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Osaka-Tokyo and surrounding areas: which JR pass to pick?

shin3e3e
shin3e3e
almost 4 years ago
2 responses

Hi! I will be staying in osaka for about a month this march and I'm planning to travel to kyoto, tokyo and surrounding areas for a week too.
Is a 7-days JR pass a suitable choice? or a JR Kansai west pass?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there!

The JR Pass is the only pass that will cover the route from Osaka - Tokyo. Will you be making a return from Osaka/Kyoto to Tokyo? In that case I would recommend the pass as it is the same price of a normal return ticket Osaka/Kyoto to Tokyo only now you get 7 days unlimited travel for the same price!

Hope this helps!
Daniel

shin3e3e
shin3e3e
2 posts
almost 4 years ago

Hi Daniel-san,

Thanks for the reply =). I've decided to visit kyoto on weekends during the 1-month stay in osaka, then I'll go to tokyo for a week.But I am flying back home from tokyo so I'll probably not return to osaka again. So does that mean the JR pass would not be of much use?

Thanks again!

Shin

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Shin,

In that case it would be better to buy a one way ticket Osaka/Kyoto - Tokyo. The JR Pass is great when you travel around the country but you would not be able to make savings with a one way Osaka/Kyoto to Osaka.

Have a great time in Japan! One month is awesome :)
Daniel


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