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best pass for 11-day trip

Best pass for 11-day trip

Hi all,

I'm planning on heading to Japan in March/April and would appreciate some help with what type of pass I should purchase. Below is my itinerary:

March 30 - Arrive in Narita/travel to Tokyo
March 30 - April 2 - Tokyo tour
April 2 - 5 - Travel to Kyoto with a day trip to Osaka in between
April 5 - 7 - Travel back to Tokyo
April 7 - 8 - Travel to Yahaba-cho / Iwate (possibly go back to Tokyo either same day on the 7th or next day on the 8th)
April 9 - Leave from Narita

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!



Hi Dave,

I suggest getting a 7 day JR Pass for your travel, the pass itself is about the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto and now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price.

Travel to Iwate is quite a trip and you'll make outstanding savings if you include that and travel between Kyoto and Tokyo with the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks Daniel. Will the JR Rail Pass get me to Yahaba/Iwate or will I need to purchase a different pass?


Hi again!

The JR Pass does cover travel to Yahaba/Iwate! The cost is quite high without a JR Pass so its good to use one for this route.

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