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Justin
Justin
14 days ago
2 responses

Hi there,

I will be travelling to Japan in February and need help on deciding whether the 7 or 14 day JR pass (if any) would be beneficial for me.

Day 1-3: Osaka
Day 4: Kyoto (day trip), return back to osaka that night
Day 5: Sapporo
Day 6: Otaru
Day 7-8: Sapporo
Day 9-10: Tokyo
Day 11: Hakone
Day 12-14: Tokyo (disneyland/sea)

Appreciate your help!

Justin

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Daniel-san
17208 posts
14 days ago
Expert

Hi Justin,

If you go by train to Sapporo, then YES! A JR Pass will give you excellent value here. A normal one way ticket Tokyo - Sapporo is the same price as a 7-day JR Pass. Imagine doing Osaka - Sapporo and then Sapporo - Tokyo + any local travel you may do, such as to Otaru.

Hope this helps!
Daniel

Justin
Justin
2 posts
14 days ago

Thanks Daniel for your quick reply,

I've already purchased plane tickets to Sapporo (from Osaka) and Toyko (from Sapporo) as I am time sensitive.

Do you think it's still worth it to purchase a JR pass for the local travel?

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Daniel-san
17208 posts
13 days ago
Expert

Hi again,

In that case, you may be better off buying normal tickets.

You can get an idea of the ticket costs involved:
JRPass.com/farecalculator

Kind regards,
Daniel


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