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Tokyo, Kyoto to Yamagata 31.5-4.6

msj649
msj649
over 3 years ago
2 responses

I am arriving in Tokyo from the USA 31 May and planned to stay until the morning of 2 June. Then I planned to travel to Kyoto until the morning of 4 June, when I must travel to Yamagata for a conference.

Should I switch my order and travel directly to Kyoto once I arrive in Japan, and make my way north via Tokyo? My flight arrives mid-afternoon: will there be trains still traveling to Kyoto?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there!

You could either stay in Tokyo upon arrival or travel to Kyoto. The last train from Narita Airport possible with the JR Pass departs at 18:48 from Narita Airport, so you should have enough time to make the trip if you arrive in the mid-afternoon.

Personally I would probably travel to Tokyo, enjoy a good Japanese dinner, recover a little from the flight and travel on the following morning.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

msj649
msj649
2 posts
over 3 years ago

Thank you! I have decided to stay in Tokyo until June 2, then will take the train to Kyoto. On June 4 I will take te train to Yamagata, north of Tokyo. These are the only long trips by train, though I expect to use the pass to visit sites in and around Kyoto. Is the price of the JR pass worth it or should I just purchase individual fares for those trips?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 3 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello again!

I would certainly recommend a JR Pass.

Tokyo - Kyoto is ¥ 13,400
Kyoto - Yamagata is ¥ 21,590

For a total of ¥ 34,990 or ¥ 5,880 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. Any additional travel would only add more to your savings.

Does that help?
Daniel


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