Back to Itinerary check

14 or 7 day pass?

Mikee157
Mikee157
about 5 years ago
1 response

I am travelling to Japan in April and am not sure whether to buy a 14 day or 7 day.

My travel details are.

Arrive tokyo narita 7th April. Stay 3 nights
10th travel to hakone (I know not all travel is covered by the pass.) 2 nights
12th Hiroshima and stay 1 night in miyajima island
13th Hiroshima to Nara 2 nights
15th Nara to Kyoto
19 Kyoto to tokyo
20th tokyo to narita airport

Depending on costs might travel from narita airport by hotel shuttle

Thank you

Michael

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Micheal,

Here's a little breakdown of the costs of normal tickets compared to the JRPass.

Narita --> Tokyto ¥ 3,140
Tokyo ---> Odawara (Hakone) ¥ 3,840
Odawara --> Hiroshima ¥ 17,730
Hiroshima --> Miyajima ¥ 570 (Train + Ferry)
Miyajima --> Hiroshima ¥ 570 (Train + Ferry)
Hiroshima --> Nara ¥ 11,660
Nara --> Kyoto ¥690
Kyoto --> Tokyo :¥ 13,420
Tokyo --> Narita Airport. ¥ 3,140

That's ¥ 54760 in total. The 14 Day Rail-pass itself is ¥ 45,100 so you will save ¥ 9660. I think in your case it is smart to buy a 14 Day JR-Pass because a 7 Day pass would not cover all of your long distance travel. In addition all of your travel in Japan, except for the Hakone area will be covered.

For your travel in Hakone consider buying a Hakone Free Pass locally, this covers all kinds of transport in that area.

Enjoy your trip!
Daniel


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $259.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 10941 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.


Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes