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which jr pass

Which JR Pass

We are going Kanazawa and takayama for 5 nights from Tokyo on 12 April 2017 and return to Tokyo
Also taking a one night trip to hakone from Tokyo and return
Spending 3 days in Tokyo
Is it worth to buy a JR 7 day ordinary pass?
What is the difference between JR and JR west pass?

Low Edwin
Low Edwin

Hi there,

A 7 day JR Pass would be well worth it, here are the rail costs without a JR Pass.

Tokyo - Kanazawa ¥ 13,920
Kanazawa - Takayama ¥ 6,250
Takayama - Tokyo ¥ 14,620

For a total ¥ 34,790 or at least ¥ 5,680 in savings, as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110.

The JR West passes are limited to covering a certain area services by JR West. The places you wish to travel to are not covered by any JR West pass.

Hope this helps,


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