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jr rail pass to hakone and takayama

JR Rail Pass to Hakone and Takayama

I will be taking day trips to Hakone and Hida from tokyo
Do I need a JR rail pass to get to these locations ?


Hi there!

For Hakone, you can use the JR Pass as far as Odawara station. From here you'll need to transfer to the non-JR Odakyu lines to take you upto and around Hakone itself.

Assuming you mean Hida-Takayama, then yes, you can use JR and the JR Pass to visit Takayama with no problems.

You can look up precise train timetables and costs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia for JR Pass holders through our video blog.

Hope this helps!

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