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which japan rail pass should we buy?

Which Japan Rail Pass should we buy?


This is our draft itinerary and I would appreciate if you could tell me if it is ok for me to buy the 7 days ticket.

Tokyo (City) 08/01/2016
Tokyo (Mount Fuyi) 09/01/2016
Tokyo (Kamakura) 10/01/2016
Tokyo/ Kyoto (City) 11/01/2016
Kyoto (Nara) 12/01/2016
Kyoto/ Miyajima 13/01/2016
Miyajima/ Kyoto (City) 14/01/2016
Kyoto (Osaka) 15/01/2016
Kyoto (City) 16/01/2016
Kyoto/ Tokyo (City) 17/01/2016
Tokyo (Nikko) 18/01/2016
Tokyo (City) 19/01/2016

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,
Maria MF


Hi Maria,

You'll do plenty of travel and either a 7 day or 14 day JR Pass will allow you to make savings. Still I think the most economic option would be to buy a 7 day JR Pass for 11/01 to 17/01 and buy local tickets or passes for the rest. At the same time, you can't go wrong with a 14 day JR Pass either, as it will cover nearly all your travel and add a lot more flexibility.

Hope this helps,

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