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10-12 days in Japan - itinerary?

Hi! We are now planning our Japan trip and will stay 10-12 days. From Narita we plan to visit Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, trail between Magome and Tsumago, Matsumoto and then excursions from Tokyo like Fuji, maybe Yokohama. We might also include Nara and Osaka.
Would you advise us to get a 14 day JR Pass? By the way, I am truly impressed by all your detailed answers and advice on this forum!


  • Are you returning back to Tokyo to leave Japan?
  • We are returning back to Tokyo and flying out of Narita.
  • Hi, and thanks.
    Unfortunately, you are still a long way off from making a 14 day pass pay off. But if you can make everything except the Fuji area and Yokohama fit into 7 days, you would get some good savings from a 7 day pass.
    If not, then get regular fare tickets, or add some more travel - a day trip to Hiroshima from Kansai would do it very nicely.
    Yokohama is too close for any pass, and you can use a regional pass like the Hakone Free Pass to see Hakone near Fuji.
  • Thank you so much Tenjin. This is difficult... we don't want to rush and squeeze everything in, just to make it in 7 days. If we like it someplace we would like to feel free and stay for a couple of days. Having the pass gives you flexibility and you don't need to think about buying tickets etc which is a hugh advantage ... on the other hand you don't want to spend money if it's not necessary.. May I come back when we sorted out a more detailed itinerary and find out what the price difference would be?
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