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Reaching Mt. Koya from Hiroshima using jr pass

almost 5 years ago
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We wanted to travel from Hiroshima to Mt Koya on the 10th of April. What would be the best possible way to reach making best use of our jr-pass.
Also on the 11th we travel from Mt. Koya to Kyoto. This also I am not able to figure out using the jr pass.
I am seriously wondering if these two sectors should be done without the pass?
Best Regards

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almost 5 years ago
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Hi there,

Unfortunately you can not use the JR-Pass to travel the whole way to Mount Koya but it will get you far!
From Hiroshima I would recommend using the Shinkansen to Osaka and from there take the Kintetsu line to mount Koya, this will cost ¥1210. Also see the Wiki travel page for the best way to access mount Koya.

From Mount Koya you can then take the train back to Osaka and use the JR-Pass to travel the rest of the way to Kyoto.

Hope this helps,

4 posts
almost 5 years ago

Dear Daniel San,

Thank you for your reply. The Shinkansen is covered in the jr-pass, so that will be good till Osaka.

Thanks to you I have looked up the day ticket available at the Osaka station and will purchase it there. So it will be easier to travel right till Koya -san.

Thanks again

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