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Japan
about 5 years ago
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Hi,

We'd also like to check if it's the right decision to get a 7 or 14 day pass, or just buy individual tickets.

We'll be in Japan for 15 days,

Day 1 - From Narita airport to Tokyo
Day 4 - from Tokyo to Kyoto
Day 5 - possibly a day trip from Kyoto to Otsu and back (but this might not happen)
Day 7 - Kyoto back to Tokyo

Day 15 - Tokyo to Narita airport

We're guessing that the 14 day pass is definitely not worth it, but would a 7 day pass worth our first 7 days' plans?

Many thanks!

Joan & Oscar

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Here is how much it would cost if you bought your tickets separately:

Narita Airport --> Tokyo ¥ 3,140
Tokyo --> Kyoto ¥ 13,720
Kyoto Otsu (optional) ¥ 380
Kyoto --> Tokyo 13,720

This adds up to ¥ 30960 the 7-day JR Pass is ¥ 28,300 so you would save ¥ 2660 + any local travel you may do on JR lines in Tokyo. Of course the pass makes a nice souvenir too :)

Enjoy Japan!
-Daniel

Japan
Japan
2 posts
about 5 years ago

Thanks for the quick answer Daniel-san! You're a great help :) We will be buying the pass then. If we're travelling in March, should we buy the pass now, or wait until closer to March?

Thanks again

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Glad to hear you found it useful!

You have 90 days to activate your pass from the day it is printed, so you can buy it now or wait a little longer if you have not yet finalized you plans. Either way you are fine!

Let me know if you have anymore questions,
-Daniel


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