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single tickets vs jr pass : cost comparisons please

Single tickets Vs JR Pass : Cost comparisons please

Hello there,

I am there for 7 days in Japan (2 Adults + 1 child of 9 years). I am planning to spend 2 - 3 days in Kyoto and remaining time in Tokyo

I can either buy three individual return tickets for Kyoto - Tokyo on Shinkansen or 3 JR passes.
Can you please advise which would be better in terms of costs and convenience ?

thank you for the advice!


Hi there,

The 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto. Basically for the same money you now gain 7 days of unlimited travel. So the JR Pass could be useful if you use it for other travel as well. Such as between Tokyo - Airport and locally within Tokyo. Also, remember that with the JR Pass you just need one ticket for all travel - making for great convenience.

You may also be interested in our section: JRPasses for Children.

Hope this helps!

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Helpful Daniel, thanks!


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