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help! how can i use 7 days jr pass for our itinery below ?

Help! How can i use 7 days JR pass for our Itinery below ?

Hi ,

We are a family of 4 ( 2 adults and 2 kids aged 9 and 11) travelling to japan from 19-31st March . 14 days JR pass is coming out quite expensive . Can I do my below itenery with 7 days pass and buy balance of tickets as and when required ? Or If somebody can help me with a better solution it will be really great !

19th March : 7 pm : Narita to Disneyland

21st March : around 5 pm : Disneyland to Gekkoji station.

24th March : Gekkoji to Kyoto

24th - 27th March Local : Kyoto area and day trips to Nara and Mijishima
27th March : Kyoto to Tokyo / Nikko and return on 28th morning from nikko -tokyo
28-29-30 : Tokyo
31st : Tokyo to Narita Airport.

Thanks In advance for the answers!

Best regards,

Sanjay Porwal


Hi Sanjay Porwal,

I take it you mean Gekkoji near Fuji? I think that a 7 day JR Pass would be fine if you used it from March 24th - March 30th. This way you can cover all your expansive travel and you would be making some nice savings compared to normal tickets as well!

Did you know that children below the age of 12 are half price?

All in all you'd be making great use of the JR Pass, especially with the visit to Nikko added in.

Hope this helps!

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HI Daniel,

Thank You very much for taking time out to reply to my query. Yes Gekkoji is near Mt. Fuji. If I take the 7 days JR pass , then I would have to travel : a) Narita to Disney b) DIsney to Gekkoji on Stand alone tickets, Would you suggest taking another private pass for these days ? Thanks once again.



Hi Sanjay,

For your arrival at Narita Airport I'd suggest buying the 1,500yen ticket for the Narita Express.

Then for Disney and Gekkoji use normal tickets.

Hope this helps too!

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