Chris W
Chris W
3 months ago
3 responses

Hi,

I will be buying a JR Pass for September. from your site.
I will be in Japan 14 days. I will be arriving in Tokyo then want to head to Kanazawa and around to Osaka, Kyoto and back to Tokyo.
Which pass will I buy ?
Which Trains between cities ?
Also, do I need to book a seat beforehand ? Or is it OK to book on the day before travel.

If you can please offer me some suggestions.

Thanks
Chris.

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Daniel-san
16182 posts
3 months ago
Expert

Hi Chris,

Could you tell me how many days you'd like to spend in each city?

This would help me find the best pass for you :)

On normal days, booking your seats on the day of travel works well. For weekend and national holidays, it is better to do so a couple of days in advance.

Kind regards,
Daniel

Chris W
Chris W
3 posts
3 months ago

Thanks Daniel.

My plans are not finalised but I'm thinking of - 2 nights in Tokyo, then 2 Kanazawa, 3 Osaka, 2 Kyoto and then back to Tokyo area for a few nights.
I can go in either direction - Tokyo-Kanazawa-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo or the other way around depending on what works best.

Thanks,
Chris.

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Daniel-san
16182 posts
3 months ago
Expert

Hi Chris,

The route is basically a circle, so either direction will work. I think the best option would be a 7-day JR Pass, if you can make sure that you return to Tokyo on the last day your pass is valid.

Looks like a good trip! Kanazawa especially is a nice addition.

Kind regards,
Daniel

Chris W
Chris W
3 posts
3 months ago

Thanks Daniel, I will be in Japan about 14 days so will buy the 14-day pass.


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