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  • You opened the thread, so you sure could ask it here. But renting a car only makes sense if 1) you're up to driving in Japan in the first place, and 2) you want to go to places that are poorly served by public transportation, or not served at all. G…
  • Hi, For what you write, neither the 7-day nor 14-day pass would pay off. Kawaramachi is downtown Kyoto, by the way. So if you go from Tokyo to Kansai for just over 2½ weeks, the 21-day pass is the only one that could possibly work for you, and you'd…
  • I suggest you contact them directly. https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/about-us/contact
  • A 14-day pass would not pay off for your plans. And is the above your full plans? Are you returning to Tokyo afterward? If you use a 7-day pass for June 10-16 and return to Tokyo on the 16th, a 7-day pass would pay off. If you are leaving Japan from…
  • With your plans, you'd lose a huge amount of money on a JR Pass - you are simply not traveling enough. It would be better to just use regular fare tickets. Also, your plans for May 15 don't make sense - Nagoya is most of the way to Kyoto. So why bac…
  • First, it's better to start a new thread and not piggyback your question on someone else's. Your question is unclear. Yes, there is the full JR Pass, and there are many regional rail passes. The one you may be referring to is the JR East Tohoku Area…
  • I am not the horse's mouth, but I can refer you to this past question. http://forum.japan-rail-pass.com/discussion/comment/3586 If you still have a question, I suggest you contact them directly. https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/about-us/contact
  • Hi, The JR lines are valid. Aside from that, the Haneda monorail is one non-JR exception you can use the pass with. But you can't use it on city subways or other rail companies like Odakyu, Seibu, etc. The Keiyo Line is a JR line and you can use it …
  • Hi, As you said, the bullet train between Kyoto & Osaka is not covered with that pass. Regarding the last part of getting to Kyoto, you have a few choices. If you don't want to pay anything more above the rail passes, then you get off the bullet…
  • Hi, The short answer is no - the pass would not pay off for you. But if you want a cheap way to Narita, there is the Access Narita bus from Tokyo Station on Ginza. http://accessnarita.jp/en/home/ You can check on a site train info on Hyperdia - you…
  • Hi, If you are not getting your money's worth, then it makes no sense to get a rail pass. *Maybe* if you are close to the break-even point, you could get one for the convenience factor. But with the 21-day pass, it would be a colossal waste of money…
  • You do have a few options.... off the top: Getting into Tokyo, if you want to save money, you could use the Access Narita bus. But from Tokyo you'd need to take the train to Shinjuku also. http://accessnarita.jp/en/home/ The more expensive options a…
    in May Itinerary Comment by Tenjin April 27
  • You can ride on any JR rail lines. But even from Tokyo to Hokkaido, using the bullet train as far as you can go, it would take over 8 hours, completely killing the day for you. It is a very long way by land travel. By plane you'd be there in 90 minu…
  • Hi, Hayabusa trains require seat reservations. They are free with the pass. You can easily have it done when you activate your pass. Most trains do not need seat reservations. If you want to see which ones do, go to www.hyperdia.com You easily find …
  • There are supposedly some official limits, but I've never seen any strict enforcement. Most cars have an area in the back you can place some pieces of luggage. The main thing is not to block the corridors and bother anyone.
  • Yes, but unless you were touring your way up there, it would be crazy. You can fly up there in about 2 hours, and there are dirt cheap airfares on low cost carriers like Jet Star or Peach, or ANA's Experience Japan Fare. Some are as low as ¥4800 (ab…
  • You are typically supplied with a charger.
  • Hi, Yes, you need an activated pass for seating, generally speaking. You can do so at Narita Airport, but actually sometimes the lines for people trying to activate their passes can be long - even 30 minutes long at times. Since it is JR East though…
  • Hi, Since the one pass entitles one person to ride, you can only reserve one seat. At best, you can reserve a seat with the one next to it currently vacant, but there is no way to hold that seat from somebody else. As for #2, JR is all tied into th…
  • For the Tokyo Wide Pass, you might look here for your answers: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361_06.html Please note that the Enoden for Enoshima is not included (it is not JR or an included exception). Also why you would be getting both the Enosh…
  • From my calculations, you are just at or a bit over the break-even point, so getting a pass would be worth it. As for getting from Haneda, you can take the monorail from the airport to Hamamatsucho, and then take the JR train to Shinagawa. Since you…
    in Pass or not Comment by Tenjin April 8
  • Hi, It depends a lot on your travel pace, but it looks doable. I'll get to the biggest issue later. For Nikko, 2 days would be better, but if your time is limited, you can fit in a lot of the best into one day with an early morning start. A Nikko P…
  • As long as it is before midnight, there is no problem with transportation. You can take the Keikyu train or monorail + JR train. https://is.gd/032L0e The other option is the bus. https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/ http://hnd-bus.com/airport/ Worst…
  • I have no idea about what appeals to you or not. I suggest you browse the ryokan booking engines and see if there is something you like. http://selected-ryokan.com/ryokan https://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/ http://www.japaneseinngroup.com/chubu_hok…
  • 1) Only the JR portion is covered. There are also only 2 departures per day (3 on weekends). https://www.japan-rail-pass.com/japan-by-rail/travel-tips/fuji-excursion 2) No - Nagaden trains are not covered. But you can pay for the train to Nagano, a…
  • Hi, That train is run by Nagaden, not JR. If you want to see which lines and trains are covered, please refer to: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2361_nagano_niigata.html
  • Hi, Yes, the 7 day JR Pass would pay off for you. Note however that there is no JR access to Yamanouchi - you'll need to pay for a bus or non-JR train from Nagano. You can check on a site like Hyperdia - you can see regular fares, routes, and schedu…
  • As it shows in the coverage map in the link I gave above, on the Sanyo Sanin Area Pass you can only take the bullet train to Hakata. If you want to travel in northern Kyushu, as already mentioned, you would be better off with the Sanyo Sanin Norther…
  • You can take a train most of the way to Magome or Tsumago, but there is only bus access to either. It's about 3 hours by train to Nakatsugawa via Nagoya - after that, you can take a bus. This site has more info: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6078.h…
  • Hi, Well first, you don't specify exactly where you are starting from or wanting to end up. The JR Sanyo Sanin Area Pass only covers the bullet train to Hakata. https://www.westjr.co.jp/global/en/ticket/pass/sanyo_sanin/area-s-sanin.pdf If you are …