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Should I get a JR pass?

Jelly
Jelly
about 2 years ago
6 responses

I will be going to Osaka via bullet train and stay there for 2night before return to Tokyo for 8 night stay. Any advice that I should get a JR pass as there a total of 2 adult and 3 children age 11,8 and 4 year old.

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Daniel-san
12201 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

I recommend the use of a 7 day JR Pass for your itinerary. The JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price.

Different prices apply for children, see:
http://www.jrpass.com/blogs/japan-rail-passes-for-children

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Jelly
Jelly
6 posts
about 2 years ago

Thks for the advice, is this Jr pass cover the shinkansin that travel to and fro osaka or the newly launched Hokuriku Arch pass is better?

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Daniel-san
12201 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Do you mean the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo - Kanazawa? This route is covered by the JR Pass.

Jelly
Jelly
6 posts
about 2 years ago

As i will be flying in on Monday morning via Sunday night flight, do I still have time purchase the JR pass? As for the Hokuriku Arch pass, i m referring to the new pass that travel from Tokyo to Osaka. But is this pass valid during my trip on 14 Dec to 16 Dec @ Osaka and 16 Dec to 24 Dec in Tokyo?

freshmint224
freshmint224
9 posts
about 2 years ago

Hey, I've just looked up Hokuriku Arch pass as I was interested in it but I found out that it only starts in April 2016. You probably should get JR pass


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