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JR Pass suitable for itinerary

about 2 years ago
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We are travelling in Japan for 17 days in April.

Our plan is to arrive in Tokyo, and stay in the city for 4 nights.
We are then moving onto Kyoto for 4 nights.
Next we are spending 2 nights in Hiroshima, before spending 1 night on Miyajima.
Finally, we are going back to Tokyo for a further 4 nights.

Whilst in Tokyo, we plan to take day trips to Kamakura and possibly Nikko.
Whist in Kyoto we would like to visit Nara, and possibly Ise or Kurama.

We are thinking our best option would be to purchase a 14-day JR Pass.
Would you agree?

Are there any of our planned journeys where we would not be able to use the pass?

Thanks for your help.

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about 2 years ago
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Hi there,

Yes I agree - the 14 day JR Pass would be the best option here. You can use it to cover by far most of your travel and make nice savings compared to purchasing normal tickets.

The JR Pass covers nearly all of your travels, the only times where you may require additional transport is travel to Ise or Kurama. All else can be reached using the JR, including the ferry to Miyajima.

Hope this helps,

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