Back to Itinerary check

should we get a JR pass?

silvie
silvie
over 4 years ago
3 responses

Hi,

We are going to Japan on Oct 9-14, 2013 from Kansai airport, we plan to go to Kyoto directly, spend 2 nights in Kyoto, then Kanazawa (one night), back to Osaka and spend another day in Nara ( one day trip), back to Jakarta from Kansai Airport the next day. Kindly please suggest what pass should we get ?

Thanks

Silvie

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Silvie!

I was looking at your itinerary (it looks great) and was wondering what passes would benefit you best.

When you arrive at Kansai Airport, consider buying a ICOCA + N'EX package. This will give you a nicely discounted ticket on the Haruka Express directly to Kyoto in addition to the ICOCA card which you can use to pay for local travel, to Osaka and Nara for instance.

For Kanazawa, there's not really a discount package or ticket which would benefit you here, so I would recommand buying normal tickets for Kyoto - Kanazawa and Kanazawa - Osaka.

You can then use the ICOCA card to travel back to the airport.

Hope this helps you!
Daniel

silvie
silvie
3 posts
over 4 years ago

Hi Daniel,

Thanks a lot for the information.
Is the N'EX card you mentioned the same as Haruka card?
Can we use a round trip Haruka card (Y4000) to cover our trip from Tennoji Station to Kansai Airport as well (by JR Haruka) ?

Regards,

Silvie

72a8815842aa5db137c135807bd6bb11?s=50&d=mm
Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi Again!

Yes the Haruka and Icoca package and Suica + N'EX package similair. The first is for travelers arriving at Narita Airport and the 2nd for travelers arriving at Kansai Airport.

You can use it as a round trip from Tennoji.

Kind Regards,
Daniel

silvie
silvie
3 posts
over 4 years ago

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the confirmation.

regards,

Silvie


Looking for more information? Search the forum

Instant Quote

Starting from $259.00 for 7 days of unlimited Japan Rail travel

Can’t find the answer?

Learn from over 10946 questions about the Japan Rail Pass, or ask our Japan Rail travel experts

Ask Question

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Get pocket Wifi in Japan

Visit us on Facebook

Get inspired for your visit to Japan by following us on Instagram and don't forget your own shots once you are there.


Order your JRPass Now!

We have special prices for children and great first class options. See all tickets.
Or see our range of Regional Passes