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just got confused for the train

Just got confused for the train

Hi there just got confused as I am planing to go from Tokyo to Yudanaka ,depart at 11:44 hrs. and another day leaving from Yudanaka to Takayama at 07:48 hrs. .My last day will depart from Takayama to Tokyo at 12:33 hrs. I am thinking to buy JR pass but got confused that all are covered in JR just including Nagano Electric Railway for Shinshunakano , Nagano Electic Railway Ltd. exp ,Shinkansen Hakutaka ?

If you can help to answer all my question , it would be amazing .

Thank you so much



Hi May,

The JR Pass covers most of the trip to Yudanaka, however the last part from Nagano to Yudanaka is not included. This is because the Nagano Electric Railway is a private railway company. The Shinkansen Hakutaka is covers by the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,

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Please find below details for your advise.Not sure that I should buy JR East pass for my Itinerary or JR nationwide as I am going to use use only for 5 days.

On 21 Jan
- Toyko to Yudanaka 1. Tokyo to Nagano
Dept 09:20 hrs. Arr Nagano by Kagayaki Shinkansen at 10:44 hrs.
2. Nagano to Yudanaka
Dept 12:10 hrs. Arr Yudanaka by Nagano Electric Raiway Ltd at 12:54 hrs.

On 23 Jan
- Yudanaka - Matsumoto - Takayama 1. Yudanaka to Nagano
Dept at 07:16 hrs. Arr Nagano at 08:15 by Nagano Electric Raiway for Shinshunakano & Nagano Electric Raiway for Nagano
2. Nagano to Matsumoto
Dept 09:00 hrs. Arr 9:50 hrs. By( Ltd Exp Wide View) Shinano 6
3. Matsumoto to Takayama by Nohi bus
Dept 12:05 hrs. Arr 14:25 hrs.

On 24 Jan
- Takayama to Tokyo 1. Dept From Takayama at 12:33 hrs. Arr Nagoya at 15:02 hrs. by Ltd Exp( Wide View) Hida 10
2. Dept From Nagoya at 15:11 hrs. Arr Tokyo at 16:53 hrs. By Shinkansen Nazomi 130

Thank you very much once again for you kind advise as always



Hi there,

I think the best option here, would simply be to use normal tickets as you travel. This because the price of normal tickets is below the price of a JR Pass and the JR East Pass does not cover travel to Takayama and the Nozomi Shinkansen from Nagoya.

Hope this helps,

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