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is it worth it to buy a jrp

Is it worth it to buy a JRP

We will be arriving in Tokyo on 3rd Sept, our plan is to go to Odawara (then to Hakone) on the 4th Sept for 2 nights, then on the 6th to Kyoto and then on the 8th back to Tokyo for our last few days (so we won't need a JRP)

We were planning on getting a JRP so we could get the bullet trains to all destinations (we will also be traveling with our 2 year old, can I confirm he is free)

Is it worth it cost wise v's time it would take on normal trains?

And will the JRP cover us for all of these stops



Hi there,

In short, a JR Pass is worth considering if you make a return trip Tokyo - Kyoto. The cost of the pass is about the same as a normal return ticket, now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price. The JRPass includes travel to Odawara, Kyoto and back to Tokyo.

Children below the age of 6 can travel for free but are not entitled to a seat, you are expected to take your kid on your lap if the train is busy.

Hope this helps,

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