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17days travel on a 14 day JR pass

16 days ago
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Hi, we are travelling in Japan in May for 17 days .
We are flying into NRT airport and we are spending the first 4 days in Tokyo .
I am wondering should we activate the JR pass when leaving tokyo to explore.
Can we get a rail pass to get us from the airport to our hotel in tokyo and then around tokyo before setting off ?
Our intended itinery is TOKYO > NIKKO > KYOTO > OSAKA > WAKAYAMA > NAOSHIMA and if we can fit it in KYUSHU .
its our first time to Japan so any advise on best rail passes or our itinery would be welcomed .

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15 days ago

Hi there,

To get around Tokyo and from the Airport to your hotel, I'd recommend purchasing a prepaid travel card such as a SUICA or a PASMO. I think purchasing a JR Pass to be activated when leaving Tokyo is a good option, as it'll be approximately a 14-day period and if your planning on reaching Kyushu then it's likely that it'll be the most cost-effective option.

Hope this helps!


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14 days ago

That sounds great , ill look into those .
thank you so much for your reply

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