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Can I use the JR Pass on these routes?

MichaelRosen
MichaelRosen
over 1 year ago
3 responses

Hi there,

Will be going to Japan next month and its my 1st time there! While researching I came across the Japan Rail Pass and was wondering if it would be a good match for my itinerary.

I will arrive at Narita Airport
Then travel to Tokyo for 3 days (visit Shinjuku, Asakusa, Ginza and Shibuya).
After I would like to experience a Ryokan in Hakone, looking at staying near Lake Yamanako.
From there I would like to visit Kyoto for 3 days ans Hiroshima for 2 days (1 night) before returning to Tokyo for 2 days, from where I will fly out again.

Any other recommendation are welcome too!

Kind regards,
Michael R.

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Tomomi
12 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

All your itinerary is covered expect Asakusa and Ginza. Can be used Otsuki JR station for the Lake Yamanako. The most important part is using your JR pass for Kyoto- Hiroshima- Tokyo as these are the most expensive travel in your destinations. I think your destinations sounds great!

I hope this helps,
Tomomi

MichaelRosen
MichaelRosen
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Hi Tomomi,

Thanks for the fast reply. Can you comment on what kind of JR Pass would suit my itinerary best? I am thinking of a 14 day JR Pass.

Also you say that travel to Asakusa and Ginza is not included, what would you recommend me for visiting those?

Thanks again!
Michael

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Tomomi
12 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your reply.

I calculated your total cost. For your itinerary, a 14 days JR pass 46,390 JPY will be cost effective choice. With 14 days pass, you can save 7,930 JPY.

  • Narita airport to Tokyo return trip 6,440 JPY (single trip 3,220 JPY)
  • Tokyo to Shinjuku 200 JPY
  • Shinjuku to Shibuya 160 JPY
  • Shibuya to Tokyo 200 JPY
  • Tokyo to Otsuki 3,140 JPY
  • Otsuki to Kyoto 14,530 JPY
  • Kyoto to Hiroshima 11,090 JPY
  • Hiroshima to Tokyo 18,560 JPY

For Ginza and Asakusa, can be purchased single/ individual tickets for Tokyo Metro in Tokyo.

I hope this helps,
Tomomi

HA
HA
27 posts
over 1 year ago

I believe there is a 50% discount from Narita to City. No sure discount is still in force


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