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JR pass, 7days or 14days?

over 1 year ago
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Hi, im going to tokyo in october. My itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: narita airport- omotesando-gotanda (where i'll be staying)
Day 2. Roppongi, tsukiji
Day 3: Travel to Kyoto
Day 4: still at Kyoto
Day 5: Travel to Nara then Osaka
Day 6: Travel back to Tokyo, asakusa, ueno, sky tree
Day 7: shinjuku, meiji shrine
Day 8: shibuya, tokyo tower
Day 9: kawaguchiko
Day 10: disneyland and disneysea
Day 11: hitachi seaside park
Day 12: gotanda- narita airport

My question is
1. should i buy 7days or 14 days JR pass?
Or is it better to buy kanto pass to use in tokyo for day 1 and 2. Then use 7 days JR pass from day 3 to day 9.
2. How about day 10 until day 12?
Thank you.

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over 1 year ago
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Hi there,

1.) I would advise using a 7 day JR Pass to travel from day 3-9, this will give you the best use out of a JR Pass and best possible savings. Local travel in Tokyo does not cost a lot, if anything, but a day ticket for the JR or Tokyo metro and use that to travel around.

Here is information on the metro.

Here is information on the JR Day ticket.

2.) You could do the same for your last 2 days :)

Hope this helps,

2 posts
over 1 year ago

Thank you for ur reply. Can i use JR day ticket (Tokunai pass) from narita airport to Gotanda station?
And how about hitachi seaside park? Because it cost 4000¥ or more if i take JR.

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