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7 or 14 day pass?

7 or 14 Day Pass?

Hello. I would much appreciate some advice on whether I should purchase the 7 or 14 day pass for the below itinerary.
Is it better to buy a 7 day, then pay for a 3 day Hakone pass, then a 1 way ticket Hakone to Tokyo?


Day 1 - arrive Hiroshima (by air)
Day 2 - Hiroshima
Day 3 - Hiroshima to Kyoto
Day 4 - Kyoto
Day 5 - Kyoto
Day 6 - Kyoto
Day 7 - Kyoto
Day 8 - Kyoto to Hakone (is nearest JR called Odawara?)
Day 9 - Hakone
Day 10 - Hakone to Tokyo
Day 11 - Tokyo
Day 12 - Tokyo
Day 13 - Tokyo
Day 14 - Tokyo
Day 15 - Tokyo to Narita


Hello there,

Looking at your itinerary, I would actually advise buying normal tickets for your itinerary. As the price of normal tickets (Hiroshima - Kyoto and Kyoto - Odawara station) are below the cost of a 7 day Japan Rail Pass. Within Hakone, you could look at using a Hakone Free Pass. This pass overs good value of you plan on exploring the Hakone region.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you for your reply Daniel.
Is it possible to pre-book normal tickets online?


Hello again!

You can only do so in person at the station.


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