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7 day or 14 day pass ?

7 day or 14 day pass ?

Hi ,

Can you tell whether to buy 7or 14 day pass based on my itinerary.
Day 1- Kansai airport - Kyoto
Day 6 - Kyoto - Tokyo
Day 9- Tokyo - Osaka
Day 10-osaka-Koyasan
Day 11- koyasan - osaka
Day 12- osaka- kansia airport

Many thanks for your help.


Hi Jane,

I would advise the 7 day JR Pass. The key to using your JR Pass to the max is to cover long distance travel with it. In the above itinerary this is Kyoto - Tokyo and Tokyo Osaka. The rest of your travel is all very local and it would be better to buy normal tickets there if you don't have a JR Pass.

Useful to know may be that travel to Koya is not included in the JR Pass, so it is better to use the JR Pass on other days.

Hope this helps!

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