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worthwhile buying a JR pass?

almost 3 years ago
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I'll be taking a 4 day trip in the Hiroshima area the week after the next. I'll be flying into and out from Kansai Airport.

Itinerary briefly as follows
Day 1 - Miyajima
Day 2 - Miyajima to Hiroshima
Day 3 - Hiroshima to ? Akiyoshidai (to Shin Yamaguchi) and back
Day 4 - Hiroshima back to Kansai airport

Would it be worthwhile buying a JR pass under the circumstances?

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almost 3 years ago
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almost 3 years ago
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Hi there,

Looking at normal fares.

Kansai Airport - Hiroshima ¥ 12,050
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return) ¥ 1,380
Hiroshima - Akiyoshidai (train to Yamaguchi ¥ 5,590), JR bus from there ¥ 1210) (double return to Hiroshima) ¥ 13,600
Hiroshima - Kansai Airport ¥ 12,050

For a total of ¥ 39,080, the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110, so you could make ¥ 9,970 in savings over normal tickets. Additionally the JR Pass is valid on the Hiroshima sightseeing bus, so you can explore the city without additional cost.

Hope this helps,

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