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Japan Rail Pass

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Japan Rail Pass

We will be travelling to Japan in September. We will fly into Osaka on the 8/9 arriving at 11.30am and transferring to Kyoto. We will have four days there before heading off to Tokyo for five and a half days.

I am unsure as to whether to buy the pass or not. We will be doing day trips as follows:

From Kyoto - Osaka Hiroshima and Nara

From Tokyo - Hakone Disneyland

We also plan to get around by train in both the areas we are staying.

Any advice appreciated - thank you

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1. Re: Japan Rail Pass

Your 7 day JR Pass should cover KIX - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Tokyo - Odawara(JR gateway to Hakone) - Tokyo.

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2. Re: Japan Rail Pass

Thank you so much for your prompt reply. Am I also able to use it to travel around different areas of Tokyo?

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3. Re: Japan Rail Pass

Yamanote Line - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2370.html

Assuming you are departing at NRT - http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/nex/

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4. Re: Japan Rail Pass

Check out possible routes using HyperDia here: www.hyperdia.com/en/cgi/en/search.html…

Be sure to uncheck Nozomi (not available to JR pass holders) and other irrelevant (to your needs) options (such as airplane)

There are day trips you can take using the rail pass and you can think of them as free once you have amortized the original cost of the pass on some of your longer trips!

Enjoy!!

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5. Re: Japan Rail Pass

Thank you everyone for your replies. Really appreciate it

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