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Lesley
Lesley
over 4 years ago
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There will be 6 adults travelling together, we will be wanting to travel from Tokyo narita airport to Hakuba on 22/12/13 where we stay for a week and then from Hakuba to Kyoto on 29/12/13 then Kyoto to Tokyo on 1/1/14. What is the cheapest and best way to do this by rail? Is it best to get a jr east pass for a week and then a 7 day jr pass? Or is it cheaper to buy a 14 day jr pass? Or is there some other option?

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Daniel-san
12267 posts
over 4 years ago
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Hi There,

Great plan to spend your new years holiday Skiing in Hakuba, Japan! (I hope to do something similar).
In your case, I would just buy normal tickets for this route because ticket prices would not match the price of the JR Pass. Here's why:

(I assume you would do the following route)

Narita Airport - Hakuba (via Tokyo) ¥ 10,970
Week Snowfun @ Hakuba Hakuba - Kyoto ¥ 11,140
Kyoto - Tokyo ¥ 13,420
Tokyo - Narita Airport ¥ 3,140

This would not add up to the cost of either the JR East/JR Pass. However you could consider a 7 day JR Pass for the last week as your travel Hakuba - Kyoto - Tokyo - Narita Airport adds up to ¥ 27,700. The 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 28,300 and you could start making savings with just a little more travel.

I hope this helps!
Daniel


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