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7-day pass vs individual tickets

7-day pass vs individual tickets

Here is our plan

day 1: Osaka->Hiroshima
day 2: Hiroshima->Kyoto
day 6: Kyoto->Kanazawa
day 8: Kanazawa->Tokyo

we were thinking of reducing trip by one day, so we can use 7-day pass. but it looks like even then, cost of individual tickets (reserved seats=40500 Yen) would be only slightly more than 7-day green car pass.

is this correct calculation?
Best regards.


Hi there

Lets have a look at ticket prices and find out!

day 1: Osaka->Hiroshima ¥ 9,950
day 2: Hiroshima->Kyoto ¥ 10,790
day 6: Kyoto->Kanazawa ¥ 6,710
day 8: Kanazawa->Tokyo ¥ 12,710

For a total of ¥ 40,160 or ¥ 11,860 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 28,300. Note that these are all prices for travel on ordinary train cars. Prices for traveling on Green cars are generally 30-50% higher.

Hope this helps!

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