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please advise which type jrpass is suitable for my itinerary

Please advise which type JRpass is suitable for my itinerary

Hi there,

I am travelling to japan on 27 Oct 2014 to 6 Nov 2016. Total 11 days. Kindly advise which JRpass I need to purchase and also if my itinerary plan is doable? =)
27/10 Arrive Osaka - will fly to Sapporo
28/10 will go to otaru and Hakodate
29/10 will fly back to Osaka and go Kobe
30/10 will go to Miyajima
31/10 will go Hiroshima
1/11 will go Osaka
2/11 will go Takayuma
3/11 Takayuma
4/11 will go Kyoto
5/11 Kyoto
6/11 will go Osaka and fly home

Thankyou very much.



Hello Cherry,

Definitely go for the 14 day JR Pass :) Even though its validity period is longer than your 11 days in Japan - there's more than enough travel in the above itinerary to make it worth every yen!

Have a look at this:
Sapporo - Hakodate (return) ¥ 17,660
Osaka - Hiroshima ¥ 16,580
Hiroshima - Takayama ¥ 10,030
Takayama - Kyoto ¥ 9,660

For a total of ¥ 53,930 the 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 46,390 so you'll make good savings. The JR Pass is also valid for travel to the airport, Otaru, to Miyajima, inside Osaka and many more places, adding a lot more.

Hope this helps!

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Hi Daniel-san,

Thankyou for your prompt reply, I have replanned my itinerary and can you advise if I need JRpass? Abit confuse, can I use JRpass for subways?
29/10 - reach KIX - go Osaka , explore Nara stay Osaka
30/10 - stay Osaka - explore Ramen Museum and Namba
31/10 - go Kyoto - explore Gion, fushimi inari
1/11 - 4/11 go Tokyo and stay Tokyo and explore Disney sea, and asakusa etc...
5/11- fly home from Tokyo Narita Airport.

Thankyou once again.



Hi Cherry,

Seems that you've made quite some changes. With this itinerary I would advise buying normal tickets. The 7 day JR Pass would have been a good option if you made a visit to Hiroshima or returned to Osaka.

For reference, the JR Pass is not valid on the Metro but can be used on all local trains run by JR.


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