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Japan Travel in December

2 months ago
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Hi All,

My husband and myself will be traveling to Japan in December with our 20month old son. I have been using google maps to help plan our travel. Would I be able to use my JR pass for local travel in Tokyo and Osaka? Also, for the 7 day pass, does it get activated on arrival or the from the first day i start using it.

We will be traveling to Tokyo - day trip to Hakone - Kyoto - Osaka & day trip to Nara.

If I could get some help as to how I can go about this.

Look forward.


17208 posts
2 months ago

Hi there,

The JR Pass covers the local JR Networks in Osaka and Tokyo, and will get you to most area's in each city. That said, there may be instances where additional travel like the metro or bus will be needed. You can pick your own starting date, once you arrive in Japan.

The JR Pass includes travel to Hakone (Odawara) station, but from there additional transport is needed to explore the area. We recommend a Hakone Free Pass.

Kind regards,

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