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Help to decide on JR pass

over 5 years ago
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Hi there!

I'm thinking whether is my itinerary ok and is there a need for JR pass. My itinerary is as below:

Day 1
Kansai airport - Kyoto

Day 2

Day 3
Kyoto - Kanazawa

Day 4
Kanazawa - Shirakawa-go

Day 5
Shirakawa-go - Kanazawa

Day 6
Kanazawa - Osaka

Day 7

Day 8
Osaka to Odawara - Hakone

Day 9
Hakone - Tokyo

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13
Tokyo to Haneda airport

Would appreciate your help!


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over 5 years ago
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Hi there,

Lets take a look at the JR costs of your trip from day 3-9. For Day 1-3 you should use the Haruka+ICOCA package:

  1. Kyoto > Kanazawa: ¥6,910 (124mins, 224km)
  2. Kanazawa > Osaka: ¥7,240 (154mins, 267km)
  3. Osaka > Odawara: ¥12,270 (159mins, 472km)
  4. Odawara > Tokyo: ¥1,450 (36mins, 83km)

JR ticket cost: ¥27,870 for 4 legs

As a 7 day JR Pass is only slightly more expensive (¥28,300), I think I'd recommend opting for the JR Pass to retain travel flexibility for this period, but it very much depends on how firm your plans are.

Hope this helps!

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