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tokyo – osaka – kobe – kyoto – nagoya - mt fuji – tokyo, worth getting a jr pass?

Tokyo – Osaka – Kobe – Kyoto – Nagoya - Mt Fuji – Tokyo, worth getting a JR pass?


Me and my friends will be travelling to Tokyo – Osaka – Kobe – Kyoto – Nagoya - Mt Fuji – Tokyo (with Shibuya Ginza Shinjuku) from the 15 April 2015 till 24 April 2015. Apart from the flight from Tokyo to Osaka, do you think that a JR Pass could cover all stops, or we will be better buying individual train tickets? Please advise.

Thank you very much.



Hello Chan,

A JR Pass would be worth it if you travel the entire trip by rail. However since you plan on flying one way, I think that it may be better to just buy tickets as you travel.

Hope this helps,

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You might consider skipping Nagoya, which is not that interesting anyway, and going to Hiroshima and Miyajima instead. Much more interesting, and it would make the 7 day JR Pass cost effective. For the Kansai area, be sure not to skip Nara either - it is one of the crown jewels of old Japanese culture.


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