Bebegeegee
Bebegeegee
over 1 year ago
3 responses

Hi!

I will be flying to Japan for two weeks and is wondering if buying a rail pass is worth it.
Entry point is Tokyo Airport
Base Hotel for 24-30 of September is Yokohama.
Will be going to and fro Tokyo within these days.
Also a side trip to Hakone or one of the lakes to see Mt Fuji is a must. If it can still be stretched, Tokyo Disneyland At Sea.
Might even try to go to Nikko if it's possible.
Going to Osaka and Kyoto.
With side trips to Kobe, Kamakura,Nara, Takayama, Koyasan.
Universal studios Japan.
And if there is more time, Hiroshima.
Flying back From Osaka on the 8th of October.

Do you think a rail pass should be purchased or it's better to get single tickets.

Thank you

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

There's quite a lot of travel in your plan and a JR Pass could be a big help. Ideally I would recommend using a 7 day JR Pass and use it to cover Tokyo - Nikko - Osaka/Kyoto an Takayama, Hiroshima side trips. These are by far the most expensive and a JR Pass will be a massive help for them.

You can use the JR Pass Fare Calculator to find an approximate ticket cost of a single route or even your full itinerary.

Hope this helps,
Daniel

Bebegeegee
Bebegeegee
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Thank you so much for the reply. Will I be able to use the JR Pass to and from Yokohama and Tokyo?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Yes, you can even use the SHinkansen if you wish so :)

Bebegeegee
Bebegeegee
3 posts
over 1 year ago

Unlimited use isn't it? ;) however I can't use this to go to Kobe and Nara?

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Daniel-san
12232 posts
over 1 year ago
Expert button 2

Unlimited and travel to Kyoto and Nara is included.


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