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14 day jr pass worth it? (tokyo, nikko, kyoto & hiroshima)

14 day JR Pass worth it? (Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto & Hiroshima)

Hello, we are travelling to japan and we are wondering if we should take japan rail pass or not. the programme is
Osaka-Mt Coya
we will be in jpan for 13 days.


in additional we'd lik toknow from Narita airport to Tokyo


Hi there!

Will you be leaving Japan from Narita or Kansai airport?

Look forwards to hearing from you!

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we are arriving to Narita and leaving from Narita too


Great, here's your itinerary breakdown for you:

  1. Narita airport terminal 1 > Tokyo: ¥3,140 (62mins, 79km)
  2. Tokyo > Nikko: ¥5,630 (121mins, 150km)
  3. Nikko > Tokyo: ¥5,630 (117mins, 150km)
  4. Tokyo > Otsuki: ¥2,860 (85mins, 87km)
  5. Otsuki > Tokyo: ¥2,860 (76mins, 87km)
  6. Tokyo > Osaka: ¥13,950 (194mins, 556km)
  7. Osaka > Nara: ¥780 (59mins, 48km)
  8. Nara > Osaka: ¥780 (55mins, 48km)
  9. Osaka > Hiroshima: ¥10,150 (104mins, 345km)
  10. Hiroshima > Osaka: ¥10,820 (109mins, 345km)
  11. Osaka > Kyoto: ¥540 (29mins, 42km)
  12. Kyoto > Osaka: ¥540 (28mins, 42km)
  13. Osaka > Narita airport terminal 1: ¥16,250 (272mins, 635km)

JR ticket cost: ¥73,930 for 13 legs

As you can see you'll make excellent savings with a 14 day JR Pass, in addition any further JR travel will be free (for example you can make good use of the JR Pass around Tokyo - see this map of JR lines in Tokyo for more)

Please note that I have assumed you'll be visiting Kawaguchiko for Mt. Fuji. For Kawaguchiko the JR Pass will take you as far as Otsuki. From here you'll need to use the non-JR Fujikyu lines up to Kawaguchiko itself. Also, for Koyasan you'll need to use the non-JR Nankai rail from Osaka Namba station. Here's more on how to get to Koyasan by rail.

Hope this helps!

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