questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

osaka to nara return

Osaka to Nara return


I am in Osaka now and have used the rail pass to get from the airport! Can you tell me if there are any routes to Nara where we can use the JR rail pass? we want to do a day trip tomorrow, so get return trip. We have found it quite confusing trying to check if JR pass can be used or not. Many thanks!


Hi there!

Good to hear you're up and running with the rail pass!

There are lots of quick routes to Nara from Osaka using the Japan Rail Pass. Here is a sample itinerary for you.

You can look up train timetables and costs for most of these legs at the Hyperdia travel planning website and learn how to use Hyperdia specifically for Japan Rail Pass holders through our video blog (there are options you can disable to show only JR trains).

Hope this helps!

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many thanks for your help!

for anybody else thinking of going to nara - do it! Our favourite trip so far...!


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