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suitable jr pass to purchase ?

Suitable JR Pass to purchase ?

Hi ,

We are plan to go Japan on 10 - 20 February 2015.
Could you please advise the suitable JR pass to purchase for our 10 days trip to this places at below.

And is that a must to purchase JR pass before our arrival to Kansai ?

will it spend too many travelling time from each of this places ?

Day 1 : arrival KIX -> Osaka
Day 2 : Osaka to Kyoto
Day 3 : Kyoto (Arashiyama)
Day 4 : Kyoto to Kanazawa to Shirakawago
Day 5 : Shirakawago & Takayama
Day 6 : Shirakawago to Nagoya to Osaka
Day 7 : Osaka / Nara
Day 8 : Osaka to Kobe
Day 9 : Himeji
Day 10 : Kansai


Hi there,

I checked the route for you and would recommend buying normal tickets as you travel. A little bit more and the JR Pass would have been a great help. For now though, consider buying normal tickets as you travel.

Travel times look good and there's not too much of it around :)

Hope this helps,


Hi Daniel san,

Thanks a lot for your advice.

Would normal ticket cheaper than purchase Regional Pass as below ?
- 5 consecutive days for JR Central Pass (using on day 2 - 6) : JPY 2,060 - 4 consecutive days for JR Kansai Pass (using on day 7 - 10) : JPY 10,500

Is that a must to purchase JR Pass before our arrival to Japan and validate the Pass upon our arrival at KIX ?


Hi again!

That pass is could be useful for your trip. However do keep in mind that it is a very specific route and does not include the Shinkansen back from Nagoya to Kansai.


Hi, Daniel san.

Thanks a lot for your advice.


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