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Is a regional pass best for me?

9 months ago
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Hi Daniel San,
My boyfriend and I plan to travel to Japan in January. We will arrive on Jan. 7 but will stay in Tokyo until Jan. 12 when we plan to go to Kyoto for 3 nights and possibly visit Nara and Osaka. From there we plan to go to Kinosaki Onsen from Jan. 15-17 and then make our way back to Tokyo. Do you suggest a regular 7-day JR pass? Or a regional Osaka-Tokyo pass?

Also, when is the best time to order the pass? Can we order it now before the price goes up in October?

Thank you for your help!

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9 months ago

Hi Alana,

You will arrive in Japan after the new pricing goes into effect. With that in mind, you would not make savings on this route with a 7-day JR Pass, and buying normal rail tickets is the better option.

Kind regards,

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