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Travel to Kyushu from Tokyo

Should I get a 14 day JRP for an October trip to Kyushu?
day 1 Tokyo (Shinagawa Station) to Kagoshima
day 3 Kagoshima to Kumamoto
day 4 Bus to Kurokawa
day 6 Bus to Nagasaki
day 9 Nagasaki to Fukuoka
day 11 Fukuoka to Tokyo


  • Need help with Travel to Izu itinerary
    Day 1 Haneda to Atami [2 nites]
    Day 2 Atami to Shuzenji (Darumayama-Kogen Rest House, Maple
    Forest, Bairin-guchi, Shuzenji Temple) and back Atami
    Day 3 Atami to Mt Omuru (chairlift) enroute to Dogashima [2 nites]
    Day 4 Dogashima/ explore Toi/Lover's cape
    Day 5 Dogashima back Atami [1 nite]
    Day 6 Atami to Shinagawa [3 nites]

    What is the cheapest way from Haneda to Atami. Any rail pass?

    Am thinking of using 3 day Dream pass (koganeji Route) (3700 yen) for Day 3 to Day 5 but the train segment is only 1 way so I need to buy a 1 day Izukyu rail pass (1000 yen) for the return to Atami. Is this correct?

    If correct, can buy these 2 passes at Haneda airport or Atami station?
    Thank you.
  • Itchyfeet:
    You'd get more than your money for a 14 day pass with your plans, but I wouldn't. The bullet train from Tokyo to Kagoshima will take you over 7 hours, murdering the whole day. Fukuoka back to Tokyo is about 6 hours of sitting on trains and pulling your hair out.
    What you could do is fly cheaply down from Tokyo to Kyushu and use a Kyushu Rail Pass. You can get a special tourist airfare by ANA from Tokyo to Kagoshima for just ¥10,800 and arrive in less than 2 hours.
    From Fukuoka, you can use the same fare, or even cheaper on a low cost carrier if you are flexible.
    What you could do is get a 5 day JR Kyushu Pass. Leave Kurokawa until the end since buses are not covered under the pass. For Kurokawa, you can use a Sun-Q bus pass if you want.

    You can find regular rail fares, routes and schedules on Hyperdia.
    Under "More Options", be sure to uncheck the Nozomi box if on a full JR Pass since you can't ride that train using the pass.

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    There are also loads of other tips on

    Best regards.
  • Slow:
    First, it's better to start a new thread and not piggyback your question on someone else's.
    There is no pass that can help you get to Izu for the length of your trip.
    Where to buy the pass is listed on their webpage.
  • Sorry I am not internet savy and am using this forum first time. Will learn to start new thread next time. Thank you.
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