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would a jr pass be cheaper?

Would a JR pass be cheaper?

Hi there,

I'll be coming to Japan in October and will be moving around a few places but wanted to know if a JR pass would be cheaper than just buying regular train tickets?

10/10 arrive in Osaka
11/10 Osaka
12/10 Hiroshima day trip
13/10 Kyoto day trip
14/10 go to Tokyo
15 /10 Disneyland
16 /10 Tokyo
17 / 10 leave Tokyo

Many thanks!


Hi there,

Yes you will be able to make good savings with the JR Pass.

Just by doing the following travel,
Osaka - Hiroshima ¥ 10,440
Hiroshima - Osaka ¥ 10,440
Osaka - Tokyo ¥ 14,650

For a total of ¥ 35,530 or ¥ 6,420 in savings as the 7 day JR Pass is ¥ 29,110. You can also use to pass for local travel in Osaka, Tokyo, to Kyoto, to Disneyland and the airport. Adding even more to your savings.

Hope this helps!


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