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Tokyo / Kanazawa / Okayama / Kobe / Osaka / Kyoto / Nara / Yokohama


We are planing a trip to Japan in the period October - November this year. We have a question regarding if we should buy a 7 day or 14 day jr pass.

Our travel plans are so far following:

18 october arriving in Tokyo
18-21 october in Tokyo
21-22 october Kanazawa
23-24 october Okayama
25 october Kobe / Osaka
26-27 October Kyoto
28-29 october Nara
Then going back to Tokyo leaving Japan 3 of November. We are planing / thinking about to do a short day trips maybe to Yokohama or the area of Nikko, would it be best to buy a 14 jr pass or just pay single tickets.

Thank you,


Hi there!

I do think that the 14 day JR Pass is the best option here. You could cover the following travel with it, when you start using it on Oct 21st until Nov 3rd.

Tokyo - Kanazawa ¥ 15,870
Kanazawa - Okayama ¥ 12,610
Okayama - Kobe ¥ 5,640
Kobe - Osaka ¥ 390
Osaka - Kyoto ¥ 540
Kyoto - Nara ¥ 690
Nara - Tokyo ¥ 13,950
Tokyo - Narita Airport ¥ 3,140

For a total of ¥52,830 or ¥7,730 in savings, you can also use the JR Pass on local JR lines in both Tokyo and Osaka and also for day trips, adding even more!

I hope this helps!

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