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to buy or not to buy a jr pass for 7days

To buy or not to buy a JR pass for 7days

We are a group 12 people who will travel to Osaka for a conference but we would also like to visit Tokyo. That's why I would like to inquire if it is best to buy a 7 days JR pass or just buy ordinary tickets?

Our tentative itenerary:
June 9 arrive in Kansai Airport around 9pm
After arrival we would proceed to Tokyo if it is possible.
June 10-11visit Tokyo and some tourist spot.
June 12 early morning visit Mt. Fuji
After Mt.Fuji travel to Osaka.
June 12 to 14 is out conference but we would also like to visit some tourist destination in Osaka
June 15 to Osaka to Kyoto
June 16 to Kyoto to Kobe to Osaka
June 17 Osaka to Kansai airport

I it possible to buy a 7days pass and can we use it with our itenerary? It is our first time to visit Japan and would like to seek some help :) thanks


Hi there!

I would recommend a 7 day JR Pass for your travel. The 7 day JR Pass is about the same price as a normal return ticket on the Shinkansen between Osaka - Tokyo. In other words, any additional you may with the JR Pass is what you save.

Please note that it will not be possible to reach Tokyo if you arrive at Kansai Airport at 9pm. My recommendation would be to either stay near the airport for the night or travel to Shin-Osaka (the Shinkansen station for Osaka) and take a bullet train for there early the following morning.

Hope this helps and have a good trip,

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