questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

osaka nara kyoto hiroshima

Osaka Nara Kyoto Hiroshima


Which rail pass is the best option / good (cheapest) deal to get around to the places below? I'm flexible with my itinerary but I prefer to start from Osaka. The Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass seems great but it can be used only for 5 consecutive days?

Day 1: Osaka
Day 2: Osaka
Day 3: Nara (day trip from Osaka)
Day 4: Hiroshima/Miyajima (depart to Kyoto at the end of the day)
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Kyoto
Day 7: Kyoto
Day 8: Kansai airport

Thank you in advance :)


Hello there,

I think looking at a Kansai Hiroshima Area Pass us the best option here. It is indeed true that its valid for 5 days and it also does not include seat reservations but can give you good savings compared to buying normal tickets.

Hope this helps,

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Thanks Daniel. Does it look ok in terms of my itinerary/route flow? From Osaka to Nara then back to Osaka to get to Hiroshima? Should I use the Kansai Hiroshima pass from day 4?


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