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7 day jr pass + 2 days in tokyo best options?

7 day JR Pass + 2 days in Tokyo best options?


I am in Japan for 9 days. The JR pass is valid for 7 days and 14

Since I am there for only 9 days, what is the best combination for the pass

I intend to take a 7 day pass which I will use for my travel to other cities Osaka etc...
Is this pass also valid on the Train Ride "Hakone-Yumoto to Gora (Upper Section)" ???

The 2 additional days I will be in Tokyo city travelling on local trains and may use it one from Narita Airport to City. What would the best Pass option for these 2 days

Thank You


Hi there!

Here are some answers for you:

The JR Pass is only valid on JR trains. As the Hakone trains are all run by Odakyu, you will need to purchase separate tickets for Hakone lines. I recommend the Hakone Free Pass from Odawara (JR) for JR Pass holders.

About getting into Tokyo and your first 2 days in Japan, I think I would opt for the Tokyo Metro 2 day pass + Keisei skyliner deal into Tokyo from Narita. This will let you roam around Tokyo using the Metro as much as you wanted for the first 2 days of your trip in addition to getting you into the city at a discounted rate. Please note this fare is only available for purchase at Narita Airport and to tourists arriving from outside Japan.

You can look up train timetables and costs for all of your legs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for Japan Rail Pass holders through our video blog.

Hope this helps!

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