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jrpass for osaka, suzuka f1 & tokyo?

jrpass for Osaka, Suzuka F1 & Tokyo?

Good day! I'll be arriving to japan via osaka airport on oct4. I will go straight to nagoya to stay in a hotel, will also watch the f1 race on fri sat and on sunday. After the race at suzuka circuit, I'll go staright to tokyo on oct 7. But will go back to osaka airport on oct9.


Oct4 thursday, will ride a train to nagoya
Oct5 will ride a train from nagoya to suzuka circuit and vise versa
Oct6 will ride a train from nagoya to suzuka circuit and vise cersa
Oct7 will ride a train from nagoya to suzuka and vise versa; will ride a train to tokyo after the race
Oct 8 will tour tokyo
Oct9 will ride a train from tokyo to osaka japan


Hi there,

Here is a breakdown of your travel costs for comparison with the cost of a 7 day rail pass:

  1. Kansai airport > Nagoya: ¥8270, (137mins, 247km)
  2. Nagoya > Kawarada: ¥740, (44mins, 44km)
  3. Kawarada > Nagoya: ¥740, (47mins, 44km)
  4. Nagoya > Kawarada: ¥740, (44mins, 44km)
  5. Kawarada > Nagoya: ¥740, (47mins, 44km)
  6. Nagoya > Kawarada: ¥740, (44mins, 44km)
  7. Kawarada > Nagoya: ¥740, (47mins, 44km)
  8. Nagoya > Tokyo: ¥10580, (106mins, 366km)
  9. Tokyo > Kansai airport: ¥14800, (266mins, 613km)

JR ticket cost: ¥38090 for 9 legs

  • 07 day rail pass (¥28,300) saving: ¥9790

As you can see you'll make good minimum savings of ¥9790 with a 7 day rail pass in addition to having freedom to do any further JR travel for free. You can also make good use of the rail pass on the JR lines around Tokyo. I can certainly recommend the JR Pass for your itinerary.

Getting to and from Suzuka Circuit from Nagoya with JR Pass

To get to Suzuka circuit from Nagoya you should aim to get to JR Kawarada near the Suzuka circuit with your Japan Rail Pass (sample itinerary). From Kawarada station you'll need to use the local non-JR Ise Testudo operated line to get to Suzuka Circuit Ino (sometimes written 'SuzukaSakittoIno' (sample itinerary). As this is not covered by the rail pass you will have to pay the standard ticket fare of ¥300 each way. From Suzuka Circuit Ino you can easily walk to the circuit.

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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