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7 or 14 jr pass

7 or 14 JR pass

15 day trip in December


My family and i will be travelling to Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fuji and back to Tokyo. From tokyo to Yokohama and return to Tokyo and then back to Narita Airport. Below is the itinerary:

Day 1 - Arrive at Narita Airport and then stay at Tokyo
Day 2 - Disney Sea
Day 3 - Disneyland
Day 4 - Kyoto
Day 5 - Nara
Day 6 - Osaka
Day 7 - Universal Studio
Day 8 - Universal Studio
Day 9 - Hiroshima
Day 10- Fuji
Day 10 -Fuji
Day 11 - Tokyo
Days 12 - Yokohama
Day 13 ,14- Tokyo
Day 15- Depart Tokyo to Narita Airport

Should we buy jr pass for 7 or 14 days?


Hello there,

I think it would make the most sense to simply use a 7 day JR Pass from day 4-10 and buy local tickets or passes for the other days. You will do all your (otherwise) expensive travel within this period of time and you can make very good savings using a 7 day JR Pass here.

You can use the JR Pass Fare Calculator to find an approximate ticket cost of a single route or even your full itinerary.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you, Daniel. For the rest of the other days, what is the best card for us to buy? Tokyo Wide Pass? Subway Day Pass? Suica card?

Thank you


Hi again,

I think a Suica or Pasmo card would likely be the easiest option. You can use it travel to all the places outside of the 7 day JR Pass window.

Hope this helps too ;)

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