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Triona
Triona
almost 3 years ago
2 responses

Hi, I was wondering if it's worth while purchasing a Japanese rail pass for my trip?
My itinerary is as follows:
Day 1 arrive in kansai airport, travel to Osaka and stay in Osaka 3 nights
Day 4 travel to Kyoto, spend two nights here and we may visit Nara
Day 6 travel to Kanazawa and spend 3 nights here
Day 9 travel from Kanazawa to Tokyo and spend 3 nights in Tokyo
Day 11 travel to haneda airport
Will the pass be valid for travel around the cities?
Thanks for your help
Triona

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello Triona,

I checked your itinerary for the best option and would advise buying normal tickets for this itinerary. The difference in price is not that large, so if plans change a JR Pass could quickly become worth it but for now it is better to buy normal tickets.

The JR Pass does cover travel between all the places you wish to visit.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Triona
Triona
2 posts
almost 3 years ago

Thanks for your advice Daniel, roughly what would be the difference in cost between buying a rail pass and normal tickets for this itinerary because we are also considering a day trip from Osaka to Hiroshima if we're not too wrecked, it may not happen but if the difference wasn't too great we might purchase it to be on the safe side!
Also do you send the rail pass voucher by email or post?
Thanks in advance
Triona

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Triona,

The difference is around 9,000yen. The 7 day JR Pass is 29,110yen while travel from Kyoto - Kanazawa ¥ 6,700 is and Kanazawa - Tokyo ¥ 12,750, a return Nara is 1,420 yen.

A day trip to Hiroshima really would pay of as a return ticket Kyoto - Hiroshima is around 21,000yen. I guess it would depend on making that trip or not whether the JR Pass would be useful.

The JR Pass is send by express FedEx delivery.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


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