questions & answers: using the japan rail pass



Is there a bullet train to Hakone, or a regular JR train?


Hi there,

For Hakone the JR Pass will take you by bullet train as far as Odawara (from Tokyo). From here you will need to use the non-JR Odakyu service to climb up to the Hakone area. I recommend the Hakone Free Pass for this, which you can purchase on arrival at Odawara.

Hope this helps!

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