questions & answers: using the japan rail pass



Hello, what would be the best way to travel on the same day using my JR pass from Tokyo-Yokohama-Kamakura-Kyoto? I am not sure if there is one line that make all these stops. Do I have to take 2 different lines? Which would be the fastest way? Thank you!


Hi there,

There is no single line that covers this route, but in order to make the fewest transfers I would aim to use:

  1. JR Yokosuka or Tokaido line, to Yokohama
  2. JR Yokosuka line to Kamakura
  3. Back to Yokohama/shin-Yokohama for the Hikari Bullet to Kyoto.

The trip to Kyoto will involve some backtracking to get to the correct bullet train terminal, but once you are on there you'll be in Kyoto very quickly.

Hope this helps!

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