victor
victor
almost 5 years ago
5 responses

Hello, I'm planning on making a trip to japan this coming April. The thing is, I want to go from one extreme to the other of honshu. I'd start from Kobe, and from that point I want to go to Hagi, Tsuwano, Izumo, Kyoto, Tokyo and Yamagata. I'd arrive in Japan on April the 2nd and leave on the 16th. And now the questions:

1.Is this doable?
2. Would the JR Pass cover all my travels?

Thank you in advance!

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Daniel-san
12223 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Victor,

Sounds like a great plan to me! You will have 14 days so on average you could stay 2 nights at every location atleast. So Yes I think it is certainly doable. We just publised a map you can use to look up the stations and see if they are reachable by JR. Here is the Map for reference

  1. The JR-Pass will cover almost everything! Only in you plan on visiting Izumo Taisha (or did you have other plans in Isumo?) will you have to take a private railway/bus for a little bit which is 480 yen for one way.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

victor
victor
5 posts
almost 5 years ago

Daniel-san, thank you very much for your helpful and fast reply.
I was just checking the map as well as using the hyperdia website to see how to get from one place to the other. I was actually surprised to see how long it takes from hagi to tsuwano, so I went to the guide and it said you can ride a bocho bus. Is that one included?
Thank you in adavnce!

victor
victor
5 posts
almost 5 years ago

Never mind that last question. I checked and there was yet another station in Hagi which allows for a faster travel by train. By the way, all transfers mentioned in the hyperdia website are made in the same station, right? Just to be sure.

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Daniel-san
12223 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

Yes they are! Otherwise it will start walk x amount of minutes.

I would be more than happy to comment on any transfer if you have doubts about it.
-Daniel

victor
victor
5 posts
almost 5 years ago

That's great! Thank you very much for your help, and if anything comes up I know an expert gets my back.

victor
victor
5 posts
almost 5 years ago

Daniel-san, I have to ask you. I'm going to Japan on sunday. I already have my Jr Pass with me here and also looked up every train I needed to take. The thing is, today, as I was double checking with the Hyperdia website, most of the train were different, rangeing from times, trip lenght or even connections. Now, I can handle the lenght, but connectios, as well as the time Í'm expected to board a particular train are a different story. What I'd like to know is, is there any chance, even if slight, that the trains will change once more?
Thank you in advance.

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Daniel-san
12223 posts
almost 5 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Victor,

JR recently published a new digital time table for April 2013, this will remain valid for the coming 3 months and you won't have to worry about any new changes.

Let me know if any route is unclear and I will explain it.

Enjoy your travels!
-Daniel


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