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traveling between tokyo - kyoto - osaka - hiroshima

Traveling between Tokyo - Kyoto - Osaka - Hiroshima

Hello, I will be in Japan for 13 days and I will use a 7-days JR pass.

Can you please check / advice on my planned itinerary?

4 days in and around Tokyo - no JR pass activation

Activation Pass:
Day 1 Tokyo to Kanazawa - Kanazawa to Kyoto
Day 2 Kyoto
Day 3 Kyoto
Day 4 Kyoto to Nara and back to Kyoto
Day 5 Kyoto to Hiroshima and back to Kyoto
Day 6 Kyoto to Osaka
Day 7 Osaka to Tokyo.

Final two days in Tokyo.

Thank you for your help, I look forward to exploring Japan! :)

Best wishes,


Hi Serena,

Your itinerary looks really good to me and you will make outstanding use of the Japan Rail Pass.

For a slightly more optimised itinerary: going from Kyoto - Hiroshima has a transfer at Shin-Osaka. You could leave your luggage in a coin locker there, visit Hiroshima and then come back to Osaka to stay the night there. This way you would not have to travel back to Kyoto and again to Osaka the following day.

Alternatively, if you have a bit more money to spend, then a luggage forwarding service could be great too.

Hope this helps,

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Hi Daniel,

thank you very much for you help, I will follow your advice :)

Best wishes,



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