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what jr pass we should get ?

what JR pass we should get ?

we are group of 4 people, we are plan to travel from kansai airport-osaka-Kyoto-Hiroshoma-kagoshima ,between 7th of April to12th of April, what rail pass we should get?
thank you for your help
Ms song


Hi Ms Song,

Will you be traveling back to Kansai Airport by train too?

If this is the case I think a 7 day JR-Pass makes for a great option.

Here are some of the savings you can make with the pass.
Kansai Airport --> Osaka ¥ 2,400
Osaka --> Kyoto ¥ 540
Kyoto --> Hiroshima ¥ 10,790
Hiroshima --> Kagoshima ¥ 17,500

For a total of ¥ 31,230, the 7-Day ¥ 28,300 saving you ¥ 2,930.

If you go back to Kansai Aiport you can save an additional ¥ 23,270.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you Daniel for your valuable information. We will buy the 7 days JR pass from JBT Australia before we depart. Is it necessary to get Green JR pass? Can you get a seat if travel off peak period with economic ticket ?
Ms Song


Hi again,

During your travel period you should be fine with the normal JR-Pass, only when you travel during periods like golden week should you consider buying a greenpass just to get a seat.

Have a great time in Japan.

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