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Do I need a 7 day pass?

over 5 years ago
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Hi, My friend and I will arrive into Narita on Oct 2, spend 2 nights in Tokyo. Travel to Kobe for 3 nights, then travel to Kyoto for two nights.Then travel to Kansai airport to fly out the night of 9 Oct. As this is 8 days, and one way out of Tokyo I am not sure what is the best option.


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over 5 years ago
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Hi there!

Economically, I think it'll be better to purchase individual JR tickets if this is your only travel. Lets take a look at the costs:

  1. Narita airport terminal 1 > Tokyo: ¥3140, (62mins, 79km)
  2. Tokyo > Kobe(hyogo): ¥14270, (229mins, 589km)
  3. Kobe(hyogo) > Kyoto: ¥1050, (57mins, 75km)
  4. Kyoto > Kansai airport: ¥3690, (79mins, 99km)

JR ticket cost: ¥22150 for 4 legs

As a 7 day pass is ¥28,300, you'll need to spend another ¥6150 on JR tickets for a rail pass to be economical. You could easily make this up, for example with a day trip to Nikko, travel around Tokyo, or a day trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto, but it very much depends on your travel plans.

Hope this helps!

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