questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

is the jrp usefull with this travel plan?

Is the JRP usefull with this travel plan?


I am traveling to Japan with this plan, is it usefull and cheaper to get the JRP?

Tokio 4 nights (or 6) with daytrips to Chibu, Hakone, Kamakura (arrival at Narita)
Kyoto 3 nights
Nara 1 night
Osaka 2 nights (Fly back from Kansai)


Grtz Kim


Hoi Kim,

I would recommend buying normal tickets for this itinerary! The JR Pass is best used if you use it for longer distances in Japan. In the itinerary above long distance travel is basically limited to a one way trip Tokyo - Kyoto and there's not enough in terms of ticket prices for the JR Pass to pay of.

I would certainly have recommend a JR Pass if you made a return Tokyo - Kyoto/Osaka.

Hope this helps!

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