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is a jr 14 day pass worth it

Is a JR 14 day pass worth it

We will be in Japan for 11 days and travel from Tokyo to Kyoto and back at the beginning and end of the 11 days. The rest of the time will be traveling around Kyoto/Osaka area. The 14 day pass seems to be the only option.


Hi there,

If this is the only long distance travel in Japan, then I recommend buying normal tickets as the price will be below the cost of a 14 day JR Pass. A 7 day JR Pass could be useful if you can make the return Tokyo - Kyoto within it's validity period.

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