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7 day pass or not?

7 day pass or not?

Hi, i am travelling to Japan on December with my family of four.
i am wondering if it would be practical for us to avail of the 7 day JR Pass.

Here is my itinerary.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kansai airport osaka to namba hotel
Day 2 : USJ
Day 3 : city centre tour/ osaka castle /dotonburi
Day 4 : Kyoto and back to osaka
Day 5 : Nara and back to osaka
Day 6 : Tokyo, shinjuku
Day 7 : Mt. Fuji
Day 8 : Tokyo
Day 9 : Depart from Narita airport Tokyo

Thank you in advance for your advice.


Hi there,

Looking at your itinerary, I think it would be more economic to buy normal tickets for your travels than buying a JR Pass. This because the cost of tickets will simply be lower. A JR Pass would be useful if you made a return Kyoto/Osaka - Tokyo.

You can check fares in our fare calculator.

Hope this helps,

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