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Lucie
Lucie
about 5 years ago
2 responses

Hi,

We are planning a trip to the following places in a few months and we're not sure whether to buy a 7 day or 14 day pass or if we should buy the tickets separately.

Any advice would be appreciated!

April 22nd - Tokyo to hakone

April 24th - hakone to Kyoto

April 27th - Kyoto to Nara

April 29th - Nara to Hiroshima

May 1st - Hiroshima to Tokyo

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
about 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hey there,

I made a little list of separate ticket prices.

Tokyo - Odawara (Hakone) ¥ 3,840
Odawara - Kyoto ¥ 11,950
Kyoto - Nara ¥690
Nara - Hiroshima ¥ 10,990
Hiroshima - Tokyo ¥ 18,250

In your case a 14 day Rail Pass is probably the best option, since a 7 day pass would just be to short to fit all your traveling.
Together the tickets add up for a total of ¥ 45720, the 14-day rail pass is ¥ 45.100 So you would save ¥ 620. This however could be more if you can cover your travel to and from the airpor, for instance Narita Airport is about ¥ 3.000 when you travel by N'EX and this would also be covered by the JR Pass + any travel you may do on local JR-Lines in Tokyo.

For Hakone I would recommand getting a Hakone Free Pass to use from Odawara as supplement to your JR-Pass, this will allow you Unlimited travel on most types of transportation in Hakone and comes with a couple of really nice discounts on local attractions too!

Hope this helps you, it's a lovely trip btw!
-Daniel

Lucie
Lucie
2 posts
about 5 years ago

Thank you for your advice!

Looking forward to the trip!

Lucie


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