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Tokyo to Kyushu and back to Kansai with a 3 week pass?

over 5 years ago
2 responses

dir sir/madam
can you help me decied if i should by the 3 weeks pass ?
this is my route:
arriving tokyo narita.
tokyo- hakone/
hakone - gotamba(mt. fuji).
gotemba - kyoto.
kyoto - nara.
kyoto - mt. koyasan.
mt. koyasan- hiroshima.
hirishima- beppu.
beppu - mt. aso.
mt. aso-beppu
beppu - yufuin.
yuffin - hiroshima.
hiroshima - himegi castle.
himegi - osaka.
osaka- osaka airport.

is it economical to buy the jr pass for 3 weeks ?
thanks a lot.
yosef lev .

1951 posts
over 5 years ago
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Hi Yosef,

Here's the approximate price breakdown on the legs for comparison with the 3 week JR Pass price (¥57,700):

  1. Narita airport terminal 1 > Odawara: ¥7190, (106mins, 163km)
  2. Odawara > Gotemba: ¥3500, (75mins, 67km)
  3. Gotemba > Kyoto: ¥14950, (196mins, 455km)
  4. Kyoto > Nara: ¥690, (44mins, 41km)
  5. Nara > Kyoto: ¥690, (44mins, 41km)
  6. Kyoto > Osaka: ¥540, (28mins, 42km)
  7. Osaka > Koyasan: ¥1400, (141mins, 73km, incl. non-JR parts)
  8. Koyasan > Osaka: ¥1400, (122mins, 73km, incl. non-JR parts)
  9. Osaka > Hiroshima: ¥10150, (104mins, 345km)
  10. Hiroshima > Beppu: ¥11330, (131mins, 334km)
  11. Beppu > Aso(kumamoto): ¥3770, (119mins, 110km)
  12. Aso(kumamoto) > Beppu: ¥3770, (112mins, 110km)
  13. Beppu > Yufuin: ¥1880, (93mins, 54km)
  14. Yufuin > Hiroshima: ¥12170, (219mins, 388km)
  15. Hiroshima > Himeji: ¥8270, (63mins, 249km)
  16. Himeji > Osaka: ¥1450, (61mins, 87km)
  17. Osaka > Kansai airport: ¥3340, (57mins, 64km)

JR ticket cost: ¥83690 for 15 legs

  • 21 day rail pass (¥57,700) saving: ¥25990

As you can see you'll make good minimum savings with a 21 day pass of around ¥26,000, with the freedom to alter your plans as needed.

Hope this helps!

2 posts
over 5 years ago

dear sir/madam
thank you very much
I will buy the pass.

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