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tokyo-osaka trip in may

Tokyo-Osaka trip in May


I will be flying in to Tokyo and leaving thru Osaka in May 2014, and my planned itinerary is as follows:-

Day 1 - Day 5 Tokyo Day 6 Kyoto Day 7 Kanazawa Day 8 Uji Day 9 Kyoto Day 10 Kobe Day11 - Day 12 Osaka

Will it pay to buy a 7-day JR Pass?
Thank you.

Hin San Wong.

Hi Hin San Wong,

Here's a quick inventory of normal ticket prices.

Tokyo - Kyoto ¥ 13,420
Kyoto - Kanazawa ¥ 6,910
Kanazawa - Kyoto ¥ 6,910
Kyoto - Uji ¥ 230
Uji - Kyoto ¥ 230
Kyoto - Kobe ¥ 1,050
Kobe - Kyoto ¥ 1,050
Kyoto - Osaka ¥ 540

For a total of ¥ 30,340 or ¥ 2,040 in savings so a JR Pass would certainly be helpful :) Remember that the JR Pass is also valid local JR trains in both Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto making for even more savings.

I hope this helps!

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Hi Daniel,

Thanks. Your prompt reply is deeply appreciated.

Hin San Wong.

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