questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

can i use japan rail pass in tokyo ?

can i use japan rail pass in tokyo ?

i'd like to know if i can use jpr pass in tokyo with metro (underground)-lines and bus too
furthermore if i can use in Kyoto too


Hi Fausto,

In Tokyo you can use the JR Pass for all JR lines in the city including the Tokyo monorail. Here is a map of these lines for reference. As the metro is not operated by JR you will not be able to use that however.

For inside Kyoto you'll not get a huge amount of use of the JR Pass unless you are heading to Arashiyama. I think the best option here is to purchase metro tickets as needed.

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