questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

tokyo to shikoku

Tokyo to Shikoku

Could you tell me if it would be best to buy a JR pass for this itinerary?

Day 1 Tokyo to Kyoto
Day 3 Kyoto to Nara
Day 4 Nara to Takamatsu
Day 5 Takamatsu to Kotahira
Day 5 Kotahira to Kochi
Day 7 Kochi to Matsuyama
Day 8 Ferry from Matsuyama to Hiroshima (I understand this is not covered by the pass)

Many thanks


Hello there,

Tokyo - Kyoto ¥ 13,400
Kyoto - Nara ¥ 710
Nara - Takamatsu ¥ 8,700
Takamatsu - Kotahira ¥ 850
Kotahira - Kochi ¥ 4,250
Kochi - Matsuyama ¥ 9,870

For a total of ¥ 37,690 or ¥ 8,580 in savings, as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. The ferry is indeed not covered, though you could use rail travel from Matsuyama to Hiroshima using the JR Pass.

Hope this helps,


thank you so much Daniel San!


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