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3 weeks with one week in tokyo .Do We need rail pass

edathome
edathome
almost 5 years ago
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Arriving Osaka 1st May . Train straight to Tokyo 7 nights Tokyo. . 2 or 3 day trips from Tokyo. ie Hakone , Kamakura. Then Leave Tokyo on 8th May and go to Nikko , Nagano , takayama, Kanazawa, Kiso valley then Kyoto and fly out of Osaka on the 22nd May. Do you think we need a rail pass Thankyou Ed

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Daniel-san
12217 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Looks like you will be making a very nice trip!
With the JR-Pass you could make the following savings.

Osaka --> Tokyo ¥ 13,950
Tokyo Odawara return, for Hakone ¥ 7,680
Tokyo Kamakura return ¥ 1,780
Tokyo --> Nikko ¥ 5,630
Nikko --> Nagano ¥ 10,980
Nagano --> Takayama ¥ 11,290
Takayama --> Kanazawa ¥ 4,380
Kanazawa --> Narai (for Kiso valley) ¥ 12,450
Narai --> Kyoto ¥ 9,610
Kyoto --> Osaka ¥ 540

This adds up to a total of ¥ 78,290, the 21-day JR-Pass is ¥ 57,700 so you would be able to save ¥ 20,590.

I noticed that some of the route could be better, for instance the part from Kanazawa to the Kiso valley is a long ride, consider an overnight stop in Kyoto or Nagoya for instance to limit the amount of travel on a single day.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

edathome
edathome
18 posts
almost 5 years ago

Thanks Daniel.

 Our new itinerary.

Train Osaka to Tokyo

          Tokyo , Hakone Return.
           Tokyo, Kamakura Return
           Tokyo , Nagano
           Nagano, Matsumoto
           Matsumoto, Nakatsugawa  Return
           Kanazawa , Kyoto
           Kyoto, Nara, Return
           Kyoto , Osaka airport.

We will catch buses from Matsumoto to Kanazawa.
Total 21 days. Do we need a Jr Pass Thankyou Ed

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Daniel-san
12217 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

I see that you have shorted your itinerary somewhat.

Tokyo Odawara (station for Hakone, return) ¥ 7,680
Tokyo Kamakura (return) ¥ 1,780
Tokyo --> Nagano ¥ 8,170
Nagano --> Matsumoto ¥ 2,970
Kanazawa --> Kyoto ¥ 6,910
Kyoto Nara (return) ¥ 1,380
Kyoto --> Kansai Airport ¥ 3,480

This adds up to ¥ 32,370, If you do the above itinerary in 21 days I think you will be best of by buying normal tickets while you travel.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


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