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is 21 days jr pass worthwhile based on this itinerary?

Is 21 days JR pass worthwhile based on this itinerary?

We will be in Japan from 1st Apr to 21st Apr.
Planned itinerary while in Japan
Arrives Narita airport 1st Apr and staying in Tokyo for 6 nights- 1st Apr to 7th Apr
Then to Yudanada Onsen for a night - 7th Apr to 8th Apr
Then to Takayama for 2 nights. May hire a car to see the surrounding area- 8th Apr to 10th Apr.
From Takayama, proceed to Hiroshima-Miyajima island for 2 nights- 10th Apr to 12th Apr
Then from Hiroshima to Osaka for 5 days. Using Osaka as the base, day trips to Nara and Kyoto- 12th Apr to 17th Apr
From Osaka to Kinosaki for 2 days- 17th Apr to 19th Apr
Kinosaki to Mt Fuji (Hakone?) for a night - 19th Apr to 20th Apr
Mt Fuji to Tokyo for 1 night - 20th Apr-21th Apr
21th Apr leaves Tokyo for Narita departure.
Is the 21 day JR pass the way to go for this itinerary?
Thanks and regards,


Hello there,

Here's a quick overview of normal ticket prices.

Tokyo - Nagano ¥ 8,200 (travel from Nagano - Yudanaka not covered by JR)
Nagano - Takayama ¥ 12,600
Takayama - Hiroshima ¥ 17,300
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,440
Osaka - Kinosaki ¥ 5,600
Kinosaki - Hakone (Odawara station for make for the best routing) ¥ 15,470
Odawara - Tokyo ¥ 3,740
Tokyo - Narita Airport ¥ 3,020

For a total of ¥ 76,370 a 21 day JR Pass is ¥ 59,350, so you'll make great savings. Possibly you could also use a 14 day JR Pass instead from day 7, this would also allow you to cover all - otherwise expansive - travel and may be a more budget friendly option.

Hope this helps,

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