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stellaong
stellaong
over 1 year ago
3 responses

Hi,
We are planning to go for a 12 days trip to Japan and would need your advise on which is the best route and which pass should we purchase.

We will reach Tokyo Narita airport at around 2.20 pm on day 1 and will leave Tokyo Narita airport at around 6.30pm on day 12.

Below are the places that we would like to visti;
1. Tokyo
2. Kyoto
3. Osaka and Nara
4. Hakone
5. Mt Fuji

Regards,
Stella Ong

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi Stella Ong,

I would recommend using a 7 day JR Pass for your travels. Travel from Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka - Hakone/Tokyo is the most expensive. So ideally you cover this using the JR Pass.

For 12 days, you could do the following:

Day 1.) Narita Airport - Kyoto, travel on the same day and activate the JR Pass. This way you have most travel behind you and you can start focusing on enjoying Japan. You will also cover travel from Narita Airport using the JR Pass.

Day 2-3) Explore Kyoto

Day 4.) Day trip to Nara.

Day 5.) Travel to Osaka (only 30min away from Kyoto) and explore Osaka.

Day 6.) Osaka

Day 7.) Osaka and travel to Hakone (Shinkansen train to Odawara station).

Day 8 and 9.) Use Hakone Free Pass to explore Hakone. Can also include a visit to closer to Fuji, such as Fuji Five lakes.

End of day 9, travel to Tokyo.

Day 10-12.) Explore Tokyo and return to Narita Airport.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

stellaong
stellaong
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for your response, you are a great help.

Can we use Hakone Free Pass for more than 2 days?
We hope to spend more days in Fuji and Hakone.

Regards,
Stella Ong

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi Stella,

There's also a 3 day Hakone Pass!

Its at the bottom of the page linked before.

stellaong
stellaong
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi,
Thanks, may I know what does the 3 days pass covers?

We may want to spend 4 nights in Hakone and Fuji, is it too many days?

Regards,
Stella Ong


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