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travel to kanazawa, takayama, hakone and tokyo

Travel to Kanazawa, Takayama, Hakone and Tokyo


me and 3 others will be traveling from Tokyo to Kanazawa, then from Kanazawa to Takayama. From Takayama we will go back to Tokyo and will travel to Gotemba Factory outlet and will probably stop for a while at Hakone.

we are thinking of purchasing JR pass as we will be in Japan for a total of 7 days.

Can you help me identify if all our routes will be covered under JR pass and how much will it cost us if we did not purchase the JR passes.

Appreciate your help very much.




Hi Nora,

The main routes alone would cost:

Tokyo - Kanazawa ¥ 13,920
Kanazawa - Takayama ¥ 6,250
Takayama - Tokyo ¥ 15,430

Or a total of ¥ 35,600 or ¥ 6490 in savings, as the 14 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. So a JR Pass is definitely recommended. You can also use the JR pass to Gotemba and to Odawara station(for Hakone), adding quite a bit more!

You can find the exact details using Hyperdia.
Hope this helps :)

Hope this helps,

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