questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

where and when should i use my 7-day jr pass?

Where and when should I use my 7-day JR Pass?


I will be visiting Japan with this schedule:
day 1 - arrive Narita Airport, travel to Shinjuku Station
day 4 - travel to Tennoji, Osaka
day 8 - travel from Tennoji station to Kansai Airport

I have purchased a 7-day JR Pass. I am wondering if I were to use the Pass on day 1 to travel from Narita Airport to Shinjuku Station, will I still be able to use the same pass to travel from Tennoji Station to Kansai Arport on day 8?

Thank you for your help.


Hi there,

The JR Pass is valid for 7 days and each day of use is counted as a full day. This means that either on the first or last day you'll have to buy a normal ticket. I would recommend using your JR Pass from day 1 - 7 and then buy a normal ticket Tennoji - Kansai Airport, as this is the lowest cost ticket.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks very much for your reply, Daniel.


Hi Daniel-san.

We are traveling to Japan On October 18-25. From Haneda airport, our sponsor will pick us up at the Shinagawa train station.

Day 1 - Haneda to Shinagawa
Day 2 - Akabane to Tokyo
Day 3 - Akabane to Tokyo Disney Sea
Day 4 - Akabane to Nirasaki, Yamanashi
Day 4 - Nirasaki to Mount Fuji
Day 5 - explore Yamanashi
Day 6 - Nirasaki to Haneda
Day 7 - Haneda Mystays Hotel to Haneda Airport

Should we buy a JR pass and are there JR stations in the places I mentioned? Or should we just pay as we ride the trains or buses there?

Thank you!



Hi Marou from the Philippines :D

I think it would make most sense to buy normal tickets for your travel, as there's not enough in travel costs to make savings with the JR Pass.

Enjoy your trip, you've got some great places in there.

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