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1 or 2 week pass

1 or 2 week pass

Hi folks,

Just wondering if you think it's better to get a 1 or 2 week pass for upcoming trip...
Itinery so far will be:

Kansai airport-Osaka 3rd April 2015
Osaka 4th April
Osaka-Mt Koya 5th April
Mt Koya-Kyoto 6th April
Kyoto 7th April
Kyoto 8th April
Kyoto-shirakawago 9th April
Shirakawago-takayama 10th April (possible shinhotaka ropeway trip)
Takayama-tokyo April 11th
Tokyo April 12th
Tokyo April 13th (possible Mount Fuji trip)
Tokyo April 14th
Tokyo April 15th
Tokyo-narita airport April 16th

Any itinery advice in general and if you think can get away with a 1 week pass say from April 9th-16th? Or if 2 week is best?

Cheers in advance!


Hello there,

I checked your itinerary for the best option and would actually advise buying normal tickets for this trip.

This because most of the trips you will make are not very expansive and other parts are traveled by bus, such as travel to Shirakawago and not covered by the JRPass.

It looks like a great trip btw!

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Actually for part of your trip, using a Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass would make a lot of sense - and it does cover the buses. See: As of now it is a special good until June 26, 2015, so the OP's trip is all right.
Seeing Kanazawa is well worth it too.
Then you can take the bullet train from Nagoya to Tokyo.


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