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21 days ago
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My partner and I are planning a trip this November. Our total trip will be 11 days. I am wondering if it would be worth pursuing a 7 day or 14 day pass. A majority of our travel will be done in the beginning of our trip. I included Itinerary below to seek your input.

Day 1 - Arrive Haneda Airport, travel to Kyoto via bullet train

Day 2 - Explore Kyoto

Day 3 - Travel to Nara for 1 night

Day 4 - Travel back to Tokyo (via bullet train)

Day 5 & 6 - Travel around the city of tokyo

Day 7 - Daytrip to mount fuji

Day 8 & 9 - More travel around city of tokyo

Day 10 - Last day of exploring tokyo

Day 11 - Head to Haneda airport to depart

Would you recommend a JR pass for the first 7 days of bulk travel? Or the 14 day pass to have all days covered?

Thank you for your time

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20 days ago

Hi there,

With the JR Pass going up in price last year, just a return trip Tokyo - Kyoto is no longer enough for make savings with the pass. You'd have to add a side trip, say to Hiroshima or Sendai to make it pay off.

As it stands now, your best option would be the buy normal tickets as you go.

Kind regards,

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