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Hi just need advice on length of pass needed please

rmkaus
rmkaus
about 2 years ago
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Sapporo 2 nights checking out the festival day/night and sights and shops
Train to Asahikawa 1 night - festival
Train to Otaru 1 night - festival
Train from Otaru - Fly from Sapporo to Osaka - train to Kyoto then Kobe for dinner back to Kyoto for 3 nights
Whilst in Kyoto, sightsee, shopping, bamboo Forrest, will also be doing a day trip to Nara whilst in Kyoto.
Train to Hiroshima 1 night in Hiroshima - Mazda museum, peace park
Train to Miyajima for day then train to Osaka (4 nights) - USJ, sightseeing, shopping, Osaka castle, day trip to Himeji or half day if that's enough.
Train to Yudanaka 1 night (snow monkeys and look around)
Train to Tokyo 6 nights - whilst there besides the theme parks and shopping and general sight seeing including Studio Ghlibli, I also plan on doing 3 day trips - Fuji Q, Kawazu and Hakone

Should I get a 7 day pass or 14 day pass or other suggestions please.

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

A JR Pass is best used for long periods of travel. Looking at your itinerary, I would go with a 7 day JR Pass for travel to Hiroshima - Miyajima - Osaka - Nagano/Yudanaka and Tokyo. This will give you outstanding savings compared to buying normal tickets.

It does not make a lot of sense to extend to a 14 day JR Pass, since you'll be flying to Hokkaido and Osaka in the first part of the itinerary.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

rmkaus
rmkaus
2 posts
about 2 years ago

Thank you!

Just another Question, as I'll be using local trains all over Japan, is there a card that covers all of them or will I need to buy cards in all areas?

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Daniel-san
12228 posts
about 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

All local JR lines are included. Other transport may not be, such as the Tokyo Metro. It can be smart to look at day pases if you plan on using a lot of local travel.

Hope this helps,
Daniel


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