questions & answers: using the japan rail pass



3 (2 adults and a 13 year old) of us are heading to Japan in December to ski Hakuba and visit Kyoto. Total time in Japan 13 days. What is the most cost effective way to travel from Tokyo to Nagano, Nagano to Kyoto, Kyoto to Tokyo?


Hello there,

Here's a quick breakdown of normal ticket prices.

Tokyo - Nagano ¥ 8,000
Nagano - Kyoto ¥ 10,630
Kyoto - Tokyo ¥ 13,400

For a total of ¥ 32,030. This is below the price of a 14 day JR Pass and therefor would recommend buying normal tickets as you travel.

Hope this helps,

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