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jr pass for osaka/kyoto/kobe

JR Pass for Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe

I will travelling in Osaka Airport to Osaka city for 3 nights, followed by Kyoto for 4 nights, and then to Kobe for 2 nights, before I return through Osaka airport.

Should I buy JR pass for these stay?

best regards.
Hong Eng.


Hi there Hong,

For this travel I think I recommend purchasing individual tickets as needed in addition to buying the Haruka + ICOCA deal on arrival at Kansai to get you to and from the airport and also cover some municipal travel in osaka and kyoto.

Hope this helps!

Expert button 2

Yes I agree with Mari! The ICOCA deal is very good, assuming that by Osaka Airport you mean Kansai international Airport (?)

For Osaka I would also recommend buying a Osaka Unlimited Pass it offers great value is you plan on sightseeing a lot!

Best Wishes,

Expert button 2

Thank you very much.


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