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visiting japan for 14 days

Visiting Japan for 14 days


I will be visiting Japan from 30 Mar to 13 Apr. My itinerary is as follow:

Day 1 - 3: Tokyo
Day 4: Travel to Kyoto
Day 5 - 6: Kyoto
Day 7: Travel to Osaka
Day 8 - 9: Osaka
Day 10: Travel to Miyajima
Day 11 - 12: Miyajima
Day 13: Travel to Tokyo
Day 14: Tokyo
Day 15: Depart Tokyo

I am planning to buy a 14-day pass but would like to know if this is the best option. Should I get a 7-day pass instead? If so, when is the best time to activate it?

Also need to know when I should purchase the pass if I am arriving on 30 Mar.

Really look forward to your advice. Thank you.


Hi there,

I checked your itinerary for the best option and would advise a 14 day JR Pass to cover Travel between Tokyo - Kyoto - Hiroshima and Tokyo (this is now an 8 day period). The JR Pass can also be used for travel in Tokyo on the JR network and to Narita Airport. So you'll be covers for almost the entire trip, I'd advise a 1,500yen Narita Express ticket for your arrival.

An alternative could be to spend one day less in Miyajima and return in Tokyo within 7 days, this would be a slightly more budget friendly option.

You could purchase the JR Pass right away or later on. I'd advise doing so at least 2 weeks in advance.

Hope this helps,

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Hi Daniel,

Many thanks for your quick response.

I guess I will have to stick to buying the 14-day JR pass.

Sorry, I should have mentioned that I will be arriving at Haneda Airport. So would I be able to pick up the JR pass from there?

Look forward to your quick response again.

Best regards,


Hi RegNeo,

We ship the JR Pass voucher to your home address but you can certainly activate the JR Pass right away at Haneda Airport.

All the best,

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Thank you so much, Daniel. You have been most helpful :)


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