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7 days jr pass activation for a 10 days japan trip.

7 days JR Pass Activation For a 10 days Japan Trip.

Hi there,

I need your expert advice regarding the best activation date of the 7 days JR Pass, for a 10 days Japan trip. My base itinerary is as follows:

11 February - Reached Narita Airport @ 0715 hrs. Departs from Narita Airport to Tokyo.

11 to 13 February - Will be travelling within Tokyo only. Accomodation is in Tokyo.

14 to 18 February - Will be travelling to Mt Fuji, Nara, Kyoto etc. Accomodation is in Tokyo.

18 to 19 February - Departs from Tokyo to Takaoka for ryokan stay.

19 to 20 February - Departs from Takaoka to Tokyo. Accomodation is in Tokyo.

20 February - Departs from Tokyo to Narita Airport @ 0800 hrs.

Thanks in advance and looking forward to your advice.


Hello there,

You'll definitely want to use the JR Pass for travel to Nara and Kyoto, as these cost routes cost the most. So my advise would be to start using the JR Pass on Feb 14th and use it until the 19th. This would cover the greater part of your travels in Japan and you can also make good savings compared to purchasing normal tickets.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you Daniel-san for the valuable input!


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