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need for jr-pass (7days)? :)

Need for JR-Pass (7days)? :)

First of all ,Greeting from Malaysia .

I would like to know if it is recommended to get a JR-Pass(7 Days) for Day 7 onwards?
Below is my itinerary.

Day 1 (25th May) - Day 6 (30th May) will be in Tokyo for Research Purpose

Day 7- Tokyo to Hiroshima for Miyajima Island (JR Pass Activate)
Day 8- Hiroshima to Osaka
Day 9- Osaka to Kyoto
Day 10- Kyoto to Nara day trip
Day 11- Kyoto to Takayama (Possibly day trip to Kamakochi)??
Day 12- Takayama to Kawaguchiko
Day 13- Kawaguchiko to Tokyo (JR Pass End)
Day 14 Tokyo

I'm going solo on with this trip , do you recommend this itinerary ? :)

arigatou gozaimasu Daniel-san :)


Hello and good morning from mainland Europe!

Now I don't want to spoil it beforehand but by just looking at your itinerary I can tell that you can make some very good savings. Here's a little run down.

Tokyo - Hiroshima ¥ 19,280
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return) 1,160
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,640
Osaka - Kyoto ¥ 560
Kyoto - Takayama ¥ 10,470
Takayama - Tokyo ¥ 15,220

For a total of ¥ 57,330 or ¥ 28220 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. So I'd certainly recommend the JR Pass. (Bus between Takayama and Shirakawago is not covered by the JR Pass).

For the rest your itinerary looks great a little packed perhaps but this way you get the make the most of it.

Hope this helps!

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Hi Daniel-San :) didnt knew you are currently staying in Europe, you speak fluent English !

Personally i have some question if you dont mind :)

If you were to choose between Takayama/Kamikochi/Shirakawago which one would you recommend?

Thanks for your rapid reply, and you are truly helpful!!
Thanks for the comments too!

Warm Regards


Hi Kent,

I've visited both Takayama and Shirakawago in the past, both are certainly worth visiting. So next I would visit Kamikochi, it looks very beautiful almost magical from pictures.

Shirakawago is a very beautiful traditional village and worth visiting if you wish to see how people used to live in rural areas.

Takayama is also a beautiful old town to explore, offers different attractions and you can also visit an onsen.

Hope this helps making your decision,

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Hi Daniel :)

Thanks for all the advices and suggestions! I will plan accordingly! hehe!

You have a good day and god bless you !!

Warm Regards,
Kent Woon


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