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timing activation of pass

Timing activation of Pass

Hi, Our itinerary is-21,22/04/2014 Kobe

                             23,24,25/04/2014  Kyoto
                             26,27/04/2014  Takayama
                             28,29,30/04/2014, 1/05/2014 Tokyo

Would we be better to activate our 7 Day Pass on the 26th at Takayama so we include Tokyo and our last day transfer to airport, rather than on our first journey out of Kobe on the 23rd?
Thank you for your help Barbara Humphrey

Hi Barbara Humphrey,

The key to making the best of your JR Pass is to include as much travel as possible. Travel from Kobe - Kyoto is around 1,000yen / one way. Basically it would be worth waiting with your JR Pass if you could cover more than this at a later point. Tokyo - Narita Airport is about 3,000yen with the Narita Express, so I do think that it could be worth waiting.

Hope this helps!

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