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4 days in Shibuya

about 2 years ago
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Hope this finds everyone one.

Just wanted to ask what the best option is on travelling around Tokyo during our stay. Our 1st visit last May was awesome but somehow we didn't have enough knowledge about the JR Pass and how it could have saved us money. We stayed in Kyoto first for 4 days, then travelled to Asakusa. Stayed there for another 4 days. We didn't purchase any JR Pass for us, just paid the regular fares whenever we rode the train.

This time, we will stay in Shibuya. Our itinerary would look like this:

Nov 12 - 15, 2015

Day 1: Arrive in Narita Airport at noon, go to Shibuya and check in. Go around Shibuya.
Day 2: Visit 5th Station Mt. Fuji. Maybe until late afternoon before dusk.
Day 3: Go back to Disneyland/Sea. All day until early dinner.
Day 4: Go back to airport at 8am

What is the best option for us if we will consider getting JR Passes? I will travel with my wife and almost-2-year-old daughter, with stroller. How much would it cost for the 3 of us?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and cheers!

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about 2 years ago
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Hi there,

For your itinerary it would actually be better to just purchase normal tickets as you travel.

The JR Pass works well if you travel between different regions in Japan, for instance a return Tokyo - Kyoto can help you make savings quickly using a JR Pass. Most of your travel is within Tokyo and making a day trip to Fuji does not add enough travel cost to a point where you can make savings with a JR Pass. So for now I would just recommend purchasing normal tickets as you travel. You can of course look at local day passes such as the Tokyo Metro Day Pass for local travel in Tokyo.

Hope this helps,

2 posts
about 2 years ago

Thank you, Daniel. We'll take your advice.

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