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jrpass: any savings?

JRpass: any savings?

Hi Daniel and all,

We are planning to travel around Japan for 19 days at the end of August. This is the itinerary:

Landing in Narita, we'll stay 7 nights in Tokyo, 2 nights close to Hakone, 2 nights in Miyazu, 7 nights in Kyoto and 1 night in Haneda.

planning to visit the following from Tokyo:




From Kyoto:

Fushimi Inari



Osaka (not sure yet)


What JRpass can I go for? Is it worth it? Am I going to save money?


OK, I've just discovered through hyperdia that I can get a big saving. It seems the gran total to get to the places we want to visit would be around 95260 yen, which is 700 euro per person.
As the 21 days pass is 427 euro per person I am saving 270 euro, am I correct?


Hi there,

I would be more than happy to give you a breakdown of ticket prices.

Here's a list of ticket prices you would pay without the JR Pass.

Narita Airport - Tokyo ¥ 3,220
Tokyo - Kawagoe (return, Shinkansen) ¥ 7,220
Tokyo - Yokohama (return) ¥ 940
Tokyo - Kamakura (return) ¥ 1,840
Tokyo - Hakone/Odawara station ¥ 3,940
Odawara - Miyazu ¥ 15,760
Miyazu - Kyoto ¥ 4,630
Kyoto - Nara (return) ¥ 1,420
Kyoto - Hiroshima ¥ 11,290
Hiroshima - Kyoto ¥ 11,290
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return, including ferry) ¥ 1,380
Kyoto - Tokyo ¥ 13,800
Tokyo - Haneda Airport ¥ 650

For a total of ¥ 77,380 or ¥ 18,030 in savings, as the 21 day JR Pass is ¥ 59,350. I have not included local travel in here, within Tokyo/Osaka or travel to Osaka. So your savings would probably end up even higher.

I also assumed that you would visit Miyajima and Hiroshima in one day. If you visit both separately as day trips from Kyoyo, you would add an other 20,000 yen in savings.

All in all, the JR Pass would make for a great choice!

Hope this helps!

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Thanks a lot Daniel, of course it helps!!!! We just got the tickets, can't wait to go now :) :) :)


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