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is it worth buying a jr pass?

Is it worth buying a JR Pass?

I have the following itinerary and was wondering if it is worth buying a JR Pass?

April 9 - Arrive in Osaka (Kansai airport)
April 10 - Day trip to Nara from Osaka
April 11 - Osaka ( might go to Kyoto for 1/2 day)
April 12 - Osaka to Kyoto
April 13 - Kyoto
April 14 - Kyoto to Tokyo
April 15 - Tokyo
April 16 - Tokyo to Mt. Fuji ( likely join a tour which disbands at Hakone Yumoto Station or Odawara Station)
April 17 - Hakone to Tokyo

Would the JR Pass cover most of the routes to popular attractions locally? Will buying the Kansai or Kanto area pass be more cost-effective?


A 7 day full JR Pass would not pay off for this itinerary.

Some of the regional passes on

may give you some savings.


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