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a month in japan - 21 day rail pass? or less?

A month in Japan - 21 day rail pass? Or less?


I'm still figuring out the length of time I will stay in Japan, although I'm arriving in a week's time. My tentative route is Tokyo - Fuji 5 lakes area (to see Cherry Blossoms)
Beppu - Tokyo

I'm thinking I could stay a month in total, and I want to minimize my travel every day. Would it make sense to get a 21 day rail pass if I stay in the country a full month? Or if I stay three weeks with minimal day trips?

Thank you,


Hi Tanya,

Since you posted 2 questions, I have rolled the answers to both of your question in one and posted them in your other topic.

You can find them here :)

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