14 or 21 day pass?
My partner and I are travelling throughout Japan from the 8th Jan to the 1st of Feb. I am not sure if the 14 or the 21 day JR pass is the most suitable for us. Please Help!
Our planned itinerary is as follows
Arrive Haneda Airport 8th
Travel Tokyo area 3 days (include visit to Studio Gibli)
Depart for Sapporo and skiing Niseko 11-17/18th (likely Fly via Narita Airport to Sapporro)
18th - 24th - Nagano area with visits to Hakuba and Shiga Kogen aswell as Gunma Prefecture
25th -31st - Kansai area (osaka, kyoto etc)
1st - depart from Osaka airport
We haven't got strict plans at this stage but would really appreciate the help to choose between the 2 passes.
There are a couple of possibilities you could consider.
The other is to get the 21 Day JR-Pass and use it from the day (11th?)you fly from Narita. The price difference between the 14 and 21 day pass is 12600 Yen.
For a total of 9140Yen. This does not yet cover the extra cost for the 21day pass. Depending if you are planning more travel around Sapporo it can be worthwhile. Also the added benefit is that you can ride the limited ski express train directly from Sapporo to Niseko which otherwise costs 4500 Yen.
Hope this helps you with your choice.
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