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23 day itinerary

23 Day Itinerary

Hi guys,

So I've been asking around different websites/forums about whether or not purchasing a 21 day JR Pass would be worth it with this following itinerary:

  • 5 nights in Tokyo (with day trips to Yokohama, Mt. Fuji and Nagoya)

  • 10 nights in Kyoto (with trips back and forth too Naga, Osaka and Kobe)

  • 4 nights in Hiroshima (with day trips to Miyajima and Fukuoka)

  • 3 nights in Nagasaki

From Nagasaki I'll be going to Fukuoka to catch the ferry to Busan.

What do you think? Will the 21 day pass cover all if not the majority of my trip? Is it worth investing in the 21 day pass?

Let me know your thoughts and opinions. Thanks!


Hello there,

I am wondering what other people told you since you asked already somewhere else :)

Let's a have a look at the numbers and find out.

Tokyo - Yokoyama (return) ¥ 940
Tokyo - Nagoya (return) ¥ 21,760
Tokyo - Kyoto ¥ 13,600
Kyoto - Nara (return) ¥ 1,420
Kyoto - Osaka (return) ¥ 1,120
Kyoto - Kobe (return) ¥ 2,160
Kyoto - Hiroshima ¥ 11,090
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return, including Ferry) ¥ 1,180
Hiroshima - Hakata (Fukuoka, return) ¥ 17,880
Hiroshima - Nagasaki ¥ 12,990
Nagasaki - Hakata (Fukuoka) ¥ 4,700

For a total of ¥ 88,840 or ¥ 29,490 in savings as the 21 day JR Pass is ¥ 59,350. That's some very good savings!

Hope this answers your question,

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Thanks so much for your help, Daniel! I asked the question here because I got different responses from other websites/forums. Some said it wasn't worth it, some said it was; I myself went to to get an estimate on train fares and found varying results, so I decided to come right to the source (here) to see what you guys thought.

Thank you so much for the fares breakdown! I really appreciate it and will now be adding the rail pass to my list.

Thanks again for your time!



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