questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

8 day narita - shinjuku - mt fuji - kyoto - tokyo disneyland - narita

8 day Narita - Shinjuku - Mt Fuji - Kyoto - Tokyo Disneyland - Narita

We will be in Japan for 8 days the end of July 2015. Does it make sense to buy the 7-day pass given our itinerary? Given that we are there for 8 days...what is the suggestion for the last day trip from Disneyland to Narita airport (given that the pass is only valid for 7 days)? Also, I can't quite figure out the best way to get from Tokyo to Mt Fuji and from Mt Fuji to Kyoto. Any suggestion is much appreciated!

Thank you very much!


If you use the JR Pass to either go to or from Narita Airport on the Narita Express, and then also Tokyo-Kyoto-Tokyo, then buying the 7 day pass makes sense. For the time you can't use the pass for Narita, you might take a 1000 yen bus. Or if you mean go straight from Disneyland to Narita Airport, then check their access webpage.
In Kyoto you could spend weeks there and not see everything. The three best sights though are the Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Fushimi is the most time consuming; you could spend a couple of hours to over half a day if you want to romp over all the trails.
And the Otagi Nenbutsuji is one of the most humorous and whimsical places you could visit in Japan - well worth visiting, even for kids.
Nara is often neglected by some tourists, which is a shame. Missing the Todaiji in Nara is like going to India and skipping the Taj Mahal. Nara Park has a lot of great places. A few other great places missed out even by those who go to Nara though are the Isuien and Yoshikien Gardens. They are gorgeous and not crowded at all.

Best of luck.


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