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Mt. Fuji to Osaka on JR pass

Hi
I will be travelling from Tokyo to Mt.Fuji and then onwards to Osaka. May I know how and which trains whether JR pass or otherwise? I am thinking if it's advisable to purchase 7 days JR pass.

Will be staying in Mt. Fuji for 1 night. Thanks

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  • Hi,
    You don't specify where exactly. There is the Hakone area, and the Fuji 5 Lakes area on the other side of the mountain. If you stayed in Hakone, it would be a lot easier to get on your way to Osaka.
    You don't give your full itinerary or how long, so it's impossible to tell if a 7 day JR Pass pays off or not.

    Best regards.
  • Hi Tenjin,

    We arrive in Tokyo on 27th April and will be going to Guesthouse Orange cabin, Yamanashi Prefecture, Minamitsuru District at Mt Fuji on 1st May for 1 night.

    The JR 7 days pass, will use on 1st May, as we are flying off from Osaka on the 7th May. Should I buy the 7 days Tokyo - Osaka only or 7 days nationwide?

    On 2nd May will be travelling to Osaka and will be travelling around Kyota, Nara and near-by places.

    Should I just buy the normal train ticket or night bus to Osaka? I am very anxious about the trip and hope not to spend unnecessarily.

    thank you.

  • Hi,
    If your trip is only one way from Tokyo to Osaka via Fuji and not returning to Tokyo, then the 7 day pass would be a waste of money.
    If by "near-by places" you did a day trip to Hiroshima/Miyajima however, you would make the 7 day pass pay off.
    If you took a bus down to Osaka, it is a cheap way to go, but most people don't really get a good night's sleep on the way down. Trying to see Japan with your brain in a fog is not worth it to me.

    You can find regular rail fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
    http://www.hyperdia.com
    Under "More Options", be sure to uncheck the Nozomi box since you can't ride that train using the pass.

    You can see previews of some of the best places to see in Japan on:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/thejapanfaq/videos

    There are also loads of other tips on
    http://www.thejapanfaq.com/the-best-japan-travel-tips/

    Best regards.
  • Hi Tenjin

    I am grateful for your help and tips. Will google and check again for options.

    Thanks.
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