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jr pass 7 days worthwhile?

JR Pass 7 days worthwhile?

My husband , teenage son and I will arrive in Osaka 28th May and are scheduled to spend 29th and 30th in Kyoto. Then we would like to see Osaka , the universal studio included, as well as Kobe, perhaps even on to Hiroshima.We leave on Japan on Friday 3rd June.
Can some one advise if it is worthwhile to get a 7 day JR pass and what route shoule be the best for Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe-Hiroshima-Osaka .
Would it be most economical to move back to Osaka on the 31st and travel from there to Kobe, or stay in Kobe and do all the travelling.

Appreciate any suggestions on both the iternarary and the JR pass....Thanks


Hi there,

It depends a lot whether you Hiroshima or not. Basically travel between Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe/Nara is all low price, think of 500-1000yen/one way. However a one way Osaka - Hiroshima is about 10,000yen using the Shinkansen. So if you decide to visit Hiroshima, then a JR Pass or regional pass is worth looking into. Otherwise the best option may be to buy normal tickets.

Hope this helps,

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