cjangsuco
cjangsuco
almost 3 years ago
4 responses

I arrive in Haneda airport on May 21 will stay overnight then May 22 go to Kyoto from Haneda. Will stay in Kyoto for 5 days but want to go to Osaka in a day then back to Kyoto. Leave Kyoto on the 27 to go to Tokyo for my flight back to US on May 28. Which train tickets do you suggest I purchase to save the most money. I am traveling with my husband. Thank you for any input.

From: Cindy

Toraneko
Toraneko
1318 posts
almost 3 years ago

As is, a 7 day JR Pass would not pay off. But you could easily add a day trip to Himeji, and a day to Nara is well worth it also - then it would pay off. If you don't want to do that, then you could try buying the Japanican JR Pass 22% discount ticket. You'd have to pay yourself to go to Osaka and back, but still save over the full JR Pass.

cjangsuco
cjangsuco
4 posts
almost 3 years ago

Thank you for quick response. I'm seriously considering your advice to buy the Japanican JR pass. This is for the bullet train ride, isn't it? Is this just a roundrip train ride (Tokyo-Kyoto then Kyoto-Tokyo) only or is this a multi-use since it's called JR pass. I appreciate your response.

Toraneko
Toraneko
1318 posts
almost 3 years ago

It's a discounted bullet train ticket - it differs from the rail pass in that you can't stop off in between Tokyo & Osaka, nor can you use it beyond Osaka. And you must use unreserved seating. But if you are only going to the Osaka/Kyoto area, you can still end up saving money over a full JR Pass. You should definitely go see Nara as well though.


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