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do we need a jrp? if so, which one: 7, 14 or 21 days?

Do we need a JRP? If so, which one: 7, 14 or 21 days?

Good morning,

We are very grateful if you could assist us with buying the right JRP.

  • We will be arriving on Tokyo Narita Airport on 22.07.2014.
  • On 28.07.2014 we will be travelling to Kyoto.
  • On 03.08.2014 we will be travelling back to Tokyo.
  • 06.08.2014 return from Tokyo Narita to home.

We do not know exactly what would be the best option, so if you could assist us....

Thank you very much!

L. de Waal
L. de Waal

Hello there,

I would suggest a 7 day JR Pass for your travel and use it for travel from Tokyo - Kyoto and back. The 7 day JR Pass is roughly the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Kyoto on the Shinkansen. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price. For instance it would be easy to make a visit to Osaka, Nara, Kobe, Kinosaki-Onsen or even Hiroshima.

Hope this helps!

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I'm heading to Japan this oct and considering if I should get the JR pass (7 days?).
Below is the draft itinerary but pretty much were I would like to cover

11 Oct - Arrive 1600hrs at Haneda Airport
12 to 14 Oct - Explore Tokyo
15 Oct - Tokyo to Kawaguchiko
16 Oct - Kawaguchiko to Kyoto
16 to 18 Oct - Explore Kyoto
18 Oct - Kyoto to Osaka
18 to 21 Oct - Explore Osaka
21 Oct - Osaka to Tokyo
21 to 22 Oct - Tokyo
23 Oct - Flight back home

not quite sure if the above is possible, would like to get your advise.



Hi Daniel,

Thank you very much for your effort. This helps a lot!

Kind regards,

L. de Waal
L. de Waal

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