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it it worth to buy japan rail pass in my case?

It it worth to buy Japan Rail pass in my case?

Good morning from Italy.
Would like to check the following routes:

from Tokyo to Takayama.
Shinkansen Kagayaki to Toyama
Ltd Exp Wide View Hida 14 to Takayama

from Takayama to Kyoto
Ltd Exp Wide View Hida 14 to Nagoya
Schinkansen Hikari to Kyoto

from Nara to Narita
JR Nara Line Rapid Service to Kyoto
Shinkansen Hikari to Shinagawa
Ltd Exp Narita Express to Narita Apt
JR Narita Line to Narita

Do you think my itinerary makes sense or do I have to change it?



Hello there,

A 7 day JR Pass would work very well here.

Tokyo - Takayama ¥ 16,230
Takayama - Kyoto ¥ 10,260
Kyoto - Nara ¥ 560
Nara - Narita Airport ¥ 16,780

For a total of ¥ 44,380 or ¥ 15,280 in savings, as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,100. So it makes perfect sense to get one.

Your itinerary also looks great, love the idea of using the new Hokuriku Shinkansen to travel to Takayama and from there travel to Kyoto using the Hida Wide View express (and later Tokaido Shinkansen). This way you will experience some of the best rides in Japan.

Hope this helps,

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