questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

is a jr rail pass the way to go for my trip

Is a jr rail pass the way to go for my trip

I am travelling to Japan from 10th of May to 23rd May. Itinerary is as below,
Travel Narita Airport to Asakusa - Tokyo
1 night Asakusa - Tokyo
Travel Tokyo to Kamikochi
3 nights Kamikochi
Travel Kamikochi to Takayama
2 nights Takayama
Travel Takayama to Kyoto
4 nights Kyoto with day trips to Arashiyama and Kurama
Travel Kyoto to Tokyo
3 nights Shinjuku - Tokyo
Travel Tokyo to Narita and home
The 7 day pass does not work as our travel dates are not consecutive, however unsure if the 14 day pass would be worth it on price.


A 14 day pass would not pay off for your itinerary, unless you increased your travels. Near Kyoto, going to see Himeji for a day would do it, not to mention that Nara is also a must-see place in the area. While in Tokyo, taking a day trip to Nikko is well worth it also.


For some of your itinerary, you will still have to buy separate tickets for some travel, like on buses or non-JR rail lines from Matsumoto to Kamikochi, or from Kamikochi to Takayama.
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