over 2 years ago
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Hi there

We are travelling to Tokyo 31st December 2015. Below is our Itinerary departing Tokyo on 1st January:

Tokyo - Kyoto

Kyoto - Hiroshima

Hiroshima - Kyoto

Kyoto - Nagano

Nagano - Hakuba

Hakuba - Tokyo 13th Janauary 2016

Could you let me know if a JR pass covers all these area's, and how much of it is the bullet train.

Many thanks.


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over 2 years ago
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Hi Karen,

Nearly all your travel would be done by Shinkansen. The parts that are not include travel between Hakuba - Nagano. There are also two routes two Nagano from Kyoto, one via Nagoya and one via Tokyo. The last one is also fully on the Shinkansen.

The route from Kyoto - Hakuba via Nagoya is the one I would recommend. As you can travel by limited express train trough the Japanese Alps to Nagoya, there are some amazing views on this route. Including Fuji on a nice day.

The JR Pass covers all of the above rail travel you can make amazing savings with a 14 day JR Pass on the above route!

Hope this helps!

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