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best pass to get - (7 or 14 days) and how to cover my trip...

Best Pass to get - (7 or 14 days) and how to cover my trip...

Hi, I am coming to Japan at the end of May and have booked hotels to follow the following itinary. Does it make sense for me to get the 14 day or 7 day pass and in addition anything special I should know about the journeys i am planning (When in Kyoto I plan to do a couple of day trips to Nara and Osaka).

30/05/2013 Arrive Tokyo 6pm
31/05/2013 Tokyo
01/06/2013 Tokyo
02/06/2013 Tokyo
03/06/2013 Travel to Kyoto
04/06/2013 Kyoto
05/06/2013 Kyoto
06/06/2013 kyoto
07/06/2013 Kyoto
08/06/2013 Kyoto
09/06/2013 Hiroshima
10/06/2013 Travel to Hakone
11/06/2013 Hakone
12/06/2013 Travel to tokyo
13/06/2013 Tokyo -
14/06/2013 Fly Home


Hi there,

I would recommend going for the 7-day JRPass and start using on the day that you travel to Kyoto.
This way you will be able to use it until you travel to Hakone. I would use a Hakone Free Pass from there to travel in Hakone and back to Tokyo.

Here are some of the savings you can make with the JR-Pass.
Tokyo --> Kyoto ¥ 13,420
Kyoto --> Hiroshima ¥ 10,990
Hiroshima --> Odawara, for Hakone ¥ 17,730

This adds up to ¥ 42,140 or ¥ 13,840 in savings as the 7-day JRPass is ¥ 28,300.

Hope this helps,


Hi Daniel - THANK YOU :) Only issue is unless I am mistaken - We dont travel to Hakone until the 8 days after our initial trip from Tokyo to Kyoto?


Ouch! Yes you are right!
Sorry about that it is already a little late here in Japan.

In that case I don't think that the 7-day JR-Pass would be a good option but it may be worth getting the 14-day JR Pass.

You can do the following travel with it:
Tokyo --> Kyoto ¥ 13,420
Kyoto --> Hiroshima ¥ 10,990
Hiroshima --> Odawara, for Hakone ¥ 17,730
Odawara --> Tokyo ¥ 3,840
Tokyo --> Narita Airport ¥ 3,140

This adds up to ¥ 48,760 or ¥ 3,660 in savings as the 14-day JR Pass is 45,100. While savings are not as high as the previous option, it is still a good option. Also the freedom to take any train for 14-day is really nice. Possibly if you travel on a budget you could consider trying to fit it in days that you travel from Tokyo and to Hakone in 7 Days.

Sorry about that!


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