questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

can i use jr pass for my journey

Can I use JR Pass for my journey

Hi Would like to check if the following journey are covered by the 7 day JR Pass

30 Apr 16 (Haneda Airport to Kawaguchico)
1 May 16 (Kawaguichico to Kobe)
2 May 16 (Kobe to Nara and Nara back to Kpbe)
3 May 16 (Kobe to Kanazawa)
4 May 16 (Kanazawa to Tokayama and from Takayama to Shirakawago)
5 May 16 Takayama to Tokyo
6 May 16 Travel within Tokyo

Also this being a Golden Week, may I know if I can still board the train if I am not able to make any seat reservation?
Any suggestion on my proposed itinerary as this is my first visit to Japan. My plan are to visit these places. The dates are flexible as in I can go to Takayama first instead of Kawaguchico. Pls advise if there is a better option. Thank you.


Hi there,

The JR Pass covers most of your travels but there are some parts that require additional tickets. These are:

Travel between Otsuki - Kawachiko on the Fujikyu line.
Travel by bus from Kanazawa/Takayama to Shirakawago.

All other travel is included and you will make very good savings using a 7 day JR Pass compared to purchasing normal tickets.

Hope this helps,

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