armier
armier
almost 3 years ago
11 responses

Hi me and my family (total 5 incl a 5-year kid) are travelling from 28Mar-04Apr. we are planning to go to Mt. Fuji, roam around Tokyo and then to Osaka, will it be more useful to buy a 7-day JR pass>

I also read that you provide airport drop off to Hotel, what is the procedure for this? we will be staying at HotelmyStays Ikebukuro and will be landing on 28th MAr to Haneda airport arriving around 11pm. How much will be the charge.

Many thanks.

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

A 7 day JR Pass is a great choice when used to make a return trip Tokyo - Osaka. A normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka is about the same price as a 7 day JR Pass, now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price :)

We don't provide luggage drop off services, however there is a luggage delivery service available at Haneda Airport.
All the details are here: http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/premises/service/delivery.html

Hope this helps,
Daniel

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

Thanks. We also plan to go to mt fuji, can we use the jr pass to go there?if yes can you guide us how?

Toraneko
Toraneko
1318 posts
almost 3 years ago

One of the problems of going to see Mt Fuji is that the weather rarely cooperates. Besides that, seeing the mountain from a distance is actually much nicer than being part way up it. So you might consider going to Hakone. It offers a nice view of the mountain when the weather is good, and when it isn't, there are still other things to see and do there.
You can see some good info on it here:

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5200.html

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5210.html

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

Thanks. how do we go to Hakone? there is also a place called Gotemba Premium Outlet is this near the place? are JR operated trains going there? and if yes how long does it usually take to go there? thanks for the info this can be useful in planning ahead.

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi agaiN!

Sorry, maybe I missed it. Where will you be coming from if you wish to visit Hakone?

A General access guide can be found here.

The JR can be used to travel to Gotemba and also to the Shinkansen station of Odawara. From Odawara non-jr transport runs throughout the area.

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

HI thanks for the info. our hotel is near Ikebukuro so I guess we will be coming from JR Otsuka train station. Is Gotembra Premium Outlet near Odawara also? can we go on both places the same day?

Where is the best place to view Mt. Fuji?

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again!

I would recommend sticking to Hakone for a single day, there is more than enough to keep you busy for a day there.

Gotemba is about 1h travel with the JR from Odawara, so you can visit if you wish. Here is the route.

Hope this helps!

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

thank you. is Hakone too far from Gotemba? we are a little short of time staying in Tokyo. so we wanted to go to most places as much.

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Well it is not too far but there is so much to do in Hakone, so I don't know if you have enough time to visit both.

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

like what are the things to do in Hakone? gotemba I know is mostly shopping outlets right?

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Gotemba is indeed mainly shopping, although there are great Fuji viewing points in the area as well.

Hakone is about touring the local area and marveling at the sights it offers, both Fuji and other Nature parts.

I would recommend a look at this website for more information on Hakone.

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

hi what is the best way to go to narita airport if using the JR pass and how much would it cost if you are using other line aside from JR pass?

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello, sorry the best way to where?

armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

going to Narita Airport coming from Otsuka JR Station

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
armier
armier
11 posts
almost 3 years ago

its free right if you have the JR pass?

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 3 years ago
Expert button 2

yes, it's completely covered by the JR Pass!


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $259.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 10941 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.


Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes