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nagoya osaka kyoto nara takiyama and co. (perhaps wakayama)

Nagoya Osaka Kyoto Nara Takiyama and co. (Perhaps Wakayama)

Hi there,
We are going to Nagoya at the end of this month for about 10 days and there is no 10 day pass so.. here are my questions and pre-itinerary.

Day 1 Arrive at Nagoya around 2.00 PM and heading to OSAKA
Day 2. Osaka
Day 3 Universal Studio
Day 4 Osaka-Wakayama
Day 5 Osaka-Nara-Kyoto
Day 6 Kyoto
Day 7 Kyoto-Takayama
Day 8 Takayama
Day 9 Takayama-Nagoya
Day 10 Nagoya and fly home.

Do you think which pass I should buy?? 7 Days JR Pass or Kintesu or Kansai
Thank you for any suggestion.


Hi there,

This one is indeed a little hard to plan, this because no single pass covers the full trip and the Kansai Pass/Kintetsu are only valid on a limited area.

I think you could save some money by buying the Kintetsu Railpass and use it to travel to Osaka, Nara and Kyoto.

For the rest you are probably best of by buying single tickets. Here is a little breakdown of ticket prices.

Nagoya --> Osaka ¥ 6,180 (Can be done by Kintetsu)
Osaka --> Wakayama ¥ 2,660 or ¥ 1,210 by local train
Wakayama --> Osaka ¥ 2,660 or ¥ 1,210 by local train
Osaka --> Nara ¥ 780 (Can be done by Kintetsu)
Nara --> Kyoto ¥ 690 (Can be done by Kintetsu)
Kyoto --> Takayama ¥ 9,680
Takayama --> Nagoya ¥ 5,870

Hope this helps,

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