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is this route should better use jr pass 7 days or jr west ?

Is this route should better use JR pass 7 days or JR west ?

Dear Sir ,

This is the program using JR rail pass

29/9/12 train from Kansai airport to kanazawa
02/10/12 from takayama to Hiroshima
04/10/12 from Hiroshima to Kyoto

And if I use JR pass 7 days , I 've to use Nozomi and Mizuho train or not .

Best regards,
Ms. Kasemsri


Hi there,

For this route you'll certainly save money with a 7 day nationwide pass. Here's your breakdown:

  1. Kansai airport > Kanazawa: ¥9,750 (222mins, 324km)
  2. Kanazawa > Takayama: ¥3,980 (161mins, 148km)
  3. Takayama > Hiroshima: ¥16,110 (356mins, 694km)
  4. Hiroshima > Kyoto: ¥10,990 (126mins, 380km)

JR ticket cost: ¥40,830 for 4 legs

As Kanazawa and Takayama are not covered by the JR-West passes, I recommend the 7 day pass for your travel.

The JR Pass is valid for use on all JR lines and Bullet lines. You cannot use it on Nozomi and Mizuho class bullets, however there are always alternative Hikari or Sakura class bullet trains that are valid. These trains are essentially the same as the Nozomi class bullets but stop at more stations en route.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you very much, your answer make me so clear now.

Best regards,


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