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14 days JR pass or combination of regional passes?

Muleyke
Muleyke
4 months ago
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Hello Daniel-san,

First of all thank you so much for this service and all the support you are giving as I found the system very confusing :)

I would like to ask if a general JRPASS is worth it for our trip or should I combine regional passes? (i.e. Osaka-Tokyo Hokuriku Arch Pass 7 days + Nara individual ticket + 5 days JR East pass)

We have 14 days and the cities we want to visit are as listed below, but the order can be different

3 days Tokyo (day trip to Kamakura)
2 days Fuji-san
2 days Kanazawa (Kanazawa to Shirakawa day trip)
1 day Narai-juku
5 days Kyoto (day trips to Nara - Osaka - Hiroshima)

Also my other question is;

Do I need to activate the JR Pass at the airport to use it for the airport line, or can I activate it later when I start traveling to other cities from Tokyo?

Thank you in advance!
Best,
Beyza.

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Daniel-san
18800 posts
4 months ago
Expert

Hi Beyza,

After Kyoto, will you return to Tokyo? Or do something else? Knowing this would help me find the best pass for you.

As for your other questions, you can activate your pass at any day in Japan, and you do not have to do it at the Airport.

Kind regards,
Daniel

Muleyke
Muleyke
2 posts
4 months ago

Yes, I am going to return Tokyo.

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Daniel-san
18800 posts
4 months ago
Expert

Hi again,

Let's have a look at fares and see what would work best:
Tokyo - Kanazawa ¥ 14,380
Kanazawa - Narai ¥ 11,630(
Narai - Kyoto ¥ 9,750
Kyoto - Hiroshima (return) ¥11,300
Kyoto - Tokyo ¥13,850

For a total of ¥ 60.910 - a 14-day Japan Rail Pass costs ¥80,000 - as such you'd still be better off buying normal tickets.

For the trip to Hiroshima, you can look at a Kansai - Hiroshima. It would provide nice value for going to Hiroshima and other day trips from Kyoto.

Kind regards,
Daniel


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