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are the following inclusive in the japan rail pass?

Are the following inclusive in the Japan Rail Pass?


I'm intending to travel to Hokkaido and Tokyo on a 12-day trip. I will by flying to Sapporo from Singapore and returning to Singapore via Tokyo (Narita Airport).

I would like to enquire if it is cost effective to purchase the 7-day JR pass.

I'm intending to activate the 7-day JR pass when I'm travelling from Sapporo to Hakodate.

I would like to check if the following are covered under the JR pass?

1) Sapporo to Hakodate - By Ltd. Exp Super Hokuto

2) Hakodate to Tokyo - By Shinkansen

3) Tokyo to Kawaguchi-ko / Hakone

May I also enquire what other railway/transport services are covered under the JR pass when in Hokkaido/Tokyo?

Thanks so much for your assistance.


Hello there,

All JR lines nationwide are covered by the JR Pass, we have a full coverage map here.

This includes Nr 1 & 2 in your list but travel around Fuji is done by companies other than JR. Here is a detailed post for travel around Fuji.

Hope this helps,


Hi Daniel,

Thanks a lot for your reply.

I do have a few questions.

I'm planning for a day trip from Tokyo to Hakone on my last day of JR pass.

I've found out that the following is the fastest route to Hakone::

1) Travel from Tokyo to Odawara via Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama.

The usage of JR pass will stop at Odawara.

2) Then to travel from Odawara to Hakone, I will need to transfer to the Hakone-Tozan Line for the run to Hakone-Yumoto.

Since I can use the JR pass for first part of the journey, I would only need to pay 300Yen for the Hakone-Tozan Line as it's not covered under the JR Pass. (Am I correct?)

May I know where do I purchase the ticket for the travel on Hakone-Tozan Line? Can I purchase it at the Odawara station?

Thanks once again for your assistance.


Hi again,

You've already done all the research and I can confirm that it is correct. You can buy a ticket for the Hakone-Tozan line Odawara station.

Enjoy your trip!


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