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JKS21
JKS21
over 2 years ago
2 responses

Arriving Tokyo evening of 23 June and planning to stay till 29 June;

29 June travelling to Hakone / Mount Fuji

30 June travel to Kyoto

2 July travel to Hiroshima

5 July travel to Osaka

6 July return to Tokyo and leave

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Daniel-san
12200 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

This is an easy choice and one that will give you over 20,000yen in savings. Go for the 7 day JR Pass, the pass itself is almost the same price as a normal return ticket Tokyo - Osaka using the Shinkansen. From there any additional travel is what you can save. For instance travel to Hiroshima from Osaka alone is 10,030 /one way.

Enjoy Japan!
Daniel

JKS21
JKS21
2 posts
over 2 years ago

Will I still be able to use the pass travelling back to Tokyo on 6 July or will it have expired if I activate it on 29 June. I did wonder if it would be better to get a 14 day pas as I could use it for any day trips from Tokyo.

Also what is the cost of the train from the airport in to Tokyo

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Daniel-san
12200 posts
over 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again!

There's enough travel in your itinerary for a 14 day JR Pass to pay off, however I think it would be more economic to use a 7 day JR Pass and buy local tickets for Tokyo. This because local travel is not very pricey. That is different though if you also plan to make a couple of day trips from Tokyo, to Nikko for instance. Then I would go for the 14 day JR Pass.

If you go for a 7 day JR Pass then 30th June - 6th of July is the best time to use it.

A one way ticket Tokyo - Narita Airport is about 3000yen with the Narita Express or starting at 1,200yen using local trains.


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