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sanjurogirl
sanjurogirl
almost 4 years ago
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Travelling throughout Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Will be going back and forth from Osaka to Kyoto. Will be a ten days vacation. Aren't sure if purchasing 7 or 14 days? Thank you for any inquiry.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hello there,

Depending on your exact route a 7 day JR Pass could be helpful. For instance if you make a return Tokyo - Kyoto/Osaka a JR Pass will quickly pay of. However if you just go one way Tokyo - Kyoto/Osaka it is better to buy a one way ticket.

Travel between Osaka - Kyoto is very cheap as both cities are close together. A one way ticket is 560 yen.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

sanjurogirl
sanjurogirl
3 posts
almost 4 years ago

Only going one way. Tokyo --> Kyoto --> Osaka. So I should just get the 7 days and get the osaka-kyoto tickets while in Japan. I know that you can only buy the JR rail since from USA. Or is there an alternatives? Please let me know of any other inquiries. Thanks for the info.

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
almost 4 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

Excuse the late replay, Eastern has kept us all busy here.

For a one way trip Tokyo --> Kyoto --> Osaka it is best to buy normal tickets. Travel from Tokyo - Kyoto on this Shinkansen can be a little pricey (~13,500yen) but Kyoto - Osaka only is 560 yen.


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