Solana
Solana
over 1 year ago
3 responses

Hi. I'm in need of your help. I plan to stay in Tokyo for few days, visit Mt. Fuji and last stop Osaka. Arrival Narita and Departure Osaka. I will be traveling with my family. Will I be able to get use of the JR Pass? We plan to stay 10days for this trip. Which JR Pass is useful? Thank you

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Daniel-san
12201 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

The JR Pass covers this route but I would advise using normal train tickets. A JR Pass is great if you would use it for a return Tokyo - Osaka but it is more economic to buy normal tickets, since you travel only one way.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Solana
Solana
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Oh. Hi Daniel-san. I changed my plan to Tokyo - Osaka - Tokyo. We don't have any detailed itinerary yet but may I know can we go to Osaka using JR Pass? How if we will be coming from Shinjuku? We are group of 5 on this trip. Is it convenient esp to seniors to travel this far with our luggages with us? I just need to know if we need to get in and out of the train and how long would it take? I plan to get the 7day JR Pass since I want this itinerary for this trip -

Day 1 Arrival Narita

      Tour Shinjuku - Shibuya

Day 2 Disneysea / Disneyland
Day 3 Tsukiji Market

      Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum/Kirin Village

Day 4 Trip to Osaka (Dontonburi)
Day 5 Universal Studios
Day 6 Day Trip Kyoto going back to Tokyo (Is this advisable?)
Day 7 I plan to get Package tour to Mt. Fuji
Day 8 Tokyo
Day 9 Tokyo
Day 10 Departure Narita

Do you have any suggestions on this itinerary? Would it be convenient for my companions?

Thank you

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Daniel-san
12201 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

That's quite a change! With this itinerary a 7 day would definately help for this route. My advise would be to use it from either day 1-7 or day 4 - 10 to get the best use out of it.

For Shinjuku - Osaka/ take a local train to Shinagawa or Tokyo station, from here you can take the Shinkansen to Shin-Osaka station. From Shin-Osaka local trains run into the city. I would reserve around 3,5 - 4h for this route.

Kyoto is closer to Tokyo than Osaka, so using it as a day trip before travelling back to Tokyo makes a lot of sense.

The rest looks good to me. However you may want to look at travelling to Fuji yourself, its not too hard.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Solana
Solana
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Thank you, Daniel.

So, it is very convenient to travel from Tokyo - Osaka- Kyoto- Tokyo using JR Pass.

I hope this itinerary works. We will be going to Japan end of the month.

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Daniel-san
12201 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Yes, its very nice!

Let me know how it went (I'm sure you'll have a great time)!
Daniel


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