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18-day itinerary & jr pass

18-day itinerary & JR Pass

Hi Daniel

I appreciate advise on below proposed itinerary and which JR pass is most suitable for my route.

May I know is it necessary to put up nights in Tateyama or Toyoma for Alpine Route.

Should I put up nights in Kyoto or Kyoto and Osaka from Day 8 to Day 14?

Is my routes proper - or it should be travel on different route?

   Nov  Hotel   

D1 16 Airport KLIA - KIX Airport
D2 17 Kanazawa Kansai to Kanazawa
D3 18 Kanazawa Kenrokuen, Omicho Market, Castle, Nija-dera-Kanazawa
D4 19 Tateyama Kanazawa - Tateyama/Toyoma
D5 20 Tateyama Alpine Route /Toyoma/Tateyama
D6 21 Takayama Toyoma - Takayama
D7 22 Takayama Takayama - Shinhotaka Ropeway
D8 23 Kyoto Takayama - Shrikawa-go to JR Takayama - Eastern Kyoto
D9 24 Kyoto Western Kyoto
D10 25 Kyoto Central Kyoto
D11 26 Kyoto Kyoto
D12 27 Osaka Osaka
D13 28 Osaka Osaka
D14 29 Hiroshima Osaka - Hiroshima - Himeji
D15 30 Hiroshima Hiroshima - Miyajima - Hiroshima
D16 01 Koyasan Hiroshima - Koyasan
D17 02 Wakayama Wakayama
D18 03 KL Wakayama - Kansai

Thank you.


Hi there,

While a couple of days are not completely clear to me (D8 and Day14). I did look at the route and general and and a look at the cost of ticket prices. Even though I did not expect this, the price of normal ticket prices is below that of the cost of a 14 day JR Pass. A 7 day JR Pass could be useful if you were to change the planning a bit and cover Takayama - Kyoto - Hiroshima/Miyajima - Kansai with it.

Kyoto and Osaka are close together and it does not really matter what order you visit them in.

Hope this helps,


Dear Daniel San

Thank you for your reply.

If I present my itinerary on below order, will it be easier for you to advise the tickets ?

D1 KLIA - KIX Airport / Washington Hotel
D2 Kansai to Kanazawa
D3 Kanazawa - Kenroukuen, Omicho Market & etc
D4 Kanazawa - Toyoma
D5 Toyoma - Alpine Route
D6 Toyoma - Takayama
D7 Takayama - Shinhotaka Ropeway (Day Trip)
D8 Takaayama - Shrikawa-go to JR Takayam - Northern Kyoto
D9 Western Kyoto
D10 Central Kyoto
D11 Kyoto
D12 Kyoto - Hiroshima - Himeji
D13 Hiroshima - Miyajima - Hiroshima
D14 Hiroshima - Osaka
D15 Osaka
D16 Osaka - Koyasan
D17 Koyasan - Wakayama
D18 Wakayama - Kansai Airport

Thank you.


Hi Elaine3848,

I do think that a 7 day JR Pass is an interesting option for you, if you use it for the following:

Takayama - Kyoto ¥ 10,260
Kyoto - Himeji ¥ 5,470
Himeji - Hiroshima ¥ 8,490
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return) ¥ 1,180 (return)
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,430

For a total of ¥ 35,830 or ¥ 6,720 in savings, as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110.

For the rest I would just buy normal tickets, or local passes.

Hope this helps,


Hi Daniel San

Thank you for your advise. Will definitely go for it.




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