questions & answers: using the japan rail pass

iiyama - kyoto

Iiyama - Kyoto


Would like to go from Iiyama to Kyoto mid-february. It seems like traveling via Kanazawa could be the quickest option. Is it possible to do the distance Iiyama - Kanazawa - Kyoto by JRpass? Or would you simply recommend going via Tokyo?



Hello Tom,

I would make the trip via Kanazawa and it is fully covered by the JR Pass. Even if you go via Tokyo.

An other beautiful way to make this trip is to take the Shinkansen to Nagano, then the Shinano ltd. express to Nagoya and from there the Hikari to Kyoto. This is however the scenic route and takes longer.

Hope this helps,

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