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What Pass to get for Osaka/Takayama/Shirakawago/Kanazawa/Kyoto

babybear
babybear
almost 2 years ago
6 responses

Planning my first trip to Japan end of Dec.

Rough plan of my itineary is

Day 1 Osaka (tuoch down 9.30pm)
Day 2 Osaka
Day 3 Osaka
Day4 Osaka
Day 5 Takayama or Kanazawa
Day 6 Shirakawago
Day 7 Takayama or Kanazawa
Day 8 Kyoto
Day 9 Kyoto
Day 10 Kyoto

Which pass should I get in this case? Can I use the 7 days JR pass and when should I activate for best coverage? Or should I be getting the Takayama-Hokuriku Area pass? understand this is a 5 days pass and I am not sure how to use it for best coverage.
Should I be going to Takayama or Kanazawa first coming from Osaka?

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Daniel-san
12268 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi there,

Since most of your travel is in the Hokuriku area, I think it would most sense to look at a Takayama-Hokuriku Area pass.

Using a Hokuriku pass you can only travel via Kanazawa to Shirakawa-go to Tayama, you would simply travel the same way back as well..

babybear
babybear
6 posts
almost 2 years ago

Hi Daniel,

Thank you for your reply. In that case does it means we should make our way from Osaka to Kanazawa -> Shirakawago --> Takayama -> Kanazawa -> Kyoto with this Hokuriku pass?

Is it better if I switch the last few days of my trip to the front to make better use of the pass? That means I go straight to Kyoto on first day and stay 2 to 3 nights then make our way to Kanazawa/Shirakwago/Takayama (one night each) and finally to Osaka?

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Daniel-san
12268 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again,

Yes, that is correct,

At the same time it does not really matter, since this amount of travel remains the same.

babybear
babybear
6 posts
almost 2 years ago

Hi Daniel,

Sorry. Does your yes means my traveling route from around Kanazawa/Shirakawago/Takayama is correct?
And the amount of travel refers to? Sorry for my bad understanding.

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Daniel-san
12268 posts
almost 2 years ago
Expert button 2

Hi again!

Yes, Kanazawa/Shirakawago/Takayama is correct.


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