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AstriD
AstriD
over 2 years ago
2 responses

Hello, this is my first time to planning itinerary and I have some questions. So my flight to Osaka on 20 may 2016, yes 8 months again but because this is my first solo backpacker and I am female so I'd like to planning carefully.
On 20 may 2016 until 20 may 2016, my flight landing and take off via kansai airport.
If I want to buy Jr pass 7 days, and I want to visit tokyo, hakone, Kyoto and miyajima. Does the timetable cover all that places? Ex:
13 : Kyoto
14 : Tokyo
15 : hakone one day trip back to tokyo
16 : Tokyo - Kyoto
17 : miyajima and Hiroshima one day trip from Kyoto
18 : Kyoto
19 : kyoto,Kobe and stay Osaka
20 : kansai airport
Does my itinerary to ambitious? Does jr pass cover it?
Do you have suggestions to my itinerary? Is it save for solo female backpacker go to that places?

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Daniel-san
12246 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello there,

While there is a fair amount of travel in your itinerary, I don't think that it is too ambitious. The most travel you will do on a single day is Kyoto - Hiroshima and back. This is between 2-3h/one way, so leave early to make the best of your day in Hiroshima.

The JR Pass covers travel between all the places, although you will have to use non-JR transport within the Hakone Region. Here a Hakone Free Pass can be a great help if you plan to touring the area.

I think you may already have read this but Japan is one of the safest, if not the safest country in the world and traveling as a female is very safe. Just don't venture into the night life areas alone at night.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

AstriD
AstriD
2 posts
over 2 years ago

Thank you Daniel San, your answer is very helpful. I was worried about the timetable, because I read somewhere that if the trains stop at midnight. I can't walking fast, so I worried if my timetable can't cover all of it.
So, do I have to buy Tokyo subway pass or suica? I want to go to asakusa, shinjuku, shibuya, akihabara, harajuku and roppongi. One day enough to go to all that places? Or I should take two days?
One more thing tough (out of topic), do I have to take my winter jacket on may or sweater / light jacket do well?
Sorry my English is not well.
One more time thanks so much Daniel San.


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