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is jr pass worth my itinerary?

Is JR pass worth my itinerary?


I will be in Japan for 14 days,

I want to know if it worth getting a JR pass for 14 days based on my itinerary,

28 march Narita airport
28 March to 1 April : Tokyo
1 April to 2 April : Hakone
2 April to 8 April: Kyoto (including arashiyama, nara, osaka)
8 April to 10 Hiroshima-miyajima and back to osaka then kansai airport.

Any advice is appreciated
Thank you


Hello Ranya,

Here's a list of regular ticket prices, to see if a 14 day JR Pass would be worth it.

Narita Airport - Tokyo ¥ 3,740
Tokyo - Hakone (Odawara) ¥ 3,020
Odawara - Kyoto ¥ 12,080
Kyoto - Nara ¥ 1,420 (return)
Kyoto - Osaka ¥ 1,020 (return)
Kyoto - Arashiyama ¥ 320 (return)
Kyoto - Hiroshima ¥ 11,090
Hiroshima - Miyajima (return) ¥ 1,180 (inc. ferry)
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,230
Osaka - Kansai Airport ¥ 1,190

For a total of ¥ 45,290, The 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 46,390, so you are just below the price of a 14 day JR Pass. With travel with Tokyo added in you'll break about even. The JR Pass is also worth considering because it will work as a single ticket for all your travel!

Hope this helps,

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Thank you, and true one single ticket will save us lots of time as well :)


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