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7 day or 14 day jr pass, help!:)

7 day or 14 day JR pass, help!:)

Hello! Will be travelling to japan for 12 days, need to find out if i should purchase the 7 day or 14 day JR pass, thanks so much!

12/12: Haneda Airport to Hiroshima
13/12: Hiroshima/Miyajima Island
14/12: Hiroshima to Kyoto
15/12: Kyoto to Nara and back to Kyoto
16/12: Kyoto
17/12: Kyoto -> Takayama
18/12: Takayama-> Shirakawa-go -> Kanazawa
19/12: Kanazawa -> Tokyo
19 to 24/12: Spent mostly in Tokyo

Thank you!


Hi there!

I would recommend going for the 14 day JR Pass, this because you are on the most most of the time and you could use the pass for all of your travels.

Here's a little breakdown of ticket prices to give you an idea of savings.

Haneda - Hiroshima ¥ 18,320
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return) ¥ 1,140
Hiroshima - Kyoto ¥ 10,590
Kyoto - Nara (return) ¥ 1,380
Kyoto - Takayama ¥ 9,380
Kanazawa - Tokyo ¥ 15,270

For a total of ¥ 56,080 or already ¥ 10,980 in savings as the 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 45,100. Additionally you can also use the JR Pass for local travel in Tokyo adding even more!

Hope this helps!

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Thank you so much! I've purchased the 14 JR pass. I have another question though.

JR rail pass exchange office at Shinagawa only opens at 9am. Could I check if the following is feasible?

From Haneda Airport, take the Keikyu airport express to Shinagawa. Exchange for JR pass and purchase tickets.

Take Shinkansen Hikari 507 which leaves at 9.40am towards Shin-Osaka.

Arrive at Shin-Osaka at 12.30pm, change and take Shinkansen Sakura 557 at 12.59pm towards Hiroshima.



Hi Again,

Yes that is certainly possible! You could also head to Tokyo station which opens at 7:30. Tokyo station is also closer to Haneda Airport savings you travel time/costs.

Let me know if I can help with anything else!

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