questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

some suggestions for my trip, thx

Some suggestions for my trip, thx

Hi all,

first of all, congratulations for your website, it is very useful for travellers!
I'd like to confirm with you if my planned trip is whole covered by the JR Pass.
I'm selling 14 Days pass.

Osaka >> Kyoto >>
Kyoto >> Nara
Kyoto >> Hiroshima >>> Miyajima
Kyoto >>> Takayama >>> Kanazawa
Kanazawa >>> Tokyo
Tokyo >> Nikko
Tokio >> Sendai/Matsushima
Tokio >>> Hakone and Kamamura

Thank you in advance!

Best regards,



Sorry, I'm buying 14 Days pass, NO selling :-D


Hi there,

Thanks for the kind comments! Yes, the majority of your trip will be covered by the Japan Rail Pass - here is the route breakdown for you:

  1. Osaka > Kyoto: ¥540, (29mins, 42km)
  2. Kyoto > Nara: ¥690, (45mins, 41km)
  3. Nara > Kyoto: ¥690, (44mins, 41km)
  4. Kyoto > Hiroshima: ¥10990, (112mins, 380km)
  5. Hiroshima > Miyajimaguchi: ¥400, (26mins, 21km)
  6. Miyajimaguchi > Kyoto: ¥11310, (165mins, 402km)
  7. Kyoto > Takayama: ¥9980, (193mins, 314km)
  8. Takayama > Kanazawa: ¥4380, (186mins, 148km)
  9. Kanazawa > Tokyo: ¥13010, (247mins, 460km)
  10. Tokyo > Nikko: ¥5630, (121mins, 150km)
  11. Nikko > Tokyo: ¥5630, (117mins, 150km)
  12. Tokyo > Sendai(miyagi/jr): ¥10790, (111mins, 351km)
  13. Sendai(miyagi/jr) > Matsushima: ¥400, (24mins, 23km)
  14. Matsushima > Tokyo: ¥11100, (147mins, 375km)
  15. Tokyo > Kamakura: ¥2100, (48mins, 51km)
  16. Kamakura > Odawara: ¥740, (57mins, 41km)
  17. Odawara > Tokyo: ¥1450, (36mins, 83km)

TOTAL: ¥89830 for 17 legs

  • 14 day rail pass (¥45,100) saving: ¥44,730

Non-JR travel

The only part of your journey where you'll need to purchase more travel is for local metro and possibly bus services within the cities you visit (normally these are ¥100-200 per ride), and for travel up to Hakone. For Hakone the Japan Rail Pass will get you as far as Odawara, but from here you will need to use the non-JR lines operated by Odakyu to get up to and around Hakone itself. I recommend the Hakone Free Pass which gives you free access to all the Odakyu lines, funiculars and cablecars in the area for 2 or 3 days. You can purchase this on arrival at Odawara station.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you so much for suggestions and confirmations! :) There're very useful for us!

Have a nice and happy Sunday!



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