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jr pass for traveling from tokyo to kyoto,is it worth it??

JR Pass for traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto,is it worth it??

Hi there,

I will be travelling to Japan from 11 april - 17 april 2017. The itinerary is below:
12 April arriving from Bali to Narita airport, and goes straight to Kyoto
12-14 april exploring Kyoto
14-17 April exploring Tokyo

My questions, should i buy the JR Pass ? If yes, can i use JR Pass only in Tokyo or Kyoto (domestic train route),
if No,can i get an information about Domestic train in Tokyo and Kyoto?
Really need your advise..
thank you in advance




Hello Andrew,

I recommend using a 7 day JR Pass. The cost of one is about the same as a normal return Tokyo - Kyoto using the Shinkansen. Now you get 7 days of unlimited travel for the same price.

The JR Pass covers the bullet train between Tokyo - Kyoto and I would definitely recommend one.

Hope this helps,

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