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is it worth buying the jrpass ?

Is it worth buying the jrpass ?

My husband and I will be visiting Japan at end of November. We would like to know if it would be interesting buying the jrpass. We would like to buy the Green Pass.
Our itinerary :
- Osaka- Himeji - Kyoto on October 29 - Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto on November 1st - Kyoto - Hakone on November 4 - Tokyo - Nikko - Tokyo on November 9


Hi there,

I checked your itinerary to find the best option and recommend buying normal train tickets for your plan.

Your travel is centered in two areas of Japan, the Kansai area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara) and Kanto (Tokyo). The JR Pass is best used if you travel a couple of times between regions in Japan. In your itinerary this is limited to a one way Osaka - Tokyo, for instance a return would already help you make savings. The day trips do add up to a good amount as well but the total price is below that of a 7 day JR Pass.

Hope this helps,

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