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which jr pass do i need

Which JR Pass do I need

Hello everyone.

This is my first visit to Osaka and I am very nervous.
I will like to check based on my schedule, what type of JR Pass do I required?

3-Sep-14 Wed Osaka
4-Sep-14 Thu Osaka
5-Sep-14 Fri Nara
6-Sep-14 Sat Okayama
7-Sep-14 Sun Hiroshima
8-Sep-14 Mon Miyajima
9-Sep-14 Tue Fukuoka
10-Sep-14 Wed Nagasaki
11-Sep-14 Thu Kagoshima
12-Sep-14 Fri Yufuin
13-Sep-14 Sat Kyoto
14-Sep-14 Sun Kyoto
15-Sep-14 Mon Kyoto
16-Sep-14 Tue Osaka
17-Sep-14 Wed Osaka
18-Sep-14 Thu Singapore


Hi there,

Either a 7 day or 14 day JR Pass would be a good choice for your itinerary and you would make grat savings with either one. However a 7 day JR Pass would be the better option if you could complete travel to Okayama >>> Kyoto in 7 days. As this would cost the least, however with the 14 day JR Pass you would also make great savings over normal ticket prices and you would have more flexibility since you've got a full extra week of unlimited travel. Basically both are good options!

Hope this helps you,

PS: I really like the extended trip to Kyushu

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Hi Daniel-san,

Thanks so much for your quick reply.
I will change Yufuin to day trip and make it back to Kyoto for 7 days JR pass.



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