pick the ones you like.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $275.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 14208 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