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Hi, please advice us whether to get JR pass or Regional pass for travelling while holiday in Osaka, Kyoto and Nara...thanks.
P.S. if times allow might drop by Tokyo also....
sorry, we only spend 7 nights in total for this trip.
oops... 3 nights in Kyoto, 4 nights in Osaka any better suggestion or recommendation from you? thanks again.
For just within the Kansai area, no pass really pays off for you.
Although the Icoca & Haruka discount ticket might help.
Or if you take a day trip to see Himeji (with Japan's best castle, and Kokoen Garden next door) then a one day Kansai Area Pass is good.
The Hankyu Tourist Pass may help you too, although its coverage is limited.
I suggest you take at least half a day and see Nara too - it was also a former capital and has some of Japan's best sights. Missing the Todaiji Great Buddha would be a tragedy. Nara Park has a lot of other great places, such as Kasuga Shrine, Kofukuji Temple, the Isuien and Yoshikien Gardens, and feeding the many deer in the area.
On one evening, you could also go and see Kobe.
You can see regular fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
Under "More Options", be sure to uncheck the Nozomi box since you can't ride that train if you are using the JR pass.
You can see previews of some of the best places to see in Japan on:
There are also loads of other tips on
thank you so much...
Is my itinerary ok and which rail pass should I get?
Osaka to Fukuoka
2 Weeks in Japan
JR Pass 7 or 14 days
JR Pass 14 Day
10-12 days in Japan - itinerary?
JR pass start date
7 day or 14 day rail pass