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9 days narita karuizawa tokyo kyoto tokyo narita advices needed please

9 days narita karuizawa tokyo kyoto tokyo narita advices needed please

5 of us will travelling from 28 dec.
Our itin:
28 dec 2013 arrive narita to karuizawa
29 dec 2013 - karuizawa
30 dec 2013 - from karuizawa to tokyo
31 dec 2013 - tokyo
1 jan 2014 - tokyo
2 jan 2014 - from tokyo to kyoto
3 jan 2014 - from kyoto to tokyo
4 jan 2015 - tokyo
5 jan 2014 - tokyo narita

Please advise what type of train pass, bus ticket needed advance booking and reservation.

Thanks you very much .



Hi Ube,

I think getting a 7 day JR Pass would work out best. You can use the pass to travel to Karuizawa, Kyoto and Tokyo.

Here's a little breakdown of ticket prices without the JR Pass.

Narita Airport - Karuizawa ¥ 8,380
Karuizawa - Tokyo ¥ 5,550
Tokyo - Kyoto ¥ 13,020
Kyoto - Tokyo ¥ 13,020

For a total of ¥ 39,970. The 7 day JR Pass is 28,300 so you would save at least ¥ 11,670. I would recommend making seat reservations when you arrive at Naria Airport for the rest of your itinerary. This because travel around new year can be very busy.

Hope this helps!

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Arigato Daniel-san...


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